Michelle Ang

Actor

Malaysian-born, Wellington-raised Michelle Ang now works largely in the United States, where she was Emmy-nominated for Fear the Walking Dead offshoot Flight 462. After debuting on talent show McDonalds Young Entertainers, Ang found fame as a teenager on international hit The Tribe, playing the mystical Tai-San. She brought a rare Asian face to Australian soap Neighbours. In 2011 Ang won an Aotearoa Film Award for her first big screen lead role: Kiwi-Asian romance My Wedding and Other Secrets. She went on to co-star in — and co-produce — award-winning American movie For Izzy.

...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 My Wedding and Other Secrets