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Angela Bassett

Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a corresponding Golden Globe Award. Bassett has additionally portrayed Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013). Bassett's performance as Parks was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Angela Bassett licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 16, 1958 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gunpowder Milkshake
Latest Project:
Movie Black Panther II 2022-05-04
Known For
Poster of The Flood
Poster of Of Boys and Men
Poster of Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
Poster of Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer
Movie Black Panther II Ramonda 2022-05-04
Movie Gunpowder Milkshake Anna May 2021
Movie Avengers: Endgame Ramonda 2019-04-24
Movie The Apollo Herself 2019-04-24
Movie Otherhood Carol Walker 2019-08-13
Movie The Flood Narrator 2018-11-25
Movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout Erika Sloane 2018-07-13
Movie Bumblebee Shatter (voice) 2018-12-15
Series 9-1-1 Athena Grant 2018-01-03
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Herself 2017-08-26
Movie The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Herself 2016-11-15
Series Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
Movie National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony Herself 2016-09-24
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda 2015-01-26
Movie Survivor Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Herself 2015-08-02
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen 2015-12-04
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-08-14
Movie Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2013-03-20
Movie Betty and Coretta Coretta Scott King 2013-02-02
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Herself 2012-02-19
Movie This Means War Collins 2012-02-14
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Waller 2011-06-16
Movie Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson 2011-05-06
Series American Horror Story Marie Laveau 2011-10-05
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator 2009-01-01
Movie Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-01-01
Movie Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Herself 2007-10-23
Movie Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2006-11-03
Movie Time Bomb Jill Greco 2006-03-19
Movie Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-07-25
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002-06-21
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix 2001-12-01
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Movie Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Movie Music of the Heart Principal Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Series Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery Herself 1998-10-19
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards Herself - Presenter 1996-01-10
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernie Harris 1995-12-22
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Rita Veder 1995-10-26
Movie Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995-10-13
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-05-04
Series ER Catherine Banfield 1994-09-19
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner 1993-06-09
Movie Critters 4 Fran 1992-08-20
Series Nightmare Cafe Unknown 1992-01-29
Movie Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
Movie Malcolm X Dr. Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Movie Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn 1992-12-11
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Katherine Jackson 1992-11-15
Series Stat Dr. Willie Burns 1991-04-16
Movie Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Pat 1991-01-21
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1991-10-29
Movie Boyz n the Hood Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Movie City of Hope Reesha 1991-10-11
Movie The Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter 1991-10-11
Series Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Series Equal Justice Janet Fields 1990-03-27
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Carla Peters 1990-05-20
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Series Tour of Duty Lt. Camilla Patterson 1987-09-24
Movie F/X TV reporter 1986-02-07
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18