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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 June 1978Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Nickname Mighty McT

Mini Bio (2)

Michelle Tomlinson was born and raised in Northern New Mexico. Heavily involved in Video Productions in High School, she flipped to the other side of the camera and began Acting Classes while attending Eastern New Mexico University. (Where she earned her BFA in Theatre Peformance.)

Immediately upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California to hone in on her craft and begin her career. She saturated herself in the Adler Technique taught by Arthur Mendoza and followed up with The Lyndon Technique taught by Amy Lyndon, who teaches an effective and unique Booking Technique.

As a survivor of Papillary Thyroid Cancer, Michelle Tomlinson takes absolutely nothing for granted and is in this life to spread light, have fun, work hard and taste every moment to it's fullest.

Listed on several Top Ten Hot B Movie Actresses Lists, Tomlinson has received rave reviews in several Feature Films that have not only hit Festivals, but some Theatres as well as DVD Releases. Although she is more known for her work in Indie Horror Feature Films such as The Cellar Door and Brain Dead. Tomlinson has also enjoyed juicy roles in Dramatic Indie Feature Films such as Undercurrent and Officer Down.

She also plays the Series Lead in the Web Series "Kung Fu Femmes" and has been in several Short Films and Plays.

Tomlinson also Coaches Actors of every age, ability and experience to not only book their own auditions but to learn more about the craft of Acting and how to get out of their own way and let the work speak through them.

Equally enjoyed with Acting and Coaching, Tomlinson also Produces some of her own work. Known mostly for a couple of webisodes of "The Misadventures of MCT & A" with Kimberly Amato, Tomlinson is also about to launch her own Web Series that will start shooting in January of 2014 and another Short Film with Amato in May of 2014.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Penelope Buchanan

Named Scream Queen of the Month (Nov. 2009), the recipient of the 2007 Shriekfest Film Festival's "Pretty/Scary One to Watch" award and listed on several Top Ten Hot B Movie Actresses Lists, Michelle Tomlinson is a trained and passionate Actor originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Tomlinson earned the Pretty/Scary Award for her work in The Cellar Door, a horror and psychological thriller that is earning its own recognition for improving upon the girl-trapped-by-a-serial killer storyline. The award is sponsored by the online magazine formerly known as Pretty/Scary: For and By Women in Horror which called Tomlinson's performance, "groundbreaking." Scream TV said, "Ms. Tomlinson is fascinating to watch in this role ... (her) strong performance as (the heroine) Rudy is one of the most exciting in recent memory." A sequel to The Cellar Door is slated for production in 2013.

Tomlinson also stars in the Kevin Tenney (Witchboard) directed, humorous, high-concept horror film Brain Dead. Brain Dead was honored with the "Best B-Movie" award at the ShockerFest Film Festival, and has picked up nominations and awards for visual effects, makeup, screenplay, and best horror feature at over a dozen film festivals. George's Intervention, a tongue-in-cheek Horror Comedy Feature directed by JT Seaton also won several Awards on the Festival Circuit. Both Features were distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures.

Tomlinson's acting abilities span far beyond just the horror genre. She also stars in the Indie Drama Indelible, the Broad Comedy The Pathetically Cheap Adventures of Xtra Man and has returned to Theatre playing an Angel in Next Stage's Production of Angel Academy.

Tomlinson has also played key roles in several Pilots that are making the rounds with Networks: not to mention a brief role in TV's Worst Week. In her approach to her craft, Tomlinson exhibits the kind of discipline and creativity one might expect from the child of a Marine and an Artist.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Edith Theresa

Trivia (5)

The Film, The Cellar Door, won 3 Awards at Shriekfest in Los Angeles (2007). It received Audience Choice, Best Actor for James DuMont and Michelle received the Pretty/Scary Award.
Michelle has a minute scar above her top lip and one just under her bottom lip from rolling a car when she was age 15.
Although Michelle was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer, she shot the feature films "Axe To Grind" and "The Divine Order" and finished a run in a play before having her surgery on June 6, 2013.
At the 79th Annual Golden Halo Awards given by the Southern California Motion Picture Council, Michelle received a Golden Halo Award for her Acting and Humanitarian work. (2015).
Gave birth to her only child in 2016 with husband Christopher Nelson.

Personal Quotes (3)

Integrity is sexy.
(on The Cellar Door) We all have our cages in life. And most of us build them ourselves or we succumb to what other people expect us to be! And it's easy to stay in them because they become safe. Even if we're suffering from mental or physical anguish,we stay locked up, safe and sound - in our boxes. While it's hard as hell and seemingly impossible to break out, you never know when the door will pop open for you and you find your freedom. That's a lot to ask, I think, for people to get out of the film. But that's one of the many things I realized while working on Rudy. There is always hope.
I was shooting a movie, Backfire, by Ben Demaree. Starring as the hit woman, Nicole, I run down the stairs toting a gun while dragging my co-star. We sprint down the stairs with Alex, the cameraman, on our heels. Suddenly Alex yells, 'Put the gun down!' I turn to see two LAPD officers standing behind their car doors, guns drawn, yelling! I gingerly laid the gun in a flower planter and put my hands up. We didn't get shot, thankfully! The lesson: Be careful if you're toting around a fake gun in public, and the LAPD does have a sense of humor!

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