Michaela Conlin is the actress who portrayed the character of Angela Pearly-Gates Montenegro, the half-Chinese artist daughter of Billy Gibbons in the Fox crime procedural series, Bones from 2005 to 2017. Apart from this role, another show and role that Conlin is well remembered for appearing in is the 2002 ABC medical drama series, MDs, where she played the main role of Dr. Maggie Yang. This came after she had begun her acting career in Peter Sehr’s 2001 crime drama film, Love The Hard Way where she portrayed the character of Cara.
In all, Conlin has no less than 17 roles that dot her career so far. However, since her very dominant role in Bones, her presence in Hollywood has not been as significant as it used to be.
A Look At Michaela Conlin’s Notable Projects
While Michaela Conlin’s professional acting career kicked off in 2001, she had long before that began acting. She started at the young age of six to appear in a number of local commercials and programs in Pennsylvania.
In her years at Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, she was also involved in her school’s stage productions of plays like Michael Stewart’s Bye Bye Birdie. It was also in those days that she is reputed to have made her own music video where she displayed unique dancing skills. Although she now giggles at herself while watching the video, many people have described her performance in it as “amazing” (both in terms of the video quality and her dancing skills).
Watch the video below and see for yourself:
After completing high school, Michaela Conlin went on to study Theater at New York University’s Tisch School of Fine Arts. She was still a student at NYU when she began to appear in a number of productions by the non-profit off-Broadway company, Atlantic Theater Company, and other off-Broadway establishments. One of her performances here earned her an opportunity to attend an international course in Amsterdam under the auspices of the Experimental Theater Wing.
After her graduation from college, Conlin remained in New York as she was chosen to be a part of Bravo TV’s cable documentary series, The It Factor, which was about young actors in New York City trying to make headway in their career. Following her appearance on the show, the actress moved to Los Angeles in search of bigger roles.
The first role she bagged after moving to Hollywood was a starring one in the ABC drama series, MDs. The following year, Michaela Conlin was cast to play a leading role in the short-lived legal drama series, The D.A., where she portrayed the outspoken political consultant Jinette McMahon. That same year, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the legal drama JAG, playing the role of Lieutenant Mary Nash.
Between 2005 and 2017, Conlin portrayed the artist Angela Montenegro in Bones. To date, this remains the role she is most remembered for. In recognition of her performance in the role, she was nominated for the 2008 Asian Excellence Award for Supporting Television Actress.
What Has The Actress Been Up To Recently?
After her role in Bones wrapped up in 2017, not much has been seen of Michaela Conlin as she has only managed a few guest appearances here and there. In 2018, she appeared in one of the 10 episodes of the HBO drama series, Here and Now, playing the character of Sharon. She also had the recurring role of Sarah Nguyen in Paramount Network’s drama series, Yellowstone, between 2018 and 2019.
As of October 2019, the actress happily tweeted that she was to be a part of a comedy production titled Bad Trip.
— Michaela Conlin (@michaelaconlin) October 15, 2019
Bad Trip is a hidden camera comedy show by Orion Pictures. The show, which features other stars like Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish, premieres in April 2020 and has Michaela Conlin playing the role of Maria.
Interesting Facts About the Love Life of Michaela Conlin
In February 2019, it was widely reported that Michaela Conlin was spotted with a baby bump. A few months later in June, she confirmed the rumor by posting a picture of her carrying her baby who she said was named Charlie.
Conlin inferred in her post by using “we” that she was in a relationship, or at least that the father of her child was playing an active role in caring for the baby. Regardless of this, his identity does not seem to be known to the public as the actress has not said who he is and has also not been pictured out and about with anybody to suggest that he might be the one.
It is possible that Michaela has learned from past experiences and chosen to keep things private. In the past, when she dated her Bones co-star T.J. Thyne, the actress had to face all kinds of rumors about herself and her partner which probably led to them calling off their engagement.
In 2012, she again made the headlines of different gossip magazines as she was reported to be dating Icelandic soccer legend, Arner Gunnlaugsson. The story began circulating after the pair were spotted together at various places, however, it soon later died down as they no longer appeared to be close with each other.