Vanessa Angel Biography
In 1985, Vanessa Angel shifted from modeling to acting, with a part in the comedy Spies Like Us. In the movie, she plays a soldier for the Soviet Strategic Missiles Forces, which required her to appear just in underwear for many scenes. Vanessa Angel decided to pursue and study acting under teacher Sondra Lee, and also became a member of The Actors Studio in New York. She also studied acting under Frank Corsaro. Soon, she was cast in other films including Kings of New York in 1990, Sleep with Me in 1994, Kingpin in 1996, and Kissing a Fool in 1998, among others. She is also best remembered for starring on the television series Weird Science in 1994.
Vanessa Angel has been able to portray a variety of characters, and she has been successful in the comedy genre. She has also appeared in a number of television shows, including The Equalizer, Baywatch, On the Air, Raven, Jackie Collins Lady Boss, Reasonable Doubts, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote; The Cover Girl Murders, Time Trax, Veronicas Closet, Partners, Stargate, The Division, and the more recent Criminal Intent in 2005 and Blind Ambition in 2007. Vanessa Angel also appeared in an Entourage episode I love you too in 2005 as herself.
Other films that Vanessa Angel has been cast in include Another Chance, Killer Instinct, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, Made Men, Enemies of Laughter, G-Men from Hell, Camouflage, Firetrap, Sabretooth, The Perfect Score, Out for Blood, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses, Puppet Master versus Demonic Toys, Raging Sharks, The Good Humor Man, Popstar, Monster Night, Planet Raptor: Raptor Island 2. Upcoming movies include Endless Bummer in 2008, and Level Seven.
Vanessa Angel has been married to Rick Otto since 1996, and they have a child together. She was also the first choice for Xena: Warrior Princess, but since she got sick, Lucy Lawless got the part instead. Vanessa Angel thought about changing her name when she started acting because she thought she might be mistaken for a porn star.