Michele Boyd

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Michele Boyd
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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 before moving to Los Angeles and quickly landing roles on the television shows Sons of Anarchy, The Young and the Restless, and How I Met Your Mother.[2] She utilized her science background cohosting the show Machines of Malice as a neuroscience consultant for the Discovery Channel. Boyd is also a Nickelodeon show favorite, guest starring on the shows iCarly, True Jackson, VP and Big Time Rush.

After appearing on 14 episodes of the popular webseries The Guild, Boyd co-created the geek girl group Team Unicorn in 2010. Their first music video G33k & G4m3r Girls(Geek and Gamer Girls), a parody of Katy Perry's California Gurls song, achieved over one million views in its first week.[3] In 2013, Adult Swim announced they would be producing a Team Unicorn television pilot.[4]

Boyd's gaming background has played a large part in her career. She cohosted the series Game Changers, a Top Gear-influenced show testing out video game tropes such as jet packs, parkour and lockpicking in the real world.[5] She has also modeled for the J!NX gamers clothing line and was named one of GeekWeek.com's "10 Hottest Geek Girls".[6] Boyd was also referenced in Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment as a rare unicorn character named "Miss Hell" alongside other Team Unicorn members. Most recently she starred in Geek Cred, an office comedy set in a comic book store. [7]

Boyd's most recent feature film "Bar America", directed by Matthew Jacobs, will be premiering at the Catalina Film Festival in 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting Young Wife Supporting
2008 Incrimination Elsa Mitchells Lead
2008 The Memo Michele Supporting
2009 Slick Elsa Mitchells Lead
2011 Battle of Los Angeles Lt. Jean Hendricks Supporting
2011 3 Musketeers Aramis Lead
2011 Love Begins Girl 2 Supporting
2012 D.N.E: Do Not Erase Sophie Lead
2013 Resident Evil: Vengeance Claire Redfield Lead
2013 Bar America Emily Lead
2014 Altergeist Taylor Miller Supporting

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Untold Stories of the E.R. Katey Wilks Episode: "Director Down"
2007 Diagnosis X Stephanie Yates Episode: "Under Pressure"
2008 The Young and The Restless Carol Episode: "#1,9021"
2008 Sons of Anarchy Medical Intern Episode: "Old Bones"
2008-2009 Machines of Malice Herself Host - 6 episodes
2009 Cold Case Hockey Groupie '80 Episode - Iced"
2010 FlashForward Nurse Episode - "Revelation Zero: Part 2"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Jolene Episode - "Robots Vs. Wrestlers"
2010 True Jackson, VP Nicole Episode - Trapped in Paris"
2011 Big Time Rush Annie Winters Episode - "Big Time Contest"
2011 Fearnet's "Movies With More Brains" Herself Commentator
2012 G4's "Top 100 Video Games Of All Time" Herself Commentator
2013 Chiller 13's "Most Horrifying Hookups" Herself Commentator

Internet Series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Penny Dreadfuls Beauty Episode: "Sleeping Beauty"
2010 Bumps in the Night Claire Episode: "The Haunted Apartment"
2009-2010 The Guild Riley (Stupid Tall Hot Girl) 14 Episodes
2010-2011 SOLO – The Series Rebecca Drizhal All episodes
2010-2013 Team Unicorn Blue Unicorn All episodes
2012 Sound Advice Becky Episode - "Clap Clap Clap"
2012 The Jeff Lewis 5 Minute Comedy Hour Actress Episode - "Poker"
2014 Geek Cred Callie All episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
2010 LA Weekly's Best of 2010 Best Online Video[8] Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Won
2011 Dragon Con 2011 Film Festival Awards Best Music Video Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Nominated
2012 International Academy of Web Television Awards Best Variety Series Team Unicorn Nominated

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. ^ Action Flick Chick, September 17, 2010, Interview: G33K & G4M3R GIRLS (Geek and Gamer Girls Video) 1 Week, 1 Million Views.
  4. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE. "Adult Swim Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Press Release. (March 22, 2013)"New Videogame Myth Busting Web Series" Gamasutra.com
  6. ^ Le, Mike (April 9, 2010) GeekWeek's 10 HOTTEST GEEK GIRLS. geekweek.com
  7. ^ Dimas, Sandra (June 18, 2014) Geek Cred - A New Comedy For The Fan In All Of Us. TheProseAndCons.com
  8. ^ Ohanesian, Liz. "Best Online Video: "Geek and Gamer Girls Song," by Team Unicorn". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 

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