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Angela Bassett


Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pushed by a high school teacher, she applied for Yale University and got a scholarship, ultimately spending seven years there including three post-graduate years studying drama. She first appeared in small roles on The Cosby Show (1984) and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Survivor (filming)
 2013-2015 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Marie Laveau / Donna Macree
- Episode #4.13 (2015)
- Episode #4.12 (2015)
- Episode #4.11 (2015)
- Episode #4.3 (2014)
- Episode #4.2 (2014)
 2012 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Daisy Bates
- Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (2012) ... Daisy Bates (voice)
 2012 Rogue (TV Movie)
Alice Vargas
 2011 Identity (TV Movie)
Martha Adams
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Michelle Obama
- Stealing First Base (2010) ... Michelle Obama (voice)
 2008-2009 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Cate Banfield
- Shifting Equilibrium (2009) ... Dr. Cate Banfield (credit only)
- What We Do (2009) ... Dr. Cate Banfield (credit only)
 2008 Gospel Hill
Sarah Malcolm
 2008 Nothing But the Truth
Bonnie Benjamin
 2008 Meet the Browns
Brenda
 2008 Of Boys and Men
Rieta Cole
 2007 Meet the Robinsons
Mildred (voice)
 2006 Time Bomb (TV Movie)
Jill Greco
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Smith's Boss (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Hayden Chase
- The Descent (2005) ... Hayden Chase
- Search and Rescue (2005) ... Hayden Chase
- The Index (2005) ... Hayden Chase
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 1 (2005) ... Hayden Chase
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Sheyann Webb / Melba Pattillo
- Marching to Freedom Land (2003) ... Sheyann Webb
- Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... Melba Pattillo
 2001 Ruby's Bucket of Blood (TV Movie)
Ruby Delacroix
 2001 The Score
Diane
 2000 Boesman and Lena
Lena
 2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
Groove (voice)
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Miles' Mom (voice)
 1999 Music of the Heart
Principal Janet Williams
 1992 Innocent Blood
U.S. Attorney Sinclair
 1992 Passion Fish
Rhonda / Dawn
 1992 Critters 4
Fran
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Sanctuary for a Child (1992) ... Evelyn
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
Lois
 1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV Movie)
Willie
 1991 City of Hope
Reesha
 1991 The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Movie)
Lt. Phoebe Jeter
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
Dr. Willie Burns
- Ladyfinger (1991) ... Dr. Willie Burns
 1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Movie)
Allison
 1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Linda Lake
- Beat the Clock (1991) ... Linda Lake
 1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (TV Movie)
Pat
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Stewardess
 1990 In the Best Interest of the Child (TV Movie)
Lori
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Carla Peters
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Janet Fields
- Goodbye, Judge Green (1990) ... Janet Fields
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
Cheryl McNair
 1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Renee Longstreet
- Eyewitness News (1990) ... Renee Longstreet
 1990 Family of Spies (TV Movie)
Bev Andress
 1989 thirtysomething (TV Series)
Kate Harriton
- Legacy (1989) ... Kate Harriton
 1989 227 (TV Series)
Amy Burnett
- A Pampered Tale (1989) ... Amy Burnett
 1989 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Lt. Camilla Patterson
- The Volunteer (1989) ... Lt. Camilla Patterson
- Hard Stripe (1989) ... Lt. Camilla Patterson
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Bailey Webster
- Never My Love (1989) ... Bailey Webster
- Hear No Evil (1989) ... Bailey Webster
- The Master's Mirror (1989) ... Bailey Webster
 1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Hospital Administrator's Wife
- Gestalt and Battery (1989) ... Hospital Administrator's Wife
 1988 Doubletake (TV Movie)
Prostitute at Headquarters
 1985-1988 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Paula / Mrs. Mitchell
- Bookworm (1988) ... Paula
- Mr. Quiet (1985) ... Mrs. Mitchell
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
Linda Thornton
 1986 F/X
TV reporter
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Alice
- The Choice (1985) ... Alice
 1975 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Leonie Peach (1987)
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Other Works:

Release of the book "Friends: A Love Story" (w/Courtney B. Vance) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving. See more »

Trivia:

Her performance as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) (1993) was ranked at #95 on Premiere Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Film Performances of all time. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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