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Michelle Denise Walker (born February 27, 1983), is an American actress known for her starring role in Nine Lives as Abigail Dexler. She is widely known for her relationship and marriage to current WWE Superstar, Tyler Chandler which lasted from March 2006 to September 2012.

Early life

Michelle Denise Walker was born on February 27, 1983 to parents Jasmine and Daniel Walker in Kansas City, Missouri. Michelle grew up in a well brought up family. After only a year in Kansas City, Michelle and her family moved to New York City. Michelle was raised in the Manhattan area of New York and went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School. After graduating Michelle attended Centennial College in Toronto, Canada which is where she met her future husband, Tyler Chandler. Michelle graduated from Centennial College in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration and shortly afterwards pursued a career in acting.

Career

In 2008 it was revealed by Michelle's then husband, Tyler Chandler that they both filmed a scene in the financially successful film, The Dark Knight however the scene was cut from the movie but added as a deleted scene in the DVD release. Michelle starred in her first major film role in Nine Lives which was released straight to DVD in March 2011. In 2011 Chandler had a guest appearance on the Television series Charlie's Angels which was a reboot of the original series Charlie's Angels.

In 2012, she starred in Oliver Stone's Savages alongside Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and John Travolta. HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny was positive of Chandler's work which he described as "smart and sad precisely because she plays O as such a broken, needy little soul". Chandler was originally considered for the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's The Side Effects. However, it was later reported Rooney Mara would replace her.

Michelle is set to star in the horror film Silenced directed by Sam Raimi which is due out in December 2012. It's been reported that Chandler is set to make two guest appearances on the popular supernatural drama television series The Vampire Diaries in late 2012 and early 2013.

Personal life

After dating Tyler Chandler for two and a half years — Michelle announced her engagement to Chandler. They were married on March 27, 2006 at the Vineland Estates at Niagara Falls. After being married for over three years the couple announced that they were separating. While they were separated Michelle was in a six-month relationship with WWE Superstar, Jeff Hardy. A representative for the two confirmed that they had split in June 2010. A month later there was speculation that Michelle and Tyler had gotten back together before it was confirmed by Tyler himself. The two would renew their vows on August 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Later that month the couple announced that they were expecting their first child due in April 2011 — however Michelle would suffer a miscarriage in March 2011. It was reported in June 2011 that the two were separating again however the two were able to reconcile a few weeks later and it was speculated that Michelle was pregnant again. Chandler would confirm that his wife was pregnant and they the due date was late-March, early April 2012. Michelle gave birth to twins — Elena and Jade; prematurely on December 29, 2011 at 12:06am. The twins both weighted in a 5lbs and 20 inches long.

On April 9, 2012, Chandler filed for divorce from Walker, citing "irreconcilable differences". She also asked that her name be restored to her birth name of Michelle Denise Walker. Their divorce was finalized in September, 2012. In an October 2012 interview, Michelle confirmed that she was currently in a relationship with Spanish model, Andrew Luciano and had been since June 2012. Walker and Luciano got engaged on January 3, 2013.

Michelle has one sibling — an older brother, Jason who is a former professional wrestler, currently working as a Real Estate agent in Tampa, Florida.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2008 The Dark Knight Gotham Woman Deleted Scene
2012 Nine Lives Abigail Dexler Direct to DVD
Hick Glenda Supporting role
2012 Savages Ophelia Sage Starring role
Silenced Alice Lawson Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Charlie's Angels Samantha Masters Guest appearance
2012 Vampire Diaries Unknown Guest appearance
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