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Angela Watson

Angela Watson

American actress
Angela Watson
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Television actor Model Film actor
From United States of America
Type Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 12 November 1975, Danville, USA
Age 45 years
Star sign Scorpio
Peoplepill ID angela-watson
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Biography

Angela Christine Watson (born November 12, 1975) is an American model and actress best known for her role on the American sitcom Step by Step, where she played one of the daughters, Karen Foster, of Suzanne Somers' character Carol Foster Lambert.

Biography

Early years

Watson was born in Danville, Illinois, the youngest daughter of Barbara and Allen Watson, who were farmers in the small town of Oakwood, Illinois, until 1985. Her family then moved to Cape Coral, Florida, where her parents entered her into beauty pageants, in which she won 60 crowns and 200 trophies. Watson also won Model of the Year through the Face Finders Model Search in Dallas, Texas in 1988. She graduated from John Burroughs Senior High School in Burbank, California.

Acting

Like many others, Watson then moved on to local theatre and commercials. Her success in these areas enabled her family to be able to use some of her earnings to move to Los Angeles. She was first cast in a recurring role on Davis Rules. She then went on to her best known role as ditzy wanna-be valley girl Karen Foster on Step by Step. Karen, like Watson, was an aspiring model, and sometimes a country singer. She is portrayed as vain and not very bright, but with frequent moments of level-headedness.

In 2000, she appeared in the Performance Riverside production of How to Succeed in Business.

Angela Watson served on the Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors for a number of years.

Child Actors Supporting Themselves (CAST)

After Step By Step ended, Watson discovered that her earnings for 10 years of work - $2.5 million - had been misspent by her parents. In 2000 Watson started Child Actors Supporting Themselves (CAST), an organization to help child actors and athletes handle their finances.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
2005Final ApproachMillyVideo
2007Cowboys and IndiansMomShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Davis RulesAlice Hansen4 episodes
1991–1998Step by StepKaren Foster159 episodes
1994Duckman Voice Role
Episode: Ride the High School
ABC Sneak Peek with Step by StepKaren FosterTV-Movie

Awards and nominations

Young Artist Award

  • 1993: Nominated, "Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series" - Step by Step
  • 1994: Nominated, "Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series" - Step by Step (shared w/cast)
  • 1995: Nominated, "Best Performance by a Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series" - Step by Step
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Article Title: Angela Watson: American actress - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
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Publish Date: 12 Dec 2016
Date Accessed: 23 Jan 2021
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http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/07-2001/just-jeff_1538.html
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http://www.sitcomsonline.com/blog/2010/02/step-by-step-leaving-abc-family-after-9.html
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