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5 things to know about Michelle Mao, Breakout Newcomer in Netflix’s Metal Lords

Actress, who is from Hong Kong, has acted across James Hong and led her own limited series “Morgan’s Secret Admirer”, now takes on role in the future hit coming-of-age drama Metal Lords

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In recent years, Netflix has become the go-to platform for popular, feel-good and unique teenage content. Shows such as Never Have I Ever, Ginny & Georgia and films such as Moxie and The Half of It all boast ensemble casts with diverse backgrounds. Metal Lords seems to be no different.

Written by D.B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame, and directed by Peter Sollet (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) the movie follows two metalhead high school students Kevin and Hunter  (Jaeden Martell and Adrian Greensmith) who form a band with a girl, Emily, who plays the cello (Isis Hainsworth). Though she did not appear in the trailer, according to IMDb, Michelle plays a character called Lisa Randall.

Who is the actress that gave life to the role of Lisa Randall? Find out more about 21-year-old actress Michelle Mao.

Michelle Mao - Taekwondo

She has a blackbelt in Taekwondo

According to her website, Michelle is well-versed in martial arts and achieved blackbelt status at a young age.

She is a violinist and singer

Michelle is not only an actress but a multi-talented musician. Her music skills boast instruments such as the violin, the piano, guitar and ukulele. She also released music in 2017.

She used a body double in Metal Lords

In a Tiktok live, Michelle mentions that she used a body double for a small nude scene in Metal Lords. Her tiktok is @michellmao.

She will next appear in Apple TV Plus original series

There’s no such thing as rest! According to IMDb, Michelle will next be seen on Apple TV’s newest family series Surfside Girls.

Noah Urrea and Analesa Fisher

She is very close to her co-stars Noah Urrea and Analesa Fisher

The three can be seen frequently interacting online and posting pictures of their time on the set of Metal Lords. We can’t wait to see this trio reunite!

Michelle Mao

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