Tammy Lynn Michaels (born Tammy Lynn Doring on November 26, 1974 in Lafayette, Indiana), also known by the surname Etheridge after marrying Melissa Etheridge, is an American actress. Michaels was a regular cast member on the Warner Brothers Network television show Popular and guest-starred on the Showtime drama The L Word. Michaels developed a passion for acting in junior high school and after graduating moved to New York to pursue it. She attended AMDA and completed three semesters but suffered a leg injury and withdrew from the school before graduation. While working as a bartender at a restaurant she was discovered by Alayne Skylar, a talent scout. After moving to Los Angeles, Michaels landed the role of Nicole Julian on Popular. In 2002, Michaels guest-starred on the Fox show That...'
Contributions by Zuejay, Larrybet, and Bearcat.