The expression “multifaceted” is just one of the many ways to describe Angelica Bridges. Bridges, who hails from a small town in the USA (East Lynn, Missouri; pop. 150 people) and credits her most notably down-to-earth personality from being raised on a farm in the Midwestern countryside.
Bridges began her leadership and philanthropic aspirations at the age of 16, when she was crowned; "Miss Missouri Teen". A few years later she made her bold move to Los Angeles, California to pursue her entertainment and educational dreams while she attended UCLA as a Communications major.
Bridges is perhaps best known for her role as “Lt. Taylor Walsh”, on the international television series, “BAYWATCH”. The show would go on to become, “The Most Watched Television Show in the World.” Bridges who finds great pleasure in entrepreneurial venture, enjoys wearing many hats effortlessly as an: actress, television host, producer, chef, philanthropist, humanitarian and most importantly; the proud mom of two young daughters. Bridges thrives on immersing herself in influential and innovative projects, as she currently serves on the Board of Directors for, “The Gecko Group Investment & Holdings Company”. The Gecko Group is spearheading the project that will be creating the first “eco- friendly, smart city” in the world (aka “His Majesty’s Vision”), within the kingdom of Eswatini, Africa. The ground breaking, “Gecko City” will proudly bring an array of humanitarian efforts and commendable business opportunities into the country as it is intended, will lead the world in becoming, “one of the first of its kind.”
Bridges is also launching her custom signature dessert line, “Gorgeous Goodies” in the UK starting in the Fall 2019 and was recently featured in “Hello Magazine”.
A LITTLE TELEVISION NEVER HURT...
Bridges humor, quick wit, and genuine interest in multiple causes, continues to keep her immersed in television, public speaking and presentation. She just finished shooting the film, “April’s Flower’s” for Lifetime Television in one of the leading roles. In 2016 she was on the cast of the primetime Survivor-inspired reality series, "Kicking and Screaming" for FOX. Bridges showed her true survival skills, strength and resilience after being dropped into a remote jungle in Fiji, surviving several weeks with no provided food or shelter. Several years after her initial season of Baywatch; and before her survival series, she reignited her character, Lt. Taylor Walsh in the Baywatch reunion movie, “Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding” also for FOX. Besides Brigitte Neilson; Bridges has been the only other actress to play “Red Sonja” on screen; which was on the syndicated television series, “Conan the Barbarian.” Bridges has had recurring roles on “The Days of our Lives,” “The Bold and The Beautiful”, “Mortal Kombat” and “Son of the Beach”. She has also guest-starred on over 20+
television series; including, “N.Y.P.D Blue”, “That 70‟s Show”, “Veronica Mars", “Kitchen Confidential”, “Quintuplets” , “VIP”, “Suddenly Susan”, “Pacific Blue” , “Cybill”, “Metropolitan Hospital", “The New Mike Hammer” & “Ask Harriett”. Top notch hosting gigs; as well as being a television news anchor and on many guest news panels has also played a significant role in her television appearances. Angelica was previously a VJ for VH-1 UK and hosted the weekly series “Spice.” She was the series regular host for TBS’s “Big PlayStation Saturday” and filled in on her dream job as the regular host for E’s “Talk Soup”. She has been part of the expert panels for, " Fox News Channel’s “The Sean Hannity Show”, “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell” & “The Red Eye”. She enjoys hosting “live” ceremonies and has co-hosted “The Diversity Awards,” “Miss Fitness USA” for ESPN, “The World Series of Poker” & “The Elite Model Look of the Year” for E! Television. She has been a correspondent and red-carpet interviewer for “The Young Hollywood Awards,” “The Breakthrough of the Year Awards” and “The Red Carpet” for “Showtime.” She has hosted her own segments, “Top Secret Beaches” and “Beach Week” for The Travel Channel, & specials for CMT, MTV and American VH1.
THE POWER OF MUSIC…
Music has always been a major force of inspiration. After attending UCLA, Bridges landed a contract to tour Asia; singing & performing live for 20,000 + fans a night over several months. She was also the headlining singer and entertainment ambassador for the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bridges was discovered by John Casablancas while on the last leg of her tour singing in Florida. She went on to sign with one of the top international modeling agencies in the world, “Elite”. Some of her most notable campaigns include: Maybelline, Diet Coke, BMW, Geico, Hanes, Doritos, Nivea, Bally's Total Fitness, Lexus, Fruit of the Loom, Pontiac, Tab Energy Drink, Pepsi, Toyota, Miller Lite, Whiskas and Mitsubishi. She has also graced the covers and pages of many magazines around the world. She can easily be remembered in the “Brut Cologne” campaign with “NFL Hall of Fame” football hero, Troy Aikman. She was also a ballroom dancing ingénue in the Emmy-nominated (Super bowl ad) for “American Express”. She was one of the first few females to ever represent the “UFC”in an ad campaign titled, “Beauty and The Beast”. She was also the face and hair of Clairol for many years and co-starred with Kevin Costner in a print and television ad campaign for “Valverde” shoes in Europe.
THE DRIVING FORCE AT THE END OF THE DAY....
Bridges lives for philanthropy and has been dedicated her life to animals and many different animal causes and rescue. She also enjoys donating her time to many other charitable & non-profit organizations including, The One Wish Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Habitat for Humanity, H.E.R., National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Save the Children, A Coupla Guys and Gals Give Back, Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Humane Society, ASPCA, The Brent Shapiro Foundation, St. Jude’s, Wounded Warriors, Locks for Love & Toys for Tots; are just a few of the causes she has been honored to support, volunteer and continues to be a part of.