Photos with Michelle Parylak
BiographySchenectady, New York, USA
Born upstate New York to a set of French/Ukrainian parents, Michelle was hailed a performer just seconds after leaving the womb. Although the Doctors initial prediction of being a born singer never came to fruition, it was a future in the arts that indeed was her calling. Childhood living room performance extravaganzas were commonly dressed, directed and performed in most houses up and down the block by Michelle. Eventually her creativity stretched into tap & ballet classes, then modeling jobs evolved into competing in beauty pageants where she won literally hundreds of regional to national titles. Read more... the Miss New York Teen U.S.A contest, at age 14, the acting seed was planted. At 18 she moved to New York City. The same day she completed a 4 year theatrical BFA, she shot her first film scene with director James L. Brooks. That scene is unfortunately missing from the film, but she loves James all the same for the opportunity. After graduating from the Atlantic Theater Companies 2 year program, a new bi-coastal agent came into the picture bringing Michelle to Los Angeles. She helped start the short lived "Short Fuse Theater Company" here, continues to study, work hard, play harder, travel tons, and live life to the fullest!