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About Michelle

I started college in 1986 with my sights set on a degree in Elementary Education. Following in the footsteps of my Father and his parents as an educator. After several changes of my major from Elementary to Secondary Education to Secondary English to Secondary Science, I graduated in 2003 from the University of Louisiana Lafayette with a degree in General Science. Not an education degree as I had hoped for, but the knowledge I craved and a degree non-the-less.
In 2009, I entered the acting world, by pure happenstance and being in the right place at the right time. It was a childhood dream. Background roles led to lead roles in full length films and short films, and a commercial or two. Recognizable roles? Depends upon your view. I think they are all recognizable because I know the studying, sore feet, tears, laughter and time I poured into each role. My goal was to immortalize my image for my kids so that one day when I am gone, they can pull up a link and see me in my prime, young and happy. That's why.
In 2015, the state of Louisiana decided to reduce the tax incentives for filmmaking. After having acted in several indie projects and a couple of major productions, but with a promising acting career now in jeopardy, I decided I needed an outlet where I could continue studying and honing my acting chops, but with auditions and productions practically nonexistent, I took to online studying and found a series of seminars on narrating audiobooks. I only had 2 hours per month of free time on one particular site, so needless to say, I had to learn piecemeal through the seminars and the rest was self-taught. Now in two years I have 55 narrated titles and 3 edited titles under a different narrator selling on Audible, with even more contracts in my inbox. I believe I have found my niche – It’s like teaching while bringing characters to life with my voice while doing something I love so much, reading.
My motto has always been “a man does himself the greatest injustice when he chooses to stop learning.” Most of the my skills are either learned from my parents or self-taught and that is what I am most proud of.

Credits

  • Facade: Chapter 4

    Facade: Chapter 4 (2018)
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Actress A gang of ruthless armored truck robbers are held up in an abandoned warehouse, one of which is a mole for the FBI. As the suspense and mystery unfolds to discover the identity of the informant, questions will be answered...and answers will be questioned Written by Alexander Kane

  • Candles

    Candles (2017)
    Film (History) Actress A fictional drama based on actual events. CANDLES is the story of the Camp Scott Murders where three small girls were brutally raped and murdered at a Girl Scout camp in Oklahoma back in 1977. A young woman reporter is assigned to cover the story of the decade and searches for 37 years to find the real killer. Written by John R. Penn

  • Messenger of Light

    Messenger of Light (2017)
    Television (Family) Actress Can Liz Edwards use her homespun tales of adventure in the animal world to help hold her dysfunctional family together?

  • The Patsy Mae Simmons Show

    The Patsy Mae Simmons Show (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Add a Plot »

  • A Sort of Homecoming

    A Sort of Homecoming (2015)
    Film (Drama) Actress A Sort of Homecoming tells the story of Amy, a New York news producer who thought she left her high school experiences long in the past. She unexpectedly returns to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach. Their strained reunion brings back memories of her tumultuous senior year of high school. Through a series of flashbacks, we follow young Amy and her debate partner Nick on the highly competitive national debate circuit as they meet compatriots and competitors from top high schools around the country and the college coaches who control access to valuable scholarships. Written by Anonymous

  • Open Your Eyes

    Open Your Eyes (2014)
    Film (Short and Adventure) Actress Add a Plot »

  • The Filmmakers: The Journey of the Simple Ones

    The Filmmakers: The Journey of the Simple Ones (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Follow the adventures of five new actors as they enter a 24 hour film festival for the first time with no previous experience in anything filmmaking.

  • Iscariot: Righteous Assassin

    Iscariot: Righteous Assassin (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Rook

    Rook (2012)
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Actress From a simple traffic stop a mysterious unidentified man is brought in for investigation by the highly regarded and seasoned interrogation specialist Thomas Pearl. Pearl soon realizes this suspect is unlike any he has ever attempted to crack and he is propelled into a battle of wits which slowly unravel the layers of Pearl's own secret dark past. This suspect, this John Doe, defies logic and reasoning with his intimate knowledge of Pearl's dark past and secrets. Despite Pearl's own shrewdness this suspect threatens to destroy him completely. Everyone has their demons and this night, for Detective Thomas Pearl, they've come to collect. Written by Enis, Jeremy

  • For Better, For Worse

    For Better, For Worse (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Alex must save his love from marrying the wrong guy. The problem is he is already too late.

  • Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Sport) Actress A fun and energetic family basketball movie starring Kevin Durant AS HIMSELF, a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16 year old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. Written by Warner Bros

  • Breakout Kings

    Breakout Kings (2012)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

  • Curse of the Weed Eater

    Curse of the Weed Eater (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Actress Damian, a 23yr old recent college dropout, is trying to figure out what his life is about. Though he is not too worried about the expectations of his family and the success of his friends, he feels the pressure mounting. He just wants to take time to figure out what he is meant to do. After his uncle decides to shut down the store he manages for him, his best friend advises him to begin a lawn care business for a while. After an event with a weed eater, Damian's realizes things are out of control. Facing the craziest time of his life, Damian must find what he is looking for. Written by Sunday Gracia

  • Storm War

    Storm War (2011)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Actress A series of freak weather occurrences around Washington D.C. reunites two estranged brothers who are the sons of a once prestigious climate scientist. One of them suspects their father is behind it and upon further investigation, they discover that all of their father's enemies are dead - victims of freak weather accidents. Soon their suspicions are confirmed as their father hijacks radio and TV transmissions to relay the message that unless a certain Senator whom canceled his Defense Department contracts is handed over, the city of Washington D.C will suffer the consequences. As the brothers race to form a plan that can defeat their father, he lets loose a variety of diabolical weather weapons on the Smithsonian, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, and National Mall! Written by Anonymous

  • Treme

    Treme (2011)
    Television (Drama and Music) Actress Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

  • Allure

    Allure (2009)
    Video (Drama) Actress Through the world of Sex Lies and Extortion, Congressman William Fox controls all that is around him. William facing a very tough reelection campaign and the lack there of funding, turns to the sex tapes that has wife Laurie has been making with his high power friends for years. Through extortion William plans to pay for his reelection. Laurie is a beautiful seductress that comes off sweet and innocent but is every bit as ferocious as the man she is married to. Laurie has been seducing unknowing men for years for her husbands gain. Walker Kane film-make has a premier of his latest film where he meets the Fox's and through the web of lies and the allure of sex. Walker dances the razors edge till he finds himself in an unknowing extortion scam that may cost him his life. All lives will be destroyed, everyone's past will be reveled, no one escapes unblemished. Written by Shawn Cain

  • Dolly

    Dolly
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actress When all hope is gone and all you have left is revenge. A child bride reaches from the grave to seek revenge for betrayals from the past.

Awards

  • Best Audio Nominee - Penned Con 2017
    (2017)

  • Best Audio Nominee - Penned Con - 2016
    (2016)

  • Best Persuasive Speech - Univ. of Louisana - 2002
    (2002)

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