|Born||Charis Elisa Michelsen
December 30, 1974
Boring, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||Parsons School of Design|
|Occupation||Actress, model, makeup artist|
|Years active||1996 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Josh Evans (m. 2003–10)|
Charis Elisa Michelsen // (born December 30, 1974) is an American actress, a former model and a make-up artist. Michelsen worked as a model in New York City in her early adulthood before beginning a career as an actress. She appeared in the supporting parts in the films High Art (1998), Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead (1999), and Wonder Boys (2000).
Life and career
Charis (pronounced Chær-us) Michelsen was raised in Boring, Oregon. After high school, she moved to New York City to study art at Parsons School of Design, where a photographer for Harper’s Bazaar discovered her for modeling. While attending a rock concert, Michelsen was discovered by Liv Tyler's mother Bebe Buell, who became her career manager.
Michelsen played the role of "Debby" in the 1998, award-winning film High Art, and soon after appeared in Martin Scorsese's film Bringing Out the Dead. Michelsen then went to work on the films Wonder Boys and Orphan. She eventually relocated to Los Angeles.
Film critics have declared Michelsen, "a bewitching young thing" -Michael Atkinson (The Village Voice),”sensuous" -Michael Tunison (BoxOffice Magazine); have said that "Charis Michelsen is beautiful, her opaque blue eyes and internal acting make her someone who critics should continue to watch." -Mike Szymanski (Variety), and have said that she has "a fetching, fainty Natalie Imbruglia-ish screen presence" -Brent Simon (Entertainment Today).
Michelsen played Mrs. Wyatt Cooper (Eric Dane's wife) on an episode of the ABC television drama Gideon's Crossing. She also starred with Peter Steele in his band Type O Negative's music video "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend," and with Liv Tyler in the music video "If" by Coyote Shivers.
|1996||The Fountain of Death||Alison|
|1996||Tromeo and Juliet||Person of the Female Persuasion with Very Good Hearing|
|1997||I Married a Strange Person!||Keri Boyer||Voice role|
|1998||The Last Lie|
|1999||Bringing Out the Dead||I.B.'s Girlfriend|
|1999||Men in Scoring Position||Lucy Michaels|
|1999||Every Messiah Is a Liar|
|1999||Dead Man's Tango||Zia|
|2000||The Price of Air||Anne|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Mrs. Wyatt Cooper||Episode: "A Routine Case"|
|2001||Home Sweet Hoboken||Twyla|
|2005||Che Guevara||American Reporter|
|2009||Everybody Dies||Nina Conrad|
|2011||Grace Paine: The Bombay Beach Incident||Grace Paine||Short film|
|1996||"My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"||Type O Negative|
|1996||"Neptune Avenue"||Sammy (band)|
|2007||"Lie"||Black Light Burns|
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- Imagine News review of film Orphan
- Jeff Vice (26 February 1999). "Film review: I Married a Strange Person!". DeseretNews.com.
- wil gerken; nathan hendler; doug floyd; amy burnham. "Film & TV: I Married a Strange Person (Austin Chronicle . 12-14-98)". weeklywire.com.
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- "Entertainment Today". Entertainment Today.