Lisa Michelle Cornelius
Lisa Michelle Cornelius is a Toronto-based actor, singer and producer with over a decade of professional experience in the Canadian film & TV industry.
In 2021, she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for her lead role on the comedy series Band Ladies (Highball TV). That same year, she starred alongside Deborah Joy Winans in A Sisterly Christmas on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Most recently, Lisa Michelle landed a recurring role in Julien ‘Director X’ Lutz’ upcoming TV series Robyn Hood, playing the title character’s formidable mother, Tressie. The highly anticipated project premieres on
Global TV and StackTV in Canada on September 27th, 2023. Some of her additional acting credits include Chucky (SyFy), Star Trek:Short Treks (CBS), Black Mirror (Netflix), Handmaid's Tale (CTV/Hulu), The Color of Love (Lifetime) and more.
As a producer, Lisa Michelle is the Founder and CEO of Sunday Baby Films Inc, a Toronto-based production company with a growing slate of film and TV projects in various stages of development. Projects on the slate include three TV series’, two scripted features and a feature-length documentary on the prevalent rise of C-Section births in Canada.
Lisa Michelle also produced a short film called Rainbow Baby, starring Kate Fenton and Amanda Cordner (Sort Of). The film enjoyed a successful film festival run and has recently been acquired by CBC as part of their “Canadian Reflections” programming on CBC Gem and their linear network, premiering January 2024.
Lisa Michelle also served as Executive Producer of the feature film Pattern, that went on to be screened at the Reelworld Film Festival, Montreal Black Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival and more. In 2023, Pattern found a home and can now be viewed on Highball TV.
This year, Lisa Michelle was selected to take part in the Reelworld Screen Institute’s Producer Program. She is also a member of Women in Film & TV (WIFT-Toronto) and serves as an elected ACTRA National Councilor and ACTRA Toronto Executive VP.