Angelica Bridges - Biography & Career
Angelica Bridges was born November 20, in the small town of Harrisonville, Missouri. A small-town girl, Angelica was a tomboy throughout her childhood, preferring horseback riding and fishing rather than playing dress-up.
If she did play dress-up, it was in dance outfits while taking dance lessons since the age of 3. Dreaming of someday becoming a star, Angelica started out in media with radio commercials and voice-overs.
The 12-year-old ambitious lass headed to Kansas City, Missouri, to enter a talent search held by NBC. Angelica may never have needed her looks to succeed (her prior experience was limited to radio), but now her looks and talent got her to the next level: she was among the 20 to sign a contract for future assignments.
Next up for Angelica: modeling. She began to model at 14, and even appeared on the cover of Teen Magazine and was crowned "Miss Missouri Teen" at age 16. After having tried her hand at music after high school (Angelica was lead singer of a band, which performed at the "Shanghai TV Festival"), Angelica pursued modeling more intensively.
While performing in Universal Studios, the founder of the Elite Modeling Agency caught eye of 1992's "California Young Miss America", and signed her to become an Elite model.
Moving from radio to television, Angelica showed off her model body in television commercials for products such as Diet Coke, Pontiac, Toyota, Doritos (pre-Ali Landry), Hanes, IBM, Bally's, Pepsi, American Express (as a modern-day Ginger Rogers), and most notably, Brut Cologne, as Troy Aikman's girlfriend.
Angelica was also known as the "Ultress Girl", having signed a 2-year contract with Clairol.
After appearing on television in a string of commercials and gracing several magazine covers, Angelica broke into acting with a recurring role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, in 1996. The green-eyed redhead already had a role in the 1995 comedy California Heat on her resume.
Television guest-appearances began to pour Angelica's way, such as on Night Stand, NYPD Blue, Cybill, Silk Stalkings, and Conan (as Red Sonja). In 1997, Angelica did her requisite Baywatch duty, as Lieutenant Taylor Walsh on the T&A series.
Her Baywatch gig didn't last long, and Angelica continued to do the television rounds, with a recurring role as Omegis in Mortal Kombat: Conquest, and appearances on Pamela Lee's V.I.P., and the comedies Suddenly Susan and That '70s Show.
In 1999, the model/actress was cast in a bit part in the film, Mystery Men, and will next be seen in the films Tomcats, Do It For Uncle Manny and The Month of August.