Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight is an American author who was among the women kidnapped by Ariel Castro and held captives in Tremont, a neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The other three women were Dejesus and Amanda Berry. Michelle Knight and the other two women spent over ten years inside a room where they went through merciless beatings, injuries, and rapes before their rescue day came.

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Biography and Early Life

This heroin and courageous soul was born on April 23, 1981, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born to Barbara Knight. She has two twin brothers, namely; Eddie and Freddie. She has a grandmother called Deborah and a half-sister named Katie, who was born after Knight’s vanish.

Poverty hit her childhood life, as opposed to others’ childhood, which was full of fun and luxurious life. Her early life was sour, like acerbic vinegar. When she was just a little girl, one of her family members raped her, and he used to rape her even when she was a big girl. She grew under fear of being killed by the one who used to rape her. T

his incident troubled Knight to the extent that she decided to run away from her home when she was just 15 years old. She began living under a highway and spent her nights in a garbage bin. She ate foods thrown into the garbage bins. While on the streets as a street child, a drug dealer came and gave Knight a job. The drug dealer later fell into the authorities’ hands, which was the end of Knight’s job.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michelle Knight in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Michelle Knight’s age is 40 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 23 April 1981. Though, she is 4′ 6″ in feet and inches and 140 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is N/A and hair color is Reddish Brown.


Michelle Knight did her education, although from an unknown school. She thought things would be better in school, but never at all. Other students used to bully and laugh at her because of her short height. Other students use to call her shorty, something that affected her mental well-being. While in high school, Michelle Knight became pregnant, and she had to end her education to become a mother.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Michelle Knight gave birth to a son called Joey while in high school. Later on, her son was taken into custody by children’s law authorities, and he was placed under foster care. Her son was given to a foster mother because her mother’s abusive boyfriend injured the baby. A caring family later adopted Joey. While in captivity, Knight was pregnant five-time, but due to her mental state and constant beatings from Ariel, she had miscarriages.

Michelle Knight changed her name legally to Lily Rose Lee after her rescue. She started to tattoo herself as a way of healing from trauma. Her son still lives in the custody of the foster parents. Michelle Knight opted to see her son when he becomes an adult. Knight anticipates opening a restaurant and adopting children because of the inability to give birth again, following a decade of torture and abuse. Knight plans to meet DeJesus and Berry in the future, but first, she focuses on getting her life back to the lane.

Their kidnapper and torturer, Ariel Castro, was found dead after hanging himself with bed sheets. The house where the three women were held captive was destroyed on August 7, 2013.

Years after torture, Michelle Knight, who now goes by the name Lily Rose Lee, found her life, Miguel Rodriguez.  The two met on Facebook as mutual friends. On May 6, 206, they tied the knot.

Is Michelle Knight Lesbian?

No, Michelle Knight is of straight sexual orientation. She is a wife to Miguel Rodriguez.

Professional Career

After the rescue from the captivity, Knight wrote a book with the title Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings. She also plans to open a restaurant. Knight’s book currently serves as the basis for the cable-TV movie Cleveland Abduction. It has many views following her real story.


On February 24, 2014, Knight, Amanda Berry, and DeJesus received the Annual Courage Award from Governor John Kasich. Kasich praised their courage of managing to escape from captivity after a decade and stated that their narrative is beyond hurt one could ever imagine. The three women received their medals from the Governor.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michelle Knight in 2021

As of 2021, Michelle Knight has a net worth of about $1 million. Her books, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings, gained financial success, earning her some income.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  1. Michelle Knight was unable to bathe during the first eight months into captivity.
  2. Castro Ariel gave Knight a puppy, which used to protect her. However, Castro decided to kill it.
  3. Knight had serious health issues like loss of vision, a stomach infection, deafness in one year, facial and nerve damage.
  4. Michelle Knight appeared on Dr. Phil’s show, where she shared her ordeal.
  5. Michelle Knight’s name never appeared on Ohio missing people.
  6. One of the victims, Amanda, managed to escape from the front door when Castro Ariel left home. She called for help by shouting, drawing the attention of neighbors who later called 911 for help. The police came and rescued other victims kept captive in Castro’s house.
  7. A six-year-old girl was among those held captive by Castro.

Michelle Knight is such a courageous woman who survived all the nightmarish and horrifying conditions she went through. The painful period Knight went through has made her raise awareness concerning related crimes in society.


Facts of Michelle Knight

  • Gender Female
  • full nameMichelle Knight
  • birthplaceNaples, Florida, United States
  • Date of Birth April 01, 1981
  • Age 42 years 1 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$1 Million
  • professionAuthor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 65 Kg, In Pounds –143 lbs.
  • heightIn Centimetres – 140 cm, In Feet and Inches – 4′ 6″
  • hair colorReddish Brown
  • eye colorN/A
  • high schoolN/A

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