Angela Matemotja is an award winning actress and filmmaker, an NAACP Theatre Award Nominee, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also attended The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England to study the classics.
After Graduating from the Academy, she moved to NYC where she performed in off Broadway productions ranging from Shakespeare to Experimental theatre downtown.
She left NYC to tour with the Virginia based Shenandoah Shakespeare Company, then relocated to London, where she continued to perform in Television and Film. While in England, she had the opportunity to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre through studies at Morley College, London.
As an actress, Angela Matemotja has appeared on screens big and small. Her notable feature film credits include the role of ‘Christina’ in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and alongside Kevin Hart in the indie comedy film Something Like A Business. Her television roles include appearances on the CBS mega-hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, Amazon’s top cop-drama Bosch, ABC’s long-running series Castle and edgy sitcom Don’t Trust The B…, and Ryan Murphy’s modern laugher The New Normal on NBC.
As a writer/director her short films, THE ENCOUNTER and THE UNTIMELY CONCURRENCE have both been awarded various accoloades and have been official selections at film festivals world wide. ELEVATE marks Matemotja’s first feature film as writer and director.
"My mission as a filmmaker and actor is to explore the social, sub cultural and international aspects of our nation, one story at a time. I've been sharing this mission since 2011, through my work with Matemotja Productions.
Our world is in crisis and I believe that art can heal. We as artists have the power to encourage dialogue for understanding, acceptance and compassion. That is my mission and has been since 2011.
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Film by Matemotja Productions (Drama) Writer/Director Actress http://elevatefilm.com/ When elevators get stuck, Trina is the overweight dispatch operator on the other end of the emergency line. Trina’s job gets the best of her as she tries to complete just one day of healthy eating. Harassed by her cruel boss and overwhelmed by the trapped elevator occupants that reach out to her for help, her only escape is Lola, a fitness guru who she desperately tries to emulate. In this slow building drama of intertwining stories about people trapped in elevators, our heroes and villians must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism.
Dead Ink Archive
Film (Short, History, Mystery and Romance) Actress A janitor has a secret he can't reveal until he collects all the scraps of paper from a theater floor. The story of an anonymous man who lives for one day a year. Starring Christopher Meehan and Sheryl Lee.
Television by Eric Ellis Overmyer (Drama and Mystery) Actress An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.
Film by Matemotja Productions (Drama, Family, Sport and Short) Producer A determined teen girl sneaks out of her devout orthodox community with one goal: to become a YouTube skateboard star.
The Single Moms Club
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
Growing Up and Down
TV Movie (Comedy and Family) Actress Two teenage kids, who now must navigate high school with their parents a couple with the daunting task of re-living their adolescence when they are suddenly and inexplicably are transformed into teenagers again.
Film (Comedy and Romance) Actress Screwed is a modern throwback to classic John Hughes-ian 80's films about self discovery, a sex comedy with heart where one man will do anything and any woman to win the girl of his dreams.
Television (Comedy) Actress Beth Harper, after an accident, thinks she is channeling God.
Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actress Richard "Rick" Castle is a millionaire playboy who recently killed off his main character when a serial killer starts killing people like he does in his books. He teams up with New York police detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He finds inspiration in Detective Beckett and starts shadowing her for his next book.
The New Normal
Television (Comedy) Actress A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Television (Comedy) Actress June decides to move to New York city to pursue her dream job at a mortgage company, which comes with its own apartment. However, the company is shut down on her first day and the apartment is taken away. June moves in with Chloe, who is a con-artist and all-round party girl. At first, they don't get along. When Chloe's attempts to con June backfire, they end up becoming friends. Written by Anonymous
How I Met Your Mother
Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.
The Untimely Concurrence
Film (Short and Drama) Director A comment on Homosexuality in the African American Community and how bigotry is a cancer to us all. A Father rejects his gay son while he spirals into a land of depression and drugs. Acceptance, is it ever too late?
Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress Three couples have different ideas of what makes the perfect relationship.
Something Like a Business
Film (Comedy) Actress An aspiring pimp struggles to make a mint after inheriting his late uncles escort service and discovering that competition on the streets is fierce.
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Film (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Actress Two unlikely friends set out on a mission of revenge.
Female Pioneer Award for ELEVATE @Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
Best Feature, Best Actress Accolade Global Film Competition