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Biography, Facts, and Life Story of Michaela McManus

Michaela McManus (born May 20, 1983) is an American actress and former model who has been featured in movies such as X2: X-Men United and The Astronaut’s Wife. She is known as Lindsey Strauss on One Tree Hill, A.D.A. Kim Greylek on Law & Order.

She is best known for her appearances as Lindsey Strauss on One Tree Hill, A.D.A. Kim Greylek on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Grace Karn on the N.B.C. drama Aquarius.

NameMichaela McManus
Known ForLindsey Strauss
Date of BirthMay 20, 1983
Birthplace, Rhode Island, United States
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height5’5″ (1.65 m)
Net Worth$2 million
Weight in K.G52 kg
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorGreenish Blue
FatherJim McManus
MotherTrisha McManus
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMike Daniels

Early Life Of Michaela McManus

Michaela was born on May 20, 1983, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born to her father, Bill McManus, and her mother, Jami McManus. She is an American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity/race. Following her education at Toll Gate High School, she earned a degree from Fordham University.

McManus then pursued an acting career in Los Angeles after studying at N.Y.U.’s graduate acting program and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) from January-May 2004.

Career Life of Michaela McManus

She began her acting career in 2004 after she landed a role on an episode of the television show “Law & Order,” whereafter she appeared in several small films. Michaela McManus is best known for playing Lindsey Strauss on The C.W.’s One Tree Hill. She is also well known for her role as A.D.A, Kim Greylek on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Grace Karn in the N.B.C. drama Aquarius.

McManus has appeared in several films, such as X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Astronaut’s Wife (1999), and New Year’s Eve (2011). McManus’ made her debut in a lead role in the 2015 N.B.C. drama series “Aquarius” with David Duchovny.


In 2008, she joined the cast of One Tree Hill’s fifth season as Lindsey Strauss, Lucas Scott’s (Chad Michael Murray) love interest. She filmed her appearance on C.S.I.: N.Y. after completing her work on One Tree Hill.

Michaela McManus was subsequently revealed to be a member of the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Units as assistant District Attorney Kim Greylek.

She was inexplicably written out of S.V.U. during the middle of season ten after A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) returned. On the other hand, McManus continued to be credited in season ten’s opening credits, and it was later clarified that she would not return to S.V.U.

From 1992 to the present, she has appeared in several prime-time series, including Castle, C.S.I.: Miami, The Vampire Diaries, and Hawaii Five-0. In 2015, she was featured in the music video for “Glad You Came” by The Wanted.

She portrayed Tara on the N.B.C. drama Awake from 2012 to 2012; in 2017, she played Alana Hayes in the Navy SEAL team drama series SEAL Team and The Orville as Krill Telia. She acted in the cancelled N.B.C. series The Village as Sarah Campbell in 2019.

Personal Life

On the other hand, Michaela’s relationship with ex-boyfriend Nathan hasn’t ended well. She married writer/ producer Mike Daniels in July 2011. The happy couple is the parents of two sons: Gabriel October Daniels was born in April 2014, and Declan Griffith Daniels was born in September 2016.

In addition, the former model also has a pet dog named Bobo, who is often spotted on her social media account. Her son Gabriel is just adorable, and she often shares pictures of him with her fans and followers on Twitter and Instagram. In this regard, she has 943k+ followers on Twitter and 490k+ followers on Instagram.

Net Worth and Salary

She has earned a lot of money from her work as an actor, and she holds a net worth of millions. According to some sources, she reportedly makes $80 thousand and $250 thousand per episode, around $1 million. From 2012 to 2016, she received approximately $500 thousand and $25 thousand for each episode.

Michaela Mcmanus Movies

One Tree Hill2003 – 2012
Cosa Bella2006
The Beautiful Lie2006
I GraduatedBut… 2007
You Don’t Have to Love Me2009
About Fifty2011
Funeral Kings2012
Into the Grizzly Maze2015
Love Finds You in Valentine2016
The Village2019
The Block Island Sound2020
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitSince 1999
Aquarius2015 – 2016
Michaela McmanusTV Shows
One Tree Hill20082008
C.S.I.: NY2008
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008–2009
C.S.I.: Miami2009
The Vampire Diaries2011
Hawaii Five-02011
Necessary Roughness2012–2013
C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation2013
SEAL Team2017–2018
The Orville2017–2019
The Magicians2018
The Village2019
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