- Michele Ann Ockenfels
- United Kingdom
- PBS Sprout Host
- She'a hot!!!
- A pair of balls hanging from her jaws
Michele Lepe is host of The Good Night Show on PBS KIDS Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. Michele plays the role of "Good Night Guide" Nina who lives within the Sprout world alongside friends Star, a loveable and lively star-shaped puppet; Hush the goldfish; and Lucy, an enchanting puppet firefly.
A 34-year-old Hispanic actress, Michele spent her early childhood in England and grew up in San Antonio, TX. She made her first appearance on the stage when she was just eight years old, playing the part of a little Native American girl who befriended a wise old owl. Her love of acting continued throughout her high school and college years.
Upon graduating from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, Michele joined the largest Hispanic advertising agency in the country as an account executive. While there, she still made time for auditions and landed her first big stage role in Antigone. In 2000, Michele moved to Miami where she acted in national commercials for top brands such as Sony and Robitussin, and ultimately joined the cast of Telemundo’s breakthrough mini-series “Los Teens.” Michele has also hosted a radio program and several television shows, including a music program on the Mun2 network and a child abduction safety video, on which she worked with local Los Angeles law enforcement officials. In 2004, she continued her training as an actor at the prestigious Atlantic Acting School in New York.
As host of The Good Night Show, Michele links Sprout’s gold-standard, curriculum-based programs with learning based activities, arts and crafts, songs, bedtime stretches and games. Each block, which runs every night from 6 to 9 p.m. ET, is themed to gentle, preschool appropriate subjects with the emphasis on narrative and slower paced content to act as an aid for parents wishing to wind their children down after a busy day.
Michele holds a BBA in International Business from St. Mary’s University and her hobbies include yoga, scuba diving and painting. She lives with her husband in Miami, FL.