Melissa Michaels is a multi-talented entrepreneur, award-winning author, designer, activist and producer. She is the insightful author of the A Look Within book series. When not writing, Melissa focuses on her clothing lines Inpeloto BodyWear and IBe Wear. She designs limited edition t-shirts and t-shirt bags made from eco-friendly fibers. Inpeloto BodyWear and IBe Wear are clothes with a message along with symbolic designs that make bold, conscious and positive proclamations. Inpeloto is an acronym, which stands for: INfinite, PEace, LOve, TOgetherness. Inpeloto is a socially conscious company consisting of artistic expressions in the form of jewelry, clothes and accessories.
She is the face for The Skin Revolution skincare, cosmetic company and has appeared in films and commercials. She appeared in the directorial debut of Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington’s movie, Antwone Fisher. Her home is the theater where she nurtured her voice, perfected dance and honed acting skills at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Some of her famous cousins include legendary Ernest “Ernie” Banks, nicknamed “Mr. Cub”, was a MLB player for the Chicago Cubs, Ravin Caldwell, former linebacker for the Washington Redskins from 1987 to 1992, playing on the teams that won the Super Bowl following the 1987 and 1991 seasons, Khalil Davis, defensive end for 2020 Super Bowl winners Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Taylor Parks, actress, singer, Grammy nominated songwriter and so many more.
Melissa curated an art show, “Unnecessary Evil,” at Suture, San Diego, CA, where local artists exhibited their art to raise awareness about mental health, and specifically suicide prevention.
She volunteers her time and donates money to BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), one of the fastest growing literacy programs in the country, is an all-volunteer program operating under the auspices of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, the charitable, educational and humanitarian arm of the Screen Actors Guild.
She is a graduate of San Diego State University and University of San Diego. She is a DIY Festival award winner for poetry winning over thousands nationwide. It was her first book, A Look Within that gave her a place in literature and provided her notable recognition. She received honorable mention on The Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama. She also received San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year nomination.