Grew up in the small town of Winthrop, near Cedar Rapids in northeast Iowa.

Studied journalism at Chicago’s Columbia College.

She had scenes deleted from Constantine (2005) and Syriana (2005).

Moved to New York in 1999.

Is married to an Australian graphic designer Peter White.

Has two older brothers.

In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), she plays an actress who did a commercial for a beer called Genaro’s. In Gone Baby Gone (2007) she plays a character named Angie Gennaro.

Michelle and her husband, Peter White, are expecting their first child, due in Fall, 2008.