Michelle Renee Clunie is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Melanie Marcus on Showtime’s critically acclaimed series Queer as Folk, as Mrs. Finch on MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Ellen Beals on Make It or Break It.
Clunie was born in Portland, Oregon, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and violin. She was awarded a scholarship to The Academy of Professional Ballet where she studied and apprenticed throughout her teenage years. At 19 years old she sold her violin for $200 and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her acting career.
In October 2014 it was announced Clunie was expecting a child with director Bryan Singer, and in January 2015 she gave birth to their son.