Poker Player Profile – Poker Player Tiffany Michelle
Not only a beautiful face, actress, writer and musician Tiffany Michelle has also found fame at the poker tables.
Tiffany Michelle is not only a female professional poker player, but she is an actress and musician as well. She was also a teen beauty queen, having been awarded the titles of "Miss Teen Newhall" and "Miss Teen Santa Clarita Valley." Her beautiful face has put her in the front lines of many poker promotions.
The Early Life of Tiffany Michelle
Michelle was born and raised in Los Angeles. From the age of ten she was performing and touring with shows across the United States and for two years running she won the Lancaster Performing Arts Center "Best Young Performer Award." She has been acting every since and now divides her time between Hollywood and her professional poker career.
Tiffany Michelle's Acting and Writing Career
Michelle has appeared as an actress in a number of shows, including "ER" and "Guilty or Innocent," as well as "This Hour has 22 Minutes." She and her mother, Merry Graham have co-authored the book, "Scriptures at your Fingertips for Teens.".
The Early Poker Career of Tiffany Michelle
Michelle first learned to play poker as a child with her brothers and her grandfather, although she began playing poker more seriously in 2005, playing Hollywood house games as a way to pass the time with her fellow actors. She entered her first tournament and won and that seemed to get her hooked. Unlike many other poker players, Michelle enjoys a variety of poker games. She plays no limit Texas hold'em, as well as Omaha, seven card stud and H.O.R.S.E.
Tiffany Michelle's Extra-curricular Poker Activities
In 2006, Michelle joined Bluff Radio's national team that broadcast the WSOP coverage on Sirius Satellite radio. In 2007, she was an international on-camera host for Pokernews.com and at the 2008 WSOP event she hosted the player interviews as well as the coverage for the Official Media Update Team.
Tiffany Michelle's Poker Successes
In 2008, at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), Michelle placed 17th out of 6,844 players in the Main event. It had looked at one point as if she may be the first women to make it to the final table of the tournament, but that was not to be. Her placing did make her the first women to beat such a large field of competitors. She took away $334,535. She has seen a number of first place wins over her poker career, including the 2008 Velvet Margarita Annual Celebrity Charity Tournament, the 2008 Orleans No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack, the 2007 World Series of Poker Circuit event, the 2006 Binions Saturday Tourney, the 2006 MGM Sunday Tourney, the 2006 Harrah's Daily Tourney and the 2005 Harrah's Daily Tourney.
Current Stats for Tiffany Michelle
Michelle is a member of the Star Player Team for Ultimate Bet Poker. She is known by the nickname "Hot Chips." In fact, Michelle made headlines at the 2008 WSOP Main Event, not only for her sensational playing, but also because she allegedly dumped her sponsors, Poker News for Ultimate Bet. She primarily lives in Beverly Hills, California.