Whether you’ve seen this “scene-stealing queen” (Netflix) in her Netflix comedy special or heard her narrating The Circle competition series (also Netflix), or even her former WNYC podcast Adulting, Michelle Buteau has become a household name with her powerful, honest humor about the human experience. Her 2020 book, Survival of the Thickest, was recently announced to be adapted for Netflix in the coming months.
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, actress/comedian Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. She can currently be seen as the host of the new season the popular Netflix series THE CIRCLE. She is also one of the stars of the TV remake of FIRST WIVES CLUB, the second season premieres on BET+ this June. Other film and TV credits include scene-stealing scenes in ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS, RUSSIAN DOLL, SOMEONE GREAT and the upcoming MARRY ME with Jennifer Lopez. Michelle’s one-hour comedy special WELCOME TO BUTEAUPIA is streaming on Netflix and recently won the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special. Simon & Schuster published her autobiographical book of essays SURVIVAL OF THE THICKEST last December.