Michael Michele is an American actress. She debuted in an episode of the TV series 1st & Ten in 1988. During the ’90s, she starred as Holly Williams on the short-lived series Dangerous Curves. She later played Sandra Gil on New York Undercover. Afterward, she played Nikki Sheridan on the soap opera Central Park West. From 1998-1999, she starred as Detective Rene Sheppard on Homicide: Life on the Street. She later gained mainstream recognition for playing Dr. Cleo Finch on ER. Her next starring performance on TV was as Jessie Gray on Kevin Hill. As of 2017, she stars as Ayanna Floyd on the Fox musical drama series Star.