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Lisa Michelle Cornelius

Lisa Michelle Cornelius is an actor, singer and producer with a vast resume of lead and supporting roles 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 mother, Tressie.  The highly anticipated project is slated for release on Global TV in 2023. 

 

Some of her other notable acting credits include Chuckie (SyFy), Star Trek:Short Treks (CBS), Black Mirror (Netflix), Handmaid's Tale (CTV/Hulu), The Color of Love (Lifetime) and more.

 

Lisa Michelle’s artistic career has expanded beyond performance to include a growing list of credits as a film producer as well. Her producer credits include the short film Rainbow Baby (official selection of the Berlin Art Film Festival selection, Miami Film Awards and more), and Executive Producer for Pattern (official selection of the Montreal Black Film Fest, Reelworld Film Festival and more). 

 

Lisa Michelle also dedicates her time and energy into serving her artistic community. She is one of the founding members of Canadian Black Entertainment and serves as an elected ACTRA Toronto Executive Vice-President, as well as Executive Liaison of that union’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.  Through these organizations, Lisa Michelle has been able to co-create and co-lead dozens of initiatives, events, workshops and panels that promote Black, Indigenous and POC artists and assist in their professional development and advancement.