Angela Bassett young
August 16, 1958
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
34-25-37 in | 86-63.5-93 cm
52 kg | 114 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Angela Bassett was born in New York City, New York, United States, on August 16, 1958, is an American actress.
Young Angela Bassett began her acting career on the New York stage.
She appeared in Off-Broadway play "Black Girl" by J.E. Franklin, at the Second Stage Theater (1985), also in two plays at the Yale Repertory Theatre: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984) and Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1986).
She got her television debut in soap opera Search for Tomorrow (1985) in role as Salina McCulla.
She made her big screen debut in action thriller film F/X (1986) in role as TV Reporter.
Her breakthrough performance came as Reva Styles in drama crime movie Boyz n the Hood (1991), opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Laurence Fishburne.
Gunpowder Milkshake (2020) action thriller in role as Anna May, opposite Karen Gillan, Carla Gugino and Lena Headey
Avengers: Endgame (2019) superhero in cameo role as Ramonda
Otherhood (2019) comedy in role as Carol Walker, opposite Patricia Arquette
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Tina Turner in biographical film What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) .
She played Ramonda in superhero film Black Panther (2018) opposite Chadwick Boseman.
Malcolm X (1992) epic biographical drama opposite Denzel Washington
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) comedy horror with Eddie Murphy
Green Lantern (2011) superhero with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
The Lazarus Child (2005) drama science fiction with Andy García
Contact (1997) science fiction drama with Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey
Strange Days (1995) science fiction thriller with Ralph Fiennes
The Score (2001) crime thriller with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton
Music of the Heart (1999) drama with Meryl Streep
Nothing but the Truth (2008) drama opposite Kate Beckinsale and Matt Dillon
Supernova (2000) science fiction horror opposite James Spader
Black Nativity (2013) musical drama with Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and sequel London Has Fallen (2016) action thriller opposite Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) action spy opposite Tom Cruise
She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her roles in American Horror Story:
American Horror Story: Coven (2013–2014) in role as Marie Laveau
American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014-2015) in role as Desiree Dupree
She also starred in American Horror Story:
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018) in a guest role as Marie Laveau
American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016) in role as Ramona Royale
American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) in role as Lee Harris and Monet Tumusiime
She played CIA Director Hayden Chase in ABC action television series Alias (2005).
Close to the Enemy (2016) British period drama miniseries in role as Eva
ER (2008-2009) NBC medical drama television series in role as Dr. Cate Banfield
9-1-1 (2018- ) procedural drama television series in role as Sergeant Athena Grant
She was a cheerleader At Boca Ciega High School.
Received B.A. degree in African-American studies, from Yale University (1980) and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama (1983).
Has a sister, D'nette.
She was the first African American to won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
She voiced Shatter in science fiction action film Bumblebee (2018).
She received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 2008.
Is a vegetarian.
She voiced Mildred in computer-animated science fiction comedy film Meet the Robinsons (2007).
She dated actor Mark Jenkins.
She married actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997, they have twins son and daughter, carried by a surrogate.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
I would straggle the line between being the bright and smart kid and trying to be cool in the lunch room — that sort of thing.
I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script.
I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a movie whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them I thought it was pretty good company to keep.
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.
My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.
I'm just so blessed to be able to do what I just love and have loved since I was a teenager, since I first found it, and to be encouraged by others for it.