Michelle Thrush

Michelle has been working professionally in the film, television and theatre business for over twenty years being cast in her first role while still in school. It was in 1984 when she was cast in "Isaac Littlefeathers". She now has dozens of credits in the industry as well as awards and special recognitions.

Some of her television credits include being a regular character on the popular series “MOCCASIN FLATS”. She is currently starring in her second season of the comedy hit “MIXED BLESSINGS” as Kate, and the newly released APTN pilot “BLACKSTONE”, in which she was
honored to receive the “BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS” award at the “33rd Annual American Indian Film Festival” in San Francisco November 2009. She is also known for her role in the CBC series “NORTH OF 60” as Sylvie Lebret.

Michelle has appeared in numerous films as “UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL” a film shot in Vancouver with a strong cast of Aboriginal leading ladies that explored the disappearance of women on the lower east side. This award winning film premiered at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in which she was in attendance. She won the award of “BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS” at the “First Americans in the Arts Awards” in Los Angeles in 1999 for her role opposite Jack Palance in the western “EBENEEZER”. She was also cast in films “PATHFINDER”, “DON'T CALL ME TONTO” and the cult classic "DEADMAN" whom she played opposite Johnny Depp and Gary Farmer.

Michelle was a long time member of Crazy Horse Aboriginal Theatre Company in Calgary for seven successful years and eventually became the Artistic Director. She has written, directed, and produced theatre as well as had many leading roles across Canada. Known for her work in community Michelle has toured extensively through both Canada and the States with her one woman shows. Working with youth and children has been a very important aspect of her career as she has been teaching classes as well as using her skills as an actress to promote healing through the arts for many years.