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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 27 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Chi-Raq (completed)
Miss Helen
 2015/I Survivor
Maureen Crane
 2008 Gospel Hill
Sarah Malcolm
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth
Bonnie Benjamin
 2008 Meet the Browns
 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
 2000 Boesman and Lena
 1999 Music of the Heart
Principal Janet Williams
 1992 Innocent Blood
U.S. Attorney Sinclair
 1992 Passion Fish
Rhonda / Dawn
 1992 Critters 4
 1991 City of Hope
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
 1986 F/X
TV reporter
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Other Works:

Stage: Played Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" (Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York City, New York, USA) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I like the nice guys. I like when they show the stories, the human element behind it all. See more »


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 »

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