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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 & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Survivor (filming)
 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)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Smith's Boss (voice, uncredited)
 2001 The Score
Diane
 2000 Boesman and Lena
Lena
 2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
Groove (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
 1991 City of Hope
Reesha
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Stewardess
 1986 F/X
TV reporter
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Voice-over for Esther in "The Bible Experience", "New Testament" and "Complete" See more »

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

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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Was offered the role of Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball (2001), but she turned it down as she did not want to perform nude. As a result Halle Berry, who went on to become the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead. See more »

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Leo

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