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Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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A Native of Hollywood, California, Michelle Bonilla caught the acting bug at a young age. By the time she was 10 she was studying voice, music, dance, and theatre at Los Angeles City College's Arts Department. She went on to major in Drama at California State University Northridge. Her first Equity audition landed her the role of Renee, in the critically acclaimed Dark Rapture by Eric Overmyer at the prestigious Kalita Humphreys Theatre in Dallas, Texas. In Los Angeles her theatre credits include The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Toyota Symphonies for Youth; As You Like It...Fresh, The Matrix; Wilding, The Road Theatre Company; The Circle, The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts; the West Coast Premier of Eddie Sanchez's Award Winning, Clean, at The Celebration Theatre; Borderlands (Co-written by Dana Stevens) at Second Stage; and Sato's Dream in Blue, East West Players. Michelle also co-wrote, produced, and starred in Mal Vista, at The Tamarind Theatre. Bonilla made her big screen debut in Above Suspicion, with Christopher Reeve and Kim Cattral. Her other film credits include working opposite Jason Alexander and Faye Dunaway in Dunston Checks In; The Rich Man's Wife; with Halle Berry; Trial and Error, with Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, and Charleze Theron; Homegrown, with Billy Bob Thorton and Hank Azaria; Price of Glory, with Jimmy Smitts; Lansky, with Richard Dreyfus; True Friends (Winner Gold Jury Award- Best Independent Film- Charleston International Film Festival), and most recently in Sexual Life (Official Entry of The 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival), with Tom Everett Scott, Anne Heche, and Dule Hill. As well as Kill Your Darlings (2006) , with John Larroquette, Lolita Dovidovich, and Gregg Germann. She has worked with acclaimed directors such as Jonathan Lynn, Ken Kwapis, Amy Holden Jones, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Arvin Brown, and John McNaughton.

Michelle's impressive list of television credits includes recurring roles on The Bold and The Beautiful, Saving Grace, 24, The Profiler and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, where she originated the role of Teresa Morales, the first Mexican-American School Marm. She recurred as Harms, the sexy Latina paramedic on NBC's, Emmy Award Winning Drama, ER, for an impressive 12 Seasons. Michelle also is the creator, writer, and producer of various projects, including the award winning short film "Slip Away" and the comedy web series "Failing Upwards", which was chosen by ABC News as "A web series to watch" Bonilla is also a proud recipient of The ALMA Award (American Latino Media Arts Award) for her portrayal in PBS's, Award Winning Foto-Novelas Series, Seeing Through Walls.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ILDK Media

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