Michelle rose to fame after releasing her second album, The Spirit Room, which almost got a lot of positive comments from world music critics. The first single from the album, "Everywhere", saw sales of the album soar. Then, after the second single, "All You Wanted" also achieved the same success, even managed to rank 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, Michelle's talent is not in doubt.
Michelle Branch guest starred on the television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and American Dreams.
On May 23, 2004, Branch married his band's bass guitarist, Teddy Landau, 19 years his senior, in Mexico. The first child of this married couple was born on August 3, 2005 with the name Owen Isabelle.