Michelle DeFraites

Mississippi native Michelle DeFraites portrays Madison Kelly in BET’s The Quad. Michelle began her entertainment career in Los Angeles and has starred in Paramount’s Project Almanac and Lifetime’s Pregnancy Pact and is also featured in multiple television series such as Glee and Disney’s Hannah Montana. And not only is Michelle pursuing her career in acting, but she is also currently attending university for her business degree.

When did you know that you wanted to make a career out of acting and entertaining?

I’ve always been involved in the arts in some way since I was little.  I would do Community

Theater with my family and I’ve been taking dance classes since I was three.  It wasn’t until I was about 14 that I realized that I could do that for a career and once I did there was no stopping me!

What was the biggest challenge going from Mississippi to California?

The scariest part for me was going from such a small town to a big city and I was worried about making new friends since I was going to be homeschooled.  I gave up my high school experience to be able to live my dream.  It was a tough decision but I’m glad I did.

What are a few similarities between you and your character in The Quad?

I like to think that at the core, Madison and I are very similar.  What I like most about her is that she is a loyal and true friend and I like to think of myself that way too.  She’s also navigating her love life and social life while trying to get her education, which I completely relate to because I’m still in college as well. It is a tough thing to juggle!

What’s the hardest role you’ve had to play and why?

My hardest role would be my role on HOUSE.  It was my first dramatic role because everything up to that point had been Disney comedy roles.  It pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me fall in love with drama.  It has become one of my favorite jobs so far.

Who are you closest to on the set of The Quad?

I love everyone on set but I’ve grown the closest with Jazz who plays my roommate Sydney.  We had almost every scene together and we lived in the same apartment so we basically spent three months attached at the hip!  She has become a really great friend!

What are a few tips you can give to aspiring actors?

My advice to aspiring actors is to never give up and strive to be the best you can be.  Never get complacent! The biggest acting tip I can give is to listen.  When doing a scene, be sure you are listening to what the other person is actually saying so that every take can be something new and genuine.

What’s it like being a role model for younger actors?

I love being able to be a good role model and a light in this industry.  I came from very humble beginnings and I want to show others that hard work and determination is enough.  You can achieve your dreams.

What are a few struggles you’ve faced when adjusting to your character in The Quad?

Honestly, there weren’t too many struggles. The only thing is that they want me to give her a slight southern accent and my whole life I’ve tried to fight having a southern accent.  So of course on my first show they would ask for that haha!

Who’s an actor that inspires you and why?

I have always admired Emma Stone.  I loved her in Easy A and I think it’s so cool that she can go from doing movies like that to something as beautiful as La La Land and win an Oscar.  That’s what I’ve always envisioned for my career, so to see someone be able to do both is inspiring for me.

What projects do you have coming in the near future?

I have a few things in the works, but what I can talk about is a fun Christmas themed thriller coming out called “All the Creatures Were Stirring.”  I don’t watch scary movies, but to be a part of one was super fun.

The Quad airs Wednesdays on BET at 10p/9c. You can see more of Michelle on her Instagram and Twitter @mdefraites.

173 Comments
  1. Hi,I log on to your blogs named “Michelle DeFraites – shuString Magazine” on a regular basis.Your writing style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing! And you can look our website about love spells.

  2. Can I simply say what a reduction to seek out someone who really is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know the way to convey a problem to mild and make it important. More people need to learn this and perceive this side of the story. I cant imagine youre not more in style since you definitely have the gift.

  3. When I originally commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  4. great put up, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  5. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share. Appreciate it!

  6. Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!

  7. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this site, for the reason that i wish for enjoyment, since this this web page conations really nice funny information too.

  8. Hi there I am so grateful I found your site, I really found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  9. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great information you’ve here on this post. I might be coming back to your blog for far more soon.

  10. This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  11. Spot on with this write-up, I really suppose this web site needs much more consideration. I’ll most likely be again to read much more, thanks for that info.

  12. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or writing on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.

  13. I arrived right here from a different web page related to mobogenie free download and imagined I might as well check this out. I love what I see so now I am following you. Looking forward to checking out the blog yet again.

  14. Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue with your site in internet explorer, might check this… IE still is the marketplace chief and a huge component to other folks will pass over your excellent writing due to this problem.

  15. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in writing this web site. I’m hoping the same high-grade web site post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own site now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a good example of it.

  16. hi!,I like your writing very much! share we communicate more about your article on AOL? I need an expert on this area to solve my problem. Maybe that’s you! Looking forward to see you.

  17. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to
    you.

  18. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you
    wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further
    formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case
    you shield this hike.

  19. Needed to compose you that tiny note just to say thanks a lot yet again regarding the magnificent thoughts you have shared above. It has been really remarkably generous with people like you to present without restraint all that a number of us could possibly have advertised for an electronic book in order to make some money for themselves, particularly considering that you could possibly have tried it in case you considered necessary. Those tricks additionally acted to be the fantastic way to be certain that most people have the identical dream the same as my own to learn good deal more with respect to this issue. I am sure there are a lot more pleasurable instances in the future for individuals that browse through your site.

  20. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem with your web site in internet explorer, would check this… IE still is the market leader and a big portion of people will miss your excellent writing due to this problem.

  21. Adеlаidа, 31, housewіfе: “I did a shаllоw рееlіng for сlеаnіng. Thе rеsult was vеry gооd, I likеd еverythіng very muсh. Gоnе аrе fіne wrіnklеs, thе skin hаs bесomе mоrе еven. ”
    Naоmі, 37 yeаrs оld, dіreсtоr: “I dіd my face clеаning in the sаlоn – my соmplexiоn сhаngеd аfter delivеry. The rеsult plеased, but the соst оf cleаning wаs quitе hіgh, оften thіs wіll nоt аllow. ”
    chemical peel results

  22. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  23. Hey there, I’m so glad I discovered this webpage, I really found you by accident, while I was researching on Yahoo for shareit apk download. Anyhow I’m here now and would simply love to say kudos for a marvelous article and the all around thrilling blog (I furthermore adore the theme), I do not have sufficient time to look over it completely at the moment however I have book-marked it and even included the RSS feeds, so once I have enough time I’ll be back to look over much more. Please do maintain the fantastic work.

  24. There’s great modifications on the layout of your webpage, I honestly enjoy that. My website is regarding best lic policy and there are quite a lot of things to be done, I am still a starter in web development. Thanks!

  25. Will on your own be generating one more short article which includes this this 12 months I’d get pleasure from toward go through in excess of all the pursuits!

  26. Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks

  27. You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset. I’d absolutely love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please shoot me an email if interested. Regards!

  28. Hey very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  29. Just desire to say your article is as surprising. The clarity for your submit is just excellent and that
    i can suppose you’re an expert on this subject.
    Fine with your permission let me to grasp your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.

    Thanks 1,000,000 and please carry on the gratifying
    work.

  30. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave
    it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear
    and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

  31. Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know
    if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually
    code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  32. Howdy would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker
    then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a honest price?
    Thank you, I appreciate it!

  33. Found a lump under my armpit. Initially it was miniature. The pain was not felt. Now rubbing and increasing. My friends like do not. Recently found out that it can be severe malaise. But most likely, just fatty lump. Found understandable information about this lump. Now I’m not afraid of bad diagnosis. Everything is clear and detail is written down to the smallest detail.
    Many have problems with the armpits. There are a lot of microbes. Later formed balls. They can be painful, but not always. It is better to know in advance about this problem. Then there will be no fear of horror. Good, that now I understand this.
    sore lump under armpit

  34. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer
    for your site. You have some really great posts and I
    feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load
    off, I’d absolutely love to write some articles for
    your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested.
    Many thanks!

  35. Viagra On Line Forum How Can I Last Longer [url=http://cheapestcial.com]cialis[/url] Cialis Y Circulacion Periferica Cod Only Stendra 50mg Secure Ordering With Free Shipping Canadian Pharmacy Expedited Shipping

  36. Propecia Liver Enzymes Hair Loss Viagra Plus Without Prescription Who Ships Frusemide Express Delivery? [url=http://howtogetvia.com]viagra[/url] Line Cialis 20 Mg Best Price Canadian 5mg Cialis

  37. Synkapton Prendre Amoxil Avec [url=http://orderlevi.com]generic levitra paypal[/url] Prix Cialis Cialis Viagra And Cialis Ordering In Canada Pharmacies Shipping To Usa

  38. Cialis Brand Name Online In Us Levitra Verschreiben Lassen [url=http://levibuyus.com]cost of levitra at cvs 360[/url] Purchase Finasteride Without Rx Prix Lioresal Where To Order Macrobid Furadantin Bacterial Infections

  39. Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how could
    i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a
    acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  40. I do not even know the way I stopped up here, but I assumed this publish was once great.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going
    to a well-known blogger for those who aren’t already. Cheers!

  41. I really love your site.. Excellent colors & theme.

    Did you create this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create
    my own site and would like to learn where you got this from or just what
    the theme is named. Thanks!

  42. Cialis Nez Bouche [url=http://howmuchisvia.com]online pharmacy[/url] Order Direct Legally Levaquin Website Saturday Delivery Overseas Ranbaxy Amoxicillin Amoxicillin 50mg Bmp 193

  43. You could definitely see your expertise in the article you
    write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not
    afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart.

  44. It is perfect time to make a few plans for the future and it is time to be
    happy. I have read this publish and if I may just I want to suggest you few
    interesting things or advice. Perhaps you can write next articles relating to this article.
    I desire to read more issues approximately it!

  45. I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people
    could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only
    having one or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  46. Great website you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of community where I
    can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Kudos!

  47. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your
    site. You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset.

    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d
    love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please blast me an email if interested. Thanks!

  48. Thank you, I’ve recently been looking for info
    approximately this topic for a while and yours is
    the greatest I’ve discovered so far. But, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain about the
    supply?

  49. What i do not realize is if truth be told how you are now not actually a lot more neatly-favored than you may
    be now. You are so intelligent. You know thus considerably relating to this matter,
    made me individually believe it from a lot
    of numerous angles. Its like women and men aren’t interested unless it’s something to do with Woman gaga!
    Your personal stuffs great. Always maintain it up!

  50. There are actually loads of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a nice point to carry up. I provide the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you deliver up the place a very powerful factor will probably be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around issues like that, but I am positive that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Each girls and boys really feel the impression of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  51. Can You Take Perocet With Amoxicillin [url=http://ordercheapvia.com]online pharmacy[/url] Pfizer Viagra Tablets On Line Real Dutasteride Internet Over Night With Doctor Consult

  52. Thanks a whole lot for sharing this with all of us you essentially know what you will be speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my web page =). We could have a link exchange contract among us!

  53. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time making a decision to go with B2evolution.

  54. That is very attention-grabbing, You are an excessively skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and sit up for seeking
    more of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your web site
    in my social networks

  55. I was talking to a friend of my own around this and also regarding omega xl fish oil as well. I feel you made a lot of great points on this page, we are looking forward to keep reading information from you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>