Sean C. Michael back in South Africa, signs with MLA

Versitile character actor, Sean Cameron Michael is one of South Africa’s most successful and prolific exports to Hollywood, who is now back in South Africa and signed with MLA. Having consistently worked during the past four decades in over 130 TV, film and theatre productions. Nina Morris Lee, CEO of MLA says “We are thrilled that Sean has chosen to join MLA, an actor of his calibre will be a great asset to our roster and we look forward to representing him.

Sean was born and raised in Cape Town and became interested in acting at the age of twelve, after appearing in several stage musicals.Sean’s breakout performance was back in 2008 as controversial French UN worker Charles Solenz in Fox's multi-Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated feature 24: Redemption , but perhaps best known for playing series regular Richard Guthrie in two seasons of Michael Bay's hit pirate series Black Sails (now streaming on Netflix).

The entertainment industry has dramatically changed over the past decade since my relocation to Los Angeles. My priority and focus is to take more control of my career, as an international actor, screenwriter and producer and now being back in South Africa, aligning with MLA is the most logical and exciting collaboration.”says Sean.

Over the past decade, Sean has recurred on Deep State and Vagrant Queen and played a supporting role in the Netflix Original The Last Days of American Crime opposite Michael Pitt and Edgar Ramirez. He was a series regular on Die Byl (Kyknet) and Ludik (Netflix), recurred opposite David Tennant in Around the World in 80 Days, and won Best Supporting Actor for Stay Safe and a SAFTA 2022 nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the multi-award winning feature, Fried Barry.

Additional highlights include Triggered (Samuel Goldwyn Films), Bradley Cooper's FDR and Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese's Theodore Roosevelt.  Sean can currently be seen recurring as FBI profiler Robert Ressler in Catch me a Killer(Showmax/BritBox). Upcoming releases include playing a lead in Masinga - The Calling, which premiered at PAFF in Los Angeles in April 2024; the remake of 80’s cult classic Street Trash (screening at Cannes Frontièrs 2024); Spiral (UK) and House of David (Fox).

Sean has been a proud member and judge for the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences (Emmys) and the International Emmy Awards for the past 10 years.

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