Hayes Talent Agency is a boutique agency representing adults and children for TV, film, commercials, voice over, theater and print. We have a very diverse roster with an emphasis on representing multicultural talent. We work closely with our clients to help foster an enduring career in this business. We provide them with the necessary tools to become a thriving actor or model.

Michelle Hayes

CEO & Founder

Michelle has over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She is a graduate of Hampton University and holds a MBA from National Louis University. She has launched the careers of many actors, many of her talent have been on Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Empire, Sirens and several films. Michelle will be heading the Chicago and New York TV and film division.

Melinda Santiago

Atlanta Agent

Melinda Santiago will be working alongside Tanya Winfield to run our Atlanta office. Melinda has been in the entertainment business for over 8 years as a manager to several artist, athletes and celebrities. She is one of the most sought after managers in Atlanta. She not only manages actors and athletes, she is also a philanthropist. A few of her latest philanthropic endeavors include working with The Lupus Foundation, Arts for Life, and most recently the “Charge Up Campaign” for breast cancer awareness.

Tanya Winfield

Atlanta Agent

Not new to the Entertainment Industry and Business World, Ms Winfield gained an international spotlight as a Fan Favorite and Top 6 Finalist on NBCs The Biggest Loser. Having since toured the country as a Celebrity Motivational Speaker, Colgate Total Woman, and Steve Harvey Show Lifestyle Coach among other appearances.

Ms Winfield also achieved the landmark goal of earning her first million dollars by the age of 35 as an Entrepreneur.  In other words, she’s all about business and only adds another powerful layer to The Hayes Talent Agency.

Dorothee Landburg-Simms

Chicago Agent


Dorothee Landburg-Simms  was born in Europe, grew up in California, and has children in the industry so she is no stranger to it.  Having a passion for anything arts, she pursued her degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communications along with an interest in photography.  Her  enthusiasm for the industry has led her to become an agent with Hayes Talent. Her knowledge and work ethic is an asset to the agency and she keeps growing with Hayes Talent.

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Chicago Office

2558 W 16th St
Chicago, IL 60608

Atlanta Office

1995 North Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30339