Michael Hyatt was born in England to Jamaican parents. At the age of 10, she immigrated to the United States with her mother and two siblings. Living in Maryland and later Washington, D.C., Hyatt slowly adjusted to the American way of life. She went on to study acting at Howard University for her undergraduate degree and continued at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for her master’s degree.
Before Hyatt’s work in film and television, she enjoyed memorable performances on stages throughout the country, most notably on Broadway in the critically-acclaimed Ragtime.
Hyatt can currently be seen in the Sony Pictures feature film adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling book, Where the Crawdads Sing. Some of her other film credits include The Little Things with Denzel Washington and Rami Malek, Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal and Four Good Days with Glenn Close and Mila Kunis. Her numerous television credits include The Comey Rule, The West Wing, The Wire, True Detective, Ray Donovan and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She’ll next be seen in the Apple TV+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me with Jennifer Garner.