Angela Kinsey was born on June 25, 1971 in Lafayette, United States. Her father, an engineer, relocated his family to Indonesia when Kinsey was only two years old. She spent the next 12 years living in Jakarta, speaking Indonesian and English.There was no TV in the Kinsey house, so Angela grew up with a love for reading and especially writing, scripting out plays and comedy skits for the neighborhood kids to perform. When she was 14 years old, the Kinseys moved back to the States.Angela acted in school plays and after graduation, went on to Baylor University . She took as many theater and writing classes there as she could, and spent a semester abroad in England where she cultivated a love for Shakespeare, Wadsworth and the British tradition of theater. After graduating with a degree in English, she joined a post-graduate program in New York, where she worked as an intern on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993).