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  • Real name : Vanessa Madeline Angel
  • Place of birth : London
  • Date of birth : 10/11/1966

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  • Angel Vanessa
  • Van

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Vanessa Angel (1966)

Vanessa Madeline Angel

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Vanessa Madeline Angel is an English model and actress. She played the role of Lisa on the television series Weird Science. She is also known for her role as Claudia in the film Kingpin.

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 early life
Angel was discovered by a Select Model Management modeling agent in a London cafe as a teenager. At 16, she was signed by Ford Models and moved to New York City. During her modeling stint, Angel appeared on the covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

 career
Angel's first film role was in the 1985 American comedy, Spies Like Us, in which she played a soldier in the Soviet Strategic Missile Forces. In 1990, she appeared in a small role in the movie King of New York. Angel continued to appear in films throughout the early 1990s.

In 1993, she starred in the television series Weird Science. The show ran for five seasons, ending in 1999. In 1995, Angel was cast in the role of Xena, a guest spot on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Due to an illness, she was unable to take the role. The role eventually went to Lucy Lawless.

During the series run of Weird Science, Angel landed the female lead in the Farrelly brothers film, Kingpin. She played roles in Kissing a Fool with David Schwimmer, followed by a role in the 1999 film, Made Men. In 2004, she appeared in SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, as Scott Baio's wife. Angel has also had roles in Sabretooth and The Perfect Score.

In 2000, she guest starred in three episodes of Stargate SG-1. Angel played the role of Anise, a Tok'ra archaeologist/scientist whose Host is named Freya. Her first appearance is in the Season 4 episode Upgrades, and she appeared in the two following episodes, Crossroads and Divide and Conquer. In 2005, Angel played herself in the Season 2 episode of Entourage entitled I Love You Too. In 2007, she completed the independent film Blind Ambition.

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