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Michelle Ang


Wellington-raised Malaysian-Kiwi Michelle Ang spent a decade acting in the United States, where she was Emmy-nominated for Fear the Walking Dead offshoot Flight 462. As a teen, Ang performed on Kiwi talent show McDonalds Young Entertainers and acted on global hit The Tribe, as the mystical Tai-San. From 2002, she brought a rare Asian face to Australian soap Neighbours. In 2011 Ang won an Aotearoa Film Award for her first lead role in a movie: Kiwi-Asian romance My Wedding and Other Secrets. In 2018 she co-starred in — and co-produced — award-winning US movie For Izzy. She went on to write, direct and star in short film Nai/Milk.

...it was such a unique situation to have the director of the film also be the person that I’m portraying. But it was also a really amazing resource for me, to be able to have her right there. Michelle Ang, on working with director Roseanne Liang on 2011 movie My Wedding and Other Secrets