Mother of the Year: Michelle Noh
Meet Michelle Noh, one of the newest members of the Interstate family. She's playing a caring but stern mother whose greatest wish is for Adrian to follow in her footsteps. Michelle took a few minutes to tell us more about herself.
NAME: Michelle Noh
PREFERRED PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I grew up in Southern California and though I'm still a beach girl, I knew I wanted a cultural change out of my bubble. So, I went to NYU, Tisch School of the Arts for Drama and now I'm based in L.A.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING?
I've been performing since I was a kid, but I started working professionally when I was 19.
WHERE HAVE WE SEEN YOU BEFORE?
I was in the first additional company of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It was a sit-down tour in San Francisco. And I've done a ton of theatre in L.A., but you're more likely to have seen me on a sitcom or drama, like Grey's Anatomy, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Bad Judge, ER... (And then also a bunch you probably never saw... HAHA.)
WHY DID YOU SAY YES TO INTERSTATE?
I am here because I really want to be here. Interstate is a special and unique show with a unique voice. I had been looking to jump back into some theatre in NYC and, like magic, Interstate presented itself. Somehow I could tell that the Creative Team was a dedicated one that cared deeply about the project for all the right reasons.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT INTERSTATE?
Interstate tells a story that doesn't get told. It gives voice to a community that's underrepresented, and in a fresh way. As a kid, I used longed to see people who looked like me as leads in film, tv and theatre. This is a much more important idea than I realized at the time. It helps "normalize" people in a society's eyes.
Follow Michelle on Twitter (@michnoh).