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Michelle’s acting career began on television at the age of 16 for the ABC music education program Here’s the Beat. Since then her versatility, dedication and professionalism has enabled her to appear in numerous television programs, feature films, theatre and cabaret shows.


A much sort after actor, Michelle has also appeared in numerous television commercials, corporate videos as both actor and voice-over artist.


Her television credits include:

  • Here’s the Beat, ABC

  • The Music Shop, Network 10

  • McLeod’s Daughters, Nine Network

  • Weather presenter, ABC News

  • Danger 5, (voice of Claire) SBS


Her film credits include:

  • Ten Empty by Anthony Hayes, 2008

  • Closed for Winter by James Bogle, 2009

  • Tale of Obsession by Achille Brice, 2011

  • The Babadook by Jennifer Kent, 2014 

  • Three Summers by Ben Elton, 2017

  • Storm Boy by Shawn Seet, 2019

  • Escape from Pretoria by Francis Annan, 2020


Her theatre and cabaret credits include:

  • A Nightingale Sings, 2012 cabaret

  • Born to Run, 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

  • Brief Encounter, 2013 Kneehigh Theatre of the UK, Australian tour

  • That Eye, the Sky, 2018 State Theatre Company stage adaptation of the Tim Winton novel.

Stage & Screen

Voice Overs

00:00 / 03:21
JAG KitchensMichelle Nightingale
00:00 / 00:29
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