Michelle Hurst was a big screen film actress known for powerful performances. In the early stages of her career, Hurst acted in comedies like "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989), "Airheads" (1994) starring Brendan Fraser and "Smoke" (1995) with Giancarlo Esposito and José Zúniga. She also appeared in the Lili Taylor film "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996) and "Office Killer" (1997) with Florina Rodov. She worked in television in her early acting career, including a part on "New York Undercover" (1994-98). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "Stepmom" (1998) with Julia Roberts and "Just Visiting" (2001). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-). In her more recent career, she continued to act in the Sam Rockwell dramatic adaptation "Choke" (2008), the Ryan Gosling dramatic period piece "All Good Things" (2010) and the dramatic comedy "A Little Help" (2011) with Jenna Fischer. She also worked in television during these years, including roles in "The Good Wife" (2009-) and "Blue Bloods" (2010-). Hurst also appeared in "Orange is the New Black."