Angela Bassett

Full / Real Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett
Born: 16 August 1958 (61 years old)
Gender: Female



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Angela Bassett is an American actress best known for her biographical film roles portraying women in American culture, perhaps most prominently as singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It, in 1993.

Bassett earned the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama as well as an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in What's Love Got to Do with It. She also secured an Academy Award nomination for her performance.

Bassett has also received NAACP Image Awards for her performance in How Stella Got Her Groove Back as well as her supporting roles in The Score, Music of the Heart and Malcolm X (opposite Denzel Washington).

She was recognized for her leading role in the television movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood, for which she also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, bringing her total number of Image Awards to nine.

In addition, Basset received NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Dr. Cate Banfield on ER, as well as for her work in the sci-fi feature blockbuster Contact and Boesman and Lena, and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie for her work in The Rosa Parks Story.

In addition to these awards and nominations, Basset has portrayed memorable roles in the features Mr. 3000, Sunshine State, Waiting to Exhale, Strange Days, Vampire in Brooklyn and Supernova.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with husband Courtney B. Vance and her two children.

Television Roles


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