Michaela McManus (born May 20, 1983) is an American actress, best known for her portrayals of Lindsey Strauss on the television series One Tree Hill and A.D.A. Kim Greylek on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She currently plays Grace on the NBC drama Aquarius with David Duchovny.
McManus, a Warwick, Rhode Island, native, daughter of James "Jim" and Patricia McManus of Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, graduated from Fordham University, attended NYU's graduate acting program before leaving to pursue her career in Los Angeles. In 2008, she joined the cast of One Tree Hill during its fifth season, playing Lucas Scott's (Chad Michael Murray) love interest, Lindsey Strauss.
After completing her work on One Tree Hill she booked a guest role on the fifth season of CSI: NY. She was subsequently announced as joining the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit asAssistant District Attorney Kim Greylek, beginning with its tenth season premiere. She was abruptly written out of SVU in the Season 10 episode "Lead", in which ADA Alexandra Cabotreturned. However, McManus continued to be credited in the main titles for the rest of the season. It was later confirmed by the producers that McManus would not be returning to the show. Since then, she has had guest roles in prime time shows Castle, CSI: Miami, The Vampire Diaries, Hawaii Five-0, and other films and/or television shows. She also appeared in the music video 'Glad You Came' by The Wanted. In 2012, she starred as Tara on NBC series Awake.
McManus and Mike Daniels married on June 3, 2011. They reside in Los Angeles, California. In late 2013, it was announced via Twitter that the couple was expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed son Gabriel October Daniels on April 3, 2014.
|2006||Cosa Bella||Bartender's Wife||Short film|
|2006||The Beautiful Lie||Short film|
|2007||I Graduated, But...||Short film|
|2009||You Don't Have to Love Me||Girlfriend||Short film|
|2012||Funeral Kings||Patricia Gilmour|
|2013||Endangered||Kaley||Post-production also known as Red Machine|
|2008||One Tree Hill||Lindsey Strauss||Recurring role (17 episodes)|
|2008||CSI: NY||Susan Montgomery||Episode: "Turbulence"|
|2008 - 2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||A.D.A. Kim Greylek||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2009||Castle||Scarlett Price||Episode: "Love Me Dead"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Caroline Berston||Episode: "Kill Clause"|
|2011||The Vampire Diaries||Jules||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||D.A. Roberts||Episode: "E Malama"|
|2012||Awake||Tara||Main role (3 episodes)|
|2012 - 2013||Necessary Roughness||Noelle Sarris||Episodes :"A Load of Bull","All the King's Horses","Regret Me Not", "There's the Door"|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kelly Nivens||Episode: "Dead of the Class"|