Greene, Michele 1962–

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Greene, Michele 1962–

(Michelle Green, Michelle Greene)


Born February 3, 1962, in Las Vegas, NV; daughter of Rikabd (a Las Vegas casino bar manager) and Dorita (a singer; maiden name, Pallais) Greene; married Brahms Yaich, 1998 (divorced, 1998). Education: University of Southern California, B.F.A.; studied acting at John Houseman's Conservatory Theatre. Avocational Interests: Skiing, water sports, horseback riding, painting, quilting, and collecting antique toys.

Addresses: Agent—Bauman, Redanty and Shaul, 5757 Wilshire, Suite 473, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actress. My Dear Companion, partner (with Adele Sylvester).

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1989, for L.A. Law.


Film Appearances:

Michelle, The Dozens, 1981.

Marlene, The Dark End of the Street, 1981.

Bonnie Jackson, Silent Victim, 21st Century Film Corporation, 1993.

Catherine Moore, Unborn II (also known as Baby Blood II), New Horizon Picture Corp., 1994.

Lisa, Stranger by Night, New City Releasing, 1994.

Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (documentary), First Run Features, 1995.

Barbara Mitchell, Daddy's Girl, Live Entertainment, 1996.

(As Michelle Green) Joanna Winters, Stranger in the House, Live Entertainment, 1997.

Robyn, Fugitive Mind, 1999.

Brenda Slagel, Her Married Lover (also known as A Clean Kill), 1999.

Felicia Laural, The Perfect Wife, 2000.

Lisa, Alcatraz Avenue, 2000.

Reggie Abravanel, A Family Affair, Small Planet Pictures, 2001.

Meg, Give or Take an Inch (short), Power Up Films, 2003.

Gloria Parker, A Woman Haunted (also known as Outrage and Un femme aux abois), New Concorde Home Entertainment, 2003.

Sheila Travers, The Legend of Lucy Keyes, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Margo, Dorothy, CBS, 1979.

Jill Cassidy, Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1980–81.

Judy Nuckles, Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983.

Abby Perkins, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986–91.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Shari, The Miracle of Kathy Miller, CBS, 1981.

Julie Jordan, Desperate Lives, CBS, 1982.

Andrea Cranston, Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy (also known as Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea?), ABC, 1983.

Thunder Thighs, Seduced, CBS, 1985.

(As Michelle Greene) Kevin's sister, The Little Sister (also known as Forbidden and The Tender Age), 1985.

Sister Margaret, Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun, NBC, 1986.

Margo Roberti, Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding Day Blues and Wedding Day), NBC, 1988.

Virginia, Double Standard, NBC, 1988.

Nora Harold, In the Best Interest of the Child, CBS, 1990.

Julie Carlston, To My Daughter, NBC, 1990.

Elaine Kalisher, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, USA Network, 1990.

Janet Janeway, Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (also known as I Posed for Playboy), CBS, 1991.

Patty Nowakowski, Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many (also known as One Child Too Many), NBC, 1993.

Bonnie Jackson, Silent Victim (also known as Hothouse), 1993.

Karen Schouten, Heart of a Child, NBC, 1994.

Laura Forester, "How the West Was Fun," The ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1994.

Connie Loftis, She Woke Up Pregnant (also known as Crimes of Silence), ABC, 1996.

Annie Walter, Badge of Betrayal: A "Crimes of Passion" Movie (also known as Badges of Betrayal), ABC, 1996.

Willa, Lost Treasure of Dos Santos, The Family Channel, 1997.

Lily Hunter, Captive (also known as Captif), 1998.

Rachel Harding, Wild Grizzly, 1999.

Brenda Slagel, Her Married Lover (also known as A Clean Kill), Lifetime, 2000.

Felicia Laurel, The Perfect Wife, 2001.

Barbara Dobbs, Lightening: Fire from the Sky (also known as 100 Millionen volt-inferno am himmel and Wenn die welt untergeht-das wetter inferno), PAX, 2001.

Katie Williams, Determination of Death, Lifetime, 2001.

Sharon Davidson, Redeemer, USA Network, 2002.

Abigail "Abby" Perkins, L.A. Law: The Movie, NBC, 2002.

Natalie Powell, Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke, PAX, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1990.

Host, Farm Aid IV, The Nashville Network, 1990.

The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1991.

The "L.A. Law" 100th Episode Special, NBC, 1991.

L.A. Law: The E! True Hollywood Special, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.

TV's Most Censored Moments, Trio and USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Abby Perkins, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Bad Girls," Laverne and Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1979.

Bobby Lee, "Coy Meets Girl," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1982.

"The Guns of Harry August," Gavilan, NBC, 1982.

Sara Higgins, "Song of the Wild West," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1984.

Stacey Emery, "Narc," The Best Times, NBC, 1985.

Lisa Brooks, "Mummy Talks," Simon and Simon, CBS, 1985.

Laura Gordon, "The Billionaire," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

(Uncredited) Abby Perkins, "Potts Don't Fail Me Now," Cop Rock, 1990.

Suzanne, Jack's Place, ABC, 1992.

Patty Henley, "Duty Free Rome," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993.

Rachel Woodrall, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Joan Garrison, "The Awakening," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 1997.

Jenny Parnell, "The Gift of Life," Twice in a Lifetime, 1999.

"The Ice Breaker," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1999.

Laira, "A Hundred Days," Stargate SG-1, Showtime, 2000.

Carrie Langford Adams, "Sing of the Father: Parts 1 & 2," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2001.

Herself, "L.A. Law Edition," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link), NBC, 2002.

Lieutenant Colonel Sara Coffey, "Head to Toe," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Jan Branson, "Blood Lust," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I. and CSI: Weekends), CBS, 2002.

"Sharon Stone," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Travis's aunt, "The Bone Scatter," Miracles, ABC, 2003.

Pam Sherr, "Rash Decisions," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.

Anne Colt, "19 Seconds," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2004.

Beth Bensfield, "Christenings," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

"Missing Pieces," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2004.

Laira, "Citizen Joe," Stargate SG-1, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Dr. Fraker, "Ecotone," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.

Ilana Manning, "Hannah Tedesco," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in The Seven Year Itch; Tales of the Vienna Woods; A Dream Play; The Seagull; The Shadow Box; The Suicide; Antigone; The Greeks: Electra; As You Like It; Antony and Cleopatra.



Ojo De Tiburon, Appleseed Recordings, 2002.

Was a featured soloist on Peter Seeger's Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3; also contributed vocals to Spain in My Heart: Songs of the Spanish Civil War.



Fly Cherry (short), 2003.

Beethoven's-11, 2004.


Chasing the Jaguar, HarperCollins, 2006.

Former regular contributor to FOCAL Newsletter; also contributed to Animal Wellness, L.A. Times Magazine; contributor to books, including The Bilingual Soul.



Mademoiselle, November, 1989, p. 94.

People, April 4, 1988, p. 65.

TV Guide, November 11, 1989, pp. 8-11.

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