Tammy Lynn Michaels (born Tammy Lynn Doring on November 26, 1974 in Lafayette, Indiana), also known by the surname Etheridge after marrying Melissa Etheridge, is an American actress.
Michaels was a regular cast member on the Warner Brothers Network television show Popular and guest-starred on the Showtime drama The L Word.
Michaels developed a passion for acting in junior high school and after graduating moved to New York to pursue it. She attended AMDA and completed three semesters but suffered a leg injury and withdrew from the school before graduation. While working as a bartender at a restaurant she was discovered by Alayne Skylar, a talent scout.