Michele Lee is a well-known actress, dancer, singer, director and producer of American nationality whose bio and wiki pages are searched by her fans around the world. She is known best for winning the Emmy Award for her appearance as Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie on the soap-opera Knots Landing. She was born as Michele Lee Dusick to mother Sylvia Helen and father Jack Dusick on 24th of June, 1942.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Lee is of Ashke - Jewish descent. Her career began with television at the age of 19 when she was shown in an episode of the CBS sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. She was enrolled in the Alexander Hamilton High School to obtain her education.
Lee later began her professional career on Broadway when she acted o 1960 in Vintage. The very next year, she was cast in the production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She has since appeared in movies like The Love Bug, The Comic, Along Came Polly etc. for her role in Seesaw, she was nominated for a Best Actress Award of the Tony Award. She also got nominated for her role in The Tale of the Allergists Wife for the same award. On the film Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story, she played the lead role and her role was appreciated highly. She also appeared as Madame Morrible on the musical Wicked on the year 2015. She was won three Soap Opera Digest Awards for her role in the prime-time opera Knots Landing as Karen MacKenzie. She was the only person to have made an appearance in all the episodes of the hit TV show.
As far as her personal life is concerned, she is a married woman. She has been divorced once. She first met James Farentino when they met at the set of the play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. They met and their affair started soon after. The affair translated into love and they got married on the year 1966. They have a child together. Their son David Farentino was born on 6th of July, 1969. The couples relation did not last long and they got divorced owing to marital problems on 1983. After this, she started dating Fred Rappaport. This couple got married on 1987 and has been together since then. They however, have no children yet as far as the tabloids are concerned. They will certainly be together for a long time to come.
Lees economic status too is a very good one. She has acc u mulated a net worth of 8 million dollars which can all be attributed to her acting skills and acting credits on screen. Her success in the acting field has earned her this amount and her salary too must be huge.
by Bchrome, 13 Jan, 2016