Actor Spotlight ~ Michelle Jewsbury

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Michelle Jewsbury


Actor Transformation:  What are you working on right now?

Michelle Jewsbury  –  I recently completed a run of my play, “But I Love Him” – a solo show, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in July 2016.  I used my experience from starring in the play Proof  back in 2011 to write, produce and perform in the 65 minute drama.  In August 2016 I completed the first draft of my memoir, But I Love Him, and I am scheduled to be interviewed on KKLA’s show Bring It Up! with Deb & Cindy early 2017.  I also just filmed a regional commercial with Iconoclast productions!


AT – Yes, We heard you have a book coming out soon.  Tell us about that …

MJ – The beginning of 2012 I began a relationship with a man who became physically and emotionally abusive.  I stayed for over three years.  During this time I suffered two severe beatings that should have resulted in hospitalization and multiple abusive explosions from my perpetrator.  My book, But I Love Him, is about why I stayed, details of specific events, and why I left.  I hope to encourage men and women around the globe who have suffered from domestic violence and enlighten others about this all too common issue that demands immediate attention.


AT – Not only are you an actress, playwright, & author, but you are doing amazing work all around the globe as an activist.  Tell us about your work as a humanitarian. 

MJ – I have always had a heart for the less fortunate.  In May 2014 I took my first humanitarian trip to Guatemala and have been to four countries since helping underprivileged youth and women.  In 2015 I embarked in a career as Vice President for Young Vision Africa, a non-profit doing humanitarian work in Sierra Leone.  I stayed with YVA until August 2016 when I decided to leave the organization to focus my efforts on ending domestic violence.


AT – You have been interviewed by A Girls Guide to a Man’s World, Everyday Extraordinary Women, and Suicide Girls talk radio about your book and play.  What has this process been like for you?

MJ – Often times I say that God makes beautiful things out of broken pieces.  The awareness that I have been able to spread because of various interviews has been exhilarating and unbelievably healing.  I hope to continue speaking about my past experiences and future accolades.  I strive to inspire those who have struggled with violent pasts and to reassure victims to stay positive because their life can and will be remarkable. 


AT – You were on Soultrain and Dance 360.  Are you a dancer?

MJ – I wouldn’t consider myself a dancer, just a girl who knows how to shake it.  I was a varsity cheerleader at Moanalua High School where my team taught me to keep a rhythm.  I love music.  In 2011 I worked on Music and Memories, a documentary about The Platters.  I loved meeting Jean Bennett and dancing a bit on set when the camera wasn’t rolling!



For More Info About Michelle Jewsbury:


Website:  http://www.michellejewsbury.com

IMDb:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3643475/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mjewsbury

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/michelle.jewsbury?fref=ts

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/michellejewsbury/

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-jewsbury-5310953b




About the Author
Kari Nissena is an actress, producer, and biz coach for actors in Hollywood, California. With hundreds of credits to her name, she has worked in film, theatre, commercials, voiceover, television, and more. As a business coach for actors, she has coached thousands of actors how to take control of their careers! Actor Transformation is committed to helping actors find success in their careers by providing education, motivation, and valuable tools & resources. *** More About Kari on IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/KariNissena