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Michael Michele: American Actress and Fashion Designer | Know Her Better

aisha Published On Sun May 31 2020   Modified On Sun May 31 2020
Michael Michele: American Actress and Fashion Designer | Know Her Better

Michael Michele is an actress and fashion designer best known for her roles in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' as Spears, 'ER' as Cleo Finch, 'New Jack City' as Selina, 'Dark Blue' as Beth Williamson, and many more. 

Michele was born on August 30, 1966, in Evansville, Indiana, and has a star sign of Virgo. She was ranked in the position #36 for the "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" by TV Guide in 2005 and was on the list of "50 Hottest Biracial Women" by Complex Magazine in 2012. 

Here are some more facts about Michele: 

Net Worth: $3 million

'Dynasty' Actress Michael Michele has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million from her career as an actress and fashion designer. 

Ex-Boyfriend: Jimmy Rodriguez 

Michele was dating a restaurateur, Jimmy Rodriguez in 2003, and the former pair dated for about two years and parted their ways in 2005. They also gave birth to a child from their relationship. 

Michael Michele with her ex-boyfriend Jimmy Rodriguez.
Michael Michele with her ex-boyfriend Jimmy Rodriguez.
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While being in a relationship with Michele, Rodriguez was already married to Elaine Rodriguez for two decades and was fathering three children. After his affair was out, Elaine filed for divorce, and now he is paying $12,000 a month in support. 

Son: J.Brandon Rodriguez

Michele is blessed with a son named J.Brandon Rodriguez, with his previous relationship with Jimmy Rodriguez. He was born on December 1, 2004, and Michele is raising him as a single mother for now. 

Michael Michele with her son J.Brandon Rodriguez.
Michael Michele with her son J.Brandon Rodriguez Then (left) and Now (Right).
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Parents: Jerry Michael and Thersa Michael

Michele was born through Jerry Michael, as he is white and Thersa Michael, who is black. Her father Jerry is a furniture-rental entrepreneur and her mother, Thersa is a corporate manager who was employed by Bristol-Myers. Michele was later named after Thersa's best friend named Michael Ann. 

Michael Michele with her parents Jerry Michael and Thersa Michael and sister.
Michael Michele with her parents Jerry Michael and Thersa Michael and sister.
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Siblings: Erica Williams

Michele has a sister named Erica Williams, an entertainment manager at E Squared Entertainment, LLC. She is now a married woman and has given birth to one daughter named Jaylon Alexis.

Michael Michele's sister Erica Williams with her husband and daughter.
Michael Michele's sister Erica Williams with her husband and daughter.
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Career 

The 'New Jack' started her career in 1988, from a television series '1st & Ten' as Gillian. Since then she has acted in more than thirty movies, television series, and TV movies. She also had leading roles in two CBS television crime drama 'Dangerous Curves' as Holly Williams and in prime time soap opera Central Park West (C.P.W.) as Nikki Sheridan. 

Michael Michele as Holly Williams in 'Dangerous Curves'.
Michael Michele as Holly Williams in 'Dangerous Curves'.
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Apart from her lead roles, Michele is also well recognized by her roles in 'The Sixth Man' as R.C. St. John, 'Ali' as Veronica Porche, 'Star' (TV Series) as Ayanna Floyd, 'Kevin Hill' (TV Series) as Jessie Grey, and so on. 

Fashion Designer 

The actress Michele has also added another skill to her resume which is fashion designing. The 'Relative Stranger' actress always had an interest in designing and she even took the classes in the University before leaving Indiana although she wasn't so good at drawing. Before beginning her career as an actor, her dream was to become a fashion designer who didn't go well.

In 2007, after the writer's strike and the production were down, she got the opportunity to pursue her dream as a designer. 

Later, she created her own line M.Michele Designs that was debuted at Midwest Fashion Week in Indianapolis in Summer. She has created a wide range of collections and her main aim is to design for every woman who has different shapes and sizes. 

Filed Sexual Harassment Case Against Eddie Murphy 

In 1989, Michele sued Eddie Murphy by filing a sexual harassment case against him during the movie 'Harlem Nights'. The movie was supposed to be her big break out but she was fired from the movie for rejecting his romantic advances. 

Michele didn't keep quit rather she took big action against Murphy, while the case was later settled at court as her career almost dived because of it.

Education & Alma Mater

Born and raised near Indiana, Michele joined at Howard Roosa Elementary School for her basic education. She then got enrolled at Benjamin Bosse High School, and eas active on the basketball, volleyball team, and race track. 

Body Measurement 

Jane from 'Gossip Girl' stands 5 feet 8 inches tall (174 cm) while weighing around 60 kg (132 lbs). She also has maintained her body as 35-25-36 inches and has dark brown eyes and brown hair.

Social Media Presence 

As for her social media presence, Michele is active on Instagram and Twitter. She is active with the username 'michaelmichelelegit' while has gained 27.4k followers and 9,258 followers on Twitter with the username 'MichaelMichele'. 

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