February 22, 1983 |
Great Neck, Nassau County, New York, USA
Michaels was born in Great Neck, Nassau County, New York. She left to attend the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York City, which she calls "The best decision of my life!" After graduating, on the high school dean's advice, rather than accepting a place at the SUNY Conservatory, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Between acting jobs, she takes literature classes at the University of Southern California, where she majors in English.
Michaels remembers herself playing at acting characters in costume at the age of three, and acting professionally in commercials from the age of four. One of her earliest childhood television roles was on Saturday Night Live in 1991. She has a family acting connection: her maternal grandparents had acted in vaudeville and stage drama, and her brother Fred works for a film production company and as a writer.
Michaels's first part in Los Angeles was the title role in Aimee Semple McPherson (2006). She played the evangelical preacher from the age of 15 into her 40s, which was a challenge for her developing acting skills, and got her a mixed review from Christianity Today.
She had leading roles in several web series, the vampire movie 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (2008), the parody House of Heather, and the MTV Films horror series Savage County. In 2009, Michaels also had notable supporting roles in the big screen horror film Boogeyman 3, and the NBC television disaster miniseries Meteor: Path to Destruction.
|2006||Aimee Semple McPherson||Aimee Semple McPherson|
|2008||I Heart Veronica Martin||Anna Marks||Short film|
|2009||Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth||Female Fan|
|2010||Hip-Hop Headstrong||Cindy||Short film|
|2010||Our Family Wedding||Tipsy #1|
|2011||ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2||Jess|
|2013||Relentless Justice||Sherrie De Vries||Post-production|
|1991||Saturday Night Live||Cindy||Episode: "Sting"|
|1995||All My Children||Amanda||1 episode|
|1996||Law & Order||Vanessa Carey||Episode: "Trophy"|
|1997||Feds||Lacey Leeds||Episode: "The War Against Crime"|
|2001||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1 episode|
|2001||Law & Order||Heather Denslow||Episode: "For Love or Money"|
|2003||Division, TheThe Division||Karen||Episode: "Murder.com"|
|2003||L.A. Dragnet||Alana Biehl||Episode: "The Big Ruckus"|
|2003||Without a Trace||Terri Fuller||Episode: "Victory for Humanity"|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Shannon||Episode: "Hold My Hand"|
|2006||Shark||Jenny Dennison||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||Criminal Minds||Brooke Chambers||Episode: "North Mammon"|
|2008||Shark Swarm||Kim Wilder||TV movie|
|2008||30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust||Sara Maguire||TV miniseries|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tiffany Cohe||Episode: "One to Go"|
|2009||Meteor||Jenny Crowe||TV miniseries|
|2010||Savage County||Megan||TV movie|
|2010||Bones||Soleil||Episode: "The Body and the Bounty"|
|2012||Castle||Sarah Marx||Episode: "Dial M for Mayor"|
- "Mimi Michaels", interview by Jumah Muhammad, March 12, 2009, Star Chat Magazine. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- "Exclusive Interview with Mimi Michaels", Shockya.com, May 20, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- "An Actress Who Also Loves Writing a Little Poetry", interview jitZul, May 20, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- "Interview: Mimi Michaels", by Celeste Monsour, Fandomania, July 1, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- Mimi Michaels talks ‘Gamer’ with Blast, By Jess d'Arbonne, Blast Magazine, June 26, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- "Mimi Michaels", In Magazine interview by Ashley Hillard. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- Mimi Michaels at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- Fred Michaels at the Internet Movie Database
- "Mimi Michaels talks horror and death by meteors with Blast", by Jess d'Arbonne, Blast Magazine, July 3, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- "Aimee Semple McPherson", Review by Chris Armstrong, Christianity Today, January 1, 2005. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
- TV: First Images from MTV's 'Savage County'