Michael Michele

Michael Michele

Highest Rated: 86% Homicide: The Movie (2000)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 30, 1966

Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA

Actress Michael Michele excelled in roles that belied her beauty and poise, frequently finding herself cast as strong-willed attorneys, doctors and police detectives. Michele initially garnered notoriety in director-star Mario Van Peebles' gritty blaxploitation movie "New Jack City" (1991). From there, it was on to a brief starring role on the adventure series "Dangerous Curves" (CBS, 1992-93) and a recurring character throughout the first season of the urban crime drama, "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98). Demonstrating an aptitude for playing professional women in the public service sector, Michele took on roles on two of the most acclaimed programs of the day - first, as Det. Rene Sheppard on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99), followed by three seasons as Dr. Cleo Finch on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). With the increased recognition came more parts in feature films, most notably as Veronica Porsche Ali, former wife of "The Greatest" opposite Will Smith in director Michael Mann's biopic, "Ali" (2001). Other film appearances included supporting work in the grim L.A. cop-drama "Dark Blue" (2002) and the romantic-comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (2003). The actress was also seen on the short-lived legal-drama "Kevin Hill" (UPN, 2004-05), followed by several recurring appearances on such series as "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007-13) in 2011. Michele ably projected inner-resolve and mental toughness to each of her deceptively attractive characters.

Highest rated movies

Homicide: The Movie
New Jack City
Dark Blue
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The 6th Man
The Substitute 2: School's Out




No Score Yet 43% Relative Stranger Charlotte (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% The Hunt for the BTK Killer Detective Baines (Character) - 2005
42% 77% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Judy Spears (Character) $105.8M 2003
58% 52% Dark Blue Beth Williamson (Character) $9.1M 2002
68% 65% Ali Veronica (Character) $58.2M 2001
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Det. Rene Sheppard (Character) - 2000
0% 29% The Substitute 2: School's Out Kara Lavelle (Character) - 1998
23% 58% The 6th Man R.C. St. John (Character) $14.8M 1997
77% 80% New Jack City Selina (Character) $44.1M 1991


No Score Yet 83% Dynasty Dominique (Character),
Dominique Deveraux (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
98% 92% Queen Sugar Darlene (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 76% Lee Daniel's Star Ayanna Floyd (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Diane (Guest Star) 2016 2018
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
58% 67% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
84% 78% Gossip Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
90% 96% House Dr. Samira Terzi (Guest Star) 2007
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Valerie Sennet (Guest Star) 2007
83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 84% ER Cleo Finch (Character) 1994 1999-2002
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Central Park West Nikki Sheridan (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Gillian (Guest Star) 1988