Angela Gibbs is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She's an artist who loves the transformative power of cinema. With more than two decades in the Entertainment Industry, Gibbs has covered the roles of producer, actor, writer and director. Most recently Gibbs returns from Trinidad where she directed the comedy short, Rise and Fall of John Tesoro" starring veteran actor Gerry Bednob, (40 Year Old Virgin, Furry Vengeance, Lizzie).
The LA Times, called her 2006 short film, Ties That Bind, "A powerful study of a mother and daughter." The film stars a stellar cast including Karen Malina White (Cosby Show, The Shield)and Marla Gibbs (227, The Visit). The film received HBO's best short award at Martha's Vineyard, the prestigious Jury Award; for Best Short at the Pan African Film Festival and was featured on BET's Best Shorts series.
While attending the American Film Institute, Gibbs cast a second year film that won an Academy Award nomination. She also garnered AFI's prestigious Mark Pickford scholarship for directing. In 1998, Gibbs traveled to Ghana and directed the documentary, Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win, in support of the Ghanaian Woman's Empowerment Movement. Again the film was short-listed for the Academy nod and was the opening night piece for the Pan African Film Festival.
On stage, Gibbs produced the play 227, starring then child actors, Regina King and Nia Long along with Marla Gibbs. The play won the attention of Norman Lear and was soon turned into the NBC hit series. That same year Angela Gibbs became the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards for her theater productions including the "The Meeting," and Broadway play "Checkmates," starring Paul Winfield, Denzel Washington and Ruby Dee.
Gibbs was Senior Writer for Turner Broadcasting's Trumpet Awards for nine years, where honorees included Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Muhammad Ali and Colin Powell. At the same time she produced shows for The Black Family Network.
Currently Gibbs is working on two feature films she will direct, Couples and Hard Knocks slated for early 2013.