Angela Bassett

Movie Actress

Angela Bassett was born on August 16th, 1958 in New York City, New York, United States and is the Movie Actress from United States. Discover Angela Bassett's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 64 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Angela Evelyn Bassett, Angela
Date of Birth
August 16, 1958
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
64 years old
Zodiac Sign
$25 Million
Actor, Director, Film Actor, Producer, Singer, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Social Media
Angela Bassett Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 64 years old, Angela Bassett has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Not Available
Angela Bassett Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Jordan Park Elementary School, Disston Middle School, Azalea Middle School, Boca Ciega High School, Yale University, Yale School of Drama
Angela Bassett Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Courtney B. Vance
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Mark Jenkins, Courtney B. Vance (1997-Present)
Daniel Benjamin Bassett, Betty Jane
D’nette Bassett (Younger Sister)
Other Family
Daniel Benjamin Bassett Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Brownie Younger (Paternal Grandmother), Leroy Gilbert (Maternal Grandfather), Emma Jean Stokes (Maternal Grandmother), Leslie Anita Daniels (Mother-In-Law) (Librarian), Conroy Vance (Father-In-Law) (Grocery Store Manager and Benefits Administrator), Jean Bassett (Older Step-Sister)
About Angela Bassett
  • Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
  • Bassett has additionally portrayed real life figures Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013).
  • Her other notable film roles include Reva Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Bernie Harris in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Rachel Constantine in Contact (1997), Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), and Queen Ramonda in Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Bassett began her film career in the 1980s, after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master of fine arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.
  • In the 1990s, she appeared in films nearly every year.
  • The 2000s saw a succession of films starring Bassett, with her appearing in at least one film every year.
  • Bassett's success has continued into the 2010s.
  • Bassett earned nominations for her roles in films such as The Score (2001), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Meet the Browns (2008) and Jumping the Broom (2011) and won awards for her performances in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Music of the Heart (1999), among others.
  • Bassett's performance as Rosa Parks in the 2002 film The Rosa Parks Story was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 2013, Bassett had a recurring role on the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story: Coven, earning her second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
  • She returned for Freak Show, the series' fourth season, portraying a three-breasted woman named Desiree Dupree, for which she received another Emmy Award nomination.
  • For the fifth season, Hotel, she portrayed Ramona Royale, a famous movie star.
  • Bassett returned to the series's sixth cycle, Roanoke, portraying an alcoholic actress named Monet Tumusiime, who plays struggling mother and former police officer Lee Harris in the My Roanoke Nightmare documentary, and she reprised her role as Marie Laveau in a guest role in the eighth season Apocalypse.
  • In 2018, Bassett began producing and starring in the Fox first responder drama series 9-1-1, playing LAPD patrol sergeant Athena Grant.


A New Black Panther Prepares For Battle In 'Wakanda Forever' Trailer, October 3, 2022
Marvel dropped an action-heavy new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Monday (October 3), and there is a new Black Panther to continue the late King T’Challa’s legacy. But who could it be? The two-minute long trailer begins with Wakanda, the fictional East African country and home of T’Challa, grieving for their deceased king, who was played by the late actor Chadwick Boseman, and honoring his memory. This is accompanied by poignant piano chords and powerful vocals: “Only the most broken people can be great leaders,” mutters a low...

Marvel Reveals Why Recasting Chadwick Boseman in the "Black Panther" Sequel Wasn't an Option, September 28, 2022
Chadwick Boseman originated the role of "Black Panther"'s T'Challa in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War," before going on to star in his own stand-alone film in 2018, and a couple of Avengers movies after that. His run as the fan-favourite Marvel superhero was tragically cut short, however, when he died in 2020 from colon cancer. So, when the "Black Panther" sequel "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" premieres later this year, the absence of its original star will no doubt be felt by fans worldwide. Now, Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige is opening up...

Kaley Cuoco cuddles up to Tom Pelphrey at the HBO Emmy bash... after making their red carpet debut, September 13, 2022
The actress, 36, looked gorgeous as she took to HBO Max's post-Emmy bash on Monday evening, held at the exclusive venue San Vicente Bungalows. After the pair made their relationship red-carpet official during the earlier Emmy Awards.
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24 Jul 2022

Wakanda Forever. #November #Marvel #Chadwick #OurTime

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14 Jul 2022

*TOMAR* It’s easy to feel like you’ve traveled back through time while visiting this ancient town. Best part of it all, the locals are charming and friendly and are happy to share their culture and stories with you, especially during long late-night dinners fueled with food and wine. Reasons one should add this beautiful destination to their bucket list. From the epic architecture, the most intriguing history, the food, the Portuguese Charm, beautiful gardens, parks and castles. All at your disposal. I had the most astounding opportunity to not only work here but explore these possibilities for myself. And met some amazing people along the way. I had the honor of staying at one of the best 5 Star Boutique Hotels in Tomar, Portugal. The Hotel República hotel.republica Located right in the heart of the Templar city of Tomar, the Hotel República is the best place to find out what it means to be Portuguese. The hotel was built, equipped and decorated only by portuguese companies. Amazing amenities offered along with my personal favorite - SOUNDPROOF ROOMS! A completely peaceful experience. I want to thank The owners Laurence & Anthonio for their hospitality and kindness during my 3 week stay here and most of all for their generosity of honoring me with a suite in my name. So when you visit this beautiful city and country go check out Hotel República and ask to stay in "The Angela Bassett Suite". Experience the love of Portugal 🇵🇹. Obrigada Portugal! 📸 dandremichael

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