Early Life

Angela Bethany Goethals is a well-renowned American actress who was born on May 20 of 1977.

In comparison to a large multitude of filmography credits, Angela Goethals had an ordinary childhood and a realistic start towards the work of acting, Being the child of a single mother named ‘Rosalind’ who was actively working as a teacher, Goethals was raised conventionally along with her sister named ‘Sara’ in the New York City. 

However, it is necessary to mention that Angela Goethals is a direct descendant of ‘George Washington Goethals’ who is known to be the chief engineer of the Panama Canal and also has the very well-known New York Geothal’s Bridge labeled after him.

It was the year 1986 when Angela got her first breakthrough into the film industry by achieving a professional job as an understudy of ‘Sarah Michelle Geller’ in ‘Window Claire’, which was a broadway play. Angela got this incredible acting opportunity with the help of her family friend named ‘Jeanie Hackett’ who was also an actress, who used her significant influence to sneak in a few auditions for Goethals until she was ultimately chosen for the Broadway play. 

After her phenomenal acting in the Broadway play, Angela Goethals was given the opportunity, two years later, for her first-ever movie called ‘Rocket Gibraltar’. Rocket Gibraltar’s plot was quite heart-warming as it involved the in-depth display of the relation between Levi Rockwell (The old patriarch/Grandfather) and his grandchildren, whilst all the other adults were involved in various social problems. Angela Goethals plays the role of ‘Dawn Black’, a young girl, who is the sister of ‘Cy Blue Black’, a character that is played by Macaulay Culkin who is extremely close to his grandfather (Levi Rockwell).

Later that year, Angela Goethals received another role of acting in the movie ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. This movie was characterized as an American Comedy Film, in which a teenage boy kidnaps Elvis Presley to raise the bars of happiness of his mother, who is a die-hard fan of the singer. In this movie, Angela Goethals plays the role of ‘Pam Wolfe’, who is the teenage boy’s sister, who also, later on, forms a special bond with Elvis Presley, and their endearing interactions seemed to touch the audience’s hearts quite closely. 

However, two years later, it was the role of ‘Linnie McCallister’ in Home Alone, that led to the ultimate jumpstart in her career. In this blockbuster movie, Angela’s character ‘Linnie’ plays the role of Kevin’s (Macaulay Culkin) older sister who has a slightly unpleasant behavior towards him but is caring on the inside. Home Alone was one of the most prosperous movies of 1990, as it raised $500 million in the box office. Additionally, this movie proved to be a great success booster for all of the actors including Angela Goethals, because due to her true character performance, she was nominated for the Best Young Actress Supporting Role in 1990. 


Angela Goethals did multiple movies from 1990 through 1993, such as Traitor in My House, Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole, and V.I. Warshawski. 

However, in 1993 Angela Goethals got an incredible chance of obtaining a starring role in the TV series called ‘Phenom’. The storyline of this show entirely surrounds Angela’s character named “Angela Doolan’, as she portrays the excellent potential of becoming a sports superstar but is always held in a conflict due to her family problems and the constant encouragement from her compulsive tennis coach to pursue her dreams. This show was quite successful back in the day, but ABC Channel canceled it after airing 22 episodes. ‘Phenom’ was interchanged by the show ‘Me and The Boys’, which was also canceled after one season. But despite its short-lived broadcast time, Angela Goethals still received a nomination for the ‘Young Artist Award’ in ‘Young Actress Leading Role in TV Series.

Two years after her last appearance on ‘Phenom’, Angela Goethals got an incredibly fantastic chance of acting alongside the actor Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire) and many other honorable actors, such as Cuba Gooding Jr(Rod Tidwell), and Renee Zellweger (Dorothy Boyd) in the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’. Angela’s role -Kathy Sanders- was rather a small one, as she played the role of the client who fakes tears whenever Jerry threatens to leave the agency, but it was recognizable enough to earn her film credits and a lot of appreciation for it.

After an appearance on ‘Jerry Maguire’, Angela Goethals took a noticeable break for approximately three years in which is she worked on other important elements of her life. For instance, Angela Goethals was engaged in her completion of studies at the private liberal arts college named ‘Vassar’ for her bachelor’s degree in French, which she successfully achieved in 1999.

Right after completing her graduation, Angela Goethals rejoined the film and drama industry in 2000 and made a notable appearance in the movie ‘Storytelling. The plot of this movie surrounds two stories that are completely unrelated with actors called ‘Fiction’ and ‘Non-Fiction’. In this movie, Angela Goethals plays the role of ‘Elli’ in the ‘Fiction’ segment of the movie. This movie allowed Angela to earn film credits for it and was adequately famous as it made $1.5 million at the box office.

From 2002 to 2003, Angela Goethals acted in numerous movies and TV shows, such as Changing Lanes, The Education of Max Bickford, Boston Public, Stealing Christmas, and the Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire. Multiple of these projects were done splendidly by Angela Goethals and for that, she received various film and television credits. 

In 2004, Angela Goethals landed a minor role of ‘Gwen’ in the famous romantic-comedy of Adam Sandler called ‘Spanglish’, and also gained film credits for it. 

As time passed on, Angela Goethals continued with acting in multiple TV shows and movies, such 24 and CSI- Criminal Scene Investigation. Moreover, Angela Goethals also made recurring appearances on the worldwide hit shows ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Law and Order’. 

Private Life

Angela Goethals is an actress that joined the film and television industry pretty early, but despite being under the limelight for almost her whole life, Angela was never engaged in Hollywood dramas and conspiracies.

As for her romantic life, Angela Goethals was recognized to be in a relationship with Russel Sodar in the early 2000s, and the two lovebirds tied the knot in 2005. She has been prosperously married since then and also preferred to stay exclusive about her life. Later on in the marriage, Russel Sodar and Angela Goethals expanded their family and had two beautiful daughters, whose names are still unrevealed to the public until now.

Net Worth

 Angela Goethals Net Worth is calculated to be approximately $4 million.