Tammy Lynn Michaels was raised in Lafayette, Indiana, graduating from Lafayette Jefferson High School. She grew up with a keen interest and physical gift in the athletic arena. Later Tammy's interests grew from the sports arena, to include the theatrical arena as well, even performing leads in musicals. Following high school graduation, she moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where she was trained in everything from improv, dialects, ballroom dance, to Stage Combat. In 1998, Tammy appeared in several national commercials for brands such as Sprint, Dupont, Secret, GTE and Ponds. However, it was in 1999, in her role as "Nicole Julian", that introduced us all to Tammy's genius comic timing, and found Tammy relocating to Los Angeles. She is best known for her roles on the hit television shows Popular (1999), Committed (2005) and The L-Word (2004). Tammy lives in Los Angeles with her family.