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Michelle L. Gardner is an American actress and producer.


Gardner is from an Arizona family of bakers, with her father and grandfather both working in such business. She started acting at only 13 in Phoenix Little Theatre (which also had the likes of Nick Nolte and Steven Spielberg). Gardner studied at two different universities and started performing in theatres across the country. She officially started appearing in films and TV in 2001. She is also a member of a filmmaking collective known as "FEWDIO".

On Criminal Minds[]

Gardner portrayed a medical examiner in the Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior episode, "Lonely Heart".

She later portrayed Doctor Balboa in the Season Eight episode of the original "Carbon Copy".


  • Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) as Realtor
  • The Mentalist (2014) as Ginger Cauley
  • Criminal Minds - "Carbon Copy" (2013) TV episode - Doctor Balboa
  • The Closer (2012) as Lori Shaw
  • Show Me (2011) as Wife (short)
  • Death Valley (2011) as Mrs. Trager
  • Bones (2011) as Grace Meacham
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - "Lonely Heart" (2011) TV episode - Medical Examiner
  • Tenant (2010) as Gladys (short)
  • Camera Obscura (2010) as Mother
  • The Event (2010) as Medic
  • Bound by a Secret (2009) as Art Teacher
  • Cleansed (2008) as Maggie (short)
  • Happy Holidays (2008) as Mandy
  • Shark (2007) as Medical Examiner
  • One of Our Own (2007) as Lucy
  • House M.D. (2007) as Dr. Stone
  • Nadine in Date Land (2005) as Gina
  • Joan of Arcadia (2005) as Substitute Teacher God
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: A VH1 Popumentary (2004) as Stage Manager
  • Without a Trace (2004) as Nurse
  • Six Feet Under (2003) as Nurse Susie
  • Judging Amy (2002) as Victoria Gaffney
  • Strong Medicine (2002) as Janelle
  • Ally McBeal (2001) as Stenographer


  • Show Me (2011) - Producer (short)
  • Tenant (2010) - Producer (short)

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.