Angela Montenegro

Played by Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin) from the TV show "Bones" is an expert in forensic facial reconstruction. She works at the Jeffersonian Institute, and is part of a team that solves forensic mysteries. Angela is a free-spirited person with many interests, talents and friendships. Although she is intelligent, Angela often comes across as flaky or quirky. She successfully blends art and science, often producing almost impossible facial reconstructions, critical to identifying victims. The name Angela Montenegro is not her given name. It came to her in a dream and she legally changed it to Angela Montenegro on her eighteenth birthday.

Angela is the daughter of Billy Gibbons (Billy Gibbons), from the band ZZ Top. Her middle name is "Pearly Gates." This is also the name of Billy's guitar. Billy is very protective of her and will go to extremes to protect her. He kidnapped Dr. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) and left him drugged and tattooed in the desert, because he believed that Hodgins was responsible for bringing unhappiness to Angela.

Angela is important to her coworkers, and often acts as their confident. She also plays the part of social coach to some of her more socially awkward colleagues. Angela is sexually advanced and is often asked for advice in matters about sex and relationships. Her best friend is Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Despite their differences in personality, they have a close relationship. Angela writes the "sexy" parts in the forensic novels, written by Bones. Bones in return gives Angela a share of the royalties. Bones was the first person to whom Angela confided her pregnancy. Angela refers to Bones as "sweetie" and helps her in understanding human nature.

Angela has had many romantic relationships, however her main romantic interest is her coworker Hodgins, to whom she is now married.They began dating at the beginning of Season 2 and they quickly become engaged. During the marriage ceremony at the end of Season 2, it was discovered that Angela was already married. Once, after consuming too much fire-water, she had married a man from Fuji named Grayson Barasa (Sean Blakemore), however she didn't believe the marriage was valid. Unfortunately the marriage indeed was legal, and at the very last-minute, Angela and Hodgins had to call off their wedding. Over a year later and after much difficulty, Angela divorced Barasa. It was too late for her relationship with Hodgins, and Angela ended their engagement. Shortly afterwards, Angela, who is bisexual, entered a relationship with a former college flame and a suspect in a case, Roxie Lyon (Nicole Hiltz). The relationship did not work out Roxie ended it, because she was looking for a long-term partner. Angela also has a brief romantic relationship with Wendell Bray (Michael Grant Terry), an intern at the Jeffersonian. The relationship ended amicably and Angela and Wendell remain friends.

At the end of Season 5, Angela and Hodgins end up incarcerated while working on a case. As they are waiting together in a jail cell for help from their coworkers, they realize that they love each other and on the spur of the moment, decide to get married. At the end of Season 5, they leave their positions at the Jeffersonian and move to Paris. Season 6 opens with them returning to the United States to assist Dr. Cam Saroyan (Tamara Taylor) with a difficult case and Angela revealing that she is pregnant.

Memorable Quotes:

"Use your oversized heads."

"We make life out of chaos and hope."

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