|Born:||May 1, 1949|
|Birthplace:||Columbia, SC, U.S.|
(or involved with):
|Dallas (first series)|
|Appeared as:||Pamela Barnes Ewing #2 (1988) |
Jeanne O'Brien (1990)
Life and careerEdit
The youngest of three children Michaels grew up in a small southern community. She moved to Southern California in her early 20's to pursue a career in the film industry. Michaels started modeling and doing television commercials while studying acting, and working as a busy make-up artist for popular glamor photographers. In the 13 years that the television series "Dallas" was on the air, the role of Pamela Barnes Ewing was only once played by an actress other than the series regular. That actress was Margaret Michaels. A year later executive producer Leonard Katzman requested Michaels return to "Dallas" in the new role of Jeanne O'Brien, a real estate agent who has a romantic fling with Bobby Ewing.
In an interview for a book about the popular television show, Michaels was quoted as saying "working with Patrick Duffy was a joy, he is a true professional and gentleman". On the daytime series Santa Barbara, she took on the feisty role of Santana Andrada working opposite actors A. Martinez, and Lane Davies. She played the role of Nora in the Beverly Hills Playhouse production of "All This and Moonlight" with fellow daytime actress Mary Beth Evans.
Also a talented screenwriter, Margaret has written several screenplays, is working on a book, and under the Jasmine Road LLC umbrella, is producing a feature film with her partners. She is married to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Richard W. Fleming, they reside in Southern California.