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Michele Hess

United States
213-700-1372 hessbomb@earthlink.net . http://www.michelehess.com
AFTRA, SAG, SAG-AFTRA

California Native, Michele first fell in love with acting in her Jr. High & High School drama clubs. At 17 she landed her first bit parts in the movies “Get Crazy” (Biker Chick) and “Buckaroo Bonsai” (Hotel Maid), “Body Rock” and “Bay City Blues”. She then signed with John Robert Powers and later became a JRP modeling coach. Michele began landing national contracts with New York Seltzer, Canadian Natural Water, Hawaiian Tropic, Ray Ban, Budweiser Bud Girl, Tecate, Jagermeister, and Miss Miller light which took her to Japan with the ML Pro-Beach Volley Ball team.

At age 21 Michele signed with L.A. Models and Talent. She joined the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse and studied with Jocelyn Jones and Cal Bartlett for one year. For the following six years, she then attended the “master Monday-Wednesday class” and had the honor of studying with coaches, Dorothy Lyman, Joe Santos, Jeffery Tambor and of course, Milton Katselas. While there, she produced, wrote, and acted in many showcases and plays put on by herself, classmates, and the playhouse. During her time at the BH Playhouse she landed a steady paycheck working for Broadcast Edit as an AD and then signed with Privilege Models and Talent, landing more small but noticeable parts in “Mr. Saturday Night” with Billy Crystal and “Sparks” with Terrance Howard.

Her studies continued with Ivana Chubbuck, Jeff Corey and Howard Fine. She landed in “The Actors Lab” with director J.D. Lewis where she began writing and producing more noticeable plays as “The Robin Fisher Show” and “Back in the Daze” with Michael Patrick King, Sue Kolinsky, Cathy Ladman and the ensemble actors of the Actors Lab. Michele went on to produce the film shorts “Drive Through from Hell” with George Hartman and “Blank” with Tom Gatsoulis. On completion of one of the lead rolls in the play “The Last Waltz”, Michele was up for numerous leads in many cable network series and dramas. Whether it’s Emmy-award winning writers and producers, or network executives and managers, her extensive studies, experience, and talents as a writer/producer/creator have enabled her to stay tightly connected throughout Hollywood.

In addition to her experience in the entertainment industry, Michele has also been a top-producing Realtor in the Los Angeles area since 2000, specializing in the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hill areas! Currently, Michele continues successfully closing real estate deals while also writing, producing, and developing both scripted series and reality competition shows. Since 2006, her vow to never give up on her passion of writing has enabled her to option several of her scripts as well as develop film and reality programming with several different production companies. With being attached to numerous shows gaining lots of buzz, she is breaking loose and taking her career to the the next level in production and creation.

Training


  • Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA, stage, acting, theater, drama, comedy, commercial, Milton Katselas, Dorothy Lyman, Joe Santos, Jeffery Tambor, more, 1998
    8 years
  • Actors Lab, Los Angeles, CA, producing, acting, writing, J D Lewis, 2000
    3 years

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