Michelle Charvez-Grant is a British born actress of mixed heritage. She was born in Croydon, London to parents Maria Beatriz Charvez (Brazilian) and John Grant Esquire (of the Scottish Grant Clan) and is the eldest of four siblings.
Michelle was bitten by the acting bug at a very young age and her ambition to act has only grown stronger. Michelle has always been an avid performer and enjoys all areas of creative expression leading to numerous roles on stage as well as winning countless medals and awards for disco and freestyle dancing during her younger years.
Michelle has been educated at various drama schools throughout the UK, the most recent being Brian Timoney Actors Studio in London. Here, she harnessed her passion of realism and truthfulness in performance using modern Method Acting techniques and also enjoyed the opportunity to study the Method at the Promenade Playhouse Theatre in LA. Since completing her training in Method Acting, Michelle has gained featured roles in Clash Of The Titans (Warner Bros), X-Men (Twentieth Century Fox) and Beauty And The Beast (Disney). She was head hunted by her current agent during a showcase at The Groucho Club, London, where she performed as Martha in Walter Wykes' one act play Borrowed Parts.
This year has been a busy one for the actress. Alongside channeling her energy in continued training and creativity in other areas, she was cast in two short films in association with The Actors Centre, Help and Team Warbeck, which she also helped to script devise, the female detective in the pilot for long awaited new crime drama Jack Mulligan, as Veronica in the 24 hour film project The Three Piece and as a robot in her first animated short Hyacinth, as well as a variety of commercials and online voice over work.
Michelle remains a competent dancer and continues to relish success in this area. Most recently, performing a Viva Las Vegas showcase with Pineapple Performing Arts School, performing at the London Olympic Games Opening ceremony, on stage with DJ Tiesto at the Electric Daisy Carnival and DJ David Zowie at MTV crashes Plymouth, encompassing work in music videos and promotion fashion events.
Michelle is an extremely positive person and lives truthfully in the moment. This translates into her acting, with ideal roles being gritty, tangible characters with hidden depths of emotion to reveal. Michelle particularly admires the work of Al Pacino, Samuel L Jackson and Meryl Streep (to name a few) and strives for opportunities to emulate their work ethic in her own unique style.
The actress is currently writing her first short film.