About Irene Michaels


Irene Michaels

Beauty & Luxury Lifestyle Expert / Founder of I On The Scene

Irene Michaels is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and accomplished equestrian. As a Beauty and Luxury Lifestyle Expert, she has maintained a lifestyle of anti-aging and launched her own beauty brand I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels™.

Her career began as a dancer, model, and actress and is recognized by many from her recurring role on the daytime drama, General Hospital. She has appeared in several feature films and on stage in various theater productions. Demonstrating her unique ingenuity, her career later shifted from working in front of the camera; as an entrepreneur and producer, she formed two productions companies that produced promotional events for corporations, hotels, and convention centers. Irene also created Show Time, a modeling agency, which flourished for over 12 years.

Returning back to her roots in beauty, celebrity, and health, she started her own signature brand, “I On The Scene. The culture, fashion, and beauty webzine publishes and streams exciting content on the biggest entertainment news, nationally and globally. In addition, she is a contributor to HuffPost and Reel Chicago. In January of 2019, Irene graced the cover of Resident Magazine.

I On The Scene covers current topics of interest to a wide variety of readers. Through the webzine, Irene has featured red carpet events including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Tonys, Grammys, Emmys, Festival of Cannes, Worldwide Fashion Weeks, and equestrian events across the globe. She’s had the unique opportunity to interview the following celebrities: Al Pacino, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, Vanessa Redgrave, Quentin Tarantino, Joan Rivers, Harry Connick Jr., and Ethan Hawke among others.


Irene’s charitable affiliations include:

Horses Without Humans, Paws Chicago, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Historical Society, Better Boys Foundation, Theater School of DePaul, Joffrey Circle and Gary Sinise Foundation.

Irene divides her time between Chicago and New York where she has homes with her husband Arny Granat, a co-founder of Jam Productions and Jam Theatricals. After ten years of dating, the couple were married in 2016.