has been busy lately promoting the MTV series Underemployed
She has been giving numerous interviews, from sharing her skin regimen, being interviewed in a carriage moving around in New York and attending various parties/events.
Next month Michelle will be live on stage in New Zealand for a one woman stage production entitled Chop/Stick running from November from 20th-24th at The Basement Theatre.
“Chop/Stick is an experiment. We took one actor and turned her into a Samoan teenager, a fifth generation greengrocer, a Chinese grandmother. And a white guy. It’s an exploration into being Asian. Into being a New Zealander. A woman. A man. An Asian-New-Zealander-Man-Woman. And anyone in-between.” – sounds like fun!
Anyhows you can keep up with the latest Michelle Ang news by joining up to her Official Facebook Page for updates!
appeared in Septembers NYLON
magazine with her fellow Underemployed co-stars Sarah Habel and Inbar Lavi.
In the interview each of the women talk about their career and what they are up to. Michelle makes a reference to The Tribe by mentioning having ‘blue hair’ for a role!
With thanks to Theresa F for the scan, cheers :)
will appear as Kimmie, a mother who’s daughter is brutally assualted, in new BBC drama Top Of The Lake
this Autumn on BBC2.
Top Of The Lake was filmed in New Zealand and features American actress Holly Hunter in the lead role. The multi-part drama also stars Lucy Lawless (who Michelle worked with on Xena) and Robyn Malcolm (who was Ma’am in series 2 of The Tribe and Michelle co-starred with her in NZ drama Outrageous Fortune).
You can see a wee bit of Michelle in the BBC Drama promotional trailer above (about 7 seconds into the trailer). Keep an eye out for it in the TV guide! It’s going to be one to watch!
MTV’s Underemployed premieres on October 16th in America. It’s worth checking out for Michelle Ang who plays Sophia, one of the lead characters, who finds herself working at Donut Girl a doughnut store.
According to the official Underemployed website, Sophia has plans of becoming the next Great American Novelist, she graduated from college with high expectations for herself and her friends…
Check out the trailer voiced by Michelle Ang’s Sophia, it actually gives quiet alot about her character away…
Back in February 2011 we had the news Michelle Ang was in the pilot episode for the series, so well done on the show getting a full season!
Wow! Back in 2008
we had the news that Michelle Ang
appeared on a TV series called The Sitting
, where famous New Zealander’s were interviewedpainted by artist Marty Welch
Well, Marty has recently uploaded all the episodes of his series online, so here is Michelle’s episode…
Michelle talks about how she got into acting, talks a bit about The Tribe, Xena, Outrageous Fortune and also about acting issues like type-casting.
has done a video interview with AsiansOnFilm.com
In the (recent) interview Michelle talks about The Tribe, The Tribe fans and her take on the series! It’s great hearing her talk about it after such a long time. In this interview video she also talks about getting her role in Neighbours, being in and leaving Outrageous Fortune (she actually asked to be written out of the series!), getting her role in Big Momma’s 3 and also how she got to be in the short film The Potential Wives Of Norman Mao.
Check it out, it’s great! (Albeit brief)
It’s a shame they didn’t ask about her role as lesbian characer Lily Zee in South Of Nowhere, as that was an interesting guest role she had, post Outrageous Fortune.
Major congrats to Michelle Ang
who won the AFTA
(Aotearoa Film and Television Award) for ‘Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film’ for her role as Emily in My Wedding And Other Secrets
The 2011 AFTA’s, previously known as the Qantas Film & Television Award, was held at the Viaduct Events Centre on November 12, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
I am not 100% certain if Michelle Ang was in attendance to pick up the award herself as I can’t seem to find any photos of her at the event. If you know if she was there or found pics, give us a shout please :)
My Wedding And Other Secrets also won the Best Screenplay for a Feature Film, awarded to Roseanne Liang & Angeline Loo. Another notable, Tribe related win, was Kaitangata Twitch which won the Best Children’s/Youth Programme award. The series starred Miriama Smith.
Okay, so I totally failed in putting this video up before/on Halloween, but here it is, in case you missed it…
The Tribe creators Cloud 9 Ltd have uploaded a video to their official Tribe YouTube channel of the cast wishing fans a Happy Halloween… Check it out…
Beth Allen (Amber), Meryl Cassie (Ebony), Caleb Ross (Lex), Michelle Ang (Tai-San), Antonia Prebble (Trudy), Megan Alatini (Java) and Lucas Hayward (Sammy)- in that order.
Make sure you subscribed to the Official theTribeTVseries. There’s also some old Channel 5 (UK) interviews I uploaded of Damon Andrews (Guardian), Jacob Tomuri (Luke) and Vanessa Stacey (Alice) in a Halloween themed interview… Check those interviews out here and here.
joined My Wedding And Other Secrets
director Roseanne Liang and fellow cast member Cheng Pei Pei at the 20th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival
in China. The movie which stars Michelle Ang and Matt Whelan was a finalist in the Chinese ‘Oscars’.
Michelle Nominated For Best Actress Award…
In other news the film is nominated for five awards in the Aotearoa Film and Television Awards (AFTAs); Michelle Ang is nominated in the Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film, best of luck to Michelle. The other awards the film is up for are: Best Feature Film, Best Director in a Feature Film (Roseanne Liang), Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film (Matt Whelan) and Best Screenplay for a Feature Film (Roseanne Liang & Angeline Loo).
The awards ceremony will take place on 12th November.
Yay, with thanks to Marie, here’s some pics of the awesome Michelle Ang
in movie The Beaver
Here’s a bit about Michelle’s appearance in the film by Marie:
In the movie Michelle appears briefly in a scene at the start where Jodie Foster’s character Meredith Black is working at home [Jodie also directed the film]. Michelle Ang is shown on Meredith’s computer screen as a Japanese translator. We can’t hear what she says as there is a voice over in the scene talking about Meredith’s dedication to her job working on Japanese rollercoasters/theme park. Michelle’s appearance is one of those blink and you’ll miss it moments! She is also uncredited at the end of the movie. But it was great to see her and the film is pretty good too if you like character movies/family dramas. Mel Gibson plays Walter Black, the lead role, in the movie.
The Beaver is out now on DVD in America, click here to check it out. It is released in Germany (Der Biber) on October 6th (info here) and in the UK on October 10th (info here).