An old soul with a young spirit
Michelle thinks life is too short to have just one passion. An Emmy Award winning Voice Talent, Actor and Writer, Michelle enjoys combining her creative interests into her career. She believes that they all overlap to create a rich beautiful tapestry (even the challenges she has faced), which only add to her depth and ability to be authentic, natural, relatable and “real” in her Voice Over, Acting and Writing. Michelle has a very fun and quirky child-like spirit and is destined to be wearing Hello Kitty pajamas into her 90’s, listening to Sinatra.
A Performer is born....
She just didn’t know it...
Born on August 24th, 1969…an intense and silly child who my family quickly named Motor-Mouth. I suppose a career in VOICE OVER and ACTING was meant to be….I just didn’t KNOW it until much later in life, (funny story if you ever want to hear it). I am an Old Soul with a Young Spirit. Nothing brings me more joy than making audience members laugh out loud or knowing that someone felt moved or inspired by something I voiced. I want my life to be about bringing others joy, laughter, inspiration… this is why I believe I am here.
“The eyes are the window
to your soul.”-William Shakespeare
In August 2000 (at Age 30) I went to see an ophthalmologist for some flashes I was seeing and was immediately scheduled for surgery to repair a Detached Retina. I have had multiple surgeries for retina tears over the years since then. It is a daily challenge for me to watch and preserve my vision (which is currently very good) and hopefully prevent any future issues. This is a challenge, but I deal with it as I do all adversity…with humor…thank God for that. I also like to think that having had many challenges in my life builds depth of character and with these life experiences I only become a stronger, richer, more colorful actor (AND HUMAN) in the process.
These are a few of my
(cue Julie Andrews)...
Actor, Voice Talent, Writer, Filmmaker, Health Enthusiast, Dancer, Creative Professional, Communicator, Christian…
Enjoys: all of the above and desktop publishing, advertising, interior design, home organizing and minimalism, theater (especially musicals), antiques and anything retro, dance (all kinds) Latin, Ballroom…love the Foxtrot and Swing and even a good old fashioned Robot.
Actors who inspire me: Toni Colette, Dianne Wiest, Christopher Plummer, Alan Rickman
The person I most look up to in the universe: my Dad.
“Barns burnt down,
now I can see the moon...”
In 1999 at 2am, my husband and I awoke to smoke coming under our apartment door and alarms going off. We rushed out of the burning building just in time and watched as our entire lives burned to the ground. I cannot tell you what a surreal life experience that was…but it changes you, and it also awakens what we all already know on some level:
“THINGS” have no meaning, you can’t take it with you…Life is about PEOPLE we LOVE and MOMENTS we EXPERIENCE… CHERISH THEM.
Conversations with my Fat...
In 2004 I weighed 260 lbs and got a scare from my doctor. Something in my brain and heart changed this time and I started my 2 year weight loss journey. In 2007 I had lost over 115 lbs and weighed 145 but was even more self critical of my body (which really disturbed me, so of course I wrote about it). These observations on perception and body image and health of body, mind and spirit are part of a play I wrote called “Conversations with my Fat”. I have spent the past 7 years learning to LOVE my body in all of its “perfect imperfection” – with acceptance and kindness. My weight loss story has been featured in both Health Magazine and First for Women.