Actress Lee Avant is a natural look-alike and spot-on impersonator for First Lady Michelle Obama. An experienced performer and speaker, Lee's credits include national TV appearances and numerous stage performances on both coasts.
With the same Chicago charm, poise and height (5'11") as Michelle Obama, Lee Avant is as close as you can get to the First Lady without a secret service pat down.
Available for private events, corporate events, meet & greets, educational programming, photo opps and more.
A joy! Lovely and personable. Excellent impersonation. Perfect FLOTUS!
Lee was a great addition to our STEM fundraiser for #girlsintechnology. She is a talented professional who crafted a speech from FLOTUS point of view. Her performance added a dash of fun and glamour to our event and she is responsive, accomdating and creative.
Ms. Avant, or should I say, Michelle, was absolutely spot on. Not only did she make the whole banquet feel more festive, but she also had us in stitches the whole night through! Who'd have thought a fundraiser could be this much fun?
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
Unions: SAG, AFTRA
What to Expect
A typical performance lasts anywhere from 15-60 minutes depending on the event and can be tailored to the audience.
Appearance can include:
-Meet & Greet
-Educational Programming ("First Lady Day")
Please feel free to contact to discuss further options
In 2008 when Barack Obama was campaigning for his first term in office, Lee was being stopped by strangers and being told of her resemblance to Michelle Obama. "I honestly didn't think I looked like her, but I was being told so often, by so many people that I had to finally accept it. People would comment on how Mrs. Obama and I were the same height and had the same great arms. That, I couldn't argue with!"
A professional actress for the last decade, Lee began performing as a teen in her home state of North Carolina. After graduating from Emerson College (Boston, MA), Lee spent many years working in Los Angeles, in front of and behind the camera. Lee has appeared on One Life to Live, Soap Talk, Spike TV, BET, and ARTE TV (Europe). Currently residing in New York City, Lee has now added "Michelle Obama Impersonator" to her extensive skill set.
Past Booked Events
|November 08, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 03, 2014 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Function - Women in Technology (Virginia)|
|November 22, 2013–November 23, 2013 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm||Sunburst Convention of Celeb Impersonators (Florida)|
|July 23, 2013 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Function - McBurney YMCA (New York)|
Influences & Inspiration
Maya Rudolph, Jane Lynch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Golden Girls
For Speeches: Podium and Microphone