An “Army and Welfare Brat” who was used to moving about, Michaels built her early career by refusing to allow her gender tame her material.
Her comedy appeared on such networks as MTV, A&E, COMEDY CENTRAL, VH1, SHOWTIME, NBC, ABC and FOX. She soon found herself becoming a COMEDY GRAND CHAMPION on STAR SEARCH. Her first comedy CD, “Lewd Awakenings,” landed Felicia on XM Satellite’s list of top 100 jokes. She was nominated twice as Funniest Female by the American Comedy Awards before clinching it.
Breaks from comedy were supplemented with film and photography courses at NYU and The New School, which led to her writing and directorial debut with the Cine Eagle Award-winning short film “In the Weeds.” Work soon followed on Mitch Hedberg’s Sundance Film Festival selection “Los Enchiladas,” as an actor and assistant director. Guest appearances followed on sitcoms, and her ongoing photo documentary project “A Comic’s Eye: Stand up – Stripped down” won first place at the PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE COMPETITION in Paris. She is now one of the staff photographers for largest comedy festival in the world – The “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival” in Montreal, Canada.
She quit comedy after her second child was born, only to return from that hiatus stronger and more determined then before. Touring followed quickly, along with a two- year run with the hit underground podcast “Beauty and Da Beast” with fellow comic Joey “Coco” Diaz. Their “raw- some” comedy chemistry, earned them a Best Comedy Podcast nomination from the Podcast Awards keeping company with the likes of fellow nominees WTF and the Nerdist.
Since then Michaels has kept herself busy as a returning regular on two seasons of Nick’s “Parental Discretion,” touring, doing stand up on TV, the debut of her newest comedy cd “Milf and Cookies” with Uproar Records, and putting the finishing touches on her new directorial project “Pervs” – which just won Best Documentary at the La Femme International Film Festival – all this while raising two boys as a single mother.
She’s walked amongst the comedy greats and has laughed loud as hell with it’s wounded.