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Tiffany Michelle is a formally trained actress and Los Angeles native. She gained fame on an unexpected stage in 2008, when she broke records at the World Series of Poker. From a field of 6,844 players she was the last woman standing, finishing in 17th place. It was the largest field ever beat by a woman in live poker tournament history. Tiffany was later named one of the Top 10 Most Fascinating People in Poker of 2008.
In 2009, she once again defied the odds when she competed with her best friend, and fellow poker pro, Maria Ho, as the only all-female team on the Emmy Award winning (15th) season of The Amazing Race (2001).
Born and raised in Los Angeles County, Tiffany caught the acting bug at an early age. She began performing in professional theatre at age 10, earning back-to-back "Best Young Performer" nominations for her starring roles in musical adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and The Beast. During high school and college she found additional outlets for performing, which included competing in beauty pageants (regionally and nationally) and on her college Speech and Debate team, where she won awards nationally for her Dramatic Interp and Prose Interp performances.
After studying theatre and Film/Television at UCLA and the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, Tiffany transition from acting on stage to working on screen. She booked several small roles in episodic television including: ER (1994), Gilmore Girls (2000), and Nip/Tuck (2003). One of her most notable and dramatic performances came in 2005, when she starred opposite One Life to Live's David Fumero in the award-winning independent film Carrie's Choice, based on a true story. The following year she landed a lead role in the horror film The Thirst: Blood War (2008), starring Jason Connery. The production was later halted and put on hold until 2008, when it was recast.
It was in between auditions that Tiffany fell into player poker. While frequenting Hollywood house games, with fellow actor friends, she discovered a natural knack for the game and soon began booking jobs as TV host and poker commentator. In 2006, she was heard nationwide on Sirius Satellite Radio, covering the World Series of Poker live broadcast. In 2007, she became the first female ever hired as on-camera host for PokerNews.
In 2012, after a sabbatical from her acting career, Tiffany returned to the screen with guest starring roles on Days of Our Lives (1965) DeVanity (2011) and as the lead character in _"Breaking Up and Away" (2013). In 2014, she once again joined the cast of DeVanity, this time as a series regular, playing the role of Scarlett Kane.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lymberopoulos Inc.