MICHAELA CONLIN | Angela Montenegro
Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Michaela Conlin performed in her first play at the age of six and continued to appear on stage in numerous community and regional productions.
Conlin moved to New York City to study acting and was accepted into New York University’s 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 and the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and traveled to Amsterdam to study with the Experimental Theatre Wing’s International Training Program.
Upon graduating from New York University, 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 relocated to Los Angeles, where she quickly landed her first starring role on the series MDs, as the idealistic young intern taken under the arm of the hospital’s two renegade doctors, played by William Fichtner and John Hannah. She followed that with a leading role on the drama series The D.A., playing an outspoken political consultant to Steven Weber’s district attorney.
In addition to working consistently in television, Conlin has appeared in several features, including Garmento and Love the Hard Way, starring Adrien Brody. She also appeared in the films Open Window opposite Robin Tunney and Enchanted opposite Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey.
- Began performing in community theater at age 6.
- After college, she studied at the Experimental Theater Wing’s International Training Program in Amsterdam.
- Appeared on Bravo’s 2002 reality show The It Factor, about actors struggling to make it in the entertainment industry.
- Michaela is of Chinese and Irish descent.
- Michaela’s first role was in a kindergarten production of the children’s tale The Gingerbread Man.
- Michaela’s hobbies include writing short stories.
Currently, Michaela lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend.