Mimi Michaels (born February 22, 1983)[1] is an American actress.

Early life

Michaels was born in Great Neck, Nassau County, New York. She left to attend the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York City, which she calls "The best decision of my life!"[2] 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.[3][4] Between acting jobs, she takes literature classes at the University of Southern California, where she majors in English.[3][5]

Michaels remembers herself playing at acting characters in costume at the age of three,[2] and acting professionally in commercials from the age of four.[3][4] One of her earliest childhood television roles was on Saturday Night Live[4][6] in 1991.[7] She has a family acting connection: her maternal grandparents had acted in vaudeville and stage drama,[4] and her brother Fred works for a film production company and as a writer.[1][3][8]

Acting career

Michaels's first part in Los Angeles was the title role in Aimee Semple McPherson (2006).[1][9] She played the evangelical preacher from the age of 15 into her 40s, which was a challenge for her developing acting skills,[4][9] and got her a mixed review from Christianity Today.[10]

She had leading roles in several web series, the vampire movie 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (2008), the parody House of Heather,[5][6] 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.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Aimee Semple McPherson Aimee Semple McPherson
2008 I Heart Veronica Martin Anna Marks Short film
2008 Boogeyman 3 Lindsey Video
2009 Compulsion Leslie Short film
2009 Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth Female Fan
2009 Gamer Stikkimuffin
2010 Hip-Hop Headstrong Cindy Short film
2010 Our Family Wedding Tipsy #1
2011 ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 Jess
2013 Relentless Justice Sherrie De Vries Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Saturday Night Live Cindy Episode: "Sting"
1995 All My Children Amanda 1 episode
1996 Law & Order Vanessa Carey Episode: "Trophy"
1997 Feds Lacey Leeds Episode: "The War Against Crime"
2001 Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1 episode
2001 Law & Order Heather Denslow Episode: "For Love or Money"
2003 Division, TheThe Division Karen Episode: ""
2003 L.A. Dragnet Alana Biehl Episode: "The Big Ruckus"
2003 Without a Trace Terri Fuller Episode: "Victory for Humanity"
2005 Six Feet Under Shannon Episode: "Hold My Hand"
2006 Shark Jenny Dennison Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Criminal Minds Brooke Chambers Episode: "North Mammon"
2008 Backwoods Maggie TV movie
2008 Shark Swarm Kim Wilder TV movie
2008 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust Sara Maguire TV miniseries
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tiffany Cohe Episode: "One to Go"
2009 Meteor Jenny Crowe TV miniseries
2010 Savage County Megan TV movie
2010 Bones Soleil Episode: "The Body and the Bounty"
2012 Castle Sarah Marx Episode: "Dial M for Mayor"


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mimi Michaels", interview by Jumah Muhammad, March 12, 2009, Star Chat Magazine. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Exclusive Interview with Mimi Michaels",, May 20, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "An Actress Who Also Loves Writing a Little Poetry", interview jitZul, May 20, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Interview: Mimi Michaels", by Celeste Monsour, Fandomania, July 1, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mimi Michaels talks ‘Gamer’ with Blast, By Jess d'Arbonne, Blast Magazine, June 26, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mimi Michaels", In Magazine interview by Ashley Hillard. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  7. Mimi Michaels at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  8. Fred Michaels at the Internet Movie Database
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Mimi Michaels talks horror and death by meteors with Blast", by Jess d'Arbonne, Blast Magazine, July 3, 2009. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  10. "Aimee Semple McPherson", Review by Chris Armstrong, Christianity Today, January 1, 2005. Retrieved Feb 19, 2010.
  11. TV: First Images from MTV's 'Savage County'
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