Angela Means is an American actress who stepped into the limelight through the fascinating role she played in the 1995 movie Friday. She also has a career in photography of which some of her incredible works have been published in notable American journals like LA Times and The Daily News. The famous actress is also best known as the mother of Brad Kaaya Jr, who is a renowned American football quarterback last associated with the Cincinnati Bengals of NFL.
Angela is also known to have a keen likeness for vegan dishes, which greatly influenced her to create her own vegan food product line. She is also the owner of RAWkin Juice and Jackfruit Cafe. Means hasn’t been active for many years. Initially, it was thought that she took a break to focus on raising her child and building her family life. But then, it emerged at some point that she had parted with her husband. Since then, people haven’t stopped wondering what happened to her marriage, just as they search for her most popular projects.
Means Worked as a Model and Comedian Before Her Acting Career Took Off
On the 19th of November 1963, Angela Means was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. Details regarding her parents, siblings, and education are hard to come by, as much as it is hard to tell what inspired her to join the entertainment industry.
Nevertheless, we can tell she began her journey to fame as a model when she was a teenager, at the age of 19. She accomplished nothing of dazzling significance thereof so she got involved with standup comedy as well.
As a standup comedian, Angela Means worked in various clubs and any stage that would have her until she was 23. Based on what she once shared, her stint as a standup comedian had her work with popular entertainers like Chris Tucker. She even opened for Chris Rock at some point before her career as an actress took off.
In Living Color was Her First Major Project and Friday Her Most Famous Work
The notable photographer put her acting career to a start in the 1990s, when she featured in several episodes of the TV show, In Living Colors. Then in 1994, she went on to appear in the movie House party 3, where she was cast to play the role of Veda.
Later in the following year, Means landed her major hit in Hollywood when she starred as Felicia in the 1995 classic movie; Friday, alongside Chris Tucker and Ice Cube.
Following her dialogue in the 1995 classic movie, the Bye Felicia meme began making headlines on the media which further brought popularity to the American actress.
Since then, she has moved on to make several appearances on multiple TV shows and movies including featuring in the Nickelodeon series, Cousin Skeeter along with Megan Good and Robert Richard.
Angela Means has also Built a Career Outside of Acting
At a very young age, Angela Means got to learn about the health benefits of vegetables and fruits. This has gone a long way to influence her choice of food and has also inspired her to invent a vegan restaurant called Jackfruit cafe in Los Angeles and RAWkin Juice. The renowned actress, however, properly ventured into entrepreneurship when she created her own line of vegan food products.
Aside from her acting career, the notable entrepreneur has done some works as a producer, comedian, and photographer. Being a professional photographer, some of Means’ excellent works have gained multiple spots on LA Time and the Daily News where they have been published.
Furthermore, she made a good display of her organizational skill when she landed the job of Operation Director for the American Youth Football, West Fernando Valley in 2001. With all these, one shouldn’t be astonished at Angela Means’ meteoric rise to fame, as she has made waves in the movie industry, as well as in the business world.
Although much hasn’t been heard from Angel since she gave birth to her son, she earned quite a fortune from the days she was active as an entertainer. Also, she has engaged in multiple endeavors over the years as a producer, entrepreneur, and photographer. Given all of that, it is not a surprise that she is financially okay. The renowned actress has been estimated to be worth at least $300,000 in various quarters.
What We Know About Her Marriage to Brad Kaaya
Following a long relationship with Brad Kaaya Sr., Means exchanged marital vows with him, however, the details of their wedding are yet unknown.
Brad Kaaya is a screenwriter, who has previously worked as a production assistant. He bagged a B.A degree in Economics from the University of California.
The couple welcomed their son Brad Kaaya Jr on the 3rd of September 1995, in California. A few years later, when their son was five years old, things between the couple reached rock bottom, as they got separated. Then on February 5, 2014, the American actress announced her divorce from Brad Kaaya Sr. during an interview session.
The Former Coupled Maintained a Cordial Relationship After Their Divorce
Despite the couple’s separation, they continued working together taking good care of Brad Kaaya Jr., who is a notable American football quarterback. He has been associated with NFL clubs like the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Carolina Panthers.
According to Brad Jr, his mum has been of immense support to him as well as his dad who has coached him on football. As at present, Angela Means is still single and yet to remarry, while her ex-husband is in his second marriage and has gone ahead to welcome a daughter named Charlie Kaaya with his wife.
Irrespective of the massive interest to know what led to the end of her marriage, Means and Kaaya have chosen to keep it away from the public. It has been many years since the union collapsed, yet nothing is known about what caused it. Similarly, no one can tell how they settled and sorted things out after they decided to end the marriage.