|Michelle Buteau Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1977|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Michelle Buteau is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, television host, podcast host, writer, and producer who started her stint as a comedian a few days after the 9/11 attacks and used to work as a news footage editor till then. Over the course of her career, she has been a part of a variety of television projects such as First Wives Club, The Circle, Tales of the City, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, Bless the Harts, Key and Peele, The Tick, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Rick and Morty, Enlisted, Broad City, Zootopia+, 2 Dope Queens, Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia, Weekend Getaway With Michelle Buteau, and China, IL. In addition to that, Michelle Buteau’s film credits include Isn’t It Romantic, Almost Love, Someone Great, Moonshot, Always Be My Maybe, The Stand In, Happiest Season, Crush, Clerks III, Work It, and Marry Me.
Hamilton Township, New Jersey, United States
Michelle Buteau studied at Florida International University (FIU), a public research university with its main campus in Miami-Dade County.
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Television Host, Podcast Host, Writer, Producer
- Father – Mitchel/Michel Buteau
- Mother – Marie Antoinette
- Others – Charles Henry DuFour (Maternal Grandfather), Mavis (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Michelle Buteau has dated –
- Gijs van der Most (2010-Present) – In 2010, she got married to Dutch photographer Gijs van der Most and they parent twins – a daughter named Hazel Van der Most and a son named Otis van der Most – born in January 2019 via surrogacy.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Black, White, and Asian)
Michelle Buteau is of Haitian (African and some Lebanese) descent on her father’s side and has French and Jamaican (African, Indian, and possibly other) roots on her mother’s side.
- Freckled face
- Curly hair
Michelle Buteau Facts
- She secured her first television spot on Comedy Central after working as a stand-up comedian for 5 years.
- Michelle Buteau played the recurring role of Private Tanisha Robinson in the Fox sitcom Enlisted in 2014.
- She was named one of “10 comedians to watch” by Esquire in 2017.
- She began hosting the Late Night Whenever! podcast in 2018 and it was credited as “one of the best podcasts of 2018 so far” by Time.
- Along with Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Vivian Bang, Daniel Dae Kim, and Keanu Reeves, Michelle Buteau co-starred as Veronica in the 2019 romantic comedy film Always Be My Maybe.
- In 2019, she started playing the role of Bree Washington in the comedy television series First Wives Club. Her co-stars on the show included Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Mark Tallman, RonReaco Lee, and Malik Yoba.
- Michelle Buteau was cast in the recurring role of Wren (Brian’s neighbor and friend) in the Netflix drama miniseries Tales of the City in 2019. The show’s lead cast included Laura Linney, Elliot Page, Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Barbara Garrick, and others.
- She appeared as Martina in the 2019 meta-romantic comedy film Isn’t It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra.
- Michelle voiced Vanessa, Linda, Detective Bassett, and various background characters in the adult animated sitcom Bless the Harts from 2019 to 2020.
- Her first book, a collection of personal essays titled Survival of the Thickest, was published in 2020.
- Her stand-up special Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Comedy Special” in 2021.
- Michelle Buteau brought to life the character of Captain Tarter in the 2022 science-fiction romantic comedy film Moonshot, starring Cole Sprouse, Lana Condor, Mason Gooding, Emily Rudd, and Zach Braff.
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