Michele Hicks is a diverse actress and model with extensive training and background in the film, television and high fashion mediums. Michele first came to the attention of audiences and critics with her striking debut performance in the Sony Classics’ feature TWIN FALLS IDAHO. Michele starred as “Penny”, a world-weary prostitute caught up in an unusual love triangle with a pair of conjoined twins. On the small screen, Michele had a recurring role on USA Network’s popular show Mr. Robot. Michele appeared for five seasons on FX’s critically acclaimed drama, THE SHIELD as “Mara Sewell.” In addition, she starred in Doug Liman’s NBC series HEIST as a female detective and a regular role on TNT police drama Public Morals. Michele also appeared in several episodes of the Law and Order franchise and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Michele’s film credits include DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS, the romantic ensemble piece ROPEWALK, and was handpicked by David Lynch for a pivotal role in MULLHOLLAND DRIVE. After which, Michele reunited with TWIN FALLS IDAHO filmmakers to shoot NORTHFORK, in which she starred opposite Nick Nolte and Kyle MacLachlan in a role written especially for her. Michele has also starred in the true-life rock ‘n’ roll story WHAT WE DO IS SECRET?, CHLORINE, WICKED WITHIN and the upcoming off-beat comedy/drama THE ADVENTURES OF BEATLE; she is also a producer on the film. Michele began her career when she left her NJ home at 17 for New York City. Her first shoot was for a safe sex campaign with photographer Steven Klein and soon after booked the Dolce Gabbana campaign with Steven Meisel. From here Michele went on to have a very lucrative modeling career where she was casted in ads such as Calvin Klein, Dolce Gabbana, Prada, Miu Miu, Versace, Marc Jacobs and more. She also has walked in the shows of every top designer in the fashion industry from Dior to Chanel and countless others. In 1997, Michele opened re:AB, the top-notch Manhattan Pilates center and gym in NoHo, and then took up acting. Michele currently resides in Manhattan.