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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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
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
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
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
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
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.