Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Movie Actress

Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress. Known for her work in film and television since the late 1980s, she is the recipient of several accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, with nominations for an Academy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

Full Name
Angela Evelyn Bassett
Aug 16, 1958
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958, in New York City. Her parents, Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, were both African-American. Angela has two sisters and a brother. She attended Yale University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American studies and graduated cum laude.

Bassett began her career as an actress in the late 1980s with small roles in television shows such as “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World”. In 1993, she earned critical acclaim for her role as Tina Turner in the film “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in movies such as “Waiting to Exhale” (1995), “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998), and “Malcolm X” (1992). She also starred in the hit television series “ER” from 1994 to 1999.

In recent years, Bassett has continued to appear on television shows like “American Horror Story” and films like Black Panther (2018). She is an advocate for health awareness and education about HIV/AIDS through organizations such as The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and UNICEF.

Bassett is married to actor Courtney B. Vance since 1997 and they have two children together.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Angela Bassett is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 16, 1958, Angela Bassett was born in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Yale University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bassett graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American studies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bassett moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bassett's first film role was in the 1992 movie "Boyz n the Hood."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bassett is nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the movie "What's Love Got To Do With It."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named President of Film Society at LACMA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bassett is named the President of the Film Society at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Marvel Cinematic Universe</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bassett joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the voice of Ramonda in the movie "Black Panther."</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Angela Bassett is an inspiring role model for women of all ages. She has had a long and successful career, and her work has earned her multiple awards and recognition. She is a strong advocate for equality and diversity in Hollywood, and she stands up for what she believes in.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Incredible Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Angela Bassett is an incredible actress who has been in many iconic roles. From her iconic portrayal of Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It to her role as Ramonda in Marvel's Black Panther, Bassett consistently brings strength, charisma and passion to her characters.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Supports Charities</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Angela Bassett is an active philanthropist who supports numerous charities and organizations around the world. She uses her platform to spread awareness about important causes, such as AIDS research and disaster relief. This shows that she cares deeply about making the world a better place.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Academy Award-Nominated Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Bassett is an Oscar-nominated actress for her role in the 1993 film What's Love Got to Do with It. </p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Named After Her Grandmother</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Bassett was named after her grandmother, who she affectionately called "Big Mama".</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Graduate of Yale School of Drama</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Basset graduated from the Yale School of Drama and has also taught at the school.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Appeared in Over 70 Films and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Bassett has appeared in over 70 films and television shows throughout her career.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Became a Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 19, Angela Bassett became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the oldest Greek letter organization for African American women.</p></div>


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