Michelle Nolden’s resume boasts blockbuster and independent features as well as critically acclaimed television projects, all of which have earned her an international reputation. She is currently splitting her time filming the independent feature “Haunter” opposite Abigail Breslin and directed by Vincenzo Natale as well as a regular role in the new CTV/NBC series “Saving Hope.”
Her feature film credits include "Red" starring Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, the Canadian Indie comedy "St. Roz" as well as “The Time Travelers Wife” with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. She garnered great reviews as the lead in the HBO Canada/Movie Network series "Zone of Separation" playing a tough edged United Nations Peacekeeper. A regular on the second season of “The Republic of Doyle,” she can also be seen in the recent CBC movie entitled "John A. The Making of A Country." Nolden has just finished five seasons in the recurring role of U.S. attorney Robin Brooks on the Primetime CBS show “Num3ers.” Recent guest roles include “The Listener,” "The Murdoch Mysteries," ABC's "Rookie Blue" for which she was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2011, and the Showcase Original "Crash and Burn." Nolden also starred in Sean Garrity’s feature film “Lucid” as well as the Canadian Film Center Feature “Show Me.” For her work in “Men with Brooms,” in which she co-stars with Paul Gross, Leslie Nielson and Molly Parker, Nolden received an ACTRA nomination for Best Actress.
Additional film credits include “Deceived” where she stars with Lou Gossett Jr. and Judd Nelson; “Cybermutt” where she again shares the screen with Nelson, “Alter” where she plays a woman suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, and David Weaver’s feature debut “Century Hotel.” Short films include “Moon Palace” which was showcased at MOMA’s night of exceptional film, "Cursing Hanley" and "Congratulations Daisy Graham," both of which premiered at the 2007 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.
For two seasons, Nolden was a series regular in the critically acclaimed Showtime series “Street Time,” with Rob Morrow and Terrence Howard. She has had recurring roles on “Everwood,” Crossing Jordan” and Gene Rodenberry’s “Earth Final Conflict” which earned her an international fan club and is currently shooting “Nikita” for The CW. She has guest starred on “Ghost Whisperer,” “C.S.I. Miami,” “Would Be Kings,” “Rent-a Goalie,” “The Eleventh Hour,” “The Shield’s Stories,” “Kevin Hill,” “Regenesis” and “Betting on Love.” Nolden played Christyne Lategano opposite James Wood’s Emmy® nominated performance of Rudy Guliani in the USA Network’s “Rudy: The Rudy Guliani Story;” co-starred along Cybil Sheppard in the Martha Stewart Biopic, “Martha Inc,” and co-starred in the Canadian Mini-series “Hemingway vs Callaghan” for which she garnered a Gemini nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also portrayed a young war bride in the CBC National Special “We Will Not Forget” which earned the Governor General’s Award of Appreciation.
Nolden recently made her writing and directing debut with the short film “Loonie” which has been selected to screen at the Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Atlantic Film Festivals among others. Both lead actors were nominated for 2008 Actra Awards, as well as winning best short film for the NSI Online Film Festival. She co-created the comedy series "Slacker Moms" which was in development with CBC and is now being shopped in the United States. She is story consultant on the drama series “St. Bat’s” currently in development with Shaw Media and has just finished writing and directing her second short film for Bravofact, “A Man’s World.” Nolden is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival.