Where Are They Now - Friday, March 10, 2017
I used to watch ER every week and I remember this week's celeb as Dr. Cleo Finch from that show. Michael Michele is a beautiful and talented actress who has also appeared on Homicide: Life on the Street. What is she doing now? Find out here!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Don Adams: Played Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, ("Missed it by that much!") on the TV series "Get Smart", he was also the voice of the cartoon characters Tennessee Tuxedo and Inspector Gadget
Jim Jarmusch: Film director, movies include "Stranger Than Paradise", "Coffee and Cigarettes", "Night on Earth", and "Down by Law"
Steve Landesberg: He played Detective Dietrich on the TV series "Barney Miller"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Michael Michele on Celebrity Nooz
August 30, 1966, Evansville, Indiana
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is known for her roles as Dr. Cleo Finch on the medical drama ER and Det. Rene Sheppard on the police procedural Homicide: Life on the Street.
She has a son J. Brandon, born December 21, 2004. The child's father is New York restaurateur and her ex-boyfriend Jimmy Rodriguez.
Michele has made a name for herself as Dr. Cleo Finch on the television series ER from 1999-2002 and her role as Det. Rene Sheppard on the final season of Homicide: Life on the Street.
She also had a starring role in the short-lived television series Kevin Hill and a recurring role in New York Undercover. Michele played the role of Veronica Porsche Ali in the 2001 film Ali.
Her father is white and her mother is African American.
Was named for her mother's best friend, Michael Ann.
Attended Howard Roosa Elementary School and Benjamin Bosse High School.
In 1989 she sued actor Eddie Murphy in a high-profile Hollywood lawsuit alleging she was fired from the movie Harlem Nights for rejecting his romantic advances.
In 2005, TV Guide ranked Michele # 36 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list.
In 2012, she was named one of the "50 Hottest Biracial Women" by Complex Magazine.
Has appeared in music videos by R&B singers Freddie Jackson and Eric Gable.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Last year, Michele appeared on two CBS series, MacGyver and Blue Bloods, respectively.
2016 MacGyver (TV Series)...Diane
2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)...Lois Potter
Unbearable Loss (2016)
2015 The Following (TV Series)...Sheila
A Hostile Witness (2015)
2014 Delirium (TV Movie)...Elyse Hargrove
2011 Gossip Girl (TV Series)...Jane
2011 Eden (TV Series)...Tara Martin
- Pilot (2011)
2009 Relative Stranger (TV Movie)...Charlotte
2007 Judy's Got a Gun (TV Movie)...Pamela Coates
2007 House M.D. (TV Series)...Dr. Samira Terzi
- Ugly (2007)
- Whatever It Takes (2007)
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)...Valerie Sennet
- Burned (2007)
2006 Company Town (TV Movie)...Bridget Wilson
2005 The Hunt for the BTK Killer (TV Movie)...Detective Baines
2004-2005 Kevin Hill (TV Series)...Jessie Grey
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days...Judy Spears
2002 Dark Blue...Beth Williamson
1999-2002 ER (TV Series)...Dr. Cleo Finch
2001 Ali...Veronica Porche
2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)...Det. Rene Sheppard
1998-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)...Det. Rene Sheppard
1999 Law & Order (TV Series)...Det. Rene Sheppard
- Sideshow (1999)
1998 Creature (TV Movie)...Tauna
1998 The Substitute 2: School's Out (TV Movie)...Kara Lavelle
1998 Players (TV Series)...Sylvie
- Con-tinental (1998)
1997 Oddville, MTV (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 June 1997 (1997)
1997 The Sixth Man...R.C. St. John
1995-1996 C.P.W. (TV Series)...Nikki Sheridan
1994-1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)...Sandra
1993 Trade Winds (TV Mini-Series)...Maxine Phillips
1992-1993 Dangerous Curves (TV Series)...Holly Williams
1991 New Jack City...Selina
1991 Private Times (TV Movie)
1990 Def by Temptation...Lady #6
1988 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)...Gillian
- Saturday, Bloody Saturday (1988)
To see Then & Now pictures of Michael Michele, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Don Adams - DEAD (Infection)
Born: 04/13/1923 Died: 09/25/2005
Jim Jarmusch - ALIVE
Steve Landesberg - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 11/23/1945 Died: 12/20/2010
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Li Yuan-tsu, 93, Taiwanese politician, Vice President (1990-1996).
Danilo Mainardi, 83, Italian ethologist and author.
Ron Bass, 68, American professional wrestler (CWA, CWF, WWF), complications of surgery.
Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, 56, Indian folk singer, traffic collision.
Abdellatif Merdass, Moroccan politician, MP (since 2016), shot.
Tadeusz Rybak, 87, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Legnica (1992-2005).
Syed Sajjad Ali Shah, 84, Pakistani judge, Chief Justice (1994-1997).
Helen Sommers, 84, American politician, member of the Washington House of Representatives (1972-2009).
Lynne Stewart, 77, American defense attorney and convicted criminal, complications from cancer and multiple strokes.
Joachim Baxla, 62, Indian politician, MP (1996-2009), cancer.
Rudolf Deng Majak, 76, South Sudanese Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Wau (since 1995).
Lars Diedricson, 55, Swedish singer (Snowstorm), songwriter ("Take Me to Your Heaven") and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1999.
Robbie Hoddinott, 62, American guitarist (Kingfish).
Bill Hougland, 86, American basketball player (Phillips 66ers) and Olympic champion (1952, 1956).
Mickey Marvin, 61, American football player (Oakland Raiders), ALS.
James Michael Moynihan, 84, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Syracuse (1995-2009).
Robert Osborne, 84, American film historian and television host (Turner Classic Movies).
Marek Ostrowski, 57, Polish footballer (Pogon Szczecin).
Eddy Pauwels, 81, Belgian racing cyclist.
Rabi Ray, 90, Indian politician, Speaker of the Lok Sabha (1989-1991).
Dudley Storey, 77, New Zealand rower, Olympic champion (1968) and silver medalist (1972).
Youcef Touati, 27, French-born Algerian football player, traffic collision.
Alberto Zedda, 89, Italian conductor and musicologist.
Sydney Ball, 83, Australian painter.
Anthony C. Beilenson, 84, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1977-1997), heart attack.
Louis Cortot, 91, French World War II veteran, member of the Resistance.
Burke Day, 62, American politician, member of Georgia House of Representatives (1995-2011).
Garry Donna, 73, American basketball player, magazine editor and publisher.
Joseph Charles Doumba, 81, Cameroonian politician.
Trevor Grant, 65, Australian sports journalist.
Antal Hajba, 79, Hungarian sprint canoeist.
Douglas Henry, 90, American politician, Tennessee State Senator (1971-2014).
Dave Hunt, 74, American comic book artist (Legion of Super-Heroes, Supergirl, Transformers), cancer.
Florence S. Jacobsen, 103, American Mormon leader and missionary.
Jay Lynch, 72, American underground comics artist, writer and editor (Bijou Funnies, Bazooka Joe), complications from lung cancer.
Kurt Moll, 78, German opera singer.
Mike Smith, 88, British athletics coach.
Fred Weintraub, 88, American film and television producer (Enter the Dragon).
Jean-Christophe Averty, 88, French television and radio director.
Bonnie Burnard, 72, Canadian novelist (A Good House).
Valerie Carter, 64, American singer-songwriter (Howdy Moon).
Edi Fitzroy, 62, Jamaican reggae singer.
Roger Hau'ofa, 73, Tongan-born Papua New Guinean radio broadcaster, kidney failure.
Péter Kozma, 57, Hungarian politician and MP.
Helen M. Marshall, 87, American politician, Borough President of Queens (2002-2013), member of the New York State Assembly (1983-1991).
Thomas Collier Platt Jr., 91, American judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1974-2001).
Edna Rose Ritchings, 92, Canadian-American religious leader (International Peace Mission movement).
Margaret Roberts, 79-80, South African herbalist.
Syed Shahabuddin, 82, Indian diplomat and politician, MP (1979-1996).
Thomas Starzl, 90, American physician and medical researcher.
Alberto Villalta, 69, Salvadorian footballer.
Clayton Yeutter, 86, American politician, Trade Representative (1985-1989) and Secretary of Agriculture (1989-1991), colorectal cancer.