• Angela Means Kaaya is an actress, chef, and entrepreneur born in 1963 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
• Means is best known for her roles on TV and in films such as "House Party 3" and "Friday".
• Kaaya is married to former screenwriter Brad Kaaya Sr. and has a son, football quarterback Brad Kaaya Jr.
• Angela owns a vegan/vegetarian restaurant called Jackfruit Cafe and is currently acting in and producing the film "The Regiment".
• Means is an advocate for social justice issues and is active on social media with over 30,000 followers.

Who is Angela Means Kaaya?

Born Angela Means under the sign of Scorpio on the 19th of November 1963, in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, of mixed ethnicity, she’s an actress, chef and entrepreneur, probably best known to the world for her significant presence on the TV screen and across other media outlets, thanks to the many roles she’s had over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 1992.

Early life and education: From farming to acting

Angela grew up in her birthplace, raised apparently an only child by her father and mother of unknown professions, other than farming their property of 154 acres.

There is no information when it comes to her early childhood interests, and until the actress clarifies it to the media, she’s believed to have developed a strong affinity for performing at the time. As for her education, she attended an unspecified high school in her birth state, from where she matriculated in 1981. According to public opinion, Angela doesn’t have a college degree, and has never tried to get one; this remains to be confirmed by the celebrity.

Career: From shows into business

There’s no information about any professional engagements Means may have had prior to making her TV series debut in “In Living Color” in 1992, in which she appeared three more times over the next two years.

In 1993 she played Officer Houston in the episode of “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” entitled “Valentine’s Day Massacre”. The year 1994 showed her to the world as Veda in “House Party 3”, which marked her film debut, and she was on the screen again in 1995, this time as Felisha in “Friday” – this role contributed to her popularity more than any other, since she soon became the subject of the masses thanks to the ‘Bye Felisha’ sentence from the film, said by Ice Cube. She played Harriet in “The Cherokee Kid” in 1996, while in 1997 she was cast in “Sprung”. She joined “Cousin Skeeter” in 1998, and remained in the series as Vanessa Walker for 52 episodes, until 2001.

Up to that point, she had been seen in the film called “A Luv Tale”, and a short video, both from 1999.

The forking paths

Angela took a seven year-long break from acting, during which time she had a variety of jobs, such as photographer, chef, video director, archiver, and ultimately producer in 2008, thanks to the title “Customer Service Sucks”, in which she also appeared. In 2014 she started selling her own line of desserts at a shop called RAWkin Juice, in Burbank, California, and within three years sales were doing so well that in 2017 she started up her own restaurant – Jackfruit Café. This place didn’t only offer her desserts, but also a wide array of vegan and vegetarian meals, as Angela grew up on the former diet.

The said establishment was featured in more than one super popular magazine – Page Six, LA Weekly and Essence among others. This is now her main source of income, though she is still acting, and in 2018 played Raven in the TV series entitled “The American Family Dreamers”. she’s busy with the filming of “The Regiment”,  released in early 2020.

Love life: Who is her husband?

When it comes to Angela’s romantic involvements, as she has chosen not to divulge too much of this information, little can be said on the matter. Her early relationships remain completely unknown, while the public is aware of her years of dating former screenwriter Brad Kaaya Sr., who wrote for titles such as “Damon”, “O”, and “Cousin Skeeter”.

Angela Means Kaaya

They married in a private ceremony at some point in the first half of the 1990’s, and have a son together, who became famous football quarterback. Brad Kaaya Jr., born in September 1995, and is at the moment an unrestricted free agent, recently claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals. There has never been any controversy about Angela’s marriage, but there’s now no information whether the two still live together. The public doesn’t believe that they’d had marital issues, but the two haven’t been seen in each other’s company for a long time. They supposedly reside at an undisclosed location in California.

A defined diva

In March 2019 Angela was interviewed by Sherly Lee Ralph for the “Diva Defined” podcast show on KTLA5, in which she answered numerous questions about her past, most of them centering on the time when the whole world began saying ‘Bye Felisha.’ Means elaborated on a number of personal troubles and life situations from the said period, explaining how she fell in love with her child even before she had him, and adding that the ‘Bye Felisha.’ trend caught her even in Germany, when she was on vacation.

In her son’s business

Means in 2001 served as the operations director for American Youth Football. She didn’t keep this position for long, and it didn’t greatly impact her career, but it did give her an opportunity to show her capabilities in another area of expertise.

She organized various fundraising events, aimed at helping charities, and boosting funding for talented young sportsmen.

Fighting for the community

Though Angela is not known to be a public speaker, she often uses her social media to motivate her followers to make healthier decisions. One of the few exceptions is when she posted about a woman being sentenced to 15 days of prison for stealing something, exclaiming ‘SHE WAS STEALING. WTH!!’ in her post, probably to accentuate how harsh this punishment is for such a minor criminal act. Means can be seen making similar positions on rare occasions, showing great involvement in the most current social justice issues.

She used to eat meat

According to this post, it looks like Angela wasn’t always vegetarian. Though in 2019 she owns a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, she used to eat meat during the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, as evidenced by her appearance in the sepia photograph, found right under the text saying ‘#TBT I rarely ate meat back in the day only on dates lol. Most days you could find me at the Souplantation in Beverly Hills.’

What is Angela Means Kaaya’s net worth?

Have you lately taken the time to consider the potential current wealth of Angela, ? Several of the most authoritative sources suggest that the amount surpasses $300,000 as of mid-2024, which she’s earned by lending her appearance and acting expertise to various titles throughout her career, and also through restaurant ownership. Since Angela hasn’t announced plans to retire, the said amount will definitely increase.

Body measurements

So, what do you think are the physical specifications of this actress and entrepreneur? Means is 5ft 4ins (163cm) tall, weighs 136lbs (62kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-26-35, bra size is 34B, – her body shape is generally described as regular. She has light brown eyes and dark brown hair, with a mostly bright but tanned complexion.

Social media presence

Being an actress and entrepreneur, Angela has two professional reasons to maintain a very close relationship with her fans, since sharing information about her private life constantly can make a great impact on her earnings. It looks as though she is well aware of how it works, and being the star of the ‘Bye Felisha.’ phrase surely motivates her further. She can be found on all three of the most popular social media networks – Twitter and Instagram, and her private Facebook profile has over 3,000 fans

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