Michaela McManus

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Michaela McManus
Born (1983-05-20) May 20, 1983 (age 32)
Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Mike Daniels (m. 2011)
Children 1

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


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 One Tree Hill during its fifth season, playing Lucas Scott's (Chad Michael Murray) love interest, Lindsey Strauss.

After completing her work on One Tree Hill she booked a guest role on the fifth season of CSI: NY.[2] She was subsequently announced as joining the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Assistant District Attorney Kim Greylek, beginning with its tenth season premiere.[3] She was abruptly written out of SVU in the Season 10 episode "Lead", in which ADA Alexandra Cabot returned. However, McManus continued to be credited in the main titles for the rest of the season. It was later confirmed by the producers that McManus would not be returning to the show.[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. In 2012, she starred as Tara on NBC series Awake.

Personal life[edit]

McManus and Mike Daniels married on June 3, 2011. They reside in Los Angeles, California. In late 2013, it was announced via Twitter that the couple was expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed son Gabriel October Daniels on April 3, 2014.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cosa Bella Bartender's Wife Short film
2006 Beautiful Lie, TheThe 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
2013 Endangered Kaley Post-production also known as Red Machine


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 (22 episodes)
2009 Castle Scarlett Price Episode: "Love Me Dead"
2009 CSI: Miami Caroline Berston Episode: "Kill Clause"
2010 Nomads Donna TV film
2011 Vampire Diaries, TheThe 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 Series Regular


  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. 

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