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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 December 1972Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Angela Shelton is writer, director, actress and producer.

Angela first brought her life to the screen with the film Tumbleweeds (1999), based on her childhood experiences of traveling the country with her itinerant mother. The film won the filmmaker's trophy at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and brought the lead actress, Janet McTeer, an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win. Angela then received outstanding reviews for her adaptation of Kaye Gibbons's novel Charms for the Easy Life (2002), starring Gena Rowlands.

For her directing debut, Angela traveled the United States interviewing other "Angela Sheltons" for her documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton (2004). Her goal was to survey women in the US, but she soon found that 70 percent had been victims of rape, childhood sexual assault or domestic violence. The film won numerous awards, and started a grassroots movement of survivors and humanitarian organizations around the world who are breaking the silence about the epidemic of abuse. Angela became a public speaker on the subject of trauma, recovery and resiliency.

As an actress Angela Shelton won a regional Emmy for her role as"Safe Side Superchick" in The Safe Side: Internet Safety (2006) series created by "Baby Einstein" creator, Julie Clark, and America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) creator, John Walsh.

Angela's memoir "Finding Angela Shelton" was published in 2006 about how the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton changed her life. She went on to create a children's vocabulary builder series around the character of Tilda Pinkerton in "The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton" and "Tilda Pinkerton's Magical Hats".

She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), 48 Hours (1988) (aka "48 Hours Investigates"), Lifetime Television for Women or Larry King Live (1985).

After taking a hiatus to travel with her documentary and speak around the world, she got married, had a child and is now back to writing and directing full time.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Karl (9 June 2012 - present) (2 children)
Gavin O'Connor (1995 - 1996) (divorced)
Abe Ingersoll (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Mother, Johanna.
Ex-sister-in-law of Greg O'Connor.
First wife of Gavin O'Connor.
Engaged to Abe Ingersoll, of MTV's Road Rules (1995) and others.

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