Clunie in 2008
|Born||Michelle Renee Clunie
November 7, 1969
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
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
Clunie was born in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from David Douglas High School in 1987. She attended the Academy of Professional Ballet before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. 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. 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.
In October 2014, it was confirmed that Clunie was expecting a child with film director, producer and screenwriter Bryan Singer. The couple's first son, Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer, was born on January 5, 2015.
|1993||Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday||Deborah|
|1995||The Usual Suspects||Sketch Artist|
|1996||The Jeff Foxworthy Show||DeeDee Landrow||5 episodes|
|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|
|2006||House M.D||Judy||1 episode|
|2006||Without a Trace||Cindy Peterson||1 episode|
|2007||The Closer||Dr. Leonard||1 episode|
|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||Bones||Suzanne Levitt||1 episode|
- Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- Michelle Clunie Biography
- "The Official Michelle Clunie site". Archived from the original on March 21, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Boardman, Madeline (October 23, 2014). "Bryan Singer Expecting First Child With Best Friend Michelle Clunie". US Weekly. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "Bryan Singer becomes father for first time". Contact Music. January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.