Who is Michelle Veintimilla?
Michelle Veintimilla was born in Ecuador, on 7 November 1992 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds both Ecuadorian and American nationality. She’s an actress, who has been credited with appearing in close to 30 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Firefly and Bridgit Pike, in the critically acclaimed action crime series “Gotham”, created by Burno Heller, and which starred Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue. It follows the life of Detective James Gordon before Batman arrived in Gotham City, the series aired from 2014 to 2019, and won eight awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 62 other awards.
Early life and education
Michelle was raised in Ecuador alongside her younger brother Jose, by their parents who prefer to be left out of media, thus nothing about them is known, although Michelle has still featured her father in a couple of her Instagram pictures.
The family moved to the US when Michelle was six years old. She became interested in acting while still attending a local elementary school, and appeared in various plays performed at the school, mostly playing lead roles. She enrolled at a local high school in 2007, and the same year saw her launch her acting career, with her portrayal of Principal Dancer in two episodes of one of the longest running soap operas “One Life to Live”, which aired 3,500 episodes between 1968 and 2013.
Michelle then became focused on her studies, and upon matriculating in 2011 enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, and it was during her time there, that she became interested in acting once again. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2015, she chose to focus on her acting career.
Roles in TV series
She gained recognition in 2013, when cast to play Alise, in seven episodes of the comedy “Redwood Time”, while the following year saw her play Sarah Branson, in the episodes “Surrender” and “Untethered” of the popular action crime drama “Those Who Kill”.
The following year saw Michelle make a guest appearance in an episode of a couple of series, such as the mystery crime drama “The Good Wife”, another mystery crime drama “Blue Bloods”, and the crime comedy drama “Limitless”.
In 2018, we saw her star as Marie Jablonski, in the crime mini-series “Seven Seconds”, created by Veena Sud, and which starred Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp and Michael Mosley. It follows the tensions between the police and African-American people in Jersey City, after a police officer had seriously injured an African-American boy; the mini-series won nine awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 12 other awards.
Three of Michelle’s most recent roles in TV series have been in nine episodes of the musical comedy drama “The Baker and the Beauty”, in an episode of the comedy mini-series “86’d” both in 2020, and four episodes of the mystery crime drama “Big Sky” in 2021.
Roles in movies
Michelle made her debut film appearance in 2014, with her portrayal of Janie in the romantic comedy drama “Not Cool”, directed by Shane Dawson, who also starred in it alongside Cherami Leigh and Drew Monson. It follows a group of teenagers who are spending their Thanksgiving break experiencing sex, partying and love. In the same year, Michelle starred as Janice in the short adventure comedy “Blue in Green”.
In 2015, she portrayed Woman at Cameron’s Apartment, in the critically acclaimed drama “Fathers & Daughters”, directed by Gabriele Muccino, and which starred Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul.
It follows a famous writer whose wife has passed away, and who now has to take care of their daughter, while he has recently suffered a mental breakdown. A couple of Michelle’s following roles were in the 2015 romantic fantasy comedy “Love the Coopers”, the 2016 short drama “Boy in a Backpack”, and the 2017 crime thriller drama “The Depths”.
Her three most recent movie roles have been in the 2019 horror comedy “Mass Hysteria”, the 2020 short thriller “Retract”, and the 2021 short musical “Deceived”; she’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “What We Do Next”.
Michelle has been featured in a couple of documentaries, including the 2014 series “The Chair”, the 2015 TV special “The 69th Annual Tony Awards”, and the 2016 short video “Into the Depths: The Making of ‘The Depths’”.
She made a guest appearance in the 2020 episode “The Visit Cast Reunion” of the talk-show “Stars in the House”.
Love life and husband
Michelle’s more or less open when it comes to talking about her love life, and it’s widely known that she’s today in a relationship with Eddy Lee, an American actor who has been credited with playing and voicing characters in close to 40 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps known best for his voicing of several characters in the 2016 animated fantasy movie “Your Name” (original “Kimi No Na Wa”) which won 16 of the 42 awards for which it was nominated.
It was in January 2018 that Michelle uploaded a picture featuring the two together onto her Instagram account, and thus revealed that she was in a relationship. The two have since uploaded many pictures of themselves together onto their Instagram accounts, and could also have been seen attending most of their red carpet events hand-in-hand.
Neither has spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of September 2021, Michelle’s in a relationship with Eddy Lee, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Michelle loves summer, as she enjoys showing off her body at the beach, swimming in the ocean and playing beach volleyball.
She’s physically highly active, as it’s important for her acting career to stay fit; Michelle has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, and is following a very strict diet, thus her slim figure.
She’s into travelling, and her acting career has taken her to a couple of US states, as well as to several European countries, including France and Germany.
Michelle has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Ryan Gosling, Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite movies are “The Notebook”, the franchise “Harry Potter”, and “Les Miserables”.
Age, height and net worth
Michelle’s age is 28. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of September 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.