Michele Boyd

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Michele Boyd
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Michele Boyd in 2019
Michele Catherine Boyd

OccupationActress, producer, host
Years active2006–present

Michele Catherine Boyd is an American actress, producer and host. She co-founded the geek girl parody group Team Unicorn and played Riley in the popular webseries The Guild.

Early life and education[edit]

Boyd was born to a Navy family and thus spent much of her life traveling. She lived all over the United States as well as Italy and Japan before going to high school in San Diego. She was involved in school musicals from a very early age up through high school, performing in everything from The King and I to Cats. Boyd was a competitive swimmer since the age of 6, eventually competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Swimming and Diving events. Boyd also has worked as a snowboarding instructor and holds a green belt in hapkido.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis, and before settling into her career as an actress, she studied behavior at Harvard Medical School.[1]


After receiving her bachelor's degree, Boyd modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles and quickly landing roles on the television shows Sons of Anarchy, The Young and the Restless, and How I Met Your Mother.[2] She utilized her science background cohosting the show Machines of Malice as a neuroscience consultant for the Discovery Channel. Boyd is also a Nickelodeon show favorite, guest starring on the shows iCarly, True Jackson, VP and Big Time Rush.

In 2009, Boyd appeared on 14 episodes of the popular web series The Guild. In 2010, Boyd co-created the geek girl group Team Unicorn. Their first music video was "G33k & G4m3r Girls", a parody of Katy Perry's "California Gurls"; it achieved over one million views in its first week.[3] In 2013, Adult Swim announced they would be producing a Team Unicorn television pilot.[4]

She cohosted the series Game Changers, a Top Gear-influenced show testing out video game tropes such as jet packs, parkour and lockpicking in the real world.[5] She has also modeled for the J!NX gamers clothing line and was named one of GeekWeek.com's "10 Hottest Geek Girls".[6] Boyd was also referenced in Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment as a rare unicorn character named "Miss Hell" alongside other Team Unicorn members. She starred in Geek Cred, an office comedy set in a comic book store.[7]

Her feature film Bar America, directed by Matthew Jacobs, premiered at the Santa Catalina Film Festival in 2014.

Currently Boyd is the cohost of Watching Thrones, a live Game of Thrones recap/discussion show. Watching Thrones airs on Screen Junkies, an Emmy-nominated online movie magazine and YouTube channel with over six million subscribers and over 1.6 billion views.

In 2018, she became part of the reboot S.W.A.T. with Shemar Moore. She plays the character Valerie Rocker.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Untold Stories of the E.R. Katey Wilks Episode: "Director Down"
2007 Diagnosis X Stephanie Yates Episode: "Under Pressure"
2008 The Young and the Restless Carol Episode: "#1,9021"
2008 Sons of Anarchy Medical Intern Episode: "Old Bones"
2008–2009 Machines of Malice Herself Host - 6 episodes
2009 Cold Case Hockey Groupie '80 Episode: "Iced"
2010 FlashForward Nurse Episode: "Revelation Zero: Part 2"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Jolene Episode: "Robots Versus Wrestlers"
2010 True Jackson, VP Nicole Episode: Trapped in Paris"
2011 Big Time Rush Annie Winters Episode: "Big Time Contest"
2011 Fearnet's "Movies With More Brains" Herself Commentator
2012 G4's "Top 100 Video Games Of All Time" Herself Commentator
2013 Chiller 13's "Most Horrifying Hookups" Herself Commentator
2014 Two and a Half Men Nurse
2015 Workaholics Bride
2017 NCIS: Los Angeles EMT
2017 The Last Tycoon Minna Double
2018 S.W.A.T. Valerie Rocker Recurring
2019 The Orville Lieutenant Dorsett Episode: "Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes"
2019 NCIS Chief Petty Officer Emily Ross Episode: "Silent Service"
2019 The Young and The Restless Sara Episode: "#1.11661"
2022 Westworld Temperance Armistice Episode: "Années Folles" (S4:E3)


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waiting Young Wife Supporting
2008 Incrimination Elsa Mitchells Lead
2008 The Memo Michele Supporting
2009 Slick Elsa Mitchells Lead
2011 Cheerleader Massacre 2 Janice Lead
2011 Battle of Los Angeles Lt. Jean Hendricks Supporting
2011 3 Musketeers Aramis Lead
2011 Love Begins Girl 2 Supporting
2012 D.N.E: Do Not Erase Sophie Lead (alongside Richard Hatch)
2013 Resident Evil: Vengeance Claire Redfield Lead
2013 Bar America Emily Lead
2014 Altergeist Taylor Miller Supporting

Internet Series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Penny Dreadfuls Beauty Episode: "Sleeping Beauty"
2010 Bumps in the Night Claire Episode: "The Haunted Apartment"
2009–2010 The Guild Riley (Stupid Tall Hot Girl) 14 Episodes
2010–2011 SOLO – The Series Rebecca Drizhal All episodes
2010–2013 Team Unicorn Blue Unicorn 6 episodes
2012 Sound Advice Becky Episode: "Clap Clap Clap"
2012 TableTop Featured Guest Episode: "Gloom"
2012 The Jeff Lewis 5 Minute Comedy Hour Actress Episode: "Poker"
2013 Spellslingers Featured Guest Episode 4
2014 Geek Cred Callie All episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
2010 LA Weekly's Best of 2010 Best Online Video[8] Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Won
2011 Dragon Con 2011 Film Festival Awards Best Music Video Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Nominated
2012 International Academy of Web Television Awards Best Variety Series Team Unicorn Nominated


  1. ^ Carrington, Eddie (March 1, 2009) "20 Questions with Michele Boyd", The Hunting Lodge.
  2. ^ How I Met Your Mother on CBS. TV Guide.
  3. ^ Action Flick Chick, September 17, 2010, Interview: G33K & G4M3R GIRLS (Geek and Gamer Girls Video) 1 Week, 1 Million Views.
  4. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE. "Adult Swim Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  5. ^ Press Release. (March 22, 2013)"New Videogame Myth Busting Web Series" Gamasutra.com
  6. ^ Le, Mike (April 9, 2010) GeekWeek's 10 HOTTEST GEEK GIRLS. geekweek.com
  7. ^ Dimas, Sandra (June 18, 2014) Geek Cred - A New Comedy For The Fan In All Of Us. TheProseAndCons.com
  8. ^ Ohanesian, Liz. "Best Online Video: "Geek and Gamer Girls Song," by Team Unicorn". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 9, 2011.

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