Born: January 9, 1973
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Angela Marie Bettis (born January 9, 1973) is an American film and stage actress, film producer, and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, the title character in May (2002), and in Girl, Interrupted as an anorexic psychiatric patient Janet Webber.
In addition to her work in film, Bettis also starred in two Broadway productions: The Father in 1996 with Frank Langella, and as Abigail Williams in a 2002 revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible alongside Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.
Bettis was born in Austin, Texas, to Mary Lynn (née Guthrie) and Richard Joseph Bettis, and graduated from Westlake High School. Her debut role was a lead in the romantic tragedy, Sparrow, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, at the age of 18. After that film, she attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She later went on to star in a film called The Last Best Sunday, before supporting Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted and Kim Basinger in Bless the Child.
In 2002, she starred as Abigail Williams in a production of The Crucible on Broadway alongside Laura Linney and Liam Neeson. Bettis is most famous for her work in independent horror films, and especially her working relationship with writer/director Lucky McKee. Her title role in McKee's 2002 film May won her something of a cult following. Since then, she has appeared in McKee's Masters of Horror episode, "Sick Girl", and provided a voice-over for his film The Woods. In 2006, their May roles reversed, when McKee acted for Bettis in her directorial debut, Roman, based on a McKee script. In 2011, she played a major role in McKee's adaptation of Jack Ketchum's The Woman.
Bettis starred as Carrie White in Carrie, a made-for-TV remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 classic, and headlined Tobe Hooper's Toolbox Murders, an in-name-only remake of an obscure 1970s horror film. She also starred in the crime thriller Scar. She had a guest role on the TV show Dexter's fifth season as Emily Birch, the first victim of Jordan Chase.
|1993||Sparrow||Maria||Storia di una capinera original title|
|1999||The Last Best Sunday||Lolly Ann Summers|
|1999||Girl, Interrupted||Janet Webber|
|2000||Bless the Child||Jenna O'Connor|
|2002||People Are Dead||Angela the Broadway actress||Producer|
|2002||May||May Dove Canady||Catalan International Film Festival for Best Actress
Silver Raven on the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress
Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
|2004||Toolbox Murders||Nell Barrows||Nominated — Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress|
|2005||The Circle||Jay||Experimental film shot in a long take|
|2005||Last Days of America||America the Woman||Short film|
|2006||The Woods||Voice in the Woods||Voice|
|2006||Roman||Elixer Bluff Acting Troup||Also director, voice|
|2007||When Is Tomorrow||Rachel||Producer|
|2008||Wicked Lake||The Mother|
|2008||Blue Like You||Red||Short film|
|2010||All My Friends Are Funeral Singers||Zel|
|2010||My Alien Mother||Mother||Producer|
|2011||The Woman||Belle Cleek|
|2017||Song to Song||Angela||Scenes deleted|
|1998||Touched by an Angel||Laura||Episode: "Beautiful Dreamer"|
|1998||Legacy||Jenna||Episode: "Brother Love"|
|1999||Sliders||Jill||Episode: "New Gods for Old"|
|2001||The Flamingo Rising||Alice King||Television movie|
|2001||The Ponder Heart||Bonnie Dee Peacock||Television movie|
|2002||Carrie||Carrie White||Television movie|
|2006||Masters of Horror||Ida Teeter||Episode: "Sick Girl"|
|2010||Dexter||Emily Birch||Episodes: "Hop a Freighter", "In the Beginning"|
|2010-2011||CSI||Rosalind Johnson||3 episodes|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Tess Mynock||Episode: "Alchemy"|
|2013||Twisted Tales||Lidia||Segment: "Shockwave"|
|2017||Arkansas Traveler||Myrtle||web series|
|2002||People Are Dead|
|2002||Lovindapocalypse 2||video documentary|
|2003||Lovindapocalypse 3||video documentary|
|2005||Last Days of America||Short Film|
|2007||When Is Tomorrow|
|2012||The ABCs of Death||Segment: "E Is for Exterminate"|