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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 series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 2023-07-12
Known For
Poster of Avengers: Endgame
Poster of Bumblebee
Poster of Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Poster of Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
Movie Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 Erika Sloane 2023-07-12
Movie Wendell & Wild Sister Helley (voice) 2023
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda 2022-11-09
Movie Gunpowder Milkshake Anna May 2021-07-14
Movie TINA Self 2021-08-20
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie Attorneys At Love Narrator 2020-01-14
Movie Between the World and Me Self 2020-11-21
Movie Soul Dorothea (voice) 2020-12-25
Movie Avengers: Endgame Ramonda 2019-04-24
Movie The Apollo Herself 2019-04-24
Movie Otherhood Carol Walker 2019-08-13
Series The Imagineering Story Narrator 2019-11-12
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Series 9-1-1 Athena Grant 2018-01-03
Movie The Flood Narrator 2018-11-25
Movie Bumblebee Shatter (voice) 2018-12-15
Movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout Erika Sloane 2018-07-13
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Self 2017-08-26
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Movie The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
Movie National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony Self 2016-09-24
Series Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Self 2016-11-15
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda (voice) 2015-01-26
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Survivor Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen Worthy 2015-12-04
Series Master of None Catherine 2015-11-06
Movie Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Movie We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama 2014-02-11
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-08-14
Series BoJack Horseman Ana Spanakopita (voice) 2014-08-22
Movie Betty and Coretta Coretta Scott King 2013-02-02
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2013-03-20
Movie Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie This Means War Collins 2012-02-14
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Herself 2012-02-19
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 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator (voice) 2009-01-01
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-10-21
Movie Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Movie Inventing the Robinsons | The Making of Meet the Robinsons Self (archival footage) 2007-10-23
Movie Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Herself 2007-10-23
Movie Time Bomb Jill Greco 2006-03-19
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Smith's Boss (voice) (uncredited) 2005-06-07
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2004-05-13
Movie Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-07-25
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Movie Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002-06-21
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 Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Movie Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Movie Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie Music of the Heart Principal Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Series Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery Herself 1998-10-19
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards Herself - Presenter 1996-01-10
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-05-04
Movie Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995-10-13
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Rita Veder 1995-10-26
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernie Harris 1995-12-22
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
Movie Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
Series Nightmare Cafe Evelyn Wall 1992-01-29
Movie Malcolm X Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Movie Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn 1992-12-11
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Katherine Jackson 1992-11-15
Movie Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor Allison 1991-02-18
Movie Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Pat 1991-01-21
Series Stat Dr. Willie Burns 1991-04-16
Movie Boyz n the Hood Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1991-10-29
Movie The Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter 1991-10-11
Movie City of Hope Reesha 1991-10-11
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Series Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
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 Linda Lake 1990-09-20
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Tour of Duty Lt. Camilla Patterson 1987-09-24
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie F/X TV reporter 1986-02-07
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18