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Angela Shelton posters


December 5, 1972

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5' 10" (1.78 m)


Angela Shelton is an award-winning filmmaker, whose semi-autobiographical movie Tumbleweeds (1999) was awarded the Sundance Film Festival (2000) filmmaker's trophy and earned the lead actress Janet McTeer an Academy Award® nomination and a Golden Globe® win.Angela followed Tumbleweeds with her highly acclaimed adaptation of Kaye Gibbons's novel Charms for the Easy Life (2002), starring Gena Rowlands.In 2004 Angela made her directorial debut with Searching for Angela Shelton (2004), a documentary aimed at surveying women across the U.S. who were also named Angela Shelton. However, she soon discovered that 70% of the women she interviewed with the same name had, like Angela, been a victim of rape, childhood sexual abuse or domestic violence. The film received many accolades and went on to begin a grassroots movement of survivors and humanitarian organizations around the world dedicated to exposing the epidemic of abuse.Her memoir, "Finding Angela Shelton" was published in 2006 and described how her journey across America, whilst making the documentary, changed her life. read more

Following the documentary's release Angela became a public speaker on the subject of trauma, recovery and surviving abuse.On film Angela has starred in 9 Line (2014), Comfortably Numb (1995), The Shrink Is In (2001), The Big Time (2002) and her television roles include Pacific Blue, Chicago Hope and Becker.Angela is in post-production with her first full-length feature film, Heart, Baby!, starring Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jackson Rathbone, Keir O'Donnell, which she has written, produced and directed. Heart, Baby! tells the remarkable true story of Tennessee prisoner George Lee Martin who in 1984 was offered his freedom in exchange for a place on the U.S. Olympic team and a chance to win gold for his country. He refused.Angela is married with a daughter and lives in Pennsylvania.

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