Connie Angland was born on 22 October 1964, in the United States of America, and is an actress and special effects artist, best known for her work on the special effects of the 1997 film “Men in Black”. She’s also well known for her association with, and eventual marriage to renowned actor Billy Bob Thornton. Connie’s been active in the industry since the 1990s.
A Passion in Special Effects Building Her Wealth
How rich is Connie Angland? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. She’s also worked with other popular films in special effects, and has completed a few acting projects as well. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Success in the Entertainment Industry – Connie Angland Biography
Connie began her work in special effects in the 1990s, but wasn’t really noticed for her work until she was hired to become the special effects artist for the film “Men in Black”; the film is based on the comic book series of the same name, and starred Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of the organization named Men in Black. The agency supervises all extraterrestrial life living on Earth, disguised as humans, and received considerable worldwide acclaim for its acting performances, screenplay, musical score and special effects. While the special effects and make up were primarily handled by Industrial Light & Magic and Rick Baker, Connie’s work helped to increase her net worth significantly.
Thanks to her success, she was hired once again to become a part of the sequel’s special effects team. “Men in Black II’ this time added more to the cast such as Lara Flynn Boyle and Rosario Dawson, and while the special effects on the aliens saw improvement, the film was generally reviewed negatively by critics, saying that the film was a rehash that lacked the freshness of the original film. Others thought that the sequel was good enough while the Worm Guys in the film was listed among some of the best computer graphics ever done in a film. The film was nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award, but lost to “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”. The film still managed to gather worldwide revenue of more than $440 million.
Marriage to Billy Bob Thornton
One year after “Men in Black II”, Angland was hired to work on the set of “Bad Santa”, with the Coen brothers as executive producers, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham and John Ritter – actually Ritter’s last film appearance before his death. It was during the set of this film that Angland and Thornton would meet, leading to their eventual dating and relationship.
In 2004, the couple had a daughter and they would soon continue their relationship while raising their daughter, but it wasn’t until 2014 that the two decided to marry in secret, and it wasn’t until one month later that the marriage was announced to the public, and 12 years after Billy had divorced from actress Angelina Jolie. Since then, Connie is often seen appearing with her husband on various red carpet events, including at the Golden Globe Awards, Red Carpet Premiers, and even the Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.
Connie is a decade younger that her husband but it hasn’t stopped their relationship. Billy has also stated that one of his motivators for work is his daughter and he often misses her when he is away on projects.
Rumors and Online Presence
In 2015, Thornton worked on the film “London Films” which also starred Amber Heard and the film was held responsible for rumors that the two actors had an affair while on set. Amber’s then estranged husband Johnny Depp made claims that Heard cheated on him with Thornton. However, Thornton later responded to the media that all of those claims are completely false, and he denies any involvement with the actress, who had already filed for divorce from Depp.
While Connie’s husband continues to be surrounded by the spotlight thanks to his film work both by the media and online, she on the other hand maintains deliberate privacy, and is only seen with him in events. She does not have any social media profiles on any of the highly popular social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The practice is also maintained by her husband and their daughter.