Angela Means is a popular American actress who is also a stand-up comedian. Over the years, the actress has often succeeded in cracking up her viewers with her very hilarious touch in her acting and comedy gigs. Fans have often considered her one of the funniest movie stars in Hollywood.
Beginning her acting from as far back as the ’90s, Angela Means is now most famously recognized for her roles in the very popular 1995 movie, Friday. In fact, her role in the movie sparked the popular ‘Bye Felicia’ meme which was widely used on the internet.
Who Exactly Is Angela Means?
Angela Means was born on the 19th of November 1963 in the United States of America. Information on the exact city or town of her birth is not known at this time. However, we do know that she grew up in a large compound or farmhouse with other extended family members. Angela’s grandfather had the foresight to buy landed property and so had a very huge farm. His sons soon started building houses on the farm and soon, it became a huge compound where the whole family lived. This was where Angela grew up.
Information on where Angela Means went to school is not available but we do know that while growing up, the young woman had dreams of becoming a star actress. She also loved comedy. She started out by performing stand-up comedy in the city of Atlanta, wowing fans and winning many people to herself. Angela got bigger and was soon invited to feature in Def Jam Comedy, a comedy series which is watched by many people around America.
Angela Means began her acting career in 1994 when she was featured in House Party 3, a coming of age/cult film. Talking about how she got the role, Angela revealed that her audition tape was initially thrown into the trash because it was considered not good enough. However, the director later picked it out and she was cast to take part in the movie. House Party 3 became very popular and launched her into some measure of fame.
She went on to take part in Friday, a 1995 Drama/Comedy that also featured top stars like Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. Friday was the movie that blew her out. Even though she only played a cameo role in it, her clean and very believable interpretation of her role made her famous. In fact, her character in the movie sparked a widely used meme – ‘Bye Felicia’.
After appearing in Friday, Angela also acted in Cousin Skeeter, an American sitcom in 1998 and continued to take part in her stand-up comedy series. Some fans have nicknamed her ‘hilarious Felicia’. She made frequent appearances in several episodes of In Living Color, an American comedy series in the early ’90s. As a comedian, she has even opened for many top comedians, like Chris Rock and Jamie Fox.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Angela Means
1. She has Nigerian and Jewish roots
Although Angela Means is an American woman, she also has Nigerian, as well as Jewish roots. Angela once opened up about this in an interview. She explained that her mother came from Nigeria and that her father is from Israel. She, however, did not specifically spell out what their names are.
2. Her parents had difficulty raising her together
Angela’s parents didn’t find it easy to raise her together because, according to her, they were not of the same race. Angela explained that at the time she was born, mixed-race relationships were illegal where they lived in the USA and so, her father and mother could not live together. This meant she had to live with one of either parent. She ended up living and growing up with her mother.
3. Personal life
Angela Means was a married woman but is now single. She was married to Brad Kaaya, a screenwriter in Hollywood. Angela met Brad in her early days as an actress and the two began dating. The exact time they began to date is not known but we know that she was pregnant with her son while promoting Friday in 1995.
The actress and her husband had their son on the 3rd of September, 1995 and named him Brad Kaaya Jr. However, when the boy was only 5 years old, Angela separated from her husband.
Despite their separation, they are still in touch for the sake of their son and have been very cordial. Their son is now a popular footballer who plays as a quarterback for Indianapolis Colts, an American football club.
4. She’s not just an actress
Apart from acting and being a comedian, Angela is also a chef and actually owns her own restaurant. When she gave birth to her son, she quit acting for a while to focus on raising the boy. At that time, she was employed as a personal chef but after a while, she decided to open her own restaurant. Her restaurant is called Jackfruit Cafe.
5. Body measurements
Angela Means has always been admired by fans for her beauty and body type. Some fans have described her body as a ‘model size body’, insisting that she is one of the people who know how to maintain a good body. The actress stands at 5 ft 4 inches in height and weighs about 13 lbs. Her bra size is 34B and her general body measurements include 35-26-35 inches.