Angela Bassett

Full / Real Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett
Born: 16 August 1958 (62 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


New on TV today: Saturday 19 June

Comedy Central puffs a Time Traveling Bong and Coast Australia returns to BBC Earth.

My Identity Teasers - July 2021

Neil and Avni follow a winding path of finding each other but at the end of the path they part ways.

Binnelanders Teasers - July 2021

Gaby and Tertius are at loggerheads.

New on TV today: Friday 18 June

Netflix showcases The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals as Laugh in Your Language returns to S3.

Recap - Survivor SA: Immunity Island Episode 3

An alliance ends in tears and bikinis are back. Includes a colour chart of switched tribes.

Gomora 2 Teasers - July 2021

Gladys is between a rock and a hard place. Also, Melusi makes a decision.

Family Secrets Teasers - July 2021

Series finale! Anami and Ladoo at gunpoint. Also Anami decides to tell Satrupa about her parents.

Getroud met Rugby Teasers - July 2021

Season 5 finale! Season 6... here we come... Fafa’s rock band performs for the first time.

Stiletto Vendetta Teasers - July 2021

Mehmet is determined to find out who Arzu's mystery man is.

New on TV today: Thursday 17 June

Returning shows include Sistas on BET and Black Summer on Netflix.


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