Angela Bassett

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Angela Bassett

American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (72%), Canada (4%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: Whitney Houston, American Horror Story, Laurence Fishburne

Linked to: Yale University, Boca Ciega High School,, CBS




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Angela Bassett was born in 1958 add something


Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980 add something


Dorothy Dandridge - Starting in the 1980s, stars such as Cicely Tyson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett acknowledged Dandridge's contributions to the role of African-Americans in film


In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama add something


Richard Schiff - He directed several off-Broadway plays, including "Antigone" in 1983 with a just-graduated Angela Bassett


In 1985, Bassett made her first television appearance as a prostitute in the TV movie "Doubletake" add something


One of her first New York performances came in 1985 when she appeared in J. E. Franklin's "Black Girl" at Second Stage Theatre add something


At Yale, Bassett met her future husband Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the drama school add something


Boyz n the Hood - "'Boyz n the Hood"' is a 1991 American teen hood drama film written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett, depicting life in South Central Los Angeles, California


Roger Davies (manager) - In 1993, the biography of Tina Turner by Kurt Loder, "What's Love Got to Do with It", was made into a hit film with Angela Bassett as Tina and Australian singer-actor James Reyne portraying Davies when actually it was lee kramer who should have been credited


Michael Peters - Peters is widely credited for the striking transformation of actress Angela Bassett into Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It"


Michael Beach - Film - Beach's big break came in 1995, playing Angela Bassett' unfaithful husband in the comedy-drama film "Waiting to Exhale"


Whitney Houston - In 1995, Houston starred alongside Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon in her second film Waiting to Exhale, a motion picture about four African-American women struggling with relationships.


Strange Days (film) - "'Strange Days"' is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by James Cameron and Jay Cocks, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette_Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Michael Wincott


In 1998, Bassett starred in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back", once again collaborating with McMillan add something


Alec Baldwin - In 1998, Baldwin played the title role in "Macbeth" at the Public theater alongside Angela Bassett and Liev Schreiber in a production directed by George C. Wolfe


Sicily (actress) - She starred as young Diana in the hit miniseries, "Mama Flora's Family" in 1998, and as Angela Bassett's niece in the film "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"


In 1999, Bassett starred in "Music of the Heart", once collaborating with the horror icon Wes Craven add something


In 2000, Bassett turned down the lead role in "Monster's Ball" because of the script's sexual content; the role earned Halle Berry the Academy award for Best Actress add something


The Score (2001 film) - "'The Score"' is a 2001 crime thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, and Marlon Brando in his final film role


In 2003, she read from the WPA slave narratives in "Unchained Memories" add something


Samuel L. Jackson - In 2003, Jackson again worked with John Travolta in Basic and as a police sergeant alongside Colin Farrell in the television show remake S.W.A.T. A song within the soundtrack was named after him, entitled Sammy L. Jackson by Hot Action Cop. Jackson appeared in HBO's documentary Unchained Memories, as a narrator along many other stars like Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg.


In the summer of 2005, they starred together in a production of "His Girl Friday" at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota add something


In 2006, she had the opportunity to work on the Wilson canon again, starring in Fences alongside longtime collaborator Laurence Fishburne at the Pasadena Playhouse in California add something


Eddie Steeples - Steeples appeared in the film "Akeelah and the Bee", starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, released in April 2006


Danny Glover - In May 2006, the film had included cast members Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Don_Cheadle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Roger Guenveur Smith, Mos Def, Isaach De Bankolé, and Richard Bohringer


In addition to her awards and nominations for individual performances, Bassett was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008 add something


Rick Fox - In 2008 Fox had a lead role in "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" as Harry, a coach trying to court the character of Brenda played by Angela Bassett


Courtney B. Vance - In 2008 and 2009, he guest starred in the final season of "ER", alongside his wife Angela Bassett


Margaret Avery - In 2008, Avery played Mama Jenkins in "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins", opposite Martin Lawrence and James Earl Jones, and Sarah Brown in Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns", which stars Angela Bassett


The critically acclaimed play by Katori Hall originally debuted in London's West End in 2009 and went on to win the Lawrence Olivier award for Best New Play add something


In 2010, reported that Bassett would have a role in "One Police Plaza" add something


In 2010, Bassett lent her voice to portray First Lady Michelle Obama on an episode of "The Simpsons" entitled "Stealing First Base" add something


Bassett was cast in the superhero film "Green Lantern", released in 2011, as notable DC Comics character Amanda Waller add something


In 2011, Bassett co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the play "The Mountaintop" a fictionalized depiction of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King while at the Lorraine Hotel add something


The production opened on Broadway on October 13, 2011 add something


Bassett recently appeared as Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs in the action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen", released in March 22, 2013 add something


Bassett was initiated as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on July 13, 2013 add something


Kasi Lemmons - Academy Award - Lemmons is currently developing an adaptation of Broadway musical "Black Nativity" to be filmed in 2013 starring Academy *award winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson as well as Academy *award nominee Angela Bassett


It was announced in May 2014 that Bassett would make her directorial debut with a film based on the life of Whitney Houston, who Bassett had worked with previously add something


It was announced in early June 2014 that Yaya DeCosta would play Houston in the film add something


On June 11, 2014, Ruby Dee died from natural causes add something


Bassett had previously worked with her on "Betty and Coretta" and was reported to attend the Riverside Church memorial for Dee on September 20, 2014 add something


American Horror Story - On March 29, 2014, Murphy announced that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, and Jamie Brewer would all return for the fourth season


In 2015, Bassett directed "Whitney" an American made-for-television biographical film directed based on the late American recording artist Whitney Houston and her turbulent marriage to R&B artist Bobby Brown that premiered on Lifetime in North America on January 17, 2015 add something


In November 2015, Bassett directed and narrated the National Geographic Channel documentary of 'Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse' about the issues and solutions for the global water crisis add something


American Horror Story - In April 2015, the "International Business Times" posted an article naming Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Angela Bassett, Denis_O'Hare, Finn Wittrock, Michael Chiklis, Grace Gummer, and Christine Estabrook as returning; as well as new additions; Michelle Pfeiffer, Alexander Skarsgard, Tammy Blanchard, Steven Weber, and Donald Sutherland


In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Bassett and others told the stories of the people killed there add something


Bassett directed the sixth episode of "'American Horror Story: Roanoke"' which aired on October 19, 2016 add something


American Horror Story - In February 2016, Angela Bassett confirmed her return to the series during an interview on "Larry King Now", being the first cast member added to the season 6 roster


In March 2017, Bassett appeared in "Ache", an episode of the television series "Underground" add something


In May 2017, Bassett appeared in an episode of "Master of None", portraying major character Denise's mother Catherine add something


Panther - In 2018, Angela Bassett starred in the role of Ramonda, Queen Mother of Wakanda in the Black Panther film as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe add something


In January 2018, Bassett starred in the Fox first responder procedural drama "9-1-1", of which she is a producer add something


In February 2018, Bassett starred in the acclaimed Marvel superhero film "Black Panther", as Dowager Queen Ramonda, mother of the titular character add something


In 2019, she joined the cast of "Gunpowder Milkshake" add something