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Michelle Thomas

  • Birth 23 Sep 1968 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 23 Dec 1998 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 4413

Actress. She is best known for her role in the television situation comedy "Family Matters" as 'Myra Monkhouse', the girlfriend to 'Steve Urkel"'s girlfriend. Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in New York, to parents who were in the entertainment field. Her mother a thater actress and her dad a member of the famed R & B group, "Kool & the Gang". Developing her own performing skills at a young age, she became a talented singer. In addition to music, she studied jazz, modern and hip-hop dance at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. At age 16, she was offered a recording contract, but decided to move to Los Angeles, California and focus on her acting career. There Thomas landed a national commercial on her very first audition. Her other televison credits included the role of 'Justine Phillips', the girfriend of 'Theo Huxtable' on the popular comedy "The Cosby Show," the movie "Dream Date" and appearances in videos for R&B groups Mint Condition and Dru Hill. Up until she became ill, she played the role of an aspiring singer, 'Callie', on the soap opera "The Young and The Restless." She died in 1998 at the age of 29 from stomach cancer in a New York hospital.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michelle Thomas (23 Sep 1968–23 Dec 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4413, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .