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Birth information

16 August 1958 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Angela Evelyn Bassett

How tall is Angela Bassett?

1.63 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Courtney B. Vance

Life Story of Angela Bassett

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son. Bassett and her sister D'nette grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida with their mother. As a single mother, Betty stressed the importance of education for her children. With the assistance of an academic scholarship, Bassett matriculated into Yale University. In 1980, she received her B.A. in African-American studies from Yale University. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama. It was at Yale that Bassett met her husband, Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the Drama School.

Bassett first appeared in small roles on The Cosby Show (1984) and Spenser: For Hire (1985), but it was not until 1990 that a spate of television roles brought her notice. Her breakthrough role, though, was playing Tina Turner, whom she had never seen perform before taking the role, in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). Bassett's performance earned her an...

How much money has Angela Bassett earned?

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) $250,000 .00
Waiting to Exhale (1995) $2,500,000
Supernova (2000) $3,500,000
The Score (2001) $3,500,000

Publications and Magazines about Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance, with Hilary Beard Friends: A Love Story. 2007

What movies did Angela Bassett play or participate?

Producers Filmography
9-1-1 , Otherhood (2019) , Remand (2017) , The Rosa Parks Story (2002) , Our America (2002) , Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001) ,
Directors Filmography
American Horror Story (2017) , Breakthrough (2015) , Whitney (2015) ,
Actors Filmography
Gunpowder Milkshake (2020) Anna May, 9-1-1 (2019) Athena Grant, Otherhood (2019) Carol Walker, Avengers: Endgame (2019) Ramonda, Bumblebee (2018) Shatter, American Horror Story (2018) Marie Laveau / Desiree Dupree / Ramona Royale / ..., BoJack Horseman...

Birth information

16 August 1958 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Angela Evelyn Bassett

How tall is Angela Bassett?

1.63 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Courtney B. Vance

Life Story of Angela Bassett

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son. Bassett and her sister D'nette grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida with their mother. As a single mother, Betty stressed the importance of education for her children. With the assistance of an academic scholarship, Bassett matriculated into Yale University. In 1980, she received her B.A. in African-American studies from Yale University. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama. It was at Yale that Bassett met her husband, Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the Drama School.

Bassett first appeared in small roles on The Cosby Show (1984) and Spenser: For Hire (1985), but it was not until 1990 that a spate of television roles brought her notice. Her breakthrough role, though, was playing Tina Turner, whom she had never seen perform before taking the role, in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). Bassett's performance earned her an...

How much money has Angela Bassett earned?

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) $250,000 .00
Waiting to Exhale (1995) $2,500,000
Supernova (2000) $3,500,000
The Score (2001) $3,500,000

Publications and Magazines about Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance, with Hilary Beard Friends: A Love Story. 2007

What movies did Angela Bassett play or participate?

Producers Filmography
9-1-1 , Otherhood (2019) , Remand (2017) , The Rosa Parks Story (2002) , Our America (2002) , Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001) ,
Directors Filmography
American Horror Story (2017) , Breakthrough (2015) , Whitney (2015) ,
Actors Filmography
Gunpowder Milkshake (2020) Anna May, 9-1-1 (2019) Athena Grant, Otherhood (2019) Carol Walker, Avengers: Endgame (2019) Ramonda, Bumblebee (2018) Shatter, American Horror Story (2018) Marie Laveau / Desiree Dupree / Ramona Royale / ..., BoJack Horseman...

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Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, and Felicity Huffman in Otherhood (2019)

Bassett has built her career around playing some of the most celebrated real life, pioneering black women of the twentieth century. She was Oscar-nominated and won both the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture for her star-making performance as Tina Turner/Anna Mae Bullock in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). She won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her work as the late-Dr. Betty Shabazz (widow of slain civil rights pioneer Malcolm X) in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). She later played Dr. Shabazz in a cameo appearance in Mario Van Peebles' Panther (1995). She delivered the only three-dimensional performance in the 1992 ABC miniseries about The Jackson Five and their family, The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992). In 1999, she played Janet Williams--the principal of the school where Roberta Guaspari taught in Music of the Heart (1999). She was also in the running to play Dorothy Dandridge, until Halle Berry beat her to the punch with HBO's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). Her first of four Emmy nominations to date was for her lead role in The Rosa Parks Story (2002).

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Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, and Felicity Huffman in Otherhood (2019)

She was once employed as a photo researcher at U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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Angela Bassett and Mark Elias in 9-1-1 (2018)

In 1974, she began to consider acting as a career choice after an 11th-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. during which she saw actor James Earl Jones perform in a Kennedy Center production of the play "Of Mice and Men".

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Angela Bassett, John Ortiz, Justin Theroux, and John Cena in Bumblebee (2018)

Was offered the role of Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball (2001), but she turned it down as she did not want to perform nude. As a result Halle Berry, who went on to become the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead.

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Angela Bassett, John Ortiz, Justin Theroux, and John Cena in Bumblebee (2018)

Won the 2002 Lena Horne Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment.

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Angela Bassett, Megyn Price, and Lenny Jacobson in Bumblebee (2018)

Has played Muslim activist Betty Shabazz in two different movies: Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995).

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Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux in Bumblebee (2018)

Attended and graduated from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida in 1976.

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Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux in Bumblebee (2018)

As of 2005, she is the first and only African-American recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).

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Received her Bachelor's degree in African-American studies from Yale University (1980).

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Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux in Bumblebee (2018)

Received her Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama (1983).

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Angela Bassett in Bumblebee (2018)

Angela and her husband, Courtney B. Vance, became the parents of twins, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah, on January 27, 2006 in California through a surrogate.

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Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux in Bumblebee (2018)

Bassett's line "Right here! Right now!" from Strange Days (1995) was sampled as the only 'lyrics' used repeatedly in the song "Right Here, Right Now" by Fatboy Slim, his best known song.

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Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill in Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Is one of 10 African-American actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe, Viola Davis and Quvenzhané Wallis.

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Angela Bassett in Land des Sonnenscheins - Sunshine State (2002)

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in March 20, 2008.

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Angela Bassett and James McDaniel in Land des Sonnenscheins - Sunshine State (2002)

She was mentioned in the comedy drama film A Christmas Tale (2008).

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Angela Bassett in 9-1-1 (2018)

Lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Courtney B. Vance and their children.

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Angela Bassett in 9-1-1 (2018)

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Is a member of the international jury at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. [April 2010]

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Angela Bassett and Aisha Hinds in 9-1-1 (2018)

Her mother, Betty Jane (Gilbert) Bassett, passed away on June 22, 2014.

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Angela Bassett and Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018)

Friends with Nancy Wilson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Loni Love.

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Angela Bassett, Florence Kasumba, and Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018)

Played Cuba Gooding Jr.'s mother in the 1991 movie "Boyz N the Hood". 25 years later, she played his sister in the TV series "American Horror Story".

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Angela Bassett, Connie Chiume, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, etc.

DNA testing on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) showed her African ancestry to be from Nigeria, with roots from Benin and Togo, Cameroon and Congo, Mali, southeastern Bantu (Angola), Ivory Coast and Ghana, Senegal, and the South Central hunter-gatherers.

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Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018)

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Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018)

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Angela Bassett, Florence Kasumba, and Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018)

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Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Aisha Hinds, and Oliver Stark in 9-1-1 (2018)

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Angela Bassett and Connie Britton in 9-1-1 (2018)

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Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, and Oliver Stark in 9-1-1 (2018)

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Angela Bassett and Oliver Stark in 9-1-1 (2018)

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Angela Bassett in Black Panther (2018)

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Angela Bassett in What's Love Got to Do with It? (1993)

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