Michaela McManus

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Michaela McManus
Born (1983-05-20) May 20, 1983 (age 36)
Years active2006–present
Mike Daniels (m. 2011)

Michaela McManus (born May 20, 1983) is an American actress, known for her portrayals of Lindsey Strauss on One Tree Hill, A.D.A. Kim Greylek on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Grace Karn on the NBC drama Aquarius.

Early life[edit]

McManus, a Warwick, Rhode Island, native, daughter of James "Jim" and Patricia McManus of Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, graduated from Fordham University, attended NYU's graduate acting program before leaving to pursue her career in Los Angeles.[1]


In 2008, she joined the cast of season five of One Tree Hill playing Lindsey Strauss, the love interest of Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray). After completing her work on One Tree Hill, she booked a guest role on season five of CSI: NY.[2] She was subsequently announced as joining the cast of season ten of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Assistant District Attorney Kim Greylek.[3] She was abruptly written out of SVU in the middle of season ten in which ADA Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) returned. However, McManus continued to be credited in season ten's main titles, and it was later confirmed that McManus would not be returning to SVU.[4]

Since then, she has had guest roles in prime time shows Castle, CSI: Miami, The Vampire Diaries, Hawaii Five-0, and other films and/or television shows. She also appeared in the music video 'Glad You Came' by The Wanted. She starred as Tara on the NBC series Awake in 2012, and as Grace Karn on Aquarius in 2015. In 2017, McManus had supporting roles in SEAL Team as Alana Hayes, and The Orville as the Krill Teleya. She appeared in the short lived NBC series The Village as Sarah Campbell in 2019.

Personal life[edit]

McManus married writer/producer Mike Daniels in July 2011.[5] In December 2013, McManus announced that she was expecting their first child. The couple welcomed son Gabriel October Daniels on April 3, 2014.[6] Their second child, Declan Griffith Daniels, was born in September 2016. [7]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cosa Bella Bartender's Wife Short film
2006 The Beautiful Lie Short film
2007 I Graduated, But... Short film
2009 You Don't Have to Love Me Girlfriend Short film
2011 About Fifty Alix
2011 Café Movie Woman Video
2012 Funeral Kings Patricia Gilmour
2015 Into the Grizzly Maze Kaley Known as Red Machine
2016 Love Finds You in Valentine Kennedy Blaine


Year Title Role Notes
2008 One Tree Hill Lindsey Strauss Recurring role (17 episodes)
2008 CSI: NY Susan Montgomery Episode: "Turbulence"
2008–2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Kim Greylek Main role (13 episodes)
2009 Castle Scarlett Price Episode: "Love Me Dead"
2009 CSI: Miami Caroline Berston Episode: "Kill Clause"
2010 Nomads Donna TV film
2011 The Vampire Diaries Jules Recurring role (6 episodes)
2011 Hawaii Five-0 D.A. Roberts Episode: "E Malama"
2012 Awake Tara Main role (3 episodes)
2012–2013 Necessary Roughness Noelle Sarris Episodes: "A Load of Bull", "All the King's Horses", "Regret Me Not", "There's the Door"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kelly Nivens Episode: "Dead of the Class"
2015 Aquarius Grace Karn Series regular (11 episodes)
2017-2018 SEAL Team Alana Hayes Recurring role (10 episodes)
2017–2019 The Orville Teleya/Lt. Janel Tyler 3 Episodes
2018 The Magicians Callie Episode: "Will you play with me?"
2019 The Village Sarah Main role


  1. ^ "Michaela McManus Bio". tv.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  2. ^ "Any word on whether Michaela McManus (Lindsey) is... Ask Ausiello". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  3. ^ "Casting Couch: SVU Switcheroo; Carter's Post-Files Flick; Leo's Gal-Pal's New Gig". tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
  4. ^ "SVU: Michaela McManus Is Leaving the Cast". tv.com. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  5. ^ David, Mark (June 7, 2013) "Michaela McManus Lists Bantam Bungalow".. Variety.com. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  6. ^ McManus, Michaela (April 9, 2014) "Been Waiting To Meet This Kid My Whole Life".. Twitter.com. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  7. ^ McManus, Michaela (December 31, 2013) "My Resolution Is To Be The Best Mom I Can Possibly Be".. Twitter.com. Retrieved April 16, 2016.

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