Charis Michelsen

Charis Elisa Michelsen is an American actress, a former model and a make-up artist. Charis (pronounced Chær-us) Michelsen was raised in Boring, Oregon. After high school, she moved to New York City to study art at Parsons School of Design, where a photographer for Harper’s Bazaar discovered her for modeling. While attending a rock concert, Michelsen was discovered by Liv Tyler's mother Bebe Buell, who became her career manager. Michelsen played the role of "Debby" in the 1998, award-winning film High Art, and soon after appeared in Martin Scorsese's film Bringing Out the Dead. Michelsen then went to work on the films Wonder Boys and Orphan. She eventually relocated to Los Angeles. In 1997, Michelsen was the voice for the co-starring role of "Keri Boyer" in I Married A Strange Person, directed by Bill Plympton. Besides Scorsese, Michelsen has worked with Nicolas Cage, Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Ving Rhames, and others. Michelsen played Mrs. Wyatt Cooper (Eric Dane's wife) on an episode of the ABC television drama Gideon's Crossing.


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