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Alma mater
Vassar College

Film actress


Russell Soder (m. 2005)

Years active

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Full Name
Angela Bethany Goethals

May 20, 1977 (age 46) (
New York City, New York, U.S.

Movies and TV shows
Home Alone, Behind the Mask: The Rise of L, Phenom, Jerry Maguire, VI Warshawski

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Angela goethals

Angela Bethany Goethals (born May 20, 1977) is an American film, television and stage actress. Goethals made her acting debut in the Broadway production of Coastal Disturbances in 1987, and later became known for her role in Home Alone (1990) playing the sister of Macaulay Culkin's character in the film. Throughout the 1990s, Goethals went on to star in several independent films and television shows, including a leading role on the sitcom Phenom (1993), as well as a small role in Jerry Maguire (1996).


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In 1999, Goethals graduated from Vassar college with a B.A. in French before returning to acting. In 2005, she landed a recurring guest appearance on 24, and also gained recognition and critical acclaim for her starring role in the black comedy horror mockumentary, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006).

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Early life

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Goethals was born and raised in New York City, New York, the daughter of Rosalind, a teacher and single mom who raised Angela and her sister Sara. She is a great-great-granddaughter of George Washington Goethals, the chief engineer of the Panama Canal, and namesake of New York's Goethals Bridge. Goethals was a cheerleader at Stuyvesant High School and was introduced to the acting world by actress Jeanie Hackett, a family friend, who took her to several auditions. At the age of nine she got her first professional acting job, as the understudy to Sarah Michelle Gellar in The Widow Claire, an off-Broadway play written by Horton Foote. Two years later Goethals appeared as the daughter of Edwin Booth, portrayed by David Strathairn, in a workshop production of Booth: A House Divided, at The Players, New York City.


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Goethals appeared in her first movie, drama Rocket Gibraltar, two years later. The cast included Burt Lancaster, Kevin Spacey and Macaulay Culkin. Her sister Sara also had a small part. Later that year Goethals also appeared in Heartbreak Hotel, a film directed by Chris Columbus about the fictional kidnapping of Elvis Presley. Goethals's first starring role came in the 1993 TV series Phenom. She played Angela Doolan, a young tennis player struggling with the challenges of life including her single mother (Judith Light), obsessive tennis coach (William Devane) and bratty younger sister (Ashley Johnson). It ran for 22 episodes before being cancelled by network ABC in May 1994.

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In 1990, Goethals played Linnie, the sister of main character Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), in Home Alone. The blockbuster family comedy, directed by Chris Columbus, is about a young boy facing two inept burglars when he's left home alone. The movie made nearly $500m worldwide. Goethals was one of only three main cast members not to return in the sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, two years later.

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Goethals's next role in a blockbuster movie came in 1996's Jerry Maguire, a film that starred Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Renée Zellweger. Goethals played Kathy Sanders, Jerry's client who fakes tears when he calls her to inform her of his departure from the agency.

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In 1999, Goethals graduated from the private liberal arts college, Vassar, with a bachelor's degree in French, in which she is fluent, and she rode in the IHSA Zone II Region 1 at the Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter level. In February 2002 she moved back to Los Angeles to pursue film and television.

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2002 saw Goethals star as Polly in Comedy Central's first original movie, Porn 'n Chicken. The movie was based on the true story of the Porn 'n Chicken Club at Yale University. Its members gathered weekly to eat fried chicken and watch porn. The club made headlines in 2001 when members announced plans to make their own porn film, entitled "The StaXXX". Despite a trailer being released for their film, it was never finished and no further footage ever emerged. Later in 2002, Goethals also starred in the 1980s based sitcom Do Over. The show featured Penn Badgley as 34-year-old Joel Larsen, catapulted back in time to 1981 and forced to relive his school life. Goethals played his sister, Cheryl.

Between 2003 and 2004, Goethals made guest appearances on the popular TV series Boston Public, Six Feet Under and Without a Trace, as well as playing a minor role in the Adam Sandler romantic comedy, Spanglish.

In 2005, Goethals made a recurring guest appearance on the TV show 24. She played Maya Driscoll, the mentally ill daughter of then Director of CTU Los Angeles, Erin Driscoll. Maya appeared in 6 episodes (including one uncredited) before committing suicide in a bathroom at CTU between 5pm and 6pm on Day 4. Since then, Goethals has gone on to make guest appearances on the TV series Grey's Anatomy, CSI and Crossing Jordan.

Awards and nominations

She was nominated four times to a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards: in 1989 for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy for Heartbreak Hotel (1988), in 1991 for Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Home Alone (1990), in 1992 for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture for V.I. Warshawski (1991) and in 1994 for Youth Actress Leading Role in a Television Series for Phenom (1993).


  • The Equalizer (1 episode, "Starfire", 1989) .... Amber Sweeny
  • Phenom (22 episodes, 1993–1994) .... Angela Doolan
  • Madigan Men (1 episode, "Three Guys, a Girl, and a Conversation Nook", 2000) .... Sara
  • The Education of Max Bickford (1 episode, "One More Time", 2002) .... Danielle Hodges
  • Do Over (15 episodes, 2002–2003) .... Cheryl Larsen
  • Boston Public (1 episode, "Chapter Fifty-Seven", 2003) .... Sheila Mercer
  • The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (1 episode, "Secrets and Lies", 2003) .... Katie Shaw
  • Miss Match (1 episode, "Santa, Baby", 2003) .... Jessica
  • Six Feet Under (1 episode, "Falling into Place", 2004) .... Cindy
  • Without a Trace (1 episode, "In the Dark", 2004) .... Kelly Corcoran
  • 24 (5 episodes, "Day 4: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.", "Day 4: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.", "Day 4: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.", "Day 4: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m." and "Day 4: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.", 2005) .... Maya Driscoll
  • Grey's Anatomy (1 episode, "Make Me Lose Control", 2005) .... Kelly
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode, "Dog Eat Dog", 2005) .... Suzie Gables
  • Crossing Jordan (1 episode, "Thin Ice", 2006) .... Deborah - Quentin's Wife
  • Boston Legal (1 episode, "Guantanamo by the Bay", 2007) .... Officer Ellen Belott
  • Life (1 episode, "Mirror Ball", 2008) .... Patty
  • Royal Pains (1 episode, "Whole Lotto Love", 2010) .... Ginnie
  • Theatre

  • Coastal Disturbances (Broadway, 1987) .... Miranda Bigelow
  • Approaching Zanzibar (Off-Broadway, 1989) .... Pony Blossom
  • The Good Times Are Killing Me (Off-Broadway, 1991) .... Edna Arkins
  • Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Broadway, 1992) .... Halcy
  • Picnic (Broadway, 1994) .... Millie Owens
  • Hazelwood Jr. High (Off-Broadway, 1998)
  • True History and Real Adventures (Off-Broadway, 1999)
  • Be Aggressive (2001) .... Hannah
  • Blur (2001) .... Dot DiPrima
  • The Mandrake Root (2001) .... Kate Randall/Young Man
  • As You Like It (2002) .... Rosalind
  • House of Blue Leaves (2008) .... Little Nun
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Off-Broadway, 2009) .... Honey
  • Nothing Sacred (2010) .... Becky Shaw
  • Filmography

    B4TM (announced) as
    Taylor Gentry
    P.T.A-Holes (Short) as
    Long Day's Journey Into Night: Live (TV Movie) as
    Home Alone: Deleted Scenes (Video short) as
    Royal Pains (TV Series) as
    - Whole Lotto Love (2010) - Ginnie
    Law & Order (TV Series) as
    Maura Scott
    - Rubber Room (2010) - Maura Scott
    Life (TV Series) as
    Patty York
    - Mirror Ball (2009) - Patty York
    Boston Legal (TV Series) as
    Officer Ellen Belott
    - Guantanamo by the Bay (2007) - Officer Ellen Belott
    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon as
    Taylor Gentry
    Crossing Jordan (TV Series) as
    Deborah - Quentin's Wife
    - Thin Ice (2006) - Deborah - Quentin's Wife
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) as
    Suzie Gables
    - Dog Eat Dog (2005) - Suzie Gables
    Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) as
    Kelly Roesch
    - Make Me Lose Control (2005) - Kelly Roesch
    Clubhouse (TV Series) as
    Sister Hillary
    - Old Timers Day (2005) - Sister Hillary
    24 (TV Series) as
    Maya Driscoll
    - Day 4: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2005) - Maya Driscoll (uncredited)
    - Day 4: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2005) - Maya Driscoll
    - Day 4: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2005) - Maya Driscoll
    - Day 4: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2005) - Maya Driscoll
    - Day 4: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2005) - Maya Driscoll
    Spanglish as
    Without a Trace (TV Series) as
    Kelly Corcoran
    - In the Dark (2004) - Kelly Corcoran
    Six Feet Under (TV Series) as
    - Falling into Place (2004) - Cindy
    Do Over (TV Series) as
    Cheryl Larsen
    - Chilghetti (2003) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Valentine's Day Dance (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Short-Cuts (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Joel Larsen's Day Off (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Cold War (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - The Block Party (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Star Search (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Halloween Kiss (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Rock 'n' Roll Parking Lot (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Take Me Out of the Ball Game (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - The Anniversary (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Investing in the Future (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Joel Strikes Back (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Pilot (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    - Hot for Teacher (2002) - Cheryl Larsen
    The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series) as
    Katie Shaw
    - Unaired Pilot (2003) - Katie Shaw
    - The Song of Poland (2003) - Katie Shaw
    - Little Girl Lost (2003) - Katie Shaw
    - Sleeping Lions (2003) - Katie Shaw
    - Tough Love (2003) - Katie Shaw
    - Secrets and Lies (2003) - Katie Shaw
    - Falling Acorns (2003) - Katie Shaw
    Miss Match (TV Series) as
    - Santa, Baby (2003) - Jessica
    Stealing Christmas (TV Movie) as
    Noelle Gibson
    Boston Public (TV Series) as
    Sheila Mercer
    - Chapter Fifty-Seven (2003) - Sheila Mercer
    Porn 'n Chicken (TV Movie) as
    The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series) as
    Danielle Hodges
    - One More Time (2002) - Danielle Hodges
    Changing Lanes as
    Sarah Windsor
    Storytelling as
    Elli (segment "Fiction")
    Madigan Men (TV Series) as
    - Three Guys, a Girl, and a Conversation Nook (2000) - Sara
    Jerry Maguire as
    Kathy Sanders
    Phenom (TV Series) as
    Angela Doolan
    - Strictly Lunchroom (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - Just a Family of Doolans Sittin' Around Talkin' (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - It's a Wonderful Mid-Life Crisis (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - Angela's Fifteen Minutes (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - Dianne's Young Buck (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - What's in a Vow? (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - Spring Breakout (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - Men Are Dogs (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - My Little Tony (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - Brian and the Tennis Star (1994) - Angela Doolan
    - A Very Doolan Christmas (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - A Lou-Daughter Picnic (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - There's No Place Like Home (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Crazy for You (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Answered Prayers (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Angela's Wild Ride (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Game Face (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Daddy's Home (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Angela Gets Crushed (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Secrets (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Angela's First Kiss (1993) - Angela Doolan
    - Pilot (1993) - Angela Doolan
    V.I. Warshawski as
    Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole as
    Bree Levy
    Traitor in My House (TV Movie) as
    Louise Van Lew
    Home Alone as
    The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) as
    - Episode #4.9 (1989) - Terry
    The Equalizer (TV Series) as
    Amber Sweeny
    - Starfire (1989) - Amber Sweeny
    Heartbreak Hotel as
    Pam Wolfe
    Rocket Gibraltar as
    Dawn Black
    Stealing Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" - uncredited)
    Archive Footage
    Flirting with Danger (Documentary) as
    Self - Behind the Mask
    The Deconstructor (TV Series) as
    Linnie McCallister
    - Christmas Special (2009) - Linnie McCallister


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