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June 9, 1978 |
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Michaela Conlin (born June 9, 1978) is an American actress best known for her role as Angela Montenegro on the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones.
Conlin was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1978 to a Chinese mother, an accountant, and an Irish father, a contractor. She performed in her first play at the age of seven, and continued to appear on stage in numerous Pennsylvania community and regional productions.
Conlin attended Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, where she starred in productions of Bye Bye Birdie and The Crucible. After graduating from high school in 1996, she moved to New York City to study acting and was accepted to New York University Tisch School of the Arts. While working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, she appeared in several productions at the Atlantic Theater Company, the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Stonestreet Studios Conservatory, and she traveled to Amsterdam to study with the Experimental Theatre Wing's International Training Program.
Following her graduation from New York University, Conlin was selected to be part of the cable documentary series The It Factor, which focused on the lives of young actors in New York City. Soon after, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she landed her first starring role in the ABC drama series MDs, playing an idealistic young intern taken under the wing of the hospital's two renegade doctors, played by William Fichtner and John Hannah. She followed that with a leading role in the ABC drama series The D.A., playing an outspoken political consultant to Steven Weber's district attorney.
Conlin played Angela Montenegro on the popular Fox drama Bones, which stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. In the series, Angela is married to Dr. Jack Hodgins (T. J. Thyne), while her father is ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, who plays a fictionalized version of himself. Angela's full name is Angela "Pookie Noodlin" Pearly Gates Montenegro, with Pearly Gates also being the name of Gibbons' Les Paul guitar. In 2008, Conlin was nominated for an Asian Excellence Award in the category of Supporting Television actress for her role on Bones.
In addition to her television work, Conlin portrayed Detective Heidi Sobel in the 2011 drama film The Lincoln Lawyer. She also appeared in Open Window and Love the Hard Way. In 2021, she portrayed Maria Li in Bad Trip.
Conlin is married and has two sons, Charlie and Theodore.
|2001||Love the Hard Way||Cara|
|2002||Pipe Dream||TV reporter|
|2011||The Lincoln Lawyer||Heidi Sobel|
|2015||Baby, Baby, Baby||Courtney Lee|
|2016||The Disappointments Room||Jules|
|2021||Bad Trip||Maria Li|
|TBA||One True Loves|
|2001||Law & Order||Rocky||Episode: "Swept Away – A Very Special Episode"|
|2002||The Division||House director||Episode: "Illusions"|
|2002||MDs||Dr. Maggie Yang||Main role|
|2003||JAG||Lt. Mary Nash||Episode: "Posse Comitatus"|
|2003||The D.A.||Jinette McMahon||4 episodes|
|2005–2017||Bones||Angela Montenegro||Main role|
|2016||Casual||Claire||Episode: "Death and Taxes"|
|2018||Here and Now||Sharon||Episode: "It's Here"|
|2018–2019||Yellowstone||Sarah Nguyen||Recurring role|
|2021||For All Mankind||Helena Webster||Recurring role|
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