Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on August 2nd 1974. Nevertheless she grew up in Barranquilla. Her parents are José Cepeda and Yadhira Jiménez (both lawyers) and after their divorce Angie went to live with her mother and two sisters, Lorna (actress) and Ivette.
There was a time she thought of studying Publishing, however she discovered her vocation in drama and moved out to Bogotá and stayed with an aunt. Angie began her drama courses, then she was contracted by a beer company and made some advertisements for it. Next, she played some bit parts in several soap operas and movies in Colombia. Her lucky break was when Angie got a role in the soap opera "Las Juanas", getting the attention of some TV producers who offered her interesting jobs in prime time shows; most memorable of them was her leading role in _"Luz Maria" , co-starring Christian Meier and Rosalinda Serfaty.
In the cinematic world, Peruvian director Francisco Lombardi convinced her to portray a whore called La Colombiana in _Pantaleon y las Visitadoras. It was a smash hit in Colombia, Spain, Peru and Argentina and got good reviews for her performance.
Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez