Felissa Rose

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Felissa Rose
Born
Felissa Rose Esposito

(1969-05-23) May 23, 1969 (age 50)
Other namesFelissa Rose Esposito Miller
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Producer
Years active1982–1993, 1998–present
Spouse(s)
Deron Miller (m. 2004)
Children3
Websitefelissarose.com

Felissa Rose (born Felissa Rose Esposito; May 23, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut as Angela Baker in Robert Kiltzik's cult film Sleepaway Camp (1983), a role reprised in the 2008 sequel Return to Sleepaway Camp. She has over 90 film credits in total over the span of her film career. A few major credits include The Perfect House (2012), Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009), Camp Dread (2014), Death House (2018), and Victor Crowley (2018). In 2016, she produced the music videos for the metal band Slayer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City, Rose grew up in Woodbury on Long Island.

Film career[edit]

After appearing in Sleepaway Camp, she made some more sporadic appearances in a few television shows, and also made an appearance in the 1993 film The Night We Never Met, before quitting acting to attend school at New York University (NYU) in the Tisch School of the Arts. In 1998, she returned to acting when she appeared in an episode of the television series Prey. She was later tracked down in 1999 by Jeff Hayes who runs The Official Sleepaway Camp Website: www.sleepawaycampmovies.com[1] through a letter he sent her in the mail asking her to do an interview for the website and gauge her interest in doing a new Sleepaway Camp sequel. Shortly thereafter, Hayes met with Rose in New York and the duo began her resurrection through the website and followed things up with Return To Sleepaway Camp. She has since returned to cinema and has appeared in such films as Chris Watson's Zombiegeddon (2003), Andreas Schnaas' Nikos (2003), and Steve Taylor's Sludge (2005). She has also appeared in two films by New Jersey filmmaker Dante Tomaselli: Horror (2002) and Satan's Playground (2005).[2] In addition Felissa co-hosted the 2005 Village Halloween Parade in New York City with fellow scream queens Debbie Rochon and Raine Brown.[3] She also had a cameo role in the sequel to the original Sleepaway Camp titled Return to Sleepaway Camp. In the sequel, she reprises the role of Angela Baker.[4] The movie had a straight to DVD release on November 4, 2008. She also appears in Hotdog Casserole, written and directed by Chris Raab, as the mother in a dysfunctional family.[5] Rose starred in a role as Mother in the segment "Dinner Guest" in the anthology horror film, The Perfect House.[6] She also portrayed forensic pathologist Amy Short in the Francis Xavier thriller Poe.[7] In 2016, Felissa starred in the paranormal horror film Family Possessions, written and directed by Tommy Faircloth. The film also starred Mark Patton. In May 2017, she helped produce and acted in the horror film, Death House. Rose recently acted in Adam Green’s Victor Crowley.

Personal life[edit]

Rose lives in California with her husband, former CKY singer/guitarist Deron Miller, and their two daughters, Bianca Rose (born June 8, 2005) and Lola Marue (born March 4, 2007) and son, Thomas Carver (born August 29, 2009). Rose and Miller were co-stars in Dave Campfield's 2008 horror comedy Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre.

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Sleepaway Camp Angela Baker
2002 Horror Art Therapist
2003 Zombiegeddon Melissa Direct-to-video
Corpses Are Forever Gina Matthews
Nikos the Impaler Sandra Kane
2005 Cerebral Print: The Secret Files Carolyn The M.I.L.F. / Tiffany
Slaughter Party Tara Direct-to-video
Dead Serious Susan Rosario
NYC Halloween Parade Host Telemovie
2006 Evil Ever After Neighbor Direct-to-video
Satan's Playground Donna Bruno
Under Surveillance Heidi Broonen
2007 Sludge Sandra
Trite This Way Narrator
2008 Return to Sleepaway Camp Angela Baker / Sheriff Jerry
Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard Lia[8]
2009 Silent Night, Zombie Night Elsa Lansing
Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre Angela Baker / Carrie
2012 Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor Angela Baker
2016 2 Jennifer Jennifer Smith
2017 Death House Dr. Angela Freeman
2018 Victor Crowley Kathleen
Family Possessions Susan
Rootwood Laura Benott
2019 The Boulet Brothers' Dragula Herself Guest Judge

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Bloody Disgusting – Interview Satan's Playground: Star Felissa Rose
  3. ^ The Terror Trap: That Girl from Camp Arawak: Felissa Rose
  4. ^ Felissa Rose interview – "Angela" from Sleepaway Camp
  5. ^ Day Of The Woman: Felissa Rose Is Making a Move!
  6. ^ "The Perfect House". Archived from the original on 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  7. ^ Cast and Crew of Poe to Hold Autograph Session at Dark Delicacies
  8. ^ Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Trailer Shoots Down the Dead

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