Michelle Bernard was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Being a part of Drama and Choral clubs and classes all throughout her schooling, Michelle loved to perform and started her modeling career at age 15. Doing runway and in store shows for 'Wet Seal', 'The Limited', and 'Express', Michelle's first taste of the business was enough to keep her focused and motivated.
After high school, Michelle furthered her studies by attending Florida State University. While studying English and Computer Science, she found a local modeling agency specializing in runway and lingerie shows. This helped to keep her busy and active in the modeling industry. Print jobs, runway, and more catalog work called Michelle back to Miami Beach at the end of her studies.
'Any Given Sunday' was the first film Michelle worked on, and was blessed to be a part of such an amazing ensemble cast, especially working opposite Al Pacino, and under Oliver Stone's brilliant direction. When the movie wrapped four months later, this red-headed beauty headed for New York to see if she could conquer the fashion industry and the entertainment world. Her journey introduced her to some incredible designers and photographers. Her study of acting lead her to work with prestigious teachers as Stella Adler and private coaching with famed 'Sopranos' star Michael Imperioli.
Now living in Los Angeles, Michelle is currently studying at the highly respected Beverly Hills Playhouse under the direction of Allen Barton, Rob Brownstein, and Art Cohan. She continues to work regularly, and loves being on sets, whether it be for photo shoots, commercials, or film. The warm weather appeals to this South Florida girl, who keeps moving forward through patience and persistence.
Florida State University.
Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Spoken Languages: English