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Michelle Banks

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Michelle Banks


Michelle Banks is an African American performer who was deafened by spinal meningitis at a young age.  She was educated on the Gallaudet campus starting at the age of three attending the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, and Gallaudet University.   Michelle later transferred to State University of New York at Purchase to complete her degree in performing arts.  While at State University of New York at Purchase, Michelle started “Onyx,” a theatre company catering to deaf performers of color.  


Michelle has performed in several different television shows as well as movies.  Furthermore, she has written and starred in her one women show Reflections of a Black Deaf Women.  In addition, her theatre company presented The Two of Us in conjunction with the New York Deaf Theatre. 


Michelle is an active member of the Nation Black Deaf Advocates serving in many capacities for the Los Angles chapter. 

Internet Movie Database (1991). Michelle Banks Filmography. Retrieved September 29, 2007 from, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1888766/

Graziano, Michael E. (2003). NBDA Member Michelle Banks Takes on Hollywood. September 25, 2007, from http://www.nbda.org/spotlights/spotlight_banks.html

Kurlychek, Ken (1998). Interview with Michelle Banks. World Around You. Retrieved September 22, 2007. http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/WorldAroundYou/mar-apr98/banks.html


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