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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 28 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Chi-Raq
Miss Helen
 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
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Other Works:

Stage: Played Rose in August Wilson's "Fences" (Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, California, USA). See more »

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

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

The three things I said when I came out of school were I want to work consistently, I want to do good work and I want to be paid fairly, and that's happened. But I didn't become an actress for the money. I do it for other reasons. See more »

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Lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Courtney B. Vance and their children. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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