Boyd in 2009
Michele Catherine Boyd
October 29, 1980
|Occupation||Actress, producer, host|
Michele Catherine Boyd is an American actress, producer and host. She currently portrays Valerie Rocker on the CBS TV Show S.W.A.T. and co-hosts the online show 'Watching Thrones' on ScreenJunkies.com. She co-founded the geek girl parody group Team Unicorn and played Riley in the popular webseries The Guild.
Early life and education
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.
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. 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. In 2013, Adult Swim announced they would be producing a Team Unicorn television pilot.
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. She has also modeled for the J!NX gamers clothing line and was named one of GeekWeek.com's "10 Hottest Geek Girls". 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.
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.
|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|
|2017||NCIS: Los Angeles||EMT|
|2017||The Last Tycoon||Minna Double|
|2011||Cheerleader Massacre 2||Janice||Lead|
|2011||Battle of Los Angeles||Lt. Jean Hendricks||Supporting|
|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|
|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
|Year||Award||Category||Title of work||Result|
|2010||LA Weekly's Best of 2010||Best Online Video||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|
Notes and references
- How I Met Your Mother on CBS. TV Guide.
- Action Flick Chick, September 17, 2010, Interview: G33K & G4M3R GIRLS (Geek and Gamer Girls Video) 1 Week, 1 Million Views.
- ANDREEVA, NELLIE. "Adult Swim Announces New Series & Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
- Press Release. (March 22, 2013)"New Videogame Myth Busting Web Series" Gamasutra.com
- Le, Mike (April 9, 2010) GeekWeek's 10 HOTTEST GEEK GIRLS. geekweek.com
- Dimas, Sandra (June 18, 2014) Geek Cred - A New Comedy For The Fan In All Of Us. TheProseAndCons.com
- Ohanesian, Liz. "Best Online Video: "Geek and Gamer Girls Song," by Team Unicorn". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 9, 2011.