As an actress and writer/director, Angela is a sassy mix of humor and heart. She has performed at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and the classic St. George Theatre in New York City. She's penned comedy pilots for television, which HBO affiliates deemed "funny with broad appeal." Her film and television work includes Oscar winners Al Pacino, Paul Haggis, and Barry Levinson. The Miami Herald touted Angela as an "Actress on the Rise."
Angela founded Charley Bear Productions with a vision to create a shift in perspective, leading to social change, by telling unique & diverse storiesshowcasing women in front of and behind the camera. Through Charley Bear,Angela wrote, produced, and starred in Without Grace, opposite Emmy Winner Ann Dowd and Hollywood veteran John Doman. Angela portrays the title character, Grace, a woman coping with mental illness via substance misuse, with heartfelt vulnerability. The film qualified for the 90th Annual Academy Awards and released on Amazon after a successful charitable fundraiser for NAMI.
Angela’s charitable work extends to volunteering with W2W, an organization focused on mentoring inner city kids out in nature to teach them leadership and self-confidence. She’s also an annual state judge for Directing Change, a mental health centered program for teens providing peer support via the creation of public service films.
Angela is the Producing Director of the non-profit, the glow media project. She directed Unimaginable, a short documentary on the effect of COVID on teen mental health, which world premiered at the Oscar qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival. Their partnership has expanded to include a PSA for teens to use art as a positive coping tool, Creatively Coping with Covid, supported by MTV, iHeartMedia, and PBS Socal,and There Can Be Light, a short film on suicide prevention, supported by The Denovo Initiative. With a degree from Emory University in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Angela is fascinated with the brain and the overlap of art and science. The synergy of this will be actualized in her narrative virtual reality film, “The Art of Saving a Life”, which advanced to the final round of the Sundance New Frontier Labs. She directed “Abduction," a Google sponsored VR thriller and has spoken on numerous panels as a thought leader in VR. She line produced the Sundance Feature "Clara's Ghost" and is passionate about telling stories that make a social impact, more often than not with a hilarious edge. You can read more about her television writing and directing workhere.
Drama Reel (w/Ann Dowd)
With Al Pacino & Barry Levinson "The Humbling"
Behind the Scenes "It's All About Me"
ON THE CARPET
Opening Night for "Without Grace" Hollyshorts Film Festival
The ASC Awards
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IN THE NEWS
Angela Cohen at the 2019 Kodak Awards
ON THE STREET
"My heart is in NY, but my soul is grounded by the beach in LA."