Michaela Conlin was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is of Chinese and Irish descent.
After her graduation from Parkland High School, she honed her skills in community and regional theater before studying acting at New York City's Tisch School of the Arts, Conlin earned her B.F.A. while simultaneously appearing in productions at the Playwrights Horizons Theater School and the Atlantic Theater Company. Later, she would travel to Amsterdam to take part in the Experimental Theater Wing's International Training Program.
Michaela participated in the BRAVO series The It Factor
which focused on the lives of young actors in New York City. After that she moved to Los Angeles where she obtained a part in the series MDs
as Dr. Maggie Yang. As of 2005 she stars as Angela Montenegro in the hit FOX show Bones
Michaela's hobbies include writing short stories and lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend.