Angela Bassett Biography
A native of New York, New York, United States, Angela Bassett is an American director, producer, and actress.
She is the recipient of multiple awards, including a Golden Globe Award, seven NAACP Image Awards, three Black Reel Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.
Angela Bassett Age
Bassett is 63 years old as of 2021. She was born on 16 August 1958 in New York, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 16 August every year.
Angela Bassett Height
Bassett stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm) tall and weighs 62 kg(114 pounds).
Angela Bassett Education
Bassett was educated at Jordan Park Elementary School and Ciega High School from where she went to Yale University and acquired her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she achieved an M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Drama, despite opposition from her paternal aunt who cautioned her to not “waste” her “Yale education on theater.” She was the only member of Bassett’s family to have gone to both college and graduate school.
Angela Bassett Family
Bassett was born in New York City and brought up in Harlem. She is the daughter of Daniel Benjamin Bassett (father) and Betty Jane (mother). Angela’s middle name was given to her in honor of her aunt Evelyn. She has a sister called D’nette.
Angela Bassett Husband
Bassett is a happily married woman. She married the love of her life, Courtney B. Vance in 1997. In the summer of 2005, they starred together in a production of His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
They are both proud parents of a set of twins, a daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance and a son Slater Josiah Vance, carried by a surrogate, who was born on January 27, 2006.
Angela Bassett Net Worth
Bassett has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Angela Bassett American Horror Story
Bassett debuted on the FX TV show American Horror Story: Coven in 2013 as Marie Laveau, a voodoo witch. She reappeared on the show in its fourth season as a three-breasted woman, Desiree Dupree, and directed its sixth episode.
Angela Bassett Green Lantern
Bassett was cast as Amanda Waller, a former congressional assistant and a government agent in the American superhero film Green Lantern.
Angela Bassett Actress
Bassett had done great on stage from her college days when she worked under well-known director Lyod Richards. She was cast in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and Joe Turner’s ‘Come and Gone’.
Even after her introduction into drama, she had to do deeply hard work to get her trusted in major roles that were different from the usual roles assigned to African-American women. She played a key part in the movie ‘Boyz n the Hood’ in 1991.
She played Katherine Jackson, mother of five singing groups in ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’ in 1992. However, in 1993 her well-known performance came in the movie ‘What’s love has to do with it when she played the role of Tina Turner, the legendary singer.
She was nominated for the best actress Academy Award for this role, and she garnered much crucial recognition. She played the main part with Whitney Houston in the movie ‘Waiting to Exhale’. Her role in the movie ‘How Stella got her groove back’ was much acknowledged.
In 1997 Angela’s role as a top-level Presidential advisor in the movie ‘Contact’ was a pathbreaking role for a colored lady. She did stage roles in equal tasks when she played Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. She had a role with her spouse Courtney Vance in ‘His Girl Friday’ in 2005. In the movie ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ she starred with Keke Palmer and Laurence Fishburne.
Angela Bassett Black Panther
Bassett stirred as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother, and the Queen Mother of Wakanda who operates as an advisor to T’Challa when he would otherwise have turned to his father in the superhero film Black Panther.
Angela Bassett Storm
Bassett was originally up for the role of Storm in the first X-Men film which she declined and it was taken by Halle Berry.