top of page

Michael Hyatt

HBCU Stories


Grad Year

Notable Affiliations

The West Wing
The Wire
The Kill Point
True Detective
Ray Donovan

Greek Affiliations


In Season 4 Synopsis Business is booming in season four of Snowfall. It’s January 1st, 1985. Ronald Reagan has won his re-election campaign, proclaiming it is “morning again in America,” but in South Central, Los Angeles, it feels more like the sun is getting low. The demand for crack cocaine is high, and while our crew of dealers led by Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) is benefiting greatly from the rising tide of addiction, they are also starting to become aware of the damage the drug is doing to the people and to the place they love. With the entire nation taking note, the LAPD is diverting serious money and resources to the “war on drugs.” Politicians’ phones are ringing. Powerful people are concerned from The White House's hallways to those of CIA headquarters, where there are whispers that one of their own may be involved in this burgeoning epidemic. This season, Franklin will be forced to emerge from his near-grave to regain control over his business and end the rising gang violence in the streets before it becomes an all-out war. Check out season four’s official trailer here, and media guide here! Episodes 1-4 are now available in the FX Networks Pressroom. Please note these not-for-air versions contain temp VFX, color, and sound. To protect the viewing experience, please refrain from posting spoilers in advance of air.

Howard University

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. 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’s numerous television credits include The West Wing, The Wire, The Kill Point, True Detective, Ray Donovan and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Hyatt can be seen in the Rodrigo Garcia feature film Four Good Days opposite Glenn Close which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2020. Next up, she will appear in the Warner Bros. feature film The Little Things opposite Denzel Washington and Rami Malek and the CBS miniseries A Higher Loyalty as “Loretta Lynch” opposite Jeff Daniels and Holly Hunter. Hyatt continues to be grateful to be a part of the FX Snowfall team as well. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Previous Story
Next Story

Please share your academic or social experience at your HBCU, your favorite class, hang-out joint, homecoming game, student center, on or off-campus party, and Greek show. If you pledged a fraternity or sorority, we want to hear about those stories too. The goal is to use your Story to promote and uplift the HBCU brand. Your HBCU prepared you for success, and now we want everyone to read about a real HBCU Experience.

bottom of page