Tammy Lynn Michaels
|Tammy Lynn Michaels|
|Born||Tammy Lynn Doring
November 26, 1974
Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Melissa Etheridge (m. 2001; div. 2010)|
Michaels developed a passion for acting in junior high school and after graduating moved to New York City to pursue it. She attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and completed three semesters but withdrew from the school before graduation. While working as a bartender at a restaurant she was discovered by Alayne Skylar, a talent scout.
In 2002, Michaels guest-starred on the Fox show That '80s Show, followed by a guest appearance in 2004 on the Showtime drama The L Word. In 2005, she played the character Tess on the NBC series Committed.
In 2003, Michaels played the role of Max in the short-film D.E.B.S. The film received several awards and was later expanded to a feature-length film of the same name and released in 2004. However, most of the actresses in the original D.E.B.S. were replaced for the expanded version, including Michaels.
In 2011, Tammy tried to make a comeback to acting and was cast in the 2012 film Who's Afraid Of Vagina Wolf. She was unfortunately cut from the movie before its release.
In 2013, Tammy was a part of Untold: a documentary about sexual assault survivors. The film was highly praised and it was one of the contributing factors in the start of the "Me Too" movement.
Michaels is openly lesbian.
She started dating rock singer Melissa Etheridge in 2001 and the couple had a commitment ceremony in September 2003. They became registered domestic partners in 2005. In April 2006, the couple announced that Michaels was pregnant with twins. Michaels gave birth to daughter Johnnie Rose and son Miller Steven on October 17, 2006.
On April 15, 2010, Michaels and Etheridge confirmed that they had ended their nearly nine-year relationship. In May 2012 it was announced that their two-year child support battle had been settled.
|1999-2001||Popular||Nicole Julian||Main role|
|2002||That '80s Show||Patty||"Double Date", "Beach Party", "Sophia's Depressed"|
|2004||L Word, TheThe L Word||Lacey Haraway||"Pilot", "Let's Do It Again", "Longing"|