Georgia born Actress Caitlin Carmichael has a very busy schedule. Aside from acting, she also plays the guitar and the piano, signs for the hearing impaired, speaks French and enjoys surfing, kickboxing, soccer, and tennis. Caitlin is also an animal lover who often travels with Tallulah, her five-pound Maltese puppy.

Caitlin recently appeared in the new family movie titled "A Mermaid's Tale" that was released on VOD and DVD on May 16, 2017. This fall, she will appear in "Wheelman" which is a Netflix Original Movie and she has a part in "Life, Itself" which is a film by Dan Fogelman.

Caitlin recently discussed her entertainment projects in an exclusive Interview.

Acting and performing

Meagan Meehan (MM): When and how did you know you wanted to be an actress and what kinds of roles are your favorites?

Caitlin Carmichael (CC): I started acting when I was three years old. At that age, I didn’t understand what being an actress meant. The only TV shows I knew were Disney cartoons and Little Einstein cartoons. Over the past ten years working in the entertainment industry, my desire to be an actress has grown tremendously. I love being able to work with people I look up to. Being on set and performing makes me feel so inspired. I think that’s what ignited my passion for acting. I fell in love with it on my first job at three years old, and I’m still having fun today. My favorite roles to play are the ones where I get to do my own stunts!

When I was eight, my stunt double on “Law and Order: LA” gave me my first SWAMP (Stunt Women’s Association of Motion Pictures) shirt. I always wear it to set when I film action scenes.

MM: How did you break into the industry and what kinds of projects have you been a part of?

CC: I signed with Jeremy Apody at Abrams Artists Agency at age three and he’s still my commercial agent today!

He opened my life to a whole new world, and I’m eternally grateful for that. I’ve filmed movies in different genres like horror, comedy, family, drama, action. I’ve been lucky to play roles such as Young Artemisia aka young Eva Green in “300: Rise of an Empire” (yes, that technically makes me a James Bond girl...), a blue zombie on “Z Nation,” a red-head spitfire artist named Maddy in “American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success,” and Pierce Brosnan’s daughter in Stephen King’s “Bag of Bones.”

MM: You recently played the part of a mermaid so can you tell us a bit about that film?

CC: I played Ryan Love in my new movie “A Mermaid’s Tale.” She’s a creative, adventurous twelve-year old girl who discovers a mystical secret in her new town that will change her life forever. I had so much fun on set of this film. I can’t wait for everyone to see our magical movie. It just released on DVD, Amazon, iTunes and On Demand on May 16, 2017.

MM: You've done some work that seeks to require a lot of special effects makeup so do you enjoy playing characters like this?

CC: I LOVE special effects! I was so excited when I found out I was playing Lucy on the television show “Z Nation” because I got to be blue. It took a total of three hours, with two people painting me, to apply the different layers of blue color across my entire body, and about two hours to take it all off, with three people removing it.

I was just enamored with the whole process. The “Z Nation” SFX makeup artists are so talented, and I really hope I get to work with them and be their canvas again soon.

Characters and roles

MM: Can you tell us a bit about all your characters and roles to date?

CC: I’ve been so incredibly blessed to have had the privilege of working on over fifty movies and TV shows. Each set has been a different experience and each character has been special in their own way. I’ve gotten to be on set with Betty White, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Milo Ventimiglia, Chad Michael Murray, Zendaya, Anna Paquin, and so many more amazingly talented actresses and actors. I’ve loved learning from these people and can’t wait to see who else I get to act alongside in my career.

MM: What has been your absolute favorite role so far and what kind of character are you most eager to play?

CC: I’m so excited for the release of my new Netflix original movie, “Wheelman.” It’s a high-impact thriller. I play Wheelman’s (aka Frank Grillo’s daughter) Katie. I got to learn to drive a 1982 Porche 911 stick-shift for my scenes and that was awesome! I just saw a screening of it, and it looks insanely cool. I’m stoked for it to come out this year. I can’t wait to play more strong female heroine roles like Katie.

MM: What are some of the best parts of working in the entertainment industry and what new projects are on your horizon?

CC: I love being able to travel and experience different cultures on set. I’ve filmed in Budapest, Hungary; Seoul, South Korea; Paris, France; Nova Scotia, Canada, and all throughout the U.S.

It’s so fascinating to try new foods and learn new languages. When I film internationally, I love engrossing myself into different ways of life. I’m thrilled to see where my career takes me… literally!

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To learn more about Caitlin Carmichael, visit her IMDB, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She can also be found on Musically via @caitlincarmichael

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