Angela believes in the motto, "Life is not a dress rehearsal." This belief was put to the test when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in May 2000. The ordeal motivated her more than ever to beat the disease and pursue her childhood dream to act. Today she is an eight-year cancer survivor and has numerous stage, film and commercial credits to her name. Prior to her role as Pearl's mother, Angela served as executive producer of the Cowboy Talkin' music video for DeAnne Moore. She's also played Senorita de la Venta in The Other Side of Paradise and a British Mum in The Wayside written and directed by Leo Fabian.