Michelle, an actress and singer based in New York City, is the proud daughter of a Taiwanese mother and an Irish-American father. Her multi-cultural background has impacted her world-view since an early age and has given her a unique perspective that has informed her life and work.
Michelle’s pursuit of a career in film and television has led to numerous appearances in high-profile projects including: Hostages (CBS), Off Duty (NBC), One Life to Live (ABC), It’s Complicated (Universal) and Every Little Step (Sony). She has also appeared in commercials for Verizon, Volkswagon and Baby’s R Us. Most recently, Michelle finished filming the Independent Feature Film entitled Seeds on location in Jamestown, RI.
Michelle’s desire to elevate her craft and her commitment to empowering others to realize their dreams spurred her to organize a weekly ‘On Camera/Audition Prep Class’. The class is held in conjunction with her acting coach Charles Tuthill. This class has developed into a collective of professional working actors who have booked distinguished television, film, and theatre gigs. Recent bookings include Hostages (CBS), Gotham (FOX), Alpha House (Amazon), Yoshimi and the Pink Robots (La Jolla), Avenue Q (Human Race) and Shakespeare Lab (The Public).
Michelle’s early training was in musical theater. There she practiced extensively as a singer, dancer and actor. She has worked in many of the premiere theaters throughout the country including Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, City Center, Lincoln Center, KC Starlight, Fox Theater, Pantages Theatre, Wolftrap and North Shore Music Theatre, in addition to National Tours of “The King and I” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Michelle has worked for one of the top cosmetic companies in the world. She has a true passion for makeup and skincare. And her years of experience with some of the leading global brands make her a knowledgeable advocate on issues surrounding skincare and wellness.