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Tiffany Michelle is a formally-trained actress and Los Angeles native. She most recently portrayed the resident villainess, Scarlett (Kane) DeVanity, on the 2014 Emmy-nominated soap opera series, DeVanity (2011).
Tiffany 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 left standing in the tournament and finished in 17th place for a payday of $334,534 - 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, and one of Maxim's Top 20 Hottest Celebrity Poker Players (in 2010 and 2012).
In 2009, Tiffany once again defied the odds when she competed as the only all-female team on the Emmy Award-winning (15th) season of The Amazing Race (2001), alongside her best friend and fellow female poker pro, Maria Ho.
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 continued to perform; competing in beauty pageants, and as a Speech and Debate competitor - for which she won awards nationally in the Dramatic Interpretation and Prose Interpretation categories.
After studying theatre at College of the Canyons, Film/Television at UCLA and continuing her acting tutelage at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, Tiffany transitioned 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 (1968)'s David Fumero, in the award-winning independent film, Carrie's Choice (2005), 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 an on-camera host for PokerNews, and traveled the poker circuit internationally to provide tournament updates, player interviews and red carpet coverage for poker tournaments and events on the European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker.
In 2012, after a sabbatical from acting, 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 returned to DeVanity, as a series regular in the show's final season, playing the resident villainess.
Tiffany currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and works as an actress, television host and writer, while still dabbling in poker and traveling the world as a motivational speaker.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lymberopoulos Inc.