Michelle Clunie

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Michelle Clunie
Michelle Clunie.jpg
Clunie in 2008
Born Michelle Renee Clunie
(1969-11-07) November 7, 1969 (age 45)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Children Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer (2015)

Michelle Renee Clunie (born November 7, 1969) is an American film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Melanie Marcus on Showtime's Queer as Folk and as Ellen Beals on Make It or Break It.

Life and career[edit]

Clunie was born in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from David Douglas High School in 1987.[1] She attended the Academy of Professional Ballet before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[2] In 1996, she supplied the voice for Grace Swanson in the game Eraser - Turnabout.

Over the years, Clunie has appeared in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and The Usual Suspects. She has also made guest appearances in several television shows, including JAG, Judging Amy, ER, Boy Meets World, Diagnosis Murder, House M.D., Without a Trace, Make It or Break It, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Bones and CSI. Clunie has toured in The Vagina Monologues.[3] She also worked in Los Angeles on stage, and produced and starred in the original play A Comedy of Eros, for which she received the Drama-Logue Award for Best Actress.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2014, it was confirmed that Clunie was expecting a child with film director, producer and screenwriter Bryan Singer.[4] The couple's first son, Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer, was born on January 5, 2015.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Deborah
1993 Sunset Strip Jonesy
1995 The Usual Suspects Sketch Artist
1996 The Jeff Foxworthy Show DeeDee Landrow 5 episodes
1996 ER Gretchen 1 episode
1998 The Tony Danza Show Maggie 1 episode
1999 Lost & Found Gail
1999 V.I.P. Mary Tepsin 1 episode
2000 Diagnosis: Murder Maeve Michaels 1 episode
2000 Battery Park Mrs. Fleishman 1 episode
2000–2005 Queer as Folk Melanie Marcus 83 episodes
2002 Judging Amy Nancy
2005 The Unseen Kathleen
2006 House M.D Judy 1 episode
2006 Without a Trace Cindy Peterson 1 episode
2007 The Closer Dr. Leonard 1 episode
2008 Solar flare Jamie
2008 Leaving Barstow Sandra
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Paulla Kingsley 1 episode
2010 The Mentalist Tara Harrington 1 episode
2010–2011 Make It or Break It Ellen Beals Recurring role
2010 Lie to Me Jane Prescott 1 episode
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Alex Bergman 1 episode
2011 In Plain Sight Sage Lorne/Britt Parnell 1 episode
2012 Magic Mike Dallas' Girl
2013 NCIS Meredith Dunn 1 episode
2014 Death Clique Tina
2014 Bones Suzanne Levitt 1 episode


  1. ^ Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Michelle Clunie Biography
  3. ^ "The Official Michelle Clunie site". Archived from the original on March 21, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ Boardman, Madeline (October 23, 2014). "Bryan Singer Expecting First Child With Best Friend Michelle Clunie". US Weekly. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bryan Singer becomes father for first time". Contact Music. January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 

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