Angela G. King

Writer, independent filmmaker, actress

Inspired by a fourth-grade elementary school teacher, Angela G. King knew early on that she would make storytelling her life. This realization eventually led the Michigan native to Washington, D.C., where she earned a journalism degree from Howard University before going on to an award-winning career writing for the likes of the New York Daily News, Detroit News, USA Today, Dow Jones News Service, Crain’s Detroit Business, and Fairchild Publications.

Heeding a growing conviction to take her storytelling to another level, King began to study film production at Montclair State University in 2001, while living on the East Coast. She later graduated from the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, premiering her thesis short narrative film looking at a day in the life of a homeless woman, "On The Other Side," to benefit the Coalition On Temporary Shelter, South Oakland Shelter and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan.

King eventually began to pursue acting as well. She was cast in her first screen role as mother of the title character in the 2006 film, "Bilal's Stand," which was produced as part of a community-based youth program launched by University of Michigan film-school graduate, Sultan Sharrief. "Bilal's Stand" was an official selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

King has since added professional stage performances at the Detroit Repertory and Meadow Brook theaters to her acting credits. As well as appearances in the independent films "American Prophet" and "The Messenger's Box."

Continuing to write professionally as well, King's articles have been featured by U.S. News & World Report, Black Enterprise, Jet, Today's Child, Upscale and Christianity Today, in addition to various regional publications. Her most recent endeavors include "The Girl Who Wasn't There," a memoir of human trafficking that she's helping one young West African woman to share. Learn more about King at

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