Michael Michele

Highest Rated: 86% Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Birthday: Aug 30, 1966
Birthplace: Not Available
A lovely and gifted actress, Michael Michele has won acclaim for her portrayals of strong and capable women on television as well as in feature films. Born in Evansville, IN, on August 30, 1966, she, like practically everyone in the Hoosier State, grew up a big basketball fan. Michele played roundball in high school (with her team making the state championships) and participated in volleyball and track. In time, she developed a passion for acting which overwhelmed her enthusiasm for sports (although she remained a committed runner and was known to shoot baskets for relaxation between takes shooting films or television shows), and she moved to the East Coast to concentrate on her career in the late '80s. In 1989, after a few minor TV roles and parts in commercials, Michele's big break appeared to have arrived in the form of a showy supporting role in Eddie Murphy's film Harlem Nights; the actress was fired during the shooting, however, and she later filed a sexual harassment suit against Murphy, which was settled out of court. Michele rebounding in 1991 when she was cast in Mario Van Peebles's gritty urban drama New Jack City; a year later, she was a regular on the short-lived TV series Dangerous Curves. Her performance in the mini-series Trade Winds proved more memorable, and led to recurring roles on New York Undercover and Central Park West. After appearances in a handful of feature films, Michele scored another major TV role in the series Homicide: Life on the Street in 1998. She turned in her badge a year later to step up to the top-rated medical drama ER, where, between 1999 and 2001, she appeared as Dr. Cleo Finch. Michele's well-regarded work on that series boosted her stock in the film industry, and, in 2003, she appeared in two major motion pictures: How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days and Dark Blue. An avid jazz fan, Michele became active in mentoring underprivileged children when not busy with her work.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Relative Stranger Charlotte 2009
No Score Yet Hunt for the BTK Killer Ellen Baines 2005
58% Dark Blue Beth Williamson $9.1M 2003
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Judy Spears $105.8M 2003
67% Ali Veronica $58.2M 2001
86% Homicide: The Movie Rene Sheppard 2000
0% The Substitute 2: School's Out Kara 1998
23% The Sixth Man R.C. St. John 1997
77% New Jack City Selina 1991
No Score Yet Def by Temptation Lady #6 1990

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Diane
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Lois Potter
  • 2016
59% The Following
2013-2015
Sheila
  • 2015
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Jane
  • 2011
91% House
2004-2012
Dr. Samira Terzi
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Valerie Sennet
  • 2007
No Score Yet Kevin Hill
2004-2005
Jessie Grey
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Cleo Finch Dr. Cleo Finch
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Sheppard Det. Rene Sheppard
  • 1999
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Det. Rene Sheppard
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995

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