Through the 1980s, Michaelsen performed Katie Kanisky within the NBC sitcom Gimme a rest! Her other tv credits include visitor star tasks on Hart to Hart, Total House, as well as the Amazing Hulk. During her years as a child years, she lent her performing voice towards the Sesame Road soundtrack and performed in a number of Off-Broadway productions. She was informed at Beverly Hillsides High School as well as the College or university of California, LA. Created Kari Markussen, she was raised in NEW YORK and LA as the girl of vocalist Arne Markussen and dancer Roberta Stevenson. Her seven-year relationship to David Waldock created a son called Nickolas. She co-starred with Nell Carter on Gimme a rest!