|Born||23 November 1966|
|Citizenship||United Kingdom and United States|
Michelle Gomez (born 23 November 1966) is a Scottish actress. She gained recognition for her roles in the comedy series The Book Group (2002–2003), Green Wing (2004–2007), and Bad Education (2012–2013). She went on to appear as Missy in the long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who (2014–2017), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Gomez received further recognition and acclaim for her roles as Lilith / Madam Satan and Mary Wardwell in the Netflix supernatural horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018–2020) and as Miranda Croft in the HBO Max dark comedy thriller series The Flight Attendant (2020–2022).
Gomez was born in Glasgow to Tony and May Gomez. Her father is originally from Montserrat and is of Portuguese descent. He was a photographer. Her mother ran a modelling agency.
From the moment she saw a production of Kiss Me, Kate at the age of seven, Gomez wanted to be an actress, which her parents encouraged. She attended Shawlands Academy from 1978 to 1983 and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Gomez's first major role was in the 1998 film The Acid House, based on three Irvine Welsh short stories. She went on to star in the cult Channel 4 comedy drama The Book Group before landing her role as staff liaison officer Sue White in the Channel 4 comedy Green Wing. She played Michelle in Carrie and Barry for the BBC (which coincidentally was first broadcast the same night as Green Wing), and starred as PC Sally Bobbins in the BBC 2 sitcom Feel the Force. She appeared in Gunslinger's Revenge.
In 2005, Gomez appeared in the film Chromophobia. In 2006, she starred in the film The Good Housekeeping Guide. In 2007 she starred in a drama by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh called Wedding Belles, and starred in Boeing-Boeing at the Comedy Theatre in London. Also in 2007, she guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio play Valhalla. In 2008 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, and performed as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew at the Courtyard Theatre and the Novello Theatre.
In 2012, Gomez starred in the British film The Wedding Video, portraying the psychologically unstable wedding planner. In the same year, she appeared in the British comedy series Bad Education, portraying the deputy-head Isobel Pickwell, which returned for a second series in 2013. In 2014, she began producing comedy sketches as "Heather" an agony aunt for YouTube channel Wildseed Studios.
She had a recurring role in series 8 – 10 of Doctor Who as a character called Missy. Her true identity was revealed in the Series 8 two-part finale "Dark Water" / "Death in Heaven" as a female incarnation of the Master, the Doctor's longstanding nemesis. Gomez reprised the role in the opening two-part story of the ninth series "The Magician's Apprentice" / "The Witch's Familiar" and again in the show's tenth series, which began broadcasting in April 2017. In May 2017, Gomez stated that it would be her last series in the role.
Gomez's portrayal of Missy earned her a nomination for the Best Actress (Television) award at the 2015 British Academy Scotland Awards. Later, Gomez also received a nod as Best Supporting Actress at the British Academy Television Awards.
In 2018, Gomez was cast as Lilith / Madam Satan and Mary Wardwell in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She later appeared as Miranda Croft in the HBO Max dark comedy thriller series The Flight Attendant in November 2020. The show was later renewed for a second season, slated to be released in late 2022.
In 2021, Gomez was cast in season 3 of Doom Patrol as Madame Rouge. She also provided the voice of Morag in The Loud House Movie.
Gomez has been married to actor Jack Davenport since 1 May 2000. She gave birth to their son in 2010. On 28 February 2023, Gomez announced on Instagram that she, Davenport, and their son had become naturalized American citizens.
|1998||The Acid House||Catriona||Segment: A Soft Touch|
|1998||Gunslinger's Revenge||Leather Girl|
|1999||New World Disorder||Annika "Amethyst" Rains|
|1999||Ticks||Stressed Girl on Phone||Short film|
|2000||Offending Angels||Baggy's Ex-Girlfriend|
|2005||Meat the Campbells||Mrs. Campbell||Short film|
|2012||The Wedding Video||The Wedding Planner|
|2021||The Loud House Movie||Morag (voice)|
|1989||First and Last||Nurse||Television film|
|1992||Taggart||Hairdresser||Episode: "Nest of Vipers"|
|1996||The Bill||Penny Grice||Episode: "Toe the Line"|
|1998||Carrie Bennett||Episode: "Dog Eat Dog"|
|1999||Taggart||Harriet Bailes||Episode: "Bloodlines"|
|1999||Highlander: The Raven||Talia Bauer||Episode: "Inferno"|
|2001||Rebus||Caro Rattray||Episode: "Mortal Causes"|
|2002||My Family||Sharon||Episode: "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told"|
|2002–2003||The Book Group||Janice McCann||12 episodes|
|2003||Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill||Judy||Television film|
|2005||Murder in Suburbia||Anita Green||Episode: "Death of an Estate Agent"|
|2004–2005||Carrie and Barry||Michelle||12 episodes|
|2004–2007||Green Wing||Sue White||18 episodes|
|2006||Feel the Force||Sally Bobbins||6 episodes|
|2006||The Good Housekeeping Guide||Jenny||Television film|
|2006||Secret Policeman's Ball sketch||Sue White||Television special|
|2007||Oliver Twist||Mrs. Sowerberry||2 episodes|
|2007||Wedding Belles||Amanda||Television film|
|2012–2013||Bad Education||Isobel Pickwell||11 episodes|
|2013||Playhouse Presents||Mary, Queen of Scots||6 episodes|
|2014–2017||Doctor Who||Missy||15 episodes|
|2015||The Brink||Vanessa||3 episodes|
|2015||Gotham||The Lady||2 episodes|
|2016||The Collection||Eliette Malet||2 episodes|
|2018–2020||Chilling Adventures of Sabrina||Lilith / Madam Satan / Mary Wardwell||36 episodes|
|2020||101 Dalmatian Street||Cruella de Vil (voice)||4 episodes|
|2020-||The Flight Attendant||Miranda Croft||Main role|
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2020||DuckTales||Matilda McDuck (voice)||Episode: "The Fight for Castle McDuck!"|
|2021||Doom Patrol||Laura De Mille / Madame Rouge||TBA|
|2023||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Connie Parrish||Guest Star|
|2018||Doctor Who Infinity|||
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- ^ "Michelle on Instagram: "It's official! #usa"". Instagram. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
- ^ "Michelle on Instagram: "This wee lassie fae Scotland can't quite believe I'm going to bed tonight a US citizen. From the Federal plaza @uscis to @balthazarny to @thegarden @nyknicks with a quick Hopper @whitneymuseum on the way it's a day I shall never forget but the highlight by far was my son Harry leading the room of 42 countries in the pledge of allegiance. My mind is well and truly blown. Good night NYC I love you!! I finally have the same status as my son. I'm finally home. #godblessamerica"". Instagram. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
- ^ @MichelleGomez (3 February 2020). "I give you Cruella! @Disney @DisneyChannelUK #101dalmations" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- ^ "Doctor Who Infinity launches on PC and Mac, new trailer released". GARY COLLINSON. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- Michelle Gomez at IMDb
- Winging It – Green Wing series interview
- Audio interview about her 2008 role in Taming of the Shrew
- Michelle Gomez at the British Film Institute
- Living people
- 1966 births
- 20th-century Scottish actresses
- 21st-century Scottish actresses
- Actresses from Glasgow
- Alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- British expatriates in the United States
- British people of Montserratian descent
- British Shakespearean actresses
- People educated at Shawlands Academy
- Royal Shakespeare Company members
- Scottish film actresses
- Scottish people of Portuguese descent
- Scottish stage actresses
- Scottish television actresses
- Scottish video game actresses