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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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The 'Black Panther' cast reigns backstage after SAG Awards win
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-01-28 06:35:00
Angela Bassett was the first member of the “Black Panther” cast to get her name put on a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award trophy. “You slowpokes!” said the onscreen matriarch of the Marvel blockbuster, just minutes after it won the prize at the Sunday night event. Well ahead of her ...

'Black Panther' Cast Celebrates Being 'Young, Gifted and Black' After Big Win at 2019 SAG Awards
Entertainment Tonigh, 2019-01-27 18:30:00
Chadwick Boseman accepted the award alongside co-stars Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan.

POSE -- "Giving and Receiving" -- Season 1, Episode 3 (Airs Sunday, June 17, 9:00 p.m. e/p) Pictured (l-r): Billy Porter as Pray Tell. CR: Sarah Shatz/FX
Variety, 2018-12-04 18:05:37
Uber-producer Ryan Murphy has made small screen stars out of A-listers and fresh faces alike. Angela Bassett (pictured above) Bassett starred in four seasons of “American Horror Story” (starting with “Coven” and continuing onto “Freak Show,” “Hotel” and “Roanoke”), earning two Emmy nominations. She helmed two episodes as a director, ...

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