Michelle Renee Clunie is an American actress best known for playing Melanie Marcus in Showtime's Queer as Folk, Ellen Beals in ABC Family's Make It Or Break It, and DeeDee Landrow in The Jeff Foxworthy Show. In Teen Wolf, she played Mrs. Finch, the strict but fair science teacher that is later revealed to be an Alpha Werewolf and member of the Primal Pack.


Note: due to Clunie's extensive acting career, this is a truncated list of her work. See the IMDB and Wikipedia links below to see her entire filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Hot Line Jesse Summerfield Episode: The Homecoming
1994 Silk Stalkings Annie Episode: The Scarlet Shadow
1995 The Preston Episodes Meredith Episode: The Adam Gets Promoted Episode
1996 The Jeff Foxworthy Show DeeDee Landrow 5 episodes
1996 Space: Above and Beyond Jennifer Brandt Episode: Never No More
1996 ER Gretchen Episode: Working Girl
1997 Boy Meets World Kelly Episode: B & B's B'n B
1997 Chicago Sons Kelley Episode: Love in the Time of Cicadas
1997 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Renny Green Episode: Birds of Prey
1998 The Tony Danza Show Maggie Episode: Vision Quest
1999 JAG Sally Wexler Episode: Contemptuous Words
2000 Diagnosis Murder Maeve Michaels Episode: Jake's Women
2002 Judging Amy Nancy Episode: Come Back Soon
2000-2005 Queer as Folk Melanie Marcus 83 episodes
2006 House Judy Episode: No Reason
2006 Without a Trace Cindy Peterson Episode: Candy
2007 The Closer Dr. Leonard Episode: Blindsided
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Paulla Kingsley Episode: The Grave Shift
2010 The Mentalist Tara Harrington Episode: Red All Over
2010 Lie to Me Jane Prescott Episode: Beyond Belief
2010-2011 Make It or Break It Ellen Beals 9 episodes
2011 In Plain Sight Sage Lorne / Britt Parnell Episode: Girls, Interrupted
2013 NCIS Meredith Dunn Episode: Hit and Run
2014 Bones Suzanne Levitt Episode: The Master in the Slop
2015-2017 Teen Wolf Mrs. Finch 9 episodes


  • In addition to a career in acting, Clunie also has a history as a ballet dancer and a violinist in recitals and opera orchestras.
    • In fact, Clunie has stated that she sold her violin for $200 when she was nineteen years old in order to move to Los Angeles and pursue her acting career.
  • Clunie is also an activist for civil rights, particularly for LGBT equality as well as for the Democratic Party as a whole.
  • Clunie has residences in both New York City and Los Angeles.
  • She has a French bulldog named Jimi.

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