Michelle Butau is slated for the fifth season of The Circle, with new characters and drama. Season 5 of the program will premiere on December 28, 2022. The recap of the new season is as follows:
“The Circle: Singles, the next season of the reality show, follows contestants who claim to be romantically available as they compete for popularity with their remote co-stars. Some of these contestants will speak the truth, while others will catfish as loners to win the Season 5 cash prize.”
The winner of The Circle will receive a $100,000 cash award at the end of the program.
Michelle Buteau net worth
Michelle Buteau’s net worth is estimated at $1-1.5 million, according to The Things. She was born on July 24, 1977 in New Jersey, to a Haitian father and a Jamaican mother. The actress married her Dutch photographer, Gijs van der Most, in 2010. She and her husband are the happy parents of twins, Owen and Hazel, who were born via surrogacy in January 2019. She currently lives in the Bronx, New York. Michelle attended Florida International University and considered a career in journalism before deciding to pursue a career in comedy.
After 9/11, she resigned as an editor at a local New York news station, WNBC, to pursue a career in comedy. Michelle won her first TV role on Comedy Central in 2006 after five years of stand-up comedy. She explained to The Cut:
“When that happened, I felt like I was joining this exclusive club where the industry wanted to recruit me. It took me four or five years to do what I love without knowing where it would go or if it would make me money.”
She has subsequently landed many television and film roles. Her credits include Tales of the City, The First Wives Club, China, IL, Enlisted, The Tick, Bless the Harts, Comedy Knockout, Big Morning Buzz Live, I Love the 2000s and more. She also starred in the BET Plus series The First Wives Club and the Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe. She also co-hosts the Adulting podcast with Jordan Carlos, another comic. Even though she’s known for her funny material, she didn’t grow up smiling. Michelle was even “extremely shy” at first, but “suddenly” she became a “funny co-worker.”
Esquire named Michelle one of twelve comedians to watch in 2017. In 2020, she released her debut book Survival of the Thickest, a compilation of personal writings. Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteauupia received a 2021 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Special. The stand-up comedian will host the upcoming season of The Circle because she enjoys what the program has to offer. She once told People:
“It’s like a feisty Big Brother, but no one ever meets… with a dollop of Catfish, but not in a bad way. It’s both fun and essential.”
Season 5 of The Circle is now available on Netflix, with new competitors competing for the game and the show’s prize money.