Michele Santopietro Biography

Birthday: 1971-07-07
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wiki Biography: Has been called "one of the most versatile and talented actresses on screen", known for immersing herself so completely in a character that people often do not recognize her from one role to the next. On screen she is most well known for her moving dramatic performances, but has performed on stage in New York for many years in some of the most hilarious underground productions of the past decade. She was also a member of several Standup Comedy Improv groups who performed at the Boston and New York Comedy Clubs, among others, and an original member of the CityKids Repertory Company in New York City. In the fourth grade Michele was given a battery of I.Q. tests and scored in the highest percentile in the country. She spent most of her grammar school days in special programs for the intellectually gifted. She was the recipient of numerous academic awards for Science, among them the prestigious "Yale Peabody Museum Award for Young Minds"--in which her name is engraved on a plaque that hangs at the Peabody Museum itself. She chose to forgo a number of full scholarships to various top-rated universities in order to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied Drama, Dramatic Writing, Directing and Clinical Psychology. She graduated a "Founder's Day Scholar" in the top academic percentile of her class, and was the recipient of Tisch's prestigious "Artist and Scholar Award". Michele was also a nationally ranked Cross-Country running champion, winning numerous trophies including a second place finish in the youth division in the New Haven Roadrace (marathon) in 1989, and is a Classically trained Opera singer who formerly sang in a few local rock bands. She is also a life-long advocate of Taoism and Eastern philosophy and religion.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Animal Cops: Detroit 2002 Documentary
Animal Cops: Houston 2003 Crime
Prom Queens The Comedian 2012 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Final Rinse Marie 1999 Comedy, Music
Fiona Annie 1999 Drama
Dog Run Stephanie 2001 Drama
Biohazardous Christine 2001 Horror, Mystery
Two Family House 2002 Drama
Penny Ante Natalia Cadillac 2002
A Perfect Fit Pat Keough 2005 Crime, Drama, Romance
Jesus, Mary and Joey Amber 2006 Comedy, Romance
Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe Sergeant Spelt 2007 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The Donner Party Amanda McCutchen 2009 Drama