Angela Marie Bettis (born January 9, 1973) is an American actress, film producer and director best known for her lead role in the 2002 TV remake of the Stephen King film Carrie,and the title character in May 2002.
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 eighteen. After that film she attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She later went on to star in a movie called The Last Best Sunday, before supporting Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted and Kim Basinger in Bless the Child.
Bettis is most famous for her work in independent horror movies, and especially her working relationship with writer/director Lucky McKee. Her title role in McKee’s 2002 gem May won her something of a cult following. Since then, she has appeared in McKee’s Masters of Horror episode, Sick Girl, and provided… read more