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|Born||17 October 1983
Christchurch, New Zealand
Michelle Ang (born 17 October 1983) is a New Zealand film and television actress. In 2016, Ang was nominated for an Emmy for her work on Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462.
Early life and education
Ang was born 17 October 1983, in Christchurch, to Indonesian Chinese parents who had emigrated to New Zealand. Ang has completed studies at Victoria University of Wellington for a double degree, a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (B.C.A.) in Accounting with Commercial Law and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Ang was a talented ballet dancer when she was younger, and performed in The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Ang made her film debut in Futile Attraction. Ang also appeared in a series of low-budget New Zealand short films including Forbidden Fury in 2004. Her most recent film credit was on No.2, directed by Toa Fraser and nominated for Audience Choice Awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
Ang got her start in television at a young age through the hit family series McDonald's Young Entertainers. Here, she got to show her skills at singing and dancing, much like the Mickey Mouse Club show on US television. She is best known for her role as Lori Lee in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, in which she was a major character in 2002 – 2003, and guest-starred in 2004. Also in 2004, she auditioned for the Cho Chang role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but in the end the role was given to Katie Leung. Before that she played Tai-San in the New Zealand post-apocalyptic drama The Tribe, present in the core cast from 1999 to 2001, and featuring in the final episodes of the 2002 series. Ang also guest starred in the final 2 episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess as Akemi. She played the role of Tracy Hong in seasons 1 and 2 of the New Zealand TV series Outrageous Fortune in 2005 and 2006.
In 2007, Ang appeared in the American television drama, South of Nowhere.
In 2012, Ang features in the MTV series Underemployed as an aspiring writer who has to settle for working at a donut shop.
In 2015, Ang starred in the web series Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 as Alex, a passenger caught on a flight at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, and went on to join the main cast in the main series Fear the Walking Dead.
Ang has named The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle as the book that has most influenced her.
Ang was nominated for a Logie at the Australian television awards, for most popular new female talent for her role in Neighbours.
Ang was one of the compères for the 2005 Chinese New Year Festival in Wellington, held on Saturday 5 February.
Ang received an Emmy nomination for her work on Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462.
Ang welcomed her first child, a son called Koda, with her partner Alex in November 2016.
|2002||Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need||Akemi||Director's Cut|
|2004||Forbidden Fury||Terry Spears||Short film|
|Futile Attraction||Violet McKenzie|
|2006||Naming Number Two||Grace|
|2008||Take 3||Melanie Shum||Short film|
|2011||Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Mia|
|My Wedding and Other Secrets||Emily|
|The Potential Wives of Norman Mao||Suzy Fong||Short film|
|2014||The Taking of Deborah Logan||Mia Medina|
|2016||Triple 9||Trina Ling|
|1997–1998||Young Entertainers||Super Trooper||Unknown episodes|
|1999||A Twist in the Tale||Messha||Season 1, Episode 14|
|1999–2002||The Tribe||Tai-San||Main role (seasons 1–3)|
|2001||Xena: Warrior Princess||Akemi||2 episodes|
|2002||Being Eve||Masako||Season 2, Episode 7|
|2002–2004||Neighbours||Lori Lee||87 episodes|
|2005–2006||Outrageous Fortune||Tracy Hong||16 episodes|
|2007–2008||South of Nowhere||Lily Zee||4 episodes|
|2012–2013||Underemployed||Sophia/Sofia/Sophia Swanson||12 episodes|
|2013||Top of the Lake||Kimmie||2 episodes; Mini-series|
|Grey's Anatomy||Cherise||Season 9, Episode 22|
|Drop Dead Diva||Lanfen||Season 5, Episode 7|
|Perception||Former National Guardwoman||Season 2, Episode 10|
|2014||Rizzoli & Isles||Lucy Chen||Season 5, Episode 11|
|2015–2016||Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462||Alex||Web series; main role|
|2016||Fear the Walking Dead||Alex||2 episodes (season 2)|
|2018–2020||The New Legends of Monkey||Lord Khan||Season 1 & 2, 7 Episodes|
|2020||The Twilight Zone||Ling||Season 2, Episode 6|
|2021||Star Wars: The Bad Batch||Omega||Main role; voice|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Emmy Award||Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series||Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462||Nominated|
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