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[on her role as "Velma Von Tussle" in Hairspray
(2007)] It's a lot of fun to play mean and sinister - but you certainly put yourself at risk for scenery chewing. And, every once in a while, Adam [Adam Shankman
, the director] would come over to me after a take and say, "Hey, Michelle - is there a chair leg in your teeth?"
Michelle's paternal grandfather was of German descent, and Michelle's paternal grandmother had English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, and Irish ancestry. On her mother's side, Michelle is of Swiss-German and Swedish descent.