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Michaela Conlin Bio
Following her graduation from NYU, Conlin was chosen to be a part of the cable documentary series The It Factor, which focused on the lives of young actors in New York City. Soon after, she was relocated to Los Angeles, California, 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 plays Angela Montenegro in the popular Fox drama, Bones (starring 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, opposite Robin Tunney, and Love the Hard Way, which starred Adrien Brody.