Michelle Gomez (born 23 November 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish actor, currently residing in New York. She's best known as Missy, a female incarnation of the Master in Doctor Who. Other TV roles include The Book Group, the unforgettable Ms Pickwell in Bad Education and Mary Wardwell/Madame Satan in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She also played psychotic hospital administrator Sue White in Green Wing and joined season three of Doom Patrol (2019) in 2021.
Here is her twitter account.
Tropes associated with her works:
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: As the inept WPC Sally Bobbins in Feel The Force.
- Comedic Sociopathy: A recurring theme in her work: Sally Bobbins, Sue White, Isobel Pickwell....and up to eleven with Missy, of course.
- Expy: The Lady, an underworld fixer Gomez played on Gotham, had a similar appearance to Missy, many of the same mannerisms, and a name close enough in meaning to be considered a themed alias.
- Ms. Fanservice: She got a sexy Bathtub Scene in The Book Group, a full-on nude scene in The Acid House and in one episode of the web series Heather's American Medicine she could be seen wearing only a Modesty Towel. Jack Davenport proposed to her after seeing her perform topless in the stage version of Trainspotting.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Reportedly, they're even part of what got her the role of Missy."I was blessed with this face. I was born to play witches and bitches until the day I die with this kind of structure."