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Michelle Tesoro, ACE


Film and television picture editor Michelle Tesoro, A.C.E.’s most notable works include Netflix’s Emmy-winning limited series The Queen’s Gambit, directed by Academy Award-nominated Scott Frank, for which she won the 2021 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

Tesoro’s versatile slate also includes Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, Sean Penn’s Flag Day, Focus Features’ biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg On The Basis of Sex, and Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series by Scott Frank, Godless. Her latest work is with Bradley Cooper on his second directorial venture, Maestro, produced by Amblin and Netflix.

Tesoro was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  She graduated from Whitney M. Young High School, studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is an active member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE). She is Co-Chair of ACE’s International Relations Committee for which she co-founded ACE’s International Partnership Program. She also sits on the 2023-2025 Board of TEMPO, a federation of international film editors associations.