Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus

Highest Rated: 90% The Block Island Sound (2020)

Lowest Rated: 36% Into the Grizzly Maze (2014)

Birthday: May 20, 1983

Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Launched to fame by her role as Lindsey Strauss in "One Tree Hill" (The WB, 2003-2012), actress Michaela McManus then became a fixture of US TV schedules with recurring parts in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-17) and "Aquarius" (NBC, 2015-16). Born in Warwick, RI in 1983, McManus spent several years honing her craft, graduating from Fordham University with a degree in theatre before attending New York University's acting program and studying Shakespeare at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. McManus made her acting debut with a minor role in short film "Cosa Bella" (2006), and took the lead in the MTV Movie Awards-winning short "The Beautiful Life" (2006) in the same year, but her real breakthrough arrived in 2008 when she was cast as Lindsey Strauss in teen drama "One Tree Hill" (The WB, 2003-2012), where her book editor character fell in and out of love with the show's heartthrob Lucas Scott over the course of 17 episodes. Following a guest spot in "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-2013), McManus landed her second regular gig with the part of Assistant District Attorney Kim Greylek in long-running spin-off "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999-) and added one-off appearances in "Castle" (ABC, 2009-) and "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) to her resume. McManus then swapped the police procedural for the supernatural when she joined the cast of "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-17) as vengeful werewolf Jules, ironically killing the character of Rose that McManus originally auditioned for. A year later, she made her film debut in the comedy "About Fifty" (2011), guested as D.A. Roberts on "Hawaii Five-0" (CBS, 2010-) and played the Movie Woman in indie drama "Cafe" (2011). McManus then appeared in "Funeral Kings" (2012), a coming-of-age drama about two tearaway altar boys directed by her brothers Kevin and Michael, before returning to the small screen, firstly as tennis instructor Tara in short-lived fantasy thriller "Awake" (NBC, 2012) and secondly as aggressive news reporter Noelle Saris in sports drama "Necessary Roughness" (USA Network, 2011-13). After a brief return to the CSI franchise in "CSI: Crime Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015), McManus played Lt. Jackie Makena in the adaptation of William Brinkley's post-apocalyptic thriller "The Last Ship" (TNT, 2014- ), James Marsden's girlfriend Kaley in killer bear adventure "Into The Grizzly Maze" (2014) and David Duchovny's ex-wife Grace in Charles Manson drama "Aquarius" (NBC, 2015-16).

Highest rated movies

The Block Island Sound
Funeral Kings
Into the Grizzly Maze

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 49% The Block Island Sound Audry (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 55% Love Finds You in Valentine Kennedy Blaine (Character) - 2016
36% 24% Into the Grizzly Maze Kaley (Character) - 2014
90% 62% Funeral Kings Patricia Gilmour (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 19% About Fifty Alix (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fifty-nothing Alix (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 44% Café Unknown (Character) - 2011

TV

Credit
31% 87% The Village Sarah Coleman (Character) 2019
65% 93% The Orville Lt. Janel Gillis (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 80% SEAL Team Alana (Guest Star) 2017-2018
77% 74% Aquarius Grace Karn (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015-2016
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 50% Necessary Roughness Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
81% 80% Awake Tara (Character) 2012
86% 69% The Vampire Diaries Jules (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
82% 87% Castle Scarlett Price (Guest Star) 2009
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Kim Greylek (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Susan Montgomery (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 67% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2008