Born In: New York, New York, United States
Angela Bassett is an American actress best known for her roles in biographical productions like 'What's Love Got to Do with It' and 'The Rosa Parks Story.' She has worked on a variety of projects in her illustrious career spanning over three decades. After performing in a dance group as a child, she discovered her love for acting during a field trip to Washington D.C. in her 11th grade where she watched actor James Earl Jones perform in a ‘Kennedy Center’ production of the play 'Of Mice and Men.' Before getting into acting, she briefly worked as a receptionist at a beauty salon and as a photo researcher for 'U.S. News & World Report' magazine. She then proved her acting prowess as a theatre actor and went on to feature in a number of movies and television shows. Some of her notable films include 'Boyz n the Hood,' 'Malcolm X,' 'Panther,' 'Waiting to Exhale,' 'Akeelah and the Bee,' 'Green Lantern,' 'Black Nativity,' 'London Has Fallen,' ‘Black Panther,’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ She has also appeared in television series, such as 'ER' and 'American Horror Story.'
Also Known As: Angela Evelyn Bassett
Spouse/Ex-: Courtney B. Vance (m. 1997)
father: Daniel Benjamin Bassett
mother: Betty Jane
siblings: D'nette Bassett Profiles
children: Bronwyn Vance, Slater Vance
Born Country: United States
education: Yale University
When she was only ten months old, her parents sent her to Winston-Salem to live with her father's sister Aunt Golden. Her parents separated soon after, and her mother took her and her younger sister D'nette to St. Petersburg, Florida, to live with her grandparents.
Currently, she is playing ‘Sergeant Athena Grant’ in the Fox police procedural drama ‘9-1-1.’ She also appeared in ‘Gunpowder Milkshake.’
In 1997, Angela Bassett married actor Courtney B. Vance whom she met while studying at ‘Yale University.’ After going through seven years of failed fertility treatment, the couple was blessed with twins Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah via surrogate mother. The family currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
She promoted Barack Obama's reelection campaign in 2012. She also supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
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|1994||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)|
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