Film and television picture editor Michelle Tesoro, A.C.E. is an industry rising star, known for seamlessly weaving narrative through the artful and elegant editing of a visual story.
Her most recent works include Oscar-winning actor and director Sean Penn’s 2021 Cannes Film Festival premiere “Flag Day”, and Netflix’s hit limited series “The Queen’s Gambit”, directed by Oscar-nominated Scott Frank, which earned Tesoro an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and a win for the 2021 ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Limited Series Or Motion Picture For Television.
Tesoro’s versatile slate also includes Focus Features’ biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “On the Basis of Sex” starring Felicity Jones, Bold Films and Participant Media’s “Shot Caller” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series “Godless,” directed by Scott Frank, and starring Emmy-winner Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, and Merritt Weaver; and Netflix’s Emmy-winning series “When They See Us” directed by Ava DuVernay.
The Cinema Guild’s SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winning feature film “Natural Selection,” earned Tesoro the 2011 SXSW Award for Best Editing.
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.