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Michelle Meyrink (born September 1, 1962) is a Canadian actress.
|Born||September 1, 1962|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Years active||1983–1988 2018-present|
Meyrink was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and began acting at an early age.
She performed roles during the 1980s in both television and in feature films, mostly playing roles as offbeat teen girls, and she appeared in many comedy films, including 1983s Valley Girl as Suzi Brent, 1983's The Outsiders as Cherry Valance's best friend Marcia. In 1984 she guest-starred on the television show Family Ties as Mallory's friend (and character Skippy's latest infatuation).
She is best remembered as the female nerd Judy in the 1984 comedy Revenge of the Nerds and as the hyperactive whiz-kid Jordan Cochran in Martha Coolidge's 1985 film Real Genius. Her last Hollywood role was in the 1988 film Permanent Record.
Leaving acting for Zen BuddhismEdit
Meyrink gave up acting as a career in 1989, stating she wanted more out of life than the profession was offering. During this transition period she became interested in the practice of Zen Buddhism. She moved for a time to the Dominican Republic to be near family members living there. Meyrink later returned to her hometown of Vancouver, where in 1996 she met her future husband John Dumbrille at the Zen Centre of Vancouver. Following their wedding, she and John began raising a family of three children.
Meyrink and Dumbrille currently live in Vancouver, BC. Her family was the subject of a 2004 episode of the Canadian television series Quiet Mind which focused on their embrace and practice of Zen Buddhism.
Meyrink started her own acting school named Actorium in Vancouver. It is modeled, in part, after the Loft Studio, which she attended with other Hollywood actors while she worked in Los Angeles.
|1984||Revenge of the Nerds||Judy|
|1984||National Lampoon's Joy of Sex||Leslie Hindenberg|
|1984||Family Ties||Jane||Episode: "Don't Kiss Me, I'm Only the Messenger"|
|1985||Real Genius||Jordan Cochran|
|1985||One Magic Christmas||Betty|
|1987||Tonight's the Night||Steffi||TV movie|
|1987||Nice Girls Don't Explode||April Flowers|
|1988||Permanent Record||M.G.||(final film role)|