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Born and raised in Southampton, New York, Michael attended Our Lady of the Hamptons School, well known for its theatre arts program, where he performed in principal play roles, grades 1-8. He graduated from St. Anthony's High School, Huntington, New York, in 2009. Michael was a college freshman preparing for a Wall Street career, when he decided to get serious about his future, and pursue his passion in life—acting.
He returned to New York and attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (2010-2011), while working in background roles in film and TV. In April 2012, he moved to Santa Monica, California, and within 3 days was signed by a talent agency. He attended Orange Coast College, focusing on Theatre Arts; The Art of Acting—Stella Adler Conservatory; and The Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Los Angeles.
In 2012, Michael made his professional stage debut at the Long Beach Playhouse in the role of Kenny in Fuddy Meers; followed by Tom in Sherlock Holmes at The Underground Theatre in Hollywood; as Bruce Calhoun and Goldstein in The Bereaved at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre; as Deputy Dunn in As Deep as the Rivers at The Secret Rose Theatre; and as Kid Twist in Brothel at the Eclectic Theatre. He is a member of the New American Theatre. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and Southampton, New York.
Michael Dougherty's Interview
Michael is interviewed by Dr. Carmella Baranowski on the story and creation of his film "LOVE & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN"
Read the interview here