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Angela Bassett

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Biography

Bassett at the 2015 Comic-Con International

Source: Wikipedia

{{Infobox person | name = Angela Bassett | image = Angela Bassett by Gage Skidmoe.jpg | caption = Bassett at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International | birth_name = Angela Evelyn Bassett | birth_date = (1958-08-16}) August Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "}"., 1958 (age Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "}".)Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "}". Angela Evelyn Bassett, MFA, (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and film director. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her Academy Award-nominated performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It. In addition, Bassett has portrayed Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Coretta Scott King in Betty and Coretta, Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and Voletta Wallace in Notorious.

Fact file

  • Born: Angela Evelyn Bassett August 16, 1958 (age 56) New York, New York, U.S.
  • Residence: St. Petersburg, Florida U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Alma mater: Yale University, Yale School of Drama
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1985–present
  • Spouse(s): Courtney B. Vance (m. 1997)
  • Children: 2

Read more about Angela Bassett at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Three moms find themselves in 'Otherhood' as they feel forgotten on Mother's Day
USA Today Movies, 2019-08-07 15:50:20
Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman star in Netflix's "Otherhood," which captures three moms who feel forgotten on Mother's Day.        

Angela Bassett on "Otherhood"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-08-04 14:17:48
Actress Angela Bassett, who has played roles that are fierce, sultry and iconic, had an upbringing molded by two strong women. She talks with correspondent Michelle Miller about how her mother and her aunt helped shape her pursuit of an acting career. The busy mother of two also talks about ...

The artistry of Angela Bassett
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-08-04 13:32:09
The Oscar-nominee talks about how her mother and aunt helped shape her pursuit of acting, and about her new film, "Otherhood," playing a mother trying to reconnect with her adult son

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