After attending the Central Junior Television Workshop, Michelle trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).
She first came to prominence on television playing Helena in the BBC’s modern adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other lead roles include press officer Tops in BBC/HBO drama Five Days (Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated), Raghad Hussein in Channel 4 film Saddam's Tribe and Andrea Blake in Law and Order UK.
On stage Michelle has appeared in Out Of Joint's Macbeth and at the Barbican in Europe and The Mirror for Princes.
On TV she narrated the documentary series My Boyfriend the Sex Tourist for Channel 4 and has worked as a voice over artist on numerous projects.