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Angela Bassett


Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, 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. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Meet the Robinsons
(2007)
Malcolm X
Malcolm X Dr. Betty Shabazz
(1992)
Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood Reva Styles
(1991)
Strange Days
Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason
(1995)

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 2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
Dr. Kulinda (voice)
 2015/I Survivor
Maureen Crane
 2008 Gospel Hill
Sarah Malcolm
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth
Bonnie Benjamin
 2008 Meet the Browns
Brenda
 2008 Of Boys and Men
Rieta Cole
 2007 Meet the Robinsons
Mildred (voice)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Smith's Boss (voice, uncredited)
 2001 The Score
Diane
 2000 Boesman and Lena
Lena
 1999 Music of the Heart
Principal Janet Williams
 1992 Innocent Blood
U.S. Attorney Sinclair
 1992 Passion Fish
Rhonda / Dawn
 1992 Critters 4
Fran
 1991 City of Hope
Reesha
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Stewardess
 1986 F/X
TV reporter
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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 | 10 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school. See more »

Trivia:

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). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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