Specht at 2014 Geeky Awards
|Born||Michele Louise Specht
(1973-07-24) July 24, 1973
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, voice actress|
Michele Louise Specht (/ˈspɛkt/) (born July 24, 1973) 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
|2013||Star Trek Continues||Doctor Elise McKennah|
|2012||Kickin’ It||Carlotta||Episode The Dream Chasers|
|2011||Through the Eye||Annie|
|2010||The Last Godfather||Lily, the Burlesque Club owner|
|2010||Politics of Love||Liz Moore|
|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
|2012||Todd of the Rings||Gimli||Part of a series called The Tribute Wars|
|2009||Addicted to Facebook||Roxy|
|2007||Love Conquers Al||Bridgette|
|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||Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha||Anni|
|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
|2016||Star Trek Online||Krog|
|2013||Dynasty Warriors 8||Wang Yi||Uncredited|
|2011||Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends||Wang Yi||Uncredited|
|2009||Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica||Sandy Cat|
|2008||Race Driver: Grid||Manageress|
|000000002007-10-23-00002007||Clive Barker’s Jericho||Corporal Simone Cole||grouped under Cast|