Michelle Ang is a New Zealand actress best known for her starring role as Sophia Swanson, an aspiring writer who has to settle for working at a donut shop, in the comedy-drama television series Underemployed, from 2012-2013.
Ang is also known for her roles as a regular cast member on the Australian show Neighbours, Outrageous Fortune and the hit teen show The Tribe.
She won Best Actress in A Feature Film at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards in 2011 for My Wedding and Other Secrets, and was nominated for a Logie for her role in Neighbours.
Ang also starred in the final episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess as Akemi.
Her film work has screened in many festivals and won awards including those at Sundance, Cannes and Berlin.
Her U.S. feature film credits include Big Momma's House; Like Father Like Son and The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster. She also worked with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion on her mini-television series Top of the Lake, produced with the BBC.