Michele Specht

Michele Specht

Specht at 2014 Geeky Awards
Born Michele Louise Specht
(1973-07-24) July 24, 1973
Lincoln, Nebraska
Occupation Actress, comedian, voice actress
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) Vic Mignogna

Michele Louise Specht (/ˈspɛkt/) (born July 24, 1973)[1][2] is an American actress, comedian and voice actress, best known for playing Katie in the VH1 series I Hate My 30's and Doctor McKennah in the webseries, Star Trek Continues.[3]


Early life

Specht was born and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After attending Air Academy High School, She enrolled at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, earning a Bachelor's Degree of the Arts in Classical Vocal Music Performance and Theatre.

She interned with the now defunct Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and studied abroad in London before completing her degree. After graduation, Specht moved back to London to live and study further for an additional 2 years.

Upon moving to Los Angeles in 1997, she joined the theater company 'Zeitgeist' and continued expanding her talent for creating original performances until 1999 when she became a member of the sketch group, Another Showcase Showdown, and later become part of inaugural cast of what would become Drama 3/4.[4] During that time, she performed both in the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, and on the HBO Comedy Workshop stage. In 2007, She achieved her breakout role as Katie, an intense and somewhat crazy character in the VH1 series, I Hate My 30's.[5]


Television and film

She has appeared in many feature films including, Politics of Love, and Backyard Wedding. Specht has also made her presence known on television beyond VH1, appearing in a broad range of shows ranging from comedies such as Kickin' It, and New Girl to Dramas such as CSI:NY. Specht also has had reoccurring roles in online series such as Nuka Break, Aperture R&D, and currently portrays the Starship Enterprise's first ever ship's counselor,
Dr. Elise McKennah in Star Trek Continues.[6]

Voice acting

In addition to her on screen roles, Specht has voiced characters in several anime series dubbed by the Funimation company, including Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa Chronicle, Claymore, and Fractale as well as video game roles that range from Wang Yi in Dynasty Warriors 7 (Xtreme Legends), Corporal Simone Cole in Clive Barker's Jericho, to Betty the Personality Core in Aperture R&D.

Selected credits

Live action

Year Series Role Notes
2013 Star Trek Continues Doctor Elise McKennah[7][8]
2013 Nuka Break Red
2013 Aperture R&D Betty
2012 Kickin' It Carlotta Episode The Dream Chasers
2011 Through the Eye Annie
2010 The Last Godfather Lily, the Burlesque Club owner
2010 Backyard Wedding Dori
2010 Politics of Love Liz Moore
2008 Carpoolers Suzy
2007 I Hate My 30's Katie (9 episodes) Specht's first major role
2005 CSI:NY Assistant Medical Examiner
2004 Deliverance: The Musical
2003 The Movie Hero Secretary

Web originals and short films

Year Series Role Notes
2012 Todd of the Rings Gimli Part of a series called The Tribute Wars
2011 Nuka Break Red
2009 ShopNation Rita
2009 Addicted to Facebook Roxy
2007 Love Conquers Al Bridgette
2001 Silent Story

Animated roles

Year Series Role Notes
2009 Linebarrels of Iron Yurianne
2007, 2009 Tsubasa Chronicle Mikado Amaterasu
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Nurse Sandy Feature Film Role
2007 Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry Mary
2007 Claymore Veronica
2007 Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha Anni[9]
2006-2007 MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance Pano
2006 Ouran High School Host Club Maid to the Hitatchin twins Specht's fiancee, Vic Mignogna plays the title role, Tamaki Suoh

Video game roles

Year Series Role Notes
2014 Smite Nox
2013 Dynasty Warriors 8 Wang Yi[10] Uncredited
2011 Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Wang Yi[10] Uncredited
2009 Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica Sandy Cat
2008 Race Driver: Grid Manageress
2008 Emergency Mayhem Dispatcher
2007 Clive Barker's Jericho Corporal Simone Cole grouped under Cast[11][12]


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