Born in Beirut, Lebanon to an Irish-American father and an English mother of Italian/Arab descent, Michael grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio before moving to London in 2006 where he trained at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He got his first break playing the lead in both Spring Storm by Tennessee Williams & Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O’Neill in tandem at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton which garnered huge critical acclaim and transferred to the National Theatre, London for a sold out run. He continued to work in the theatre playing a number of roles including “Jay Gatsby” in The Great Gatsby and “Elvis Presley” in the Original London Company of Million Dollar Quartet in the West End before opting to focus more on the screen. He completed work on Mr. Sloane for Sky, a regular role on RAW for RTÉ and “Prince Maxon” in The Selection for the CW before landing the role of “Lorenzo” in The Vampire Diaries which he is currently filming as a series regular. Michael is also a singer/songwriter and has just released his debut EP, "Feed The Flames."