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Michelle Hurst Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Michelle Hurst Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 71 kg
Date of Birth June 1, 1953
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Eye Color Dark Brown

Michelle Hurst is an American actress who is known for her portrayal of Miss Claudette Pelage in Orange Is the New Black. However, she has also made appearances in more than a dozen notable films and shows including I Shot Andy WarholAll Good Things, Office KillerLaw & OrderSex and the City, and Last Tango in Halifax.

Born Name

Michelle Hurst

Nick Name


Michelle Hurst as seen in a picture that was taken on March 28, 2018
Michelle Hurst as seen in a picture that was taken on March 28, 2018 (greg2600 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, United States





Michelle completed her studies at Mount Holyoke College in 1975.




Michelle is represented by Innovative Artists and McKeon / Myones Entertainment.




5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


She has African-American ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

As a result of her age, Michelle’s once dark brown hair has turned to a shade of gray.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Her short afro hairstyle
  • Thin eyebrows

Michelle Hurst Facts

  1. She was raised in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. Initially, Hurst started off as a theatre actor and made her debut in the film industry as a Reporter in Born on the Fourth of July in 1989. Later, in 1995, she made her first TV show appearance as Ms. Ellis in New York Undercover.
  3. She has appeared in multiple roles on Law & Order.
  4. On the day of Christmas in 2013, Michelle was seriously injured in a car accident that led to her sustaining major injuries, due to which she was put into a medically induced coma for 16 days in order to allow her doctor to perform multiple surgeries near her spine.

Featured Image By greg2600 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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