Who is Annie D’Angelo?
Ann Marie ‘Annie’ D’Angelo was born in Pennsylvania, USA, on 27 August 1956 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, she holds American nationality and is of Italian descent. She is a former make-up artist who’s probably known best for being the wife of famous American musician Willie Nelson.
Early life and education
Annie was raised in California by her father who was a businessman, and her mother Millie D’Angelo who was a housewife. As she hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, Annie’s believed to be an only child.
She attended a local high school at which she was interested in various activities, including dancing, playing soccer and performing in school plays. She was said to be amongst the best students, but upon matriculating in 1974, Annie chose not to pursue a college degree but began taking make-up classes.
She soon obtained her certification, and has until recently worked as a make-up artist.
Career as a make-up artist
Annie has worked in the make-up department of five major movies. Her first work was on the 1984 hit comedy “Bachelor Party”, written and directed by Neal Israel and which starred Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen and Adrian Zmed. It follows the friends of a man who’s about to marry, as they’re throwing him the best bachelor party of all time. In 1987, Annie was the make-up supervisor for the comedy “Hot Pursuit”, both written and directed by Steven Lisberger, and which received mixed reviews. In the same year, she was a make-up artist for the mystery crime drama “The Rosary Murders”, based on the eponymous novel by William X. Kienzle, and in 1988 she worked on the western “Where the Hell’s That God?!!?” which received mixed reviews and attracted little attention.
The only other movie she has worked on was the 1989 action mystery drama “Gleaming the Cube”, written by Michael Tolkin, directed by Graeme Clifford and which starred Christian Slater, Steven Bauer and Richard Herd. It follows a young skateboarder, as he’s investigating the mysterious death of his adoptive brother.
With the help of her husband, Annie founded the company Annie’s Edibles, specialized in making sweets with chocolate, and she’s currently running it.
Love life and marriage with Willie Nelson
Annie met Willie Nelson sometime in the late ‘80s, right after his third divorce, and in the early ‘90s when he was having problems with the IRS, she was there to support him and helped him during a very hard period of his life. On 16 September 1991, the two married in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members. They have two sons together: Lukas Autry who was born in 1988, and Jacob Micah in 1990.
Annie hasn’t spoken about any other men she had perhaps dated before meeting Willie, while it’s known that he was married thrice before meeting her. From 1952 to 1962, Willie was married to Martha Matthews, who gave birth to their three children – Willie ‘Billy’ Hugh Jr. (committed suicide in 1991), Susie and Lana. Martha was abusive towards her husband, and allegedly used to beat him. In 1963, Willie married the late American singer-songwriter and yodeler Shirley Collie Nelson, but they split in 1971 after Shirley found out that Willie’s daughter Paula Carlene Nelson with Connie Koepke was born. As soon as they divorced, he married Connie, and she gave birth to their second daughter Amy Lee Nelson. Connie and Willie divorced in 1988.
As of March 2021, Annie’s married to Willie Nelson, and has two sons.
Hobbies and other interests
Annie’s believed to be a fan of marijuana, as it’s widely known that Willie’s the owner of a marijuana-based business, and is a regular consumer.
She loves being in nature, and she and her husband have visited various national parks around the US as well as in Europe. Annie was once very interested in camping and hiking, although she stopped these activities a long time ago.
She’s keen on reading books, and has apparently read hundreds.
In her spare time which is mostly late at night, Annie likes to watch movies starring her favorite actors and actresses Russell Crowe, Al Pacino and Julia Roberts, such as “A Good Year”, “Scent of a Woman” and “Pretty Woman”.
Age, height and net worth
Annie’s age is 64. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while Willie’s net worth is reputedly over $25 million.
Who is Willie Nelson?
Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas USA, on 29 April 1933 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He’s a musician, actor and an activist, who became famous worldwide after the release of his 16th album – “Shotgun Willie” – back in 1973.
Willie was raised in Abbott alongside his sister by their grandparents, as their mother Myrie Marie abandoned the family not long after Willie was born, while their father remarried and left with his new wife. Willie’s grandfather gifted him his first guitar when he was six years old, and he wrote his first song aged seven. In 1941 when he was nine, Willie joined the band Bohemian Polka, and after turning 13, he began earning money by singing at various events and places; at that time, he was mostly influenced by Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra.
He studied at Abbott High School at which he also played football, basketball and baseball. After he matriculated in 1950, Willie joined the US Air Force, butd served for just nine months when he was medically discharged, because of issues with his back. In 1954, he enrolled at Baylor University, but dropped out to focus on music. His first two songs – “When I’ve Sung My Last Hillbilly Song” and “The Storm Has Just Begun” – were recorded by him at a radio station, but after being sent to SARG Records, the tapes were rejected.
He went on to work for various radio stations, as well as in various other jobs including being a dishwasher, and selling bibles, and vacuum cleaners. Willie eventually turned to writing songs, and sold his first two – “Family Bible” and “Night Life” – for $50 and $150, respectively; the former became a hit for the musician Claude Gray.
After years of writing songs for other artists, Willie released his debut album “… And Then I Wrote” in September 1962, but it was after the release of his third album “Country Willie – His Own Songs” in April 1965 that he gained recognition. He signed a contract with Atlantic Records, and formed the backing band The Family.
Willie has been making music and performing to this day, while his most recent (69th) album “Ride Me Back Home” was released on 21 June 2019, peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, and won him a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance.
He has appeared in various movies, such as the 1980 romantic drama “Honeysuckle Rose”, the 1981 neo-noir action thriller “Thief”, and the 1982 western “Barbaros”.
Willie has also made guest appearances in various hit series, such as the musical “Adventures in Wonderland”, the detective mystery comedy “Monk”, and the western drama “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”. He has also voiced characters in various animated series, including “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill”.
Willie’s an author too, having published his first book in 1988 entitled “Willie: An Autobiography” while he has to this day published eight books with the most recent being “Pretty Paper” in 2016.
He has been arrested on a number of occasions for marijuana possession.
In 1990, the IRS stated that Willie owed around $32 million; his financial situation had worsened because of investments he made in the early ‘80s. In 1992, he released his double album “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?”, and all the money from sales went to the IRS, eventually clearing his debt.