Tiffany Michelle is a record-breaking professional poker player, television personality, host, and writer/speaker. internationally known for breaking records at the World Series of Poker, and most recently seen as a co-host on CBS Sports' Poker Night Live.
A Los Angeles native, Tiffany grew up working in the film and television industry, as an actress and host, eventually gaining fame on an unexpected stage - at the 2008 World Series of Poker. As the "Last Woman Standing" in the WSOP Main Event, her 17th place finish out of 6,844 players broke the record for the largest field ever defeated by a woman in live poker tournament history!
The feat made Tiffany one of the most sought after female players in the game and landed her on the list of 2008's Top 10 Most Fascinating People in Poker.
In 2010 and 2012, MAXIM Magazine named her one of the Top 20 Hottest Celebrity Poker Players in the world.
Tiffany continued to redefine, and advance, the role of women in poker, crossing into mainstream media and appearing on magazine covers and television shows.
In 2009, Tiffany once again defied the odds when she competed as the only all-female team on the Emmy Award winning 15th season of The Amazing Race on CBS, alongside her best friend and fellow 'Last Woman Standing' poker pro, Maria Ho.
Other notable television appearances include: Kat Von D’s LA Ink, Food Network’s Worst Cooks In America, GSN’s World Series of Blackjack, and as a series regular on the Emmy Nominated online soap opera series, DeVanity.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tiffany caught the acting bug at an early age and began performing in theatre when she was 10-years-old. As an adolescent she earned back-to-back Best Young Performer nominations for her starring roles in musical adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and Beauty & The Beast.
Tiffany discovered many other outlets to feed (and hone) the performer and competitor within her, which included competing in regional and national pageants. She won the titles of: Miss Teen SCV Princess, Miss Teen Newhall, Miss Teen Santa Clarita Valley and she was a Top 10 finalist at Miss Teenage California, being named Miss Congeniality by her fellow 200 competitors.
In college, Tiffany applied her acting skills to her academia. As the team captain of her Speech & Debate Team, and student founder, she won trophies nationwide for her performances and original work in the Dramatic Interpretation and Prose Interpretation categories. After completing a two-year theatre program, as well as studying with esteemed professors from UCLA’s Film and Television Department, Tiffany made the transition from acting on stage to the screen, while continuing her education at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio.
It was between auditions that Tiffany fell into player poker, when frequenting Hollywood home games with her peers. She quickly discovered a natural knack for No-Limit Texas Hold'Em poker and began booking jobs as an On-Camera poker host and commentator, while working on her game.
In 2006, Tiffany was heard nationwide as an On-Air Host and commentator for the official World Series of Poker coverage on Sirius Satellite Radio. In 2007, she became the first ever female On-Camera Host for PokerNews and spent the following two years traveling internationally on the professional poker circuit, hosting for the World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour. Thus began Tiffany’s immersion in the professional poker industry.
After a poker-induced sabbatical from acting, in 2012 Tiffany returned to the screen with guest starring roles on Days of Our Lives and the popular online soap opera series DeVanity. She also wrote, produced and starred in the short film, Breaking Up & Away.
In 2014, Tiffany returned to the cast of DeVanity (season 4) as a series regular, playing the resident villainess Scarlett (Kane) DeVanity. The show was nominated for an Emmy Award that year, in the New Approaches – Best Drama Series category.
Tiffany Michelle resides in Los Angeles, California, and refuses to pigeon hole herself. She loves collaborating, producing and working in any creative capacity - as an actor, host, writer, producer, and musician/songwriter, while still finding time to travel the world for poker tournaments, appearances and motivational speaking.