Angela Raiola

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Actress (1960)
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Angela Raiola is a well-known personality in the United States of America. Her birth name is Angela Joyce Raiola and she is mostly known by her nickname "Big Ang". She was an American reality television personality.

She was born on June 30, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She holds an American Nationality and her horoscope sign is Cancer. She died at the age of 55 on February 18, 2016, in New York City, New York, USA due to lung cancer.

Childhood And Education

Big Ang was born and raised in the United States which is one of the most developed countries at the present time. She was raised with love and care by her parents. Her parents are Jean Sambuco and Florenzo Raiola.

Photo of Angela Raiola wearing a black dress.
Photo of  Angela Raiola (source: Pinterest)

She is well educated and has finished her early education in a private school in her hometown. After that, she got a reputed degree from a reputed college in the United States.

However, she has not revealed any sort of information regarding her higher education and her majors. 

Family Information

Angela Raiola is the daughter of Jean Sambuco and Florenzo Raiola. She is famous for being the niece of Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi (1941–2009), a caporegime ("capo"), and a drug dealer in the Genovese crime family. Known as a "mob moll", Raiola dated gangsters and lived an opulent lifestyle.


Raiola started her career in 2011, She debuted on reality television Mob Wives from 2012 to 2016. Then she started appearing in many other series and movies. The same year in 2012 she starred as the main character in the reality television show Big Ang and Miami Monkey. 

Raiola opened a Staten Island bar, The Drunken Monkey, with her cousin SallyAnn Lombardi but the bar was forced to shut down in 2015 due to Raiola's past as a convicted felon. 

Net Worth

After all the hard work the American reality star has put into her career she has been able to account for a good sum of money. According to the sources before her death, she has a total net worth of $2 million. 

How Did Raiola Die?

Raiola died after battling stage four brain and lung cancer. She was first diagnosed with throat cancer and it had spread to her brain and lungs. 

She had admitted to smoking at least one pack of cigarettes a day for over 40 years prior to the cancer diagnosis. She passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning at a Manhattan hospital, where she was surrounded by friends and family, including her husband Neil Murphy. Likewise, Ja'Net DuBois son, Raj Kristo Gupta also passed away due to cancer in 1987.

Angela Raiola's Grave

Big Ang died at the age of 55 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She was buried in the Cemetery of the Resurrection and plot at Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum, Garden of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wing 1-N, Crypt 26-B Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA.


Raiola also released a book entitled Bigger is Better: Real Life Wisdom from the No-Drama Mama in September 2012. 

Body Measurements And Appearance

Raiola has a very sizzling and eye-appealing body with almost perfect curvaceous. She is 5feet 10inches(178cm) and weighs around 70Kg 150lb.

Her body measurements:

Breast/Bust size38 in / 97 cm
Waist size31 in / 81 cm
Hips size35 in / 91 cm
Bra size42J (US) / 95J (EU)

She has a beautiful white complexed face along with pretty black eyes which perfectly compliment her Black hair color.

Social Media

Talking about her life on social media she is quite active on her official Instagram page @biggangvh1 where she has already amassed more than 434K followers.

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