Bones Star Michaela Conlin Shares Her Insider’s Guide to LA


You’ll recognize the beautiful Michaela Conlin as fan favorite Angela Montenegro on FOX’s long running hit television series Bones, which will air for a final season (it’s 12th) in 2017. She has been nominated for an Asian Excellence Award for her work on the show.

Conlin’s feature credits include the upcoming drama The Disappointments Room led by Kate Beckinsale and The Lincoln Lawyer alongside Matthew McConaughey and Bryan Cranston. Other films include Baby Baby Baby which won the Comedy Vanguard Award at the 2015 Austin Film Festival, Enchanted with Amy Adams and Open Window alongside Joel Edgerton and Robin Tunney. She also executive produced the Tribeca Films independent release Sparrows Dance.

Conlin has also had an extensive television career including series regular roles on the ABC dramas MDs, The D.A. as well as  BRAVO’s The It Factor.

She graduated from New York University’s acclaimed Tisch School of the Arts where she earned her B.F.A. in Theater. While there, Conlin worked with the Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons and The Public Theater, among others. She is also a graduate of the Experimental Theatre Wing’s International Training Program in Amsterdam.

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Conlin grew up doing theater and performed in her first play at age six. She’s now a tried and true Los Angeles resident, which makes Conlin the perfect person to share her haute secrets to the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Allentown, Pennsylvania

How long in LA:  14 years

Neighborhood: Silverlake

Occupation: Actor

Favorite Restaurant: Bestia

Best Sushi: Komasa

Best Italian: Osteria Mozza  

Best dessert: Milk

Best place for a romantic date: Elysian Park

Best Sunday brunch: Winsome

Best place for a power business meeting: BLD  

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Mama Shelter

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Mohawk General Store  

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: A Current Affair Vintage Show

Best Spa: Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills

Favorite Charity Event: Olevelos Project Charity Bruch Benefit

Favorite Cultural Event: Los Angeles Philharmonic

Favorite Cultural Institution: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Best Steakhouse: Taylor’s Steakhouse  

Best Pizza: Tomato Pie

Best Lunch: Terroni Downtown

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Juliet Kaska Zen Fitness Pilates Classes

Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA

Describe your city in three words: Sunny, Enterprising, Traffic

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Huntington Botanical Gardens

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles:  Griffith Park and the Eastside

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: It continues to remake itself

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