Michelle Hurst

Inside Biography


Netflix star, Michelle Hurst is a famous American actress. She is best recognized for her portrayal as Miss Claudette Pelage in the Netflix comedy-drama series; Orange is the New BlackShe earned a Satellite Award for Best Cast - Television Series.

Early Life and Education

Hurst was born on June 1, 1942, in the Brooklyn, New York, the United States. She belongs to the White-American ethnicity/race and holds an American nationality.

Hurst went to the Mount Holyoke College before starting her career as an actress. She began her acting career, since her early childhood. Because of her enormous talents, she appeared on the various television series and films.


Hurst began her acting career in 1990. She started with theater works and started appearing in television and film. She is recognized for her multiple roles in American police procedural & legal drama television series, Law and Order.

Hurst came to into limelight; after her portrayal as Miss Claudette Pelage on the comedy-drama series, Orange is the New Black in 2013. She was cast alongside Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, and Michael Harney in the series.

Hurst’s role was appreciated by thousands of people for her significant work in Orange is the New Black. She alongside the main cast earned a Satellite Award for Best Cast-Television series. 

Hurst has appeared in multiple renowned tv shows, including, Sex and the City New York Undercover, and Blue Bloods. Her movie credits include Blue in the Face, Choke, Stepmom, and All Good things.

Hurst played a role of Housekeeper in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2015. She also portrayed as Dr. Bennett in the movie named Permission in 2017.

Personal life

Hurst, 75, might be married, as she has not confirmed her relationship status to the public. Despite the popularity, she has kept her personal life low profile. She might have an affair or boyfriend in the past, but she has not disclosed any information about this fact.

Her private life has made her fans more curious about her relationship status. Some online sources said that she is married in her late twenties and is living a happy married life with her beloved husband. The source also reported that they have two children and three grandchildren. However, the fact is yet to be confirmed.

Hurst had a serious accident in the year 2013. She had a car accident on December 25, 2013, on Christmas. She was seriously injured in that accident and was placed in a 16-day coma. Doctors performed surgeries close to her spine.

Net worth

Michelle Hurst earns a decent amount of money from her successful acting career. Her unique style of acting is always by her fans. Her net worth is reported to be $1.2 million.


by ab-niranjan, 13 Oct, 2017

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