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Lisa Michelle Cornelius

Lisa Michelle Cornelius is a Toronto-based actor, singer and producer with a vast resume of performances on Canadian and American film & television.


In 2021, she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award 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 dramatic series Robyn Hood, playing the title character’s formidable mother, Tressie.  The highly anticipated project is slated for release on Global TV in 2023. 


Additional film & television credits include Chuckie (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’s growing list of credits include the short film Rainbow Baby (official selection of the Berlin Art Film Festival selection, Miami Film Awards, Toronto International Women’s FF and more) and Executive Producer for the feature film Pattern (official selection of the Montreal Black Film Fest and award-winner at the Reelworld Film Festival).  Her feature-length documentary To The Core is currently in development, and will be the first project from her production company Sunday Baby Films.


As a trusted and respected artist in her community, Lisa Michelle is currently serving as an elected ACTRA Toronto Executive Vice-President, as well as Executive Liaison of ACTRA Toronto’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

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