Angela Bettis

Angela Bettis

Highest Rated: 72% The Woman (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Scar (2007)

Birthday: Jan 9, 1973

Birthplace: Austin, TX, USA

With her unconventional, quirky beauty and memorably tormented roles in the made-for-television remake of Stephen King's Carrie and independent director Lucky McKee's art-house horror hit May (both 2002), actress Angela Bettis is quickly gaining a reputation as something of a scream queen despite talent that could easily find her accelerating far beyond genre work. A Texas native whose free-spirited mother encouraged her acting endeavors, it was at age six that Bettis first began to realize her love of performing. A thriving community theater environment in Austin served to inspire Bettis and provide her with her earliest roles; with each passing year, what had begun as a hobby began to look more and more like a career. Eventually performing opposite such screen heavies as Al Pacino (in Salome) and Liam Neeson (in The Crucible), Bettis was honored with both Drama-Logue and Garland awards for her turn in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Bettis' screen debut in director Franco Zeffirelli's Sparrow (1993) found the then 18-year-old actress gaining her first positive screen notices directly out of the gate, and though it would be six years before she would again go before cameras, a pair of notable efforts in 1999 would find many agreeing that it was worth the wait. In addition to a moving turn as a sympathetic teen who develops feelings for a wanted man in the little-seen indie drama The Last Best Sunday, Bettis gained exposure, and critical kudos, for her role as an anorexic teen in the Winona Ryder drama Girl, Interrupted. Though Girl, Interrupted co-star Angelina Jolie would take home the Oscar for Best Supporting Performance that year, many would agree that Bettis' considerably less substantial supporting role packed as much if not more dramatic impact than the much-celebrated Jolie. Making her maiden voyage into horror with a role as Kim Basinger's sister in the horror outing Bless the Child, Bettis wetted her toes in the genre despite the fact that it would be two full years until her standout performances in May and the otherwise forgettable Carrie. In the meantime, Bettis would continue to gain notice in such dramas as Perfume and Falling (both 2001). The same year Bettis established genre credibility, she could be spotted in Love Rome before she began gearing up for her role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper's horror remake The Toolbox Murders.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Our Little Secret Toni 2016
No Score Yet Tom Holland's Twisted Tales Actor 2014
37% The ABCs of Death Director $17.7K 2013
72% The Woman Belle Cleek 2011
No Score Yet Drones Amy 2010
No Score Yet All My Friends Are Funeral Singers Zel 2010
No Score Yet Wicked Lake The Mother 2008
0% Scar Joan Burrows 2007
No Score Yet Roman Director Elixer Bluff Acting Troup 2006
71% The Woods The Woods 2006
48% Coastlines Effie 2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Circle Jay 2005
No Score Yet Love Rome Mary 2004
53% Toolbox Murders Nell Barrows 2004
68% May May Canady 2003
No Score Yet People Are Dead Actor Screenwriter 2002
20% Carrie Carrie White 2002
No Score Yet The Flamingo Rising Alice 2001
11% Perfume Wilemina 2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection Bonnie Dee Peacock 2001
3% Bless the Child Jenna $28.2M 2000
54% Girl, Interrupted Janet 1999
No Score Yet The Last Best Sunday Lolly Ann Summers 1999
No Score Yet Storia di una capinera (Sparrow) Maria 1993

TV

Credit
30% Dig
2015
Faye Fay 2015
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Tess Mynock 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Rosalind Johnson 2010
91% House
2004-2012
Susan 2009
63% Masters of Horror
2005-2007
2006
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Jill 1999

QUOTES FROM Angela Bettis CHARACTERS

May Canady says: Where's Polly?

Ambrosia says: In the head. Polly, hurry up in there! I've been drinking vodka all night and I have to piss like a racehorse!

May Canady says: [giggles] hm-hm

Ambrosia says: (gets annoyed and mimics May's giggle) - UM-HM!

May Canady says: You have really beautiful legs.

Ambrosia says: I thought they were gams?

May Canady says: Gams, stems, wheels, whatever. Give us a little spin, doll.

Ambrosia says: Huh?

May Canady says: Turn around for me.

Ambrosia says: You are so fu*king weird. I don't know what Polly sees in you.

May Canady says: Polly doesn't see anything...Turn around, Miss Grable.

May Canady says: Polly doesn't see anything. Turn around, Miss Grable.

Ambrosia says: Okay, doll (she does a sexy spin) ...How was that?

Ambrosia says: Okay, doll (she does a sexy spin) How was that?

May Canady says: Beautiful... [May stabs Ambrosia in the temple with a scalpel, killing her]

May Canady says: Beautiful [May stabs Ambrosia in the temple with a scalpel, killing her]

Adam says: So what do you do, May?

May Canady says: I work at the animal hospital...And I sew.

May Canady says: I work at the animal hospital. And I sew.

Adam says: Okay...Animal hospital.

Adam says: Okay. Animal hospital.

May Canady says: Some people think it's kind of gross.

Adam says: I love gross.

May Canady says: Really?

Adam says: Mm-hmm. Disgust me, please.

May Canady says: Okay. A couple of weeks ago, and old man comes in, and says his dog is dying. And he begs us to save it. A 90-pound black lad named Seymour. We take him in and run some tests, and find that he has a twisted bowel, and needs to be operated on immediately. So we shave Seymour's tummy, we cut him open, and take out a piece of intestine about - about the size of a hot dog. Everything went smooth, but... when we went to sew Seymour back up, we realized we were out of the heavy sutures your supposed to use for large dogs. So the doctor decided that if we tripled up on cat sutures, that should do the trick. Well... a few days go by, and the old man calls up hysterical. The sutures had burst while he was at work, and by the time he got home, Seymour was sprawled out on the back porch with his guts spread all over the concrete, and the fence was soaked in blood all around the yard. It was a mess [Adam stares in disgust] ...I had to sew that one back up.

May Canady says: Okay. A couple of weeks ago, and old man comes in, and says his dog is dying. And he begs us to save it. A 90-pound black lad named Seymour. We take him in and run some tests, and find that he has a twisted bowel, and needs to be operated on immediately. So we shave Seymour's tummy, we cut him open, and take out a piece of intestine about - about the size of a hot dog. Everything went smooth, but when we went to sew Seymour back up, we realized we were out of the heavy sutures your supposed to use for large dogs. So the doctor decided that if we tripled up on cat sutures, that should do the trick. Well, a few days go by, and the old man calls up hysterical. The sutures had burst while he was at work, and by the time he got home, Seymour was sprawled out on the back porch with his guts spread all over the concrete, and the fence was soaked in blood all around the yard. It was a mess [Adam stares in disgust] I had to sew that one back up.

Polly says: Do you feel weird doing this?

May Canady says: I am weird.

Polly says: I love weird.

Adam says: There's an Argenta playing at the Beverly in 15 minutes. I took the afternoon off. They're showing "Trauma."

Adam says: There's an Argenta playing at the Beverly in 15 minutes. I took the afternoon off. They're showing 'Trauma.'

May Canady says: Is that a movie?

Adam says: You've never seen "Trauma"?!

Adam says: You've never seen 'Trauma'?!

May Canady says: (to her doll) - I'll bet you're wondering what I'm making...Okay, I'll tell you. I saw someone today; a boy. You know how when you meet someone...and you think you like them? And then, the more you talk to them, you see parts that you don't like. Like that guy on the bench. And sometimes, you end up not liking any parts at all. But this boy is different. I like every part of him. Especially his hands, they're beautiful...Don't be mad, you've been my friend my whole life. And you see me...you always have, but...I need a real friend. Someone I can hold.

May Canady says: (to her doll) - I'll bet you're wondering what I'm making. Okay, I'll tell you. I saw someone today; a boy. You know how when you meet someone...and you think you like them? And then, the more you talk to them, you see parts that you don't like. Like that guy on the bench. And sometimes, you end up not liking any parts at all. But this boy is different. I like every part of him. Especially his hands, they're beautiful. Don't be mad, you've been my friend my whole life. And you see me, you always have, but I need a real friend. Someone I can hold.

Adam says: Whatcha reading about?

May Canady says: Amputation.

Adam says: Is that for work?

May Canady says: Nope. It's just for fun.

Polly says: What the hell is a scupel?

May Canady says: Scalpel?

Polly says: Ohhhh.

Adam says: Does this stuff freak you out?

May Canady says: Nothing freaks me out.

Adam says: That's right, it wouldn't, would it? (Adam pulls out a fake knife) ...You're on to me...I'm a psycho.

Adam says: That's right, it wouldn't, would it? (Adam pulls out a fake knife) You're on to me. I'm a psycho.

May Canady says: I love your hands. I think they're beautiful.

Adam says: I used to be a hand model.

May Canady says: I could see you doing that.

Adam says: I'm kidding, May.

Blank says: Hey, you want to go get some Jujubes with me?

May Canady says: What's the point?

Blank says: (looks saddened) - I'm just trying to be friendly.

Polly says: Do you like pussy?

May Canady says: What?

Polly says: Cats! You like pussy cats?

Blank says: (opens up May's freezer and sees a dead cat inside) - What the fu*k is that?

May Canady says: A friend.

Blank says: Whoa. This is some sick sh*t.

May Canady says: So, are we like best friends now that you've seen what's in my freezer?

Blank says: You fu*king freak. I'm not going to be your friend.

May Canady says: Race cars?

Adam says: What's that? Oh, yeah! (embarrassed, he tries to hide his underpants) ...my, uh, girlfriend bought me these.

Adam says: What's that? Oh, yeah! (embarrassed, he tries to hide his underpants) My, uh, girlfriend bought me these.

May Canady says: See me. See me. See me...

May Canady says: See me. See me. See me.

May Canady says: So many pretty parts and no pretty wholes.

Adam says: (opens his front door and sees May standing there) - May, you scared the hell out of me! ...What are you doing out here?

Adam says: (opens his front door and sees May standing there) - May, you scared the hell out of me! What are you doing out here?

May Canady says: Nothing.

Adam says: How long have you been standing out here?

May Canady says: Since about 2:00.

Adam says: You haven't really been standing out here for two hours, have you?

May Canady says: (smiles) - What do you think?

May Canady says: You don't think I'm weird?

Adam says: I do think you're weird.

May Canady says: I knew that.

Adam says: I like weird. I like weird a lot.

May Canady says: (when asked if she had "any cold ones?" in her cooler; containing actual body parts) ...Yes, I do.

May Canady says: (when asked if she had 'any cold ones? in her cooler; containing actual body parts) Yes, I do.

Adam says: (May tries kissing him, but she gets too rough and Adam backs off) - Whoa! Jesus Christ! Who taught you how to kiss?

May Canady says: (referring to her doll) - Suzie.

Adam says: (after showing May his student made horror film) - So, what did you think?

May Canady says: It was sweet...

May Canady says: It was sweet.

Adam says: It was sweet?

May Canady says: I don't think she could've got his finger off in one bite, though. That part seemed a little far-fetched.

May Canady says: I need more parts.

May Canady says: (to Suzy, the doll) - I told you to face the goddamn wall!

Adam says: (while kissing May for the first time, she bites his lip) - Owe! God damn it! (Adam looks around her room and sees May's weird doll) ...What the fu*k is that? (he then notices his lip is bleeding) ...Oh, fu*k, I'm bleeding.

May Canady says: I know. [May begins sexually wiping Adams blood on her body]

Adam says: (weirded out by May's action) - May, what are you doing? ...Please. I need a towel. [May just smiles at him, still wiping his blood on her] ...I think...I think I'm gonna go.

Adam says: (weirded out by May's action) - May, what are you doing? Please. I need a towel. [May just smiles at him, still wiping his blood on her] I think, I think I'm gonna go.

May Canady says: What?

Adam says: I'll see you around.

May Canady says: (referring to Adams student horror film) - But it's just like your movie.

Adam says: May, this is weird.

May Canady says: (smiles) - You like weird.

Adam says: (looks at her disgusted) - Not that weird. [Adam walks out of her room]