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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1958-08-16

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Angela Evelyn Bassett

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 M:I 6 - Mission Impossible
2018 Black Panther as Ramonda
2016 The Snowy Day as Nana
2016 Close to the Enemy as Eva
2016 Close to the Enemy(7 episodes) as Eva
2016 London Has Fallen as Lynne Jacobs
2015 Chi-Raq as Miss Helen
2015 Survivor as Maureen Cranepaul
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle as Dr. Kulinda
2014 White Bird in a Blizzard as Dr. Thaler
2013 Black Nativity as Aretha Cobbs
2013 Olympus Has Fallen as Lynne Jacobs
2013 Betty and Coretta as Coretta Scott King
2012 I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac as Herself
2012 This Means War as Collins
2011 American Horror Story(13 episodes) as Desiree Dupree
2011 American Horror Story(12 episodes) as Ramona Royale
2011 American Horror Story(10 episodes) as Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris
2011 American Horror Story(23 episodes) as Marie Laveau
2011 Green Lantern as Dr. Amanda Walker
2011 Jumping the Broom
2010 For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as (voice)
2009 Notorious as Voletta Wallace
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Narrator
2008 Nothing But the Truth as Bonnie Benjamin
2008 Meet the Browns as Brenda Brown
2008 Gospel Hill as Sarah Malcolm
2008 Of Boys and Men as Rieta Cole
2007 Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' as Herself
2007 Meet the Robinsons as Mildred (voice)
2006 The Lazarus Child as Dr. Elizabeth Chase
2006 Akeelah and the Bee as Tanya
2004 Mr. 3000 as Maureen "Mo" Simmons
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Masked and Anonymous as Mistress
2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002 Sunshine State as Desiree Perry
2002 The Rosa Parks Story as Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
2001 Ruby's Bucket of Blood as Ruby Delacroix
2001 The Bernie Mac Show(1 episode)
2001 Alias(5 episodes)
2001 The Score as Diane
2000 Boesman and Lena as Lena
2000 Whispers: An Elephant Tale as Groove (voice)
2000 Supernova as Dr. Kaela Evers
1999 Music of the Heart as Principal Janet Williams
1999 Our Friend, Martin as Miles' Mom (voice)
1998 Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery as Herself
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Stella Payne
1997 The View(4 episodes)
1997 Contact as Rachel Constantine
1996 Critics' Choice Movie Awards(1 episode) as Herself - Presenter
1995 Waiting to Exhale as Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris
1995 Panther as Dr. Betty Shabazz
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn as Detective Rita Veder
1995 Strange Days as Lornette 'Mace' Mason
1994 Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage as Willie
1994 ER(25 episodes) as Catherine Banfield
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It as Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner
1992 Passion Fish as Rhonda / Dawn
1992 Malcolm X as Dr. Betty Shabazz
1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream as Katherine Jackson
1992 Innocent Blood as U.S. Attorney Sinclair
1992 Critters 4 as Fran
1992 Nightmare Cafe(1 episode)
1991 The Heroes of Desert Storm as Lt. Phoebe Jeter
1991 Boyz n the Hood as Reva Devereaux
1991 Stat(6 episodes) as Dr. Willie Burns
1990 Kindergarten Cop as Stewardess
1990 The Flash(1 episode)
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer as Carla Peters
1990 Equal Justice(27 episodes) as Janet Fields
1990 Family of Spies as Bev Andress
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 A Man Called Hawk(1 episode)
1987 Thirtysomething(1 episode)
1987 Tour of Duty(2 episodes)
1986 F/X as TV reporter
1985 Spenser: For Hire(1 episode)
1985 227(1 episode)
1984 The Cosby Show(2 episodes)
1975 Ryan's Hope(0 episodes) as Leonie Peach
1953 The Academy Awards(5 episodes)

Directing

2015 Breakthrough(1 episode)Director
2015 WhitneyDirector

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