MICHELLE VAN DER WATER


“Detective Sasha Colfax”

 

Michelle was born in Cape Town, South Africa to a Dutch-African father and Indian-African mother, and raised in Stanwell Park outside of Sydney, Australia. She began modeling as a teenager and was a consistent performer in U.S. commercials.  She discovered her love for acting while taking classes in her spare time and decided to pursue acting as a career.  She then moved to Los Angeles and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre in West Hollywood.   She has been a lead in a host of movies including Broken Silence, Weight, Solace, Between the Sunset and Sea, Minotaur, Verlaine, Journey to Lasta and Max Knight Ultra Spy.  Her television credits include Single Ladies, NCIS: Los Angeles, Castle, The Strip, Melrose Place and ER.  She continues to practice at the John Kirby Studio in Hollywood and can be seen in many TV commercials, film and TV series throughout the U.S.  She is a graduate of Wollongong University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Graphic Design and New Media.