Michele Dominguez Greene is an American actress, singer, and songwriter, perhaps most well known for her role as attorney Abigail "Abby" Perkins on L.A. Law from 1986 - 1991. She returned to that role in 2002 for the TV "reunion" film L.A. Law: The Movie.
Greene picked up a taste for acting after enrolling in a high-school drama class; she had chosen the class to help her overcome her extreme shyness. She auditioned for and was accepted to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Southern California, entering on a scholarship and beginning her formal training as an actor. During her college years she began working in television, appearing in numerous guest shots and television movies.
Shortly after graduation, she landed the ensemble role of "Judy Nuckles" in the short-lived Steven Bochco series Bay City Blues. When that was cancelled, Bochco kept her in mind and offered her the Abby Perkins role on L.A. Law. The show was a critical and commercial success, winning many Emmys and garnering Greene a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. Michele appeared on L.A. Law for five seasons, leaving to pursue her musical career and stretch her acting challenges.