Michele Boyd

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Michele Boyd
MicheleBoyd HS.jpg
Born Michele Catherine Boyd
Alachua, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Producer, Host
Years active 2006 – Present
Website
http://www.micheleboyd.com/

Michele Catherine Boyd is an American actress, producer and host.

Personal background[edit]

Boyd was born to a Navy family and thus spent much of her life traveling. She lived all over the United States as well as Italy and Japan before going to high school in San Diego. She was involved in school musicals from a very early age up through high school, performing in everything from The King and I to Cats. Boyd was a competitive swimmer since the age of 6, eventually competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Swimming and Diving events. Boyd also has worked as a snowboarding instructor and holds a green belt in hapkido.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis.[1] Before settling into her career as an actress, she did neuroscience research at Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Health.[1]

Career[edit]

After receiving her bachelor's degree, Boyd modeled in New York City while taking more formal acting classes at HB Studio. She moved to Los Angeles and has since landed roles on television shows Sons of Anarchy and The Young and the Restless, as well as utilizing her science background to host the show Machines of Malice on the Discovery Channel. She played Jolene in the "Robots vs. Wrestlers" episode of How I Met Your Mother.[2] She is also a Nickelodeon show favorite, guest starring on the shows iCarly, True Jackson, VP and Big Time Rush.

Boyd has also appeared in many digital media projects, joining the cast of The Guild in the middle of season two and continuing to appear throughout season three. Her Guild character, Riley, is based on her Team Unicorn partner, Rileah Vanderbilt, which is how the two became friends.[3] In 2010, Boyd along with Milynn Sarley, Clare Grant & Rileah Vanderbilt under the group name Team Unicorn,[4] co-wrote & produced G33k & G4m3r Girls(Geek and Gamer Girls), a parody of Katy Perry's California Gurls song.[5] The music video for the song achieved one million views in its first week.[6] She has also modeled for the J!NX female gamers clothing line and was named one of GeekWeek's "10 Hottest Geek Girls".[7] Boyd was also referenced in Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment as a rare unicorn character named "Miss Hell" alongside other Team Unicorn members.

While continuing Team Unicorn productions and other acting jobs, Boyd currently hosts the Stage 5 TV webshow "Game Changers" on YouTube. The show is a Top Gear/Mythbusters style reality show that takes video game tropes and tries them out in the real world.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Incrimination Elsa Mitchells
2009 Cheerleader Massacre II Janice Lead
Slick Elsa Mitchells
The Evolution of Ethan Baskin Paige
2011 Battle of Los Angeles Lt. Jean Hendricks TV movie
3 Musketeers Aramis TV movie/Lead
2012 D.N.E.: Do Not Erase Sophie Lead
2013 Sighting Taylor Miller

TV series/Internet productions[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Untold Stories of the E.R. Katey Wilks
2007 Diagnosis X Stephanie Yates
2008 The Young and The Restless Carol
Sons of Anarchy Medical Intern "Old Bones" / 1 episode
Machines of Malice Herself Host
2009 Cold Case Hockey Groupie '80 "Iced" / 1 episode
The Guild – Season 2/3 Riley 13 episodes
Machines of Malice Herself Host
2010 FlashForward Nurse "Revelation Zero: Part 2" / 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother Jolene "Robots Vs. Wrestlers / 1 episode
The Guild – Season 4 Riley 1 episode
True Jackson, VP Nicole "Trapped in Paris" / 1 episode
SOLO: The Series (Season 1) Rebecca Drizhal all episodes
Team Unicorn: G33k & G4M3R Girls Michele Lead, Producer, Backup Vocals
Team Unicorn: A Very Zombie Holiday Michele Lead, Producer
2011 SOLO: The Series (Season 1) Rebecca Drizhal all episodes
Big Time Rush Annie Winters "Big Time Contest" / 1 episode
Team Unicorn: superHarmony Mitzi Lead, Producer
Team Unicorn: Alien Beach Crashers Bookworm Lead, Producer
FearNet"s "Movies With More Brains" Herself Commentator
2012 Sound Advice Becky Guest Star
Top 100 Video Games Of All Time Herself Commentator
2013 Team Unicorn: The UniCorps Wants YOU! Blue Unicorn Lead, Producer
Team Unicorn: For The Win! Michele Lead, Executive Producer, Backup Vocals
Game Changers Herself Host
Chiller 13's "Most Horrifying Hookups" Herself Commentator

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carrington, Eddie (March 1, 2009) "20 Questions with Michele Boyd", The Hunting Lodge.
  2. ^ How I Met Your Mother on CBS. TV Guide.
  3. ^ "SDCC '10 – Breakfast with Adam and Rileah!". Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  4. ^ Wallace, Lewis (September 11, 2010). "Spot the Geek Refs in ‘Geek and Gamer Girls’ Song". Wired Magazine. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Geek and Gamer Girls Anthem. Break.com, September 10, 2010.
  6. ^ Action Flick Chick, September 17, 2010, Interview: G33K & G4M3R GIRLS (Geek and Gamer Girls Video) 1 Week, 1 Million Views.
  7. ^ Le, Mike (April 9, 2010) GeekWeek's 10 HOTTEST GEEK GIRLS. geekweek.com

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