Michael Michele: See The Top Five Facts You Need

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Michael Michele

What is the use of the word drama if it doesn’t define the career and personal life of Michael Michele? On the screen, she has shown her talent in many television series and films. She has also flourished on the stage. Entrepreneurship wise, she has been driven by the wiles of capitalism as she is also a fashion designer; a hustle that shapes her net worth. Here are the top five facts about the actress you should know.

1. Michael Michele is the daughter of a furniture rental entrepreneur

Michael Michele is the eldest daughter of Jerry Williams, a furniture rental entrepreneur and Theresa Williams who worked for the American pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers. Her father is white while her mother is African-American. The actress was named after her mother’s best friend which is not uncommon as some friendships are deeper than what the eyes can see.

Michael Michele has a sister named Erica and two other siblings. When she was in tender age, she enjoys knitting dresses together and this surprised her mother who encouraged her to keep practicing. Schooling was not missing in her life as she was first admitted to Howard Roosa Elementary school and later she was transferred Benjamin Bosse High School where she fell in love with basketball.

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From knitting dresses to playing basketball, Michael Michele discovered she could also make a strong presence on the screen as an actress and she took that bold step that landed her many roles as an actress. She was born on August 30, 1966, in Evansville Indiana. She is currently 53 years old.

2. She made her acting debut in 1988

Michael Michele made her acting debut in an episode of HBO sitcom “1st and Ten” as Gillian. She also appeared in an uncredited role in the 1990 comedy horror film “Def by Temptation”. Star don’t struggle to shine as it not take ages for her to make her breakthrough in the entertainment world.

She appeared on CBS television series “Dangerous Curves” as Holly Williams. The series did not revolve about her curves (a penny of your thoughts) but about two police officers Gina McKay and Holly Williams who worked for the Personal Touch security service in Dallas, Texas, as they protect property and people from thieves and assassins. Critics labeled the series writing and acting as flat, but had few things to say about the pretty faces that appeared in it.

Michael Michele soon starred on another CBS television series “Central Park West” as Nikki Sheridan. Commercially, the series failed to draw in viewers even after the heavy promotion done by CBS. It was not that Michael Michele was making bad movies, she was just quite unlucky to appearing in series that has negative reception by critics.

But all his hard-luck disappeared when she starred as Dr Cleo Finch on NBC medical drama series “ER”. The series received positive reviews from fans and critics and also, Michael Michele was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also bagged another nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

She moved to appear in many television series and her aged with the industry, she created time to focus on her fashion industry. She has appeared as a vixen in an R&B music video of Freddie Jackson and Eric Gable

3. Michael Michele filed a sexual harassment suit against actor Eddie Murphy

When Michael Michele filed a sexual harassment suit against actor Eddie Murphy, Tarana Burke’s #metoo movement the internet was in a coma and Michael Michele could not trend any hashtag but filed a suit. The incidence happened in 1989 and is often referred to as a high profile Hollywood lawsuit. The actress alleged that she was ousted from the movie “Harlem Nights” because she rejected the sexual advances of actor Eddie Murphy.

However, the actor stated that she (Michael) was not fit for the role but wanted someone with greater marquee value. Eddie Murphy stressed that he always met the actress in a sound stage where over sixty people are gathered. He further described the lawsuit as an occupational hazard. What happened next? The suit was settled out of the court in an undisclosed amount. Imagine if Michael Michele filed this suit in this age of Instagram and Twitter? Social media would have won the war for her.

4. Michael Michele has a son

Michael Michele has had her own share of failed relationships. However, she is a fighter as she did not lose completely in her last relationship. Michael Michele dated New York restaurant owner Jimmy Rodriguez. This relationship would have led to the exchange of marital vows but these things sometimes fall through.

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Their relationship ended after the actress gave birth to their son, J. Brandon on the 21st of December, 2004. At the moment, it is hard to tell who is adoring that beautiful body of Michael Michele.

5. She has a net worth of 4 million dollars

Michael Michele has a net worth of 4 million dollars from her years of hard work as an actress. She has not done badly for herself as her career is fulfilling. She has been named as one of the 50 Hottest Biracial Women by Complex Magazine. And TV Guide ranked her number 36 on its 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time list. And we join voices to say, Michael Michele has an insane body even at 53.

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