Michelle started acting in 1990 with a small role in the film Tribes. In 1999, Michelle has a two episode role in the television show Diagnosis Murder. The movie role that she is most proud of came in 1999 when she had a role in the murder mystery movie, Double Jeopardy. She is also proud of her work in the 2003 film, Vampires Anonymous. In 1994, Michelle started her longest and best known role. She began acting for the soap opera The Young and the Restless as Phyllis. She left for a few years in the late 1990's, but she returned quickly. She left in 2013 and her character, Phyllis Newman, was put into a coma. After a hiatus, she joined General Hospital as Nina Clay, a character who was just waking up from a coma (ironic, eh?).