Actor, Writer & Filmmaker
"Zannou lends an innovative and humorous perspective on love and the need for human connection... [ ] she carries us through the story and makes us want to binge-watch all future episodes."
Michaela is a New York City based actor, writer and filmmaker, originally from Greece. She completed her studies in Athens, where she acquired a MFA in acting.
With a rich background in theatre, Michaela moved to New York City to pursue her passion for on-camera acting and filmmaking. Since then, Michaela has acted on several TV series, commercials, short films, and web series.
Most recently, Michaela wrote, produced and starred in the pilot episode "Couples Therapy"( SeriesFest 2020 Official Selection), an upbeat dramedy about a couples therapist who treats neurotic couples while simultaneously trying to salvage her own marriage.
Michaela's latest horror screenplay, "THE RETREAT", was a finalist on the LA based "Shriekfest" film festival.
An advocate for female empowerment and women supporting women, Zannou is a member of the New York Women In Film & TV organization.
"Couples Therapy"is an Official Selection at the New Media Film Festival
"Couples Therapy"is an Official Selection at Catalyst Story Institute
Michaela in "Couples Therapy"
Couples Therapy Won Best Comedy Web Series at the Astoria Film Festival
Michaela at the Kaufman Studio screening of Couples Therapy with the Astoria Film Festival
Couples Therapy Won Best Pilot at the North Hollywood Cinefest
Michaela wrote, produced and starred in the pilot "COUPLES THERAPY"
Michaela was cast by Netflix on an immersive performance for the promotion of "The Haunting of Hill House" .