Michelle Ang

  • Actor
  • Age Range: 28 - 38
  • Height: 5' 1"/157cm
  • Location: Auckland
  • Ethnicity: Asian - Chinese
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Summary

Michelle is a recognised and versatile actress with a career in both film and television spanning over two decades.

Nominated for an Emmy for her role of Alex in “Fear The Walking Dead; Flight 462”; she also won Best Actress in a Feature Film at the New Zealand Film Awards for her portrayal of the real-life lead character in “My Wedding and Other Secrets” and was nominated in Australia for a Logie (Emmy equivalent) for her role in the long running hit TV series “Neighbours”.

She has held series regular roles in TV shows both locally (New Zealand) and abroad, and performed in critically acclaimed films that have taken home top honors at festivals including Sundance, Cannes and Berlin. She has had the privilege of working with high caliber directors including Toa Fraser, Jodie Foster, Jane Campion, John Hillcoat and Steven Soderbergh.

As a natural extension to her experience, Michelle has worked in production of high end commercials, art direction and also branched into directing. Taking helm of two music videos for the artist LIPS, and recently shooting her first short film “NAI” in Los Angeles. Michelle also produced her first feature “For Izzy” which enjoyed a phenomenal festival run with many audience choice awards. She was invited to the Sundance Director Lab in 2018 to workshop a feature.

Michelle recently took on a character role in a reboot of an iconic series for US television and working on future directing projects.

Awards

2016 - Emmy Nomination - Best Actress in a Digital Series - United States of America

2011 - Aotearoa Film and Television Awards - Best Actress in a Feature Film 'My Wedding & Other Secrets' New Zealand

2003 - Logie Awards - Nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent 'Neighbours' - Australia

Feature Film

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2017
Production (Role) For Izzy (Dede)
Production Company / Director Who What Where / Dir: Alex Chu
Year
2017
Production (Role) Fallen Stars (Daisy)
Production Company / Director El Camino Entertainment / Dir: Brian Jett
Year
2015
Production (Role) Triple Nine (Trina Ling)
Production Company / Director Worldview Entertainment / Dir: John Hillcoat
Year
2015
Production (Role) The Taking of Deborah Logan (Mia Medina)
Production Company / Director Bad Hat Harry Productions / Dir: Adam Robitel
Year
2011
Production (Role) Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (Mia)
Production Company / Director Twentieth Century Fox | Regency Enterprises / Dir: John Whitesell
Year
2011
Production (Role) My Wedding and Other Secrets (Emily)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Roseanne Liang
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Beaver (Japanese Translator)
Production Company / Director Anonymous Content / Dir: Jodie Foster
Year
2006
Production (Role) No. 2 (Grace)
Production Company / Director Numero Films Ltd. / Dir: Toa Fraser
Year
2004
Production (Role) Futile Attraction (Violet McKenzie)
Production Company / Director Twilight Productions / Dir: Mark Prebble
Year
2001
Production (Role) Aidiko Insane (Phoebus Victim)
Production Company / Director Kahukura Productions / Dir: Adam Larkin

Short Film

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Potential Wives of Norman Mao (Suzy Fong)
Production Company / Director Dir: Derek Nguyen
Year
2008
Production (Role) Take 3 (Melanie Shum)
Production Company / Director Nomadz Unlimited / Dir: Roseanne Liang
Year
2004
Production (Role) Forbidden Fury (Terry Spears)
Production Company / Director Team Nektar / Dir: Shahir Daud

Television

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The Twilight Zone (Ling)
Production Company / Director CBS Television Studios / Dir: Justin Benson | Aaron Moorhead
Year
2017
Production (Role) Mourners, Inc (Eva)
Production Company / Director More Sauce Productions / Dir: Luke Eve
Year
2016
Production (Role) Fear the Walking Dead (Stunt Performer)
Production Company / Director Circle of Confusion / Dir: Dave Erickson | Robert Kirkman
Year
2016
Production (Role) Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (Alex)
Production Company / Director Dakota Pictures / Dir: Michael McDonough
Year
2016
Production (Role) Best Thing You'll Ever Do (Sena)
Production Company / Director Dir: Catherine Fordham
Year
2015
Production (Role) NCIS: Los Angeles (Malee Vipada)
Production Company / Director Shane Brennan Productions / Dir: Shane Brennan
Year
2014
Production (Role) Rizzoli and Isles (Lucy Chen)
Production Company / Director Hurdler Productions / Dir: Jane Tamaro
Year
2013
Production (Role) Top of the Lake (Kimmie)
Production Company / Director See-Saw Films | BBC | Sundance Channel / Dir: Jane Campion
Year
2012 - 2013
Production (Role) Underemployed (Sophia Swanson)
Production Company / Director MTV Productions / Dir: Jace Alexander | Michael Lange
Year
2013
Production (Role) Drop Dead Diva (Lanfen)
Production Company / Director Sony Pictures Television | Storyline Entertainment / Dir: Bethany Rooney
Year
2013
Production (Role) Grey's Anatomy (Elise)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios / Dir: Kevin McKidd
Year
2013
Production (Role) Perception (National Guardwoman)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios / Dir: Kenneth Biller
Year
2007 - 2008
Production (Role) South of Nowhere (Lily Zee)
Production Company / Director The N / Dir: Paul Hoen
Year
2005 - 2006
Production (Role) Outrageous Fortune (Tracy Hong)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Simon Bennett | Britta Johnstone
Year
2005
Production (Role) The Market (Victoria)
Production Company / Director Isola / Dir: Geoffrey Cawthorn | Damon Fepulea'i | Rene Naufahu
Year
2002 - 2004
Production (Role) Neighbours (Lori Lee)
Production Company / Director Grundy Television Australia / Dir: Gary Conway | Tony Osicka
Year
1999 - 2002
Production (Role) The Tribe (Tai-San)
Production Company / Director Channel 5 Television / Dir: Costa Botes | John Reid
Year
2002
Production (Role) Being Eve (Masako)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures | Nickelodeon / Dir: Peter Salmon
Year
2001
Production (Role) Xena: Warrior Princess (Akemi)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Garth Maxwell
Year
1997 - 1999
Production (Role) Young Entertainers (Super Trooper)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
1999
Production (Role) A Twist in the Tale (Messha)
Production Company / Director Cloud Nine Entertainment / Dir: Declan Eames

Theatre

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2012
Production (Role) CHOP/STICK (Various)
Production Company / Director Chairman Meow Productions / Dir: Michelle Ang | Jo Holsted

Production

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2012
Production (Role) CHOP/STICK | Stage (Director)
Production Company / Director Chairman Meow Productions / Dir: Michelle Ang | Jo Holsted

Michelle is a recognised and versatile actress with a career in both film and television spanning over two decades.

Nominated for an Emmy for her role of Alex in “Fear The Walking Dead; Flight 462”; she also won Best Actress in a Feature Film at the New Zealand Film Awards for her portrayal of the real-life lead character in “My Wedding and Other Secrets” and was nominated in Australia for a Logie (Emmy equivalent) for her role in the long running hit TV series “Neighbours”.

She has held series regular roles in TV shows both locally (New Zealand) and abroad, and performed in critically acclaimed films that have taken home top honors at festivals including Sundance, Cannes and Berlin. She has had the privilege of working with high caliber directors including Toa Fraser, Jodie Foster, Jane Campion, John Hillcoat and Steven Soderbergh.

As a natural extension to her experience, Michelle has worked in production of high end commercials, art direction and also branched into directing. Taking helm of two music videos for the artist LIPS, and recently shooting her first short film “NAI” in Los Angeles. Michelle also produced her first feature “For Izzy” which enjoyed a phenomenal festival run with many audience choice awards. She was invited to the Sundance Director Lab in 2018 to workshop a feature.

Michelle recently took on a character role in a reboot of an iconic series for US television and working on future directing projects.

2016 - Emmy Nomination - Best Actress in a Digital Series - United States of America

2011 - Aotearoa Film and Television Awards - Best Actress in a Feature Film 'My Wedding & Other Secrets' New Zealand

2003 - Logie Awards - Nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent 'Neighbours' - Australia

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2017
Production (Role) For Izzy (Dede)
Production Company / Director Who What Where / Dir: Alex Chu
Year
2017
Production (Role) Fallen Stars (Daisy)
Production Company / Director El Camino Entertainment / Dir: Brian Jett
Year
2015
Production (Role) Triple Nine (Trina Ling)
Production Company / Director Worldview Entertainment / Dir: John Hillcoat
Year
2015
Production (Role) The Taking of Deborah Logan (Mia Medina)
Production Company / Director Bad Hat Harry Productions / Dir: Adam Robitel
Year
2011
Production (Role) Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (Mia)
Production Company / Director Twentieth Century Fox | Regency Enterprises / Dir: John Whitesell
Year
2011
Production (Role) My Wedding and Other Secrets (Emily)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Roseanne Liang
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Beaver (Japanese Translator)
Production Company / Director Anonymous Content / Dir: Jodie Foster
Year
2006
Production (Role) No. 2 (Grace)
Production Company / Director Numero Films Ltd. / Dir: Toa Fraser
Year
2004
Production (Role) Futile Attraction (Violet McKenzie)
Production Company / Director Twilight Productions / Dir: Mark Prebble
Year
2001
Production (Role) Aidiko Insane (Phoebus Victim)
Production Company / Director Kahukura Productions / Dir: Adam Larkin
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Potential Wives of Norman Mao (Suzy Fong)
Production Company / Director Dir: Derek Nguyen
Year
2008
Production (Role) Take 3 (Melanie Shum)
Production Company / Director Nomadz Unlimited / Dir: Roseanne Liang
Year
2004
Production (Role) Forbidden Fury (Terry Spears)
Production Company / Director Team Nektar / Dir: Shahir Daud
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) The Twilight Zone (Ling)
Production Company / Director CBS Television Studios / Dir: Justin Benson | Aaron Moorhead
Year
2017
Production (Role) Mourners, Inc (Eva)
Production Company / Director More Sauce Productions / Dir: Luke Eve
Year
2016
Production (Role) Fear the Walking Dead (Stunt Performer)
Production Company / Director Circle of Confusion / Dir: Dave Erickson | Robert Kirkman
Year
2016
Production (Role) Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (Alex)
Production Company / Director Dakota Pictures / Dir: Michael McDonough
Year
2016
Production (Role) Best Thing You'll Ever Do (Sena)
Production Company / Director Dir: Catherine Fordham
Year
2015
Production (Role) NCIS: Los Angeles (Malee Vipada)
Production Company / Director Shane Brennan Productions / Dir: Shane Brennan
Year
2014
Production (Role) Rizzoli and Isles (Lucy Chen)
Production Company / Director Hurdler Productions / Dir: Jane Tamaro
Year
2013
Production (Role) Top of the Lake (Kimmie)
Production Company / Director See-Saw Films | BBC | Sundance Channel / Dir: Jane Campion
Year
2012 - 2013
Production (Role) Underemployed (Sophia Swanson)
Production Company / Director MTV Productions / Dir: Jace Alexander | Michael Lange
Year
2013
Production (Role) Drop Dead Diva (Lanfen)
Production Company / Director Sony Pictures Television | Storyline Entertainment / Dir: Bethany Rooney
Year
2013
Production (Role) Grey's Anatomy (Elise)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios / Dir: Kevin McKidd
Year
2013
Production (Role) Perception (National Guardwoman)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios / Dir: Kenneth Biller
Year
2007 - 2008
Production (Role) South of Nowhere (Lily Zee)
Production Company / Director The N / Dir: Paul Hoen
Year
2005 - 2006
Production (Role) Outrageous Fortune (Tracy Hong)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Simon Bennett | Britta Johnstone
Year
2005
Production (Role) The Market (Victoria)
Production Company / Director Isola / Dir: Geoffrey Cawthorn | Damon Fepulea'i | Rene Naufahu
Year
2002 - 2004
Production (Role) Neighbours (Lori Lee)
Production Company / Director Grundy Television Australia / Dir: Gary Conway | Tony Osicka
Year
1999 - 2002
Production (Role) The Tribe (Tai-San)
Production Company / Director Channel 5 Television / Dir: Costa Botes | John Reid
Year
2002
Production (Role) Being Eve (Masako)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures | Nickelodeon / Dir: Peter Salmon
Year
2001
Production (Role) Xena: Warrior Princess (Akemi)
Production Company / Director Renaissance Pictures / Dir: Garth Maxwell
Year
1997 - 1999
Production (Role) Young Entertainers (Super Trooper)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
1999
Production (Role) A Twist in the Tale (Messha)
Production Company / Director Cloud Nine Entertainment / Dir: Declan Eames
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2012
Production (Role) CHOP/STICK (Various)
Production Company / Director Chairman Meow Productions / Dir: Michelle Ang | Jo Holsted
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2012
Production (Role) CHOP/STICK | Stage (Director)
Production Company / Director Chairman Meow Productions / Dir: Michelle Ang | Jo Holsted
Training:

Studied Chinese Classical Dance - Ribbon, Fan, Hankerchief and Serpent Dance | Trained with Royal New Zealand Ballet | Kung Fu | Aikido

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-California, American-East Coast, American-New York, Australian, Chinese, English-Standard, Japanese, New Zealand*, Thai

Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)

Ballet, Chinese Classical Dance, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Modern Dance, Violin

Sports:
(* = highly skilled)

Aikido, Badminton, Kick Boxing, Netball, Tai Chi

Other Skills:

Director, Handgun Handling, Wire Experience-Flying, Producer, Swordplay, Stunt Experience

Height:
5' 1"/157cm
Eye Colour:
Brown
Hair Colour:
Black
Hair Length:
Long