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Michael Venus is a Canadian artist, actor and producer.

Born October 9, 1973 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, Venus moved to Windsor, Ontario at the age of 18 where he began working in the arts community of Windsor and nearby Detroit. There, with friends, he formed the artist collective "House of Venus" and began putting on various art shows, club nights and other events including an annual wearable art and wig festival called "Wiggle" which continues to this day.[1] In 1994 he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he continues to work as an artist and event producer.

In 2001, Venus began collaborating with local filmmakers including Vancouver-based Mark Kenneth Woods with whom he would later create the World's first LGBT sketch comedy series called the House of Venus Show.[2] The series began airing nationally in Canada on OUTtv in 2005 and would later air in France, Belgium, Switzerland on Pink TV, The Netherlands on OUTTV and the United States on the here! network. He also co-produced and co-starred in the feature film Deb and Sisi which premiered at the Out On Screen Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August, 2008.[3]

Michael is currently working on various film and television projects and writing songs.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Wiggle". Wiggle Website. http://www.thewiggleshow.com. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  2. ^ "House of Venus Show". House of Venus Show Website. http://www.markkennethwoods.com/hovshow.html. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  3. ^ "Deb and Sisi". Vancouver Queer Film Festival Website. http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/viewfilm.php?fid=366. Retrieved 2008-09-30.  
  4. ^ "michaelvenus.com". Official Website. http://www.michaelvenus.com. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  

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