Michelle Hurd is an American TV actress who is famous for her appearance on ‘The Glades’. If you haven’t heard of her work for that series, you are sure to remember her as Monique Jeffries for “Law & Order.” Her performance as the detective was simply stellar and this had a massive impact in helping Hurd shape her career.
Michelle has not established herself as one of the prominent names in the entertainment industry. She throughout the years has been able to land herself stereotypical roles of a mother or a maid to an award-winning role. She has come a long way since her initial start and is doing extremely well. Let us now get to know more about this beautiful actress.
— Michelle Hurd (@ItsMichelleHurd) November 23, 2016
Michelle Hurd: Early Life and Education
Michelle Hurd was born on the 21st of December, 1966 in New York. She was born to father Hugh L. Hurd who is an actor and mother Dr. Merlyn Purdy whom she considers very influential that helped shape her career.
Happy Birthday to my Beautiful big sister Adrienne!! I love tons!! pic.twitter.com/Xc8Yuoqljc
— Michelle Hurd (@ItsMichelleHurd) December 17, 2013
Looking at her academics, Hurd went to the Saint Ann’s School and graduated from the institution in 1984. Similarly, she went to the Alvin Ailey School in New York City. Later, she enrolled in the reputed Boston University and graduated in 1988. Next, after graduating from the university, she went on to study acting at London’s National Theatre.
Michelle Hurd: Career
Michelle began her career as a young actress who made several appearances for Broadway productions. She was active in the entertainment industry since 1989 and has now been able to change the landscape for African-American stars on TV.
— Michelle Hurd (@ItsMichelleHurd) January 12, 2017
Some of her work on the broadway includes the likes of plays like “Getting Away with Murder” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. Her career in theatre has come with several accolades and awards like the Robbie Award and California Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
— Michelle Hurd (@ItsMichelleHurd) November 6, 2016
Apart from work in the theatres, she has also made an appearance in films like “Random Hearts”, “Rude Awakening” and “I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine”. Many can also remember this talent from series like “Law and Order”. Her amazing performance for the show was able to turn some heads including the famous producer Dick Wolf. Wolf later cast Hurd as Detective Monique Jeffries for the spin-off ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’.
Michelle Hurd: Personal Life
The 52-year-old is still incredibly beautiful and keeps proving that age is just a number. She has been admired for her physique which is a head-turner. The amazing actress met her husband Garret Dillahunt on a date while working at Circle Repertory Theatre Company.
Yep.. we did that!! pic.twitter.com/jd9PNM0780
— Michelle Hurd (@ItsMichelleHurd) October 19, 2013
The two have been married since 2007 and like Michelle Garrett too is a great actor. They both were cast for the 2011 drama series – “Leap Years” and played major roles for the series.
Michelle Hurd: Net Worth and Social Media
Michelle has been in the field of entertainment for a long time now. She is one of the prominent names in the industry and we do not know how she keeps landing roles as she does. This has been able to amass her a massive sum and as of 2018, she has a net worth of $3 million. Her career has spanned just over 2 decades and this has helped her accumulate this fortune.
And some smiles.. pic.twitter.com/GCDp539x6n
— Michelle Hurd (@ItsMichelleHurd) April 27, 2017
The beautiful actress is also active on social media platforms and notably on Twitter that she has set her dominance. She las a fan base of 7k people on the platform and goes by the handle @ItsMichelleHurd.