Mica Paris, born Michelle Wallen on April 27, 1969 in London, is an English singer, radio and television presenter, and actress. She began singing Gospel music and it inspired her career. Michelle performed in her grandparents??? church before joining the gospel group Spirit of Watts.
Her foray into soul music started with joining the dance act Hollywood Beyond and appearing on their album, If (1985). After a brief period recording and touring with the band, Paris signed a solo record deal with 4th & Broadway when she was 17 years old.
Although she remained behind the microphone, in 2002 Mica Paris moved out of the recording booth and into the presenter???s chair, when she hosted the acclaimed ???Soul Solutions??? programme on BBC Radio 2 and narrated several music documentaries for the station. From 2007, she was co-host of the consumer style programme, What Not to Wear for BBC television.
In 2005, Mica took part in the UK tour of the stage play, The Vagina Monologues. In 2007, Mica took the part of Amelia Walker, a (fictitious) American jazz singer, in a drama made for television, Marple: At Bertram’s Hotel; during the drama the character gives a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and also sings with Louis Armstrong’s band in the hotel dining room, while both are guests at the hotel which is central to the plot. She also wrote a book titled Beautiful Within: Finding Happiness and Confidence in Your Own Skin.