Angela Bettis is an amazingly talented woman. She is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She has been in her fair share of television shows, indie films, and has even made her directorial debut. In the past few years she has worked very closely with two talented men (Kevin Ford and Lucky McKee) that, in my opinion, helped make her the cult icon that she is today. Before I get into her collaborations and relationships with these two fellas, I would like to give some background info about Angela.
First off, despite this being a day late, I would like to say Happy Birthday, Angela! Angela was born January 9, 1973 making yesterday her fortieth birthday. Angela has a twin brother named Joseph, so Happy Birthday, Joe! They were born in Austin, TX. Angela graduated from Westlake High School. Shortly after she had her first role in a film called "Sparrow". She was the main character in this film. After getting a taste for movies she attended and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, NY. After graduating and five years after her acting debut, Angela began getting acting jobs.
She started with some television shows like Touched by an Angel, Legacy, and Sliders. They were small roles, but they helped her to get her foot in the door. A year later she got her first role in a major film, Girl, Interrupted along side names like Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg, and Brittany Murphy. Angela played the role of Janet Webber, a patient with an eating disorder. It still breaks my heart when she falls to the floor in tears saying, "That is not fair. That is not fair!!!! that is not fair! Seventy-four is the perfect weight."
|Angela and Kevin|
|Angela and Lucky on the set of May|
So, what's next for Angela? She is getting ready to be in Kevin's newest film, Legs. This one is about a Hollywood rock star that is desperate to lay low for a while, but a past love is making that hard to do. I don't know much more about the film than that. It is currently in post production and the cast and crew has been released for inquiring minds.