Birth Name: Michelle Thomas
Birth Place: Defiance, Ohio, USA
This adroit young actress made her acting debut in an episode of the TV series "Parker Lewis" billed as Michelle Burke. She entered features playing the nubile young conehead Connie in the film adaptation of the old "Saturday Night Live" sketch, "The Coneheads" and soon followed up with a featured role in Richard Linklater's smart 1970s set coming-of-age comedy "Dazed and Confused" (both 1993). More recently, Thomas was cast as Claudia in both "Mario Puzo's The Last Don" (CBS, 1997) and its sequel "Mario Puzo's The Last Don II" (CBS, 1998). She also headlined the PAX TV series "Little Men" (1998-2000), playing Jo March Bhaer, the widowed headmistress of a boarding school.