Talent Guide

Michelle Sam

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2019


Michelle Sam is a first-generation Ghanaian-American writer, actress, and filmmaker, raised in Ireland, UK, and the U.S. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Visual and Dramatic Arts from Rice University and studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland and Acting Conservatory in London. Sam is an Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow and was named a Notable Writer by New York Television Festival. Her short Missed Connections, written, produced and directed, by Sam, starring and executive produced by Angelica Ross (Pose on FX), has screened at over 20 festivals and won Best Trans United States Short Film at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.