Michelle Hurd is an American actress and was cast as a series regular to play the role of Shepherd during Season 2.

She has an extensive filmography covering over 60 Films, Television shows, a Theater Production, and a video game.

In Blindspot, She plays Shepherd; Jane and Roman's adoptive mother and the leader of the terrorist organisation dubbed Sandstorm

  • Michelle won't be returning for Blindspot's third season as a series regular.[1]

Personal Life

Hurd is the daughter of actor Hugh L. Hurd. Her sister is actress and dancer, Adrienne Hurd. She graduated from Saint Ann's School in 1984 and Boston University in 1988, and studied with the Alvin Ailey School. After her graduation from college, she studied at London's National Theatre. She is married to actor Garret Dillahunt.

Selected works

Year Character Title Notes
2010 - 2013 Colleen Manus The Glades Main Roles, 43 Episodes.
2012 Libby Girl Most Likely Movie
2014 - 2016 Renee Grover Hawaii Five-0 Six Episodes.
2016 - 2017 Shepherd Blindspot Regular Role Season Two, 22 Episodes.
2017 - Onwards Gina Santos Lethal Weapon Regular Role.


  • Hurd's height is 5' 10" (1.78 m).
  • Her mother is a psychologist in New York City.

See also