Angela has been working professionally since she was 13 years old and got her first serious break aged 16 in CORONATION STREET, where she won the National Television Award for Best Newcomer.
She has starred in numerous successful British shows since
including HOLBY CITY, CUTTING IT, WATERLOO ROAD, BOY MEETS GIRL, WAKING THE DEAD, MIDSOMER MURDERS, LEWIS, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, ORDINARY LIES and most recently played Detective Stevie Hall, the lead in Canadian cop drama THE DETAIL, Astrid, an American manager alongside Idris Elba in TURN UP CHARLIE for NETFLIX and Lisa Cranston, a single minded journalist, alongside Rob Lowe in ITV’s WILD BILL.
As well as her NTA award Angela also won best actress twice at the EMMA Awards and collected the Best Actress award in 2017 at the Black Magic awards.
She is currently filming a period drama for HULU which will be revealed later this year.
Angela has worked a lot in factual entertainment where she
presented her own chat show ANGELA & FRIENDS for 146 live
episodes, travelled with the ambulance service for EMERGENCY with ANGELA GRIFFIN and presented live from the red carpet at both the GOLDEN GLOBES and THE ACADEMY AWARDS. In 2018 she stepped onto the red sofa to co-present on BBC flagship show THE ONE SHOW.
Her theatre credits include ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS,
BREEDERS, STEPPING OUT (where Angela had to learn to tap
from scratch) Dryden’s THE CAPTIVE QUEEN at THE GLOBE and BUILDING THE WALL a two hander at the Park Theatre.
Angela has run two half marathons, in aid of TOMMY’S a premature baby charity and the BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION. In her spare time she loves to run, cook and read. Through her love of baking she entered CELEBRITY BRITISH BAKE OFF for Sport Relief. She also loves to travel with her family visiting many places in Europe, next on the list for the family is India and Thailand.
Angela lives in North London with her husband, two daughters and her Cavapoo Smith. She grew up in Leeds with her parents and two brothers, none of whom are connected to the television industry, she became passionate about acting aged 5 when a family friend took her to a drama workshop. Performing twice a year with her children’s theatre group she got the bug and took on an agent aged 11, children’s television beckoned when she was 13 and the rest is history.