A coastal Virginia native and a professional actress since the ripe age of seven, Michal has appeared in dozens of stage plays and over fifty principal / starring roles for radio, television, and film. Her film work includes roles in Spike Lee’s "Inside Man," "Quid Pro Quo" with Vera Farmiga and Nick Stahl (Sundance Premier 2008), and lead / supporting roles in the upcoming indie features, "Walking Away," "Independently Blue," and "HorrorCon." Television credits include a recurring role on "One Life to Live" and three separate characters for "Law and Order: CI," as well as principal / starring roles for ABC, NBC, and CBS.
In addition to acting, she is also an accomplished kid's acting teacher and screenwriter and is currently producing her Sundance Screenwriting Lab Finalist feature, "Born That Way," through her production company, Cross Country Productions. A former flight attendant for a military charter, she has traveled extensively, having visited over 25 countries on six continents.
She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Staten Island, NY, where her husband Joseph and she have a rambling old Victorian fixer-upper. They have two dogs, Wylie and Jasper, that provide a much needed dose of reality and sanity to their life and work.