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Katie Michels

Actor, Model, Comedian
Katie is an actor, model, and improviser, hailing from the back roads of rural Washington. She started acting at the age of seven when she landed the role of "lead jumping bean" in a traveling Missoula Children’s theater production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Katie studied acting at Washington State University , where she graduated as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Theatre Arts. After college, she moved to Portland, OR, where she took three years to try her hand at a 9-5 job, before biting the bullet and becoming a full-time actor. She hasn't looked back since.

Katie feels living in Portland has given her a truly invaluable start to her career. During her time in the city, she has been seen in a multitude of commercials, industrials videos, music videos, films, and has been a co-star role on Portlandia for multiple seasons. She is represented by Option Model and Media, and credits them with being the leading talent agency in Portland.