Michelle Meyrink: Canadian star who gave up acting for teaching

Michelle Meyrink: Canadian star who gave up acting for teaching

Michelle Meyrink is a former Canadian actress who performed roles during the 1980s in both television and films. She is mostly known for playing “Judy”, the female nerd, in the 1984 production, Revenge of the Nerds; and “Jordan Cochran”, the hyperactive whiz-kid, in the 1985 film, Real Genius.

However, Meyrink chose to give up her blossoming career in acting for teaching. Fans are curious to know why. Therefore, this is her biography.

Michelle Meyrink biography

Michelle Meyrink

Michelle Mayrink was born on September 1, 1962, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Michelle Meyrink career

Michelle Meyrink in a movie

Meyrink began acting as a child actor. Growing up in the industry, she mostly played offbeat teen girls in her movies and TV series. She appeared in many comedy films, including Valley Girl as “Suzi Brent” and The Outsiders as Cherry Valance’s best friend, “Marcia”.

However, her appearance in the 1984 comedy Revenge of the Nerds and the 1985 film Real Genius made her famous. Meyrink’s last known film is the 1988 film, Permanent Record.

In 1989, Meyrink gave up acting, stating she wanted more out of life than the profession was offering.

Michelle Meyrink movies

Listed below are some of the movies that Meyrink has starred in:

  • The Outsiders (1983)
  • Valley Girl (1983)
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  • National Lampoon’s Joy of Sex (1984)
  • Family Ties (1984)
  • Real Genius (1985)
  • One Magic Christmas (1985)
  • Tonight’s the Night (1987)
  • Nice Girls Don’t Explode (1987)
  • Permanent Record (1988)

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Michelle Meyrink’s net worth

According to multiple reports, Meyrink’s net worth is estimated to be between $600,000 to $1 million.

Michelle Meyrink family

After quitting acting, Meyrink converted to Zen Buddhism and relocated to the Dominican Republic to be near family members living there.

She later relocated back to her hometown, Vancouver, where she met and married John Dumbrille at the Zen Centre of Vancouver in 1996. The couple has three children together.

Michelle Meyrink age

Meyrink is 60 years old as of the time of writing this piece.

Michelle Meyrink now

Michelle Meyrink now

Meyrink currently owns an acting school, named Actorium, in Vancouver. According to TVO, she began the school with just five students in 2013. Although she is no longer actively involved as an actress, she trains others to go into the profession and shares the knowledge and experience she gained during her years in Hollywood.

Actorium was designed after Loft Studio in Los Angeles, a studio that Meyrink worked with as an actress. Now, Actorium has trained hundreds of actors and classes are held regularly with multiple instructors who work in the school.

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