The American actress Michaela Conlin made a name for herself in Hollywood with the Fox crime comedy-drama Bones, which ended on March 28, 2017, after 12 seasons and 246 episodes.
Conlin grew up with an affinity for acting. Throughout her school years, she appeared in school plays and theatre productions. In elementary school, she began performing in the Pennsylvania community and regional theater productions at the age of 6.
At Parkland High School, she appeared in productions of Bye Bye Birdie and The Crucible. Conlin graduated high school in 1996 and moved to New York City where she performed in many theater productions while attending Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. During her studies, Conlin traveled to Amsterdam, Germany, where she studied under the international training program of Experimental Theatre Wing.
Shortly after obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Studies, Conlin moved to Los Angeles, California, and began taking on small roles. In a short time, she got her first leading role in the ABC drama series MDs, where she played the role of Dr. Maggie Yang in 10 episodes. She then had a guest role in JAG and a recurring role in The D.A. before she was cast in Bones as Angela Montenegro.
Her role in Bones earned her a nomination for the 2008 Asian Excellence Award in the category “Supporting Television Actress”.
Conlin used her spare time from Bones to appear in other performances, including the feature films Enchanted (2007), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby (2015), and The Disappointments Room (2016).
Michaela Conlin Parents
Michaela Conlin was born on June 9, 1978, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Denise Conlin and Fran Conlin. Her mother Denise is Chinese and works as an accountant. Her father Fran Conlin is of Irish descent and works as a contractor. This makes Michaela a Chinese-Irish ethnicity. Conlin has an older sister.
Michaela Conlin Married/Partner/Husband
While Conlin played a bisexual character in Bones, she is heterosexual in real life. She once revealed to Hollywood 411 that her Bones character “has a much wilder love life than me.
However, Conlin was never married. However, she dated her screen match with Bones, T.J. Thyne, in 2007. They were even engaged but broke off their engagement in 2011.
Conlin was then connected with the former Icelandic football star from Akranes, Arnar Gunnlaugsson, as the Iceland Review reported. The source said that Conlin spent the new year 2012 in Reykjavík with Gunnlaugsson.
Michaela Conlin Net Worth – $4 Million
Conlin did well in Hollywood, with Bones being her highest-paid appearance. It is by no means an easy task to succeed with the small screen, Conlin herself revealed this when she told the interviewers;
“The pilot season in LA is just this bloodbath. They make so many pilots, and such a small percentage is picked up. And then when you get picked up, there are so many variables. You have to get a good schedule and you have to get promoted. And then you have to thrive in that time frame.”
Fortunately, she thrived at Bones. In 2011, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Conlin and other supporting actresses on the show were paid $30,000 to $40,000 per episode for season 7. HR also revealed that they received a pay rise for season 8 to a mid-five-figure amount per episode. The main characters Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, however, are said to take home up to $200,000 per episode.
If Conlin was earning mid-five-digit sums in season 8, chances were that she was earning between high five-figure and even low six-figure sums in the last three seasons of the series.
Michaela Conlin Facts/Trivia
In her free time, Conlin likes to travel, go to the cinema, read and write short stories.
She is friends with her Bones girlfriend, Emily Deschanel, on screen.
To understand her Bone figure better, Conlin had to take painting lessons.
She lives in a very stylish house in Los Angeles. She bought the house in 2007.
Michaela Conlin Body Measurements
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Breasts: Waist-Hips: 35-25-35 inches (89-64-89 cm)
Dress size: 4