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Michelle Morgan

Actor and filmmaker Michelle Morgan is a second generation Canadian of Chilean decent. She was born in Calgary and grew up mostly in Toronto and Vancouver. Her journey as an artist began in grade ten, when her drama teacher invited her to join the Improv Team. In no time, she was hooked on performing and storytelling.

After studying theatre, classical literature and sociology at the University of Toronto, Michelle began her professional career on stage. She landed roles in Shakespeare in the park and summer stock theatre, and produced independent plays with her friends. She also dabbled in live sketch comedy, notably performing at Laugh Sabbath nights in Toronto.

Michelle has been featured in numerous television series and feature films, including Heartland, The Good Doctor, Ice Blue, Deep Six, Supernatural, The L Word and Stargate Atlantis. Her first appearance on the big screen came in 2007 when she was cast as the lead in George Romero's memorable Diary of the Dead. In 2007 Michelle was tapped to play the starring role of Lou Fleming in Heartland, a dramatic series on CBC. Little did she know that Heartland would continue for 11 seasons (and counting), licensed in over 120 counties around the world.

Michelle’s first foray into writing and producing came in in 2009 when she created and starred in The Goods, a comedic television pilot. Along the way, she has worked behind the camera on various other projects, and has learned much from her sister, successful director Wendy Morgan. Most recently, Michelle wrote, directed, and produced the short film, Mi Madre, My Father. In this provocative drama, she stars alongside international TV star Stephen Amell of Arrow fame.

Michelle is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and has volunteered at women’s shelters across Canada for the past 15 years. In 2013 she became the “I Am Courage” campaign ambassador for the Brenda Strafford Centre for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. In 2015 she was selected to serve as the “My Homefront” campaign ambassador for Homefront, a Calgary-based nonprofit that serves victims of domestic abuse.

Michelle lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver. In her free time she snowboards, surfs and tries to teach her kids to do yoga while they climb all over her like a jungle gym.