Michal Birnbaum is a Brooklyn based actor, writer and producer. She is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and was also trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
Her NYC theater credits include classics by Moliere, Chekhov and Lord Byron, as well as original and contemporary works. She is a member of 24/6: A Jewish Theatre Company.
Her short film, ‘Division Ave’, received Best Drama and Honorable Mention awards in California and New York. The movie screened in over 20 festivals including Washington DC International Film Festival and NYC venues such as AMC 34th Street and Alamao Drafthouse Cinema. International screenings include the UK, Russia, Mexico and Colombia.
Birnbaum’s work was featured in the Daily News, NY1 morning show, RCN channel and more. She received the Puffin Foundation finishing grant, as well as Panavision’s new filmmakers grant. In 2018 she was selected to present her work at the Asylum Arts social change convention in Detroit.
On the screen Birnbaum appeared in the feature ‘Nerve’ directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (‘Catfish’), and in ‘Radzyn’ by Michael Weber. She has recently joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix series ‘Unorthodox’ that is expected to be released in Spring 2020.