Michelle Collins (comedian)

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Michelle Collins
Michelle Elizabeth Cikk

(1981-07-09) July 9, 1981 (age 40)
Alma materBarnard College (BA)
OccupationComedian, talk show host
Years active2008–present

Michelle Elizabeth Collins (born Michelle Elizabeth Cikk;[1] July 9, 1981) is an American comedian and talk show host. Collins came into the entertainment industry as the managing editor of VH1's bestweekever.tv, a pop culture website that tied into the series of the same name. The site earned her two Webby Awards for Best Celebrity Fan Blog.[2] In 2010, Collins joined as a co-host on the new LOGO/VH1 show The Gossip Queens,[3] which was also in limited syndication.[4] She joined The View on July 13, 2015, for the 19th season as a co-host. She was let go on June 3, 2016. She currently hosts her own Sirius XM talk show, The Michelle Collins Show, since 2018.[5]

Early life[edit]

Collins was born on July 9, 1981, in Miami Beach, Florida [6] as Michelle Cikk, to Judy and Mel Collins, who changed their names when she was a young girl.[7] She has an older brother.[8] Her parents are of Eastern European Jewish descent. She graduated from Barnard College in New York with a B.A. in Art History.[9]


Career beginnings[edit]

Before coming to The View, she made regular appearances as a panelist on Chelsea Lately, The Joy Behar Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, and various VH1 productions. She also had her own web talk show, Martini Minute, on which she has interviewed celebrities such as Adam Lambert, New Kids on the Block, Travie McCoy, and Jessica Simpson. In 2009, she won the ECNY Award for Best Female Standup Comedian in New York,[10] and in the same year she was featured as a "Comedian to Watch" in the magazine YRB.[citation needed] In 2010, she won LOGO's NewNowNext Award for "Breakout Comic".[11]

The View[edit]

On July 13, 2015, after making several appearances, Collins was announced to have signed on as a co-host on The View for the nineteenth season.[12]

Collins joked on a segment that presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's face looked "demented" when smiling during a Republican presidential primary debate.[13]

On June 3, 2016, it was announced that Collins was fired from The View, effective immediately.[14] Collins made a statement confirming her departure from the show on June 17, 2016, via Instagram.[15]

After The View, SiriusXM[edit]

On July 13, 2016, a new show hosted by Collins was released on ABC Digital titled All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married.[16]

Collins was also announced as the host of After Paradise, the live after-show of Bachelor in Paradise.[17] Additionally, she hosted two shows on Lifetime TV: Little Talk Live and Date Night Live. In March 2018, she began her daily Sirius XM show on Sirius XM Stars, The Michelle Collins Show. In August 2021, she started broadcasting on Radio Andy.[18]

TLC "90 Day Live"[edit]

On July 8, 2018, Collins became the host of the new TLC Channel show “90 Day Live”. “90 Day Live” is a recep/review show that takes place directly after the weekly show “90 Day Fiancée: Happily Ever After?” on TLC. The show features Michelle giving a recap of that week's show events along with special guests.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symoné, and Nicolle Wallace)
Nominated [19]


  1. ^ The View (27 May 2016). "Joy Behar Revals Origin Of Her Last Name – The View". Retrieved 6 January 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "The Webby Awards 2008". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28.
  3. ^ The Gossip Queens at IMDb
  4. ^ "The Gossip Queens". Logo TV.
  5. ^ "Michelle Collins, comedian and former co-host of The View, launches uncensored daily show". Washington, DC: SiriusXM. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Tennant, Thomas. "Michelle Collins biography Who is Michelle Collins?". About Entertainment. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  7. ^ Collins, Michelle (21 December 2011). "Gelty-y Conscience: A Jewish Family Christmas". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  8. ^ The View (6 September 2015). "Michelle Collins On Her Family, The View and Childhood". Retrieved 6 January 2017 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Agresta, Mike (Fall 2011). "Behind the Shell". Columbia College Today. Retrieved August 29, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Lehman, Daniel (March 10, 2009). "ECNY Awards Recap". backstage.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Hysterical Michelle Collins wins the Brink of Fame: Comic Award". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  12. ^ Messer, Lesley (July 13, 2015). "Michelle Collins to Join 'The View' as New Co-Host". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  13. ^ CNN anchor to 'The View' hosts: 'Double standard much?' - CNN Video, retrieved 2017-04-13
  14. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (3 June 2016). "'The View' Axes Michelle Collins as Co-Host (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  15. ^ Messer, Lesley. "Michelle Collins Announces She's Leaving 'The View'". ABC News. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Michelle Collins' "All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married" Lands On ABC Streaming Service". Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  17. ^ "'After Paradise' spoilers: Sean Lowe, Chad Johnson, Michelle Collins, more appear in premiere". 9 August 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Michelle Collins, comedian and former co-host of The View, launches uncensored daily show". Washington, DC: SiriusXM. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  19. ^ Variety Staff (March 24, 2016). "'Young & Restless' Leads Daytime Emmy Noms But Ceremony Won't Be on TV". Retrieved March 24, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by The View co-host
Succeeded by