Michelle Fairley was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1985. She began acting at a very young age, playing different characters in a number of plays before landing her role in the award-winning movie, Bridesmaids. From there, she went on to play different characters in television including the villainess in the British sitcom, The Firm and recurring guest stars in Law and Order: Parts 1 and 2. Fairley then appeared in her first Broadway play, The Rose Tattoo. After that, she went on to play the roles of a cheerleader in American Gladiators and a dancer in musical revues before landing her role on the television show, Pretty Woman.
Michelle Fairley’s most famous role would be that of the groundbreaking character, Meg Ryan. She played the character of Meg Ryan, a divorced housewife who moves into a new apartment just before her marriage with Richard (John Lithgow) comes to pass. Meg Ryan was one of the more memorable and successful spinoff characters from the hit series of the same name. This role also earned Fairley her second Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Other notable roles that Michelle Fairley has played include: Coraline, in the movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, and Ashamed in the British TV series, The Halloway Islands.
Michelle Fairley is best known for her role as Cersei on the hit TV show, Game of Thrones. However, it was actually her appearance on the final season of Defiance, as Queen Cersei that really propelled her into stardom. On the finale of the third season, the queen was literally impaled by a horse-killing dragon. Though the wound was not particularly deep, she looked like she needed a recovery visit to the hospital. Although this incident may have been the end of Cersei’s story, it did little to slow down her fans’ fervor for the actress. In fact, after the episode aired, thousands of fans flocked to a major stadium in London to catch a glimpse of Michelle Fairley.
During the late seasons of Defiance, as the show went into its seventh season, there were many recurring guest stars. One of those early arrivals was Michelle fairley, who played the role of Queen Elisabeth in the show. While some fans criticized her for not developing her acting skills enough to warrant her inclusion in the cast of the show, others loved her work. Most television critics have since praised Michelle Fairley’s work, especially her portrayal of the iconic character, Queen Elisabeth. Michelle Fairley’s work in the role of the famous royal family’s trusted but conniving Queen contributed greatly to the show’s increasing popularity.
Michelle Fairley also appeared in a number of television shows during the early part of her acting career. She first appeared on the British soap opera “Amadeus” in 2021, playing the lead role of Coraline Jones, an Irish girl who travels back in time in order to help her aging mother and her brother in their quest for the future of their home country. The role of Coraline was quite different from that of Elisabeth, who appeared on the show in the first season as a mysterious character known as the Queen of Hearts. Though Coraline Jones did not exactly solve the mystery of her own mother’s death, her appearance did encourage fans to get familiar with the actresses’ acting style. After the series ended, Michelle Fairley appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including the fantasy action series “Ripper Street,” as well as the movie adaptation of the same name.
Michelle Fairley also had a large role in the popular American sitcom “Law and Order.” She played the cynical and sassy assistant to the arresting officer of the main characters, Det. Libby Brooks. The character of Coleraine was primarily a support character for the more serious, but good-natured detectives. Michelle Fairley soon became known for her amazing acting skills and became a favorite on the series, which lasted for five seasons.