Here Comes The Sun is about the young Michelle, before the “Dawn.” This site will provide an in depth look at those shows she appeared in as well as providing a glimpse of what she looked like at the time. This site follows Michelle from the age of 6 years through 14.

At the young and tender age of three Michelle said to her mom, Lana, that she wanted to be an actress, and soon she made her first appearance on television in a Wisk soap-powder commercial.

Over the coming years Michelle would go on to appear in over a hundred commercials, several movies, including her first, “Harriet the Spy”, in which she played the title role of Harriet M. Welch at the age of 10, and many TV shows, including “The Adventures of Pete and Pete”, “Meego”, and “All My Children”.

A complete listing of Michelle’s Early Career is provided below with the exception of one show, of which there do not seem to be any images available.

Michelle’s Early Career

Click on the production title to learn more about the show and see Michelle as she appeared in the show.

Images for “Guys Like Us” were unable to be found. Hopefully, one day some will come to light.

Production When What Episode Character
Law and Order 1990 TV Series God Bless The Child Dinah Driscoll
Clarissa Explains It All 1993 TV Series Babysitting Elsie Soaperstein
All My Children 1993 – 1996 TV Series Regular Lilly Benton Montgomery
The Adventures of Pete ‘n’ Pete 1994 – 1996 TV Series Regular Nona Mecklenberg
Dave’s World 1996 TV Series Solitaire Angela
Space Cases 1996 TV Series All you can Eat Aiee (Prankster #1)
Harriet the Spy 1996 Movie Harriet M. Welch
Late Night With Conan 1996 Talk Show   Herself
Christmas In My Hometown 1996 Movie   Noelle Murphy
Meego 1997 TV Series Regular Maggie Parker
Figure It Out 1997 TV Game Show Guest Panelist Herself (12 episodes)
Blues Clues 1998 TV Series Blue’s Birthday Herself with Amanda Bynes
Guys Like Us 1998 TV Series Maestro’s First Crush Katie
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish 1998 Movie Gloria
Inspector Gadget 1999 Movie Penny
Can’t Be Heaven 1999 Movie Julie
Kids Choice Awards 1999 Awards Show Herself
A Father’s Choice 2000 Movie Kelly McLain
Wonderful Wizard of Oz 2001 AUDIO Dorothy