She played a pal of Idini Menzel's character in "Enchanted" and a police detective opposite Matthew Mc Conaughey and Bryan Cranston in "The Lincoln Lawyer." "Matthew and Bryan were just the loveliest guys, ever," says Conlin."I purposely didn't watch 'Breaking Bad' before I worked with Bryan because I didn't want to be starstruck."And I'm so glad I waited because 'Breaking Bad' [was so good].(Go to though the show, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs, has run a decade, Conlin is not tired of her crime-solving alter ego. During the early episodes of the tenth season, Booth's wife Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and her pals at the Jeffersonian Institute, including Angela, will struggle to figure out a way to free Booth and prove his innocence.She plays an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes, alongside forensic anthropologists in the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D. Conlin says viewers can also expect to see a lot more of Angela this season."I've heard rumblings that we might learn what Angela's real name is," notes Conlin, 36. Last season, she went undercover with Booth and Brennan.She's a [crime-solver], a mom, a wife, a best friend.
And I was back to square one."Three years later, "Bones" gave Conlin the role of her career.
I never used to get homesick when I first moved to L. The good thing is we're such a close family that [my parents] are always coming out to L.
A., or I'm coming back to Allentown."It was in the Lehigh Valley that Conlin first discovered her affinity for acting.
Once she graduated from Parkland in 1996, Conlin set her sights on NYU."I was so lucky because my parents said yes," recalls the actress. They said, 'let's do it.' We couldn't afford NYU so we all worked together to make it happen. With 0 and two lawn chairs to her name, Conlin headed West.
I had scholarships and I worked while I was going to school."Conlin was still waiting tables in New York when she noticed that all of her actor friends who'd migrated to L. She'd barely settled in when she landed a role on the series "The MDs" with John Hannah and William Fichtner."I thought, 'I've made it.' I paid off my car and I paid off my debt.