Michelle Boback was born to Swedish and Ukrainian parents in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. She claims to have basically been raised in her Grandmother's garden. A wonderful place where she would meditate on the plants and the rainbows she could see around them.
An artist by nature, Michelle began singing and performing for live audiences at 9 years old in a program funded by Orion and The University of Manitoba. Michelle was the lead singer and back up drummer for the performing arts band that played live shows to thousands of people around Manitoba. Having cutting edge technologies at an early age, defined Michelle's curiosity for digital arts and film which sent her to college for her Masters diploma in Visual FX graduating in 2002.
Michelle's love for the stage and literature brought her into a Shakespeare program at fifteen, where she fell in love with the Bard and continued to be cast in Shakespeare productions through out her career. Even producing a halloween event entitled A Mid-Autumn's Nights Horror, where she changed Puck to a zombie virus that infected the four young lovers.
Michelle's love for singing blossomed into a songwriting career and she's penned, produced and voiced songs with people all over the music industry (Juno winner Beatchild, Lily Frost and Gunter Schulz - KMFDM, and Jennifer Hale are a few of her favorites.)
At seventeen Michelle had a near death experience in a car accident, and that experience led her to a hypnotherapy course. She is a certified Hypnotherapist and Meditation Guide, a Usui Reiki Master and a registered Yoga Instructor. Michelle finds peace and pleasure in the service of others. Feeling comfort in the knowledge that we are all here together to experience life through love and acceptance.
Michelle bridged the gap between the performing arts and healing arts by coaching teen actors in Vancouver and Montreal. Helping young people find their voices, clear blocks, learn to be brave and step into their power.
Michelle took her acting and mic expertise into the commercial world and has turned over 500 commercials so far in her career. From L'Oreal, to Nike to pro bono campaigns raising ovarian cancer awareness.
Michelle's unique college experience has brought her along on the journey of Video Game development. Having sat cleaning mocap for hours on end to watching current technologies do it in a snap! Michelle has grown along side the industry and is always amazed at the creativity and ingenuity that is the creative force behind the tech.
Michelle has appeared in numerous video games, theatre and film. She is an award winning actress and two time ACTRA Nominee.
Eye Color: Blue/Green
Hair Color: Brown
Location: Los Angeles, CA
L'Oreal, Nike, McDonalds, Iogo, Bank of Montreal, Vichy, Garnier, Natures Fair, Iogo, Des Jardines, Government of Canada, Mobilia, Ovarian Cancer Awareness (Lady Balls), Jean Couteaux, Chevrolet, Red Bull, Air Canada, Via Rail, SAQ, and many more.
Commercial On Camera
McDonalds, Activia (3 commercial campaign), Brault et Martineau (5 commercial series), SaskTel, Harvey's (UK), BC Food Bank Campaign, Des Jardine Advisor, Activia Girl (3 years).
Naughty Dog| Last of Us| 2019
Edios | Deus Ex - Mankind Divided | 2016
Dr. Megan Reed
Eidos | Deus Ex - Human Revolution | 2011
Dr. Megan Reed / Hydron Drone
Ubisoft | Watch Dogs | 2014
Chicago Police Dispatch
Ubisoft | Splinter Cell - Conviction | 2010
Amazon | The Flame | 2017
Lead, Reese Delaney
Video Short | Coffee With John | 2018
Lead, Callie Witherspoon
Kim Barr | A Late Thaw (short) | 2015
Supporting, Carol-Anne *Award winning short, Cannes 69th Short Film Corner
Elias Toufexis | The Partner | 2010
Sci Fi | Andromeda | 2003
Whistler Cable 6 | Whistler Late Night Comedy| 2004
Improv LA | Improv | Keith Saltojanes
Charlie Adler Workshop| Animation| Charlie Adler
Privates | Animation Coaching | Jennifer Hale
School Creative | The Master Program | Linda Darlow
School Creative | Advanced Scene Study | Linda Darlow
Corine Clarke Casting | Audition Worshop | C. Clarke & J.Paige
Elzinga Casting | Casting Workshop | Candace Elzinga
Ai Art Institute | VFX Master Diploma Program | Various
Crichlow Studio | Scene Breakdown | Brenda Crichlow
Viva Musica Society | Musical Theatre Program | Roslyn Krantz
Actros Showcase | Shakespeare Studies | Various
Young Company | Shakespeare Performance | Various
Elwick/Uof M | Musical Performance Program | Laura Williamson
Royal Winnipeg Ballet | 1st year | Various
Ziegfield School of Dance | Ballet, Jazz, Tap 8years | Various
Certified Yoga Instructor and Hypnotherapist. Ice skating, dance, baseball, provincial volley ball player, swimming, bike riding, bouldering, fishing, kickboxing, meditation guide and certified reiki practitioner. VFX degree.