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17 October 1983 |
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Michelle Ang (born 17 October 1983) is a New Zealand film and television actress.
Early life and education
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 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 the much-applauded 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 starred in the final 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.
Ang was nominated for a Logie at the Australian television awards, for most popular new female talent for her role in Neighbours.
|2014||The Taking of Deborah Logan||Mia Medina|
|2011||The Potential Wives of Norman Mao||Suzy Fong|
|My Wedding and Other Secrets||Emily|
|Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Mia|
|2008||Take 3||Melanie Shum||Short film|
|2006||Naming Number Two||Grace|
|2004||Futile Attraction||Violet McKenzie|
|Forbidden Fury||Terry Spears||Short film|
|2002||Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need||Akemi||Director's Cut|
|2014||Rizzoli & Isles||Lucy Chen||Season 5, Episode 11|
|2013||Perception||Former National Guardwoman||Season 2, Episode 10|
|Drop Dead Diva||Lanfen||Season 5, Episode 7|
|Grey's Anatomy||Elise||Season 9, Episode 22|
|Top of the Lake||Kimmie||2 episodes; Mini-series|
|2012-2013||Underemployed||Sophia/Sofia/Sophia Swanson||12 episodes|
|2007-2008||South of Nowhere||Lily Zee||4 episodes|
|2005-2006||Outrageous Fortune||Tracy Hong||16 episodes|
|2002-2004||Neighbours||Lori Lee||87 episodes|
|2002||Being Eve||Masako||Season 2, Episode 7|
|2001||Xena: Warrior Princess||Akemi||2 episodes|
|1999-2002||The Tribe||Tai-San||142 episodes|
|1999||A Twist in the Tale||Messha||Season 1, Episode 14|
|1997-1998||Young Entertainers||Super Trooper||Unknown episodes|
- Cardy, Tom. "The secret is out". The Dominion Post. Stuff.co.nz.
- Chan, Charles (26 April 2010). "Close to her heart". The Star.
- "Michelle Ang stars in MTV's Underemployed". Asia Pacific Arts. 2012-10-18.
- "Book lover: Michelle Ang". The New Zealand Herald. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
- Michelle Ang on Twitter
- Michelle Ang at the Internet Movie Database
- Publicity Page from Actors' Agent – list current projects worked on