Name:
Angela Lindvall
Birth Date:
January 14, 1979
Birth Place:
Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA
Height:
5' 10¾
Nationality:
American
Profession:
actress, model
BIOGRAPHY
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Background:

Angela Lindvall is an American model, occasional actress and environmentalist. She has appeared on the cover of many major publications around the world, has walked the runways for world's class designers and has also appeared in a number of campaigns. In 2012, she hosted the fashion reality show “Project Runway: All Stars.” Lindvall's film credits include “CQ” (2001), “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005) and “Small Apartments” (2012).     

Mother of 2

Childhood and Family:

Angela Lindvall was born on January 14, 1979, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, to Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist and  Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist. She is the second of five children. She lost her younger sister, Audrey Lindvall, also a model, to a 2006 bicycle accident. Angela was raised in a small, rural community in Lee's Summit, Missouri and went to Lee's Summit High School.

Angela gave birth to her first child, son William Dakota Edwards, in February 2002. The same year, she married boyfriend William Edwards, a South African diver she met earlier on a vacation in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. She welcomed her second son, Sebastian, in late May 2005. Angela and her husband divorced in June 2006.

Face of John Hardy

Career:

Growing up as a tomboy, Angela Lindvall entered modeling by accident. At age 14, she joined a local fashion show initially for fun and ended up being discovered by a talent scout. She signed with IMG and the rest is a history.

Lindvall has since graced the cover of numerous major magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Vogues, Marie Claire,  W, ID, Dazed and Confused and many more. She has worked with notable fashion house like Prada, Versace, Louie Vitton, Chanel, DKNY, Valentino, Gucci,  Calvin Klein,  Chloe, Stella McCartney, and Jill Sander, to name a few. She walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion shows in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and has made appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also appeared in commercials for H&M, The Gap, and Victoria's Secret.

Lindvall started to branch out to acting when she was cast in Roman Coppola's “CQ,” opposite Jeremy Davies, Jason Schwartzman, Giancarlo Giannini, Gérard Depardieu and Billy Zane. The film was screened out of competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. However, she soon put her acting career on the back burner due to maternity leave. In 2005, following her move to Los Angeles, Lindvall  appeared in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” a crime/comedy film written and directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. Soon after, she took another hiatus to give birth to her second son. During this period, Lindvall an avid supporter for raising children “naturally” and with an emphasis on family values.

Following the birth of her second child, Lindvall made her return to modeling and she once again made a name for herself as one of the most successful models in the world. In 2008, she starred in reality television “Alter Eco,” an eco lifestyle and makeover series. In 2010, she parted ways with IMG and signed on with modeling agency Women Management. She went on to renew her contract with Jimmy Choo and also land a gig as the face of John Hardy. Also in 2010, Lindvall was featured in the Sofia Coppola drama film “Somewhere,” starring Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius.  

With Guy Bedarida, John Hardy's Head Designer and Creative Director, she create the Hijau Dua collection in early 2011. All net proceeds from the sale of the Hijau Charity bracelet were donated to Forest Ethics. In October that year, she launched her own line named Angela by John Hardy.

Still in 2011, Lindvall made a guest appearance in the television series “Hawaii Five-0” in the episode “Ho'ohuli Na'au.” She then appeared in the comedy film “Small Apartments” (2012, starred Matt Lucas, Peter Stormare and James Caan) and the Roman Coppola comedy “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” (2012, starred Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray). 2012 also found her hosting in the fashion television reality series “Project Runway All Stars,” an extension of the popular series “Project Runway.” In 2013, she portrayed Katie in the made for TV film “Our Wild Hearts,” which starred Eloise DeJoria, Veronica Dunne and Martin Kove.

Throughout her career, Lindvall has actively worked on environment issues. She is the founder and president of the non profit Collage Foundation, an organization promoting sustainability and environmentally conscious choices among young people. She was named by by the Sustainable Style Foundation as “Best Dressed Environmentalist” in 2004 and 2005.

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