Michaela Conlin’s Wiki Bio, net worth, partner, parents, ethnicity

• Michaela Conlin is an actress born in 1978 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
• She is known for her role in Fox’s “Bones” and other films and television series
• She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career
• Her net worth is estimated to be more than $4 million
• She recently had a son, but it is unknown who the father is

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth $4 million
Date Of Birth June 9, 1978
Fact She is real-life best friends with Emily Deschanel who plays “Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan”, her best friend on their show Bones (2005).

Who is Michaela Conlin?

Michaela Conlin was born on 9th June 1978, in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA, of Irish and Chinese descent. She is a 41 year-old actress who became famous for her role as Angela Montenegro in the Fox’s highly popular crime comedy drama “Bones”. She is also known for appearing in movies such as “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011) and “Baby, Baby, Baby” (2015) and television series such as “Here and Now” (2018- ) and “Yellowstone” (2018- ). Her career has been active since 2001.

Michaela Conlin Wiki Bio: Early Life, Family and Education

Michaela was raised in her hometown of Allentown by her father Fran, who is of Irish descent, and her mother Denise, who is of Chinese descent. Her father is a contractor while her mother works as an accountant. She made her acting debut at the age of seven, when she played in a Muhlenberg College production of the play “The King and I”. During her time at the Parkland High School, she starred in a number of productions at the Civic Theatre, and regularly took part in her high school plays such as “The Crucible” and “Bye Bye Birdie”.

Having matriculated from high school, she had no doubt that acting was the perfect choice for her, so went on to study theater at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Speaking about her choice of profession, Conlin stated that her parents showed nothing but support all along the way: ‘They never once said, “Maybe you should try something else”.’ Conlin continued to perfect her craft while at the college, by appearing in a number of productions at several acclaimed theaters, such as Atlantic Theater Company and Stonestreet Studios Conservatory.

Michaela Conlin

She also spent a semester in Amsterdam, studying with the international department of the Experimental Theatre Wing.

Career Beginnings

Having graduated from college, Conlin initially sought work in New York. She made several guest appearances in shows such as “Law & Order” and “The Division”. She was also one of the actors chosen to participate in “The It Factor”, a cable documentary series chronicling the lives of aspiring actors in New York City.

However, after the show ended she decided to relocate to Los Angeles with her boyfriend, to fully pursue her acting career. According to Michaela, they only had $400 saved at the time, so it was both a bold and risky move.

Conlin used the saved-up money to hire an agent, and quickly landed regular roles in two new television series – she played young doctor Maggie Yang in the medical drama “The M.D.s” and Jinette McMahon in legal drama “The D.A” – unfortunately, both shows only lasted for one season.

Conlin kept looking for new roles; she acted in movies “Garmento” and “Pipe Dream”, and made guest appearances in shows “The Division” and “JAG”. However, in 2005 she struck gold when she was cast in Fox Crime’s hit show “Bones”.

Rise to Prominence

From 2005 until 2017, Conlin played the role of Angela “Pookie Noodlin” Pearly Gates Montenegro in “Bones”, a crime drama with comedy elements following a team of quirky but genius crime solvers, which also starred Emily Deschanel, David Boreanz and T.J. Thyne.

The show became a huge hit and one of Fox Crime’s most popular productions, regularly finishing in the weekly top 10 most watched programs throughout its run. Angela was one of the most beloved characters in the show, especially after the writers introduced a romantic arch between her and T.J. Thyne’s character, Dr. Jack Hodgins – Angela’s on-screen father was played by ZZ Top’s lead singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons. During her time on the show, Conlin would spent around 10 months per year shooting, leaving little time for other commitments and projects.

Nonetheless, she managed to land several roles in movies such as “Open Window”, “Enchanted”, “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Baby, Baby, Baby”. After “Bones” ended in 2017, Conlin was cast in two new shows – “Here and Now” which also stars Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, and “Yellowstone” with Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes and Kelly Reilly.

Net Worth

Regarding her wealth, authoritative sources have estimated that the popular actress has garnered more than $4 million over the course of her career. It is assumed that she acquired most of her wealth by playing the role of Angela Montenegro in “Bones” for 12 years.

Personal Life

Speaking about her private life, many fans have been wondering about Michaela’s relationship status. However, the actress has not been keen on sharing personal information with the fans. In an interview from 2009, she mentioned that she was still together with the (nameless) boyfriend with whom she moved to Los Angeles at the beginning of her acting career. The actress recently uploaded a photo on her Instagram account holding her son in her arms; her son’s name is Charlie, and he was born on 3rd February 2019, but who the father is, and if she’s married hasn’t been revealed.

Social Media

Michaela has an Instagram account, which is followed by nearly 60,000 fans. Besides this, she is also active on Twitter, where she is followed by nearly 250,000 people.

General Info

Full Name Michaela Conlin
Net Worth $4 million
Date Of Birth June 9, 1978
Height 1.72 m
Profession Actor
Education Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Parkland High School
Nationality American


Parents Fran Conlin, Denise Conlin


Movies The Disappointments Room, Baby, Baby, Baby, The Lincoln Lawyer, Enchanted, Open Window, Garmento, Pipe Dream, Love the Hard Way
TV Shows The D.A., MDs, Bones, The It Factor

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# Quote
1 I sample a little bit of everything – a bit of ‘House,’ a little bit of ‘Prison Break.’ I love ‘Project Runway;’ it’s my favorite show!
2 Pilot season in L.A. is just this blood bath. They make so many pilots, and such a small percentage are picked up. And then if you are picked up, there are so many variables. You have to get a good time slot, and you have to get promoted. And then you have to thrive in that time slot.
3 I never used to get homesick when I first moved to L.A.
4 Hart Hanson is one of the coolest, smartest producers I’ve ever worked for. He’s very open to ideas, he says no when he should, he says yes when it would work for the show.
5 I was trained on stage at NYU in New York City; I did a lot of theatre then.


# Fact
1 Her father is Irish American and her mother is Chinese American.
2 She is real-life best friends with Emily Deschanel who plays “Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan”, her best friend on their show Bones (2005).
3 Went to Parkland High School in Allentown PA.
4 Graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Theatre.
5 Has one older sister.




Title Year Status Character
The Disappointments Room 2016 Jules
Casual 2016 TV Series Claire
Bones 2005-2016 TV Series Angela Montenegro
Baby, Baby, Baby 2015 Courtney Lee
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Detective Sobel
Enchanted 2007 May
Open Window 2006 Miranda
The D.A. 2004 TV Series Jinette McMahon
JAG 2003 TV Series Lt. Mary Nash
MDs 2002 TV Series Dr. Maggie Yang
The Division 2002 TV Series House Director
Garmento 2002 Marcy
Pipe Dream 2002 TV Reporter
Love the Hard Way 2001 Cara, Jack’s Lover
Law & Order 2001 TV Series Rocky


Title Year Status Character
Sparrows Dance 2012 executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Bones 2011 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself
Drinking with the Stars 2015 TV Series Herself – guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Good Day L.A. 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Bones: The Visual Effects of Bones 2011 Video short Herself / Angela Montenegro
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2010 TV Series Herself – Guest
Bones: Access All Areas 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Memories in the Season 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Visceral Effects: The Digital Illusions of Bones 2007 Video documentary short Herself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards 2007 Video Herself
Infanity 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The It Factor 2002 TV Series Herself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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