Mimi Michaels (born February 22, 1983)[3] is an American actress.

Early life

Michaels was born in Great Neck, Nassau County, New York. She attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York City.[4] After graduating, on the high school dean's advice, rather than accepting a place at the SUNY Conservatory, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.[5][6] Between acting jobs, she takes literature classes at the University of Southern California, where she majors in English.[5][7]

Michaels remembers herself playing at acting characters in costume at the age of three,[4] and acting professionally in commercials from the age of four.[5][6] One of her earliest childhood television roles was on Saturday Night Live[6][8] in 1991. She has a family acting connection: her maternal grandparents had acted in vaudeville and stage drama,[6] and her brother Fred works for a film production company and as a writer.[3][5][9]

Acting career

Michaels's first part in Los Angeles was the title role in Aimee Semple McPherson (2006).[3][10] She played the evangelical preacher from the age of 15 into her 40s, which was a challenge for her developing acting skills. She had leading roles in several web series, the vampire movie 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (2008), the parody House of Heather,[7][8] and the MTV Films horror series Savage County.[11] In 2009, Michaels also had notable supporting roles in the big screen horror film Boogeyman 3, and the NBC television disaster miniseries Meteor: Path to Destruction.[10]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Aimee Semple McPhersonAimee Semple McPherson
2008I Heart Veronica MartinAnna MarksShort film
2008Boogeyman 3LindseyVideo
2009CompulsionLeslieShort film
2009GamerStikkimuffin
2010Hip-Hop HeadstrongCindyShort film
2011ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2Jess
2013OJ: The MusicalAmy
2014Relentless JusticeSherrie De Vries
2015DopeAJ's Receptionist

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Saturday Night LiveCindyEpisode: "Sting"
1995All My ChildrenAmanda1 episode
1996Law & OrderVanessa CareyEpisode: "Trophy"
1997FedsLacey LeedsEpisode: "The War Against Crime"
2001Law & OrderHeather DenslowEpisode: "For Love or Money"
2003DragnetAlana BiehlEpisode: "The Big Ruckus"
2003Division, TheThe DivisionKarenEpisode: "Murder.com"
2003Without a TraceTerri FullerEpisode: "Victory for Humanity"
2005Six Feet UnderShannonEpisode: "Hold My Hand"
2006SharkJenny DennisonEpisode: "Pilot"
2006Criminal MindsBrooke ChambersEpisode: "North Mammon"
2008BackwoodsMaggieTV film
2008Shark SwarmKim WilderTV film
200830 Days of Night: Dust to DustSara MaguireTV miniseries
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTiffany CoheEpisode: "One to Go"
2009MeteorJenny CroweTV miniseries
2010BonesSoleilEpisode: "The Body and the Bounty"
2010Savage CountyMeganTV film
2012CastleSarah MarxEpisode: "Dial M for Mayor"
2013ChosenLibbyEpisode: "The Watchers"
2013666 Park AvenueCatherine McKennyEpisode: "Lazarus"

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013BioShock InfiniteAdditional Voices
2016Quantum BreakFiona Miller