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Angela Bassett

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son. Bassett and her sister D'nette grew up in St. ...

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Aug 16, 1958 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Simply the Best!: 40 Jahre Tina Turner
Latest Project:
Series The Meredith Vieira Show 2016-03-05

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 46 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Olympus Has Fallen
Poster of Malcolm X
Poster of Boyz n the Hood
Poster of Meet the Robinsons
Series The Meredith Vieira Show Unknown 2016-03-05
Movie London Has Fallen Unknown 2016
Series Close to the Enemy Unknown 2016
Series Access Hollywood Live Unknown 2015
Movie The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2015
Movie Survivor Unknown 2015
Movie Whitney Unknown 2015
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2015
Series This Week in Hollywood Unknown 2015
Series Cinerockom Unknown 2015
Movie American Horror Story: Freak Show, Two Heads Are Better Than One Unknown 2015
Movie Getting Freaky: A Peek Inside the Tent Unknown 2015
Series Breakthrough Unknown 2015
Movie Rainbow Six: Siege Unknown 2015
Movie The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2015
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Unknown 2015
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2015
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen 2015-12-04
Movie American Horror Story: Zombie Halloween Unknown 2014
Series CNN Saturday Unknown 2014
Movie Simply the Best!: 40 Jahre Tina Turner Unknown 2014
Movie The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2014
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-09-25
Movie American Horror Story: Meet Ms. Nola - Shooting on Location in New Orleans Unknown 2014
Movie Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Herself 2014-06-22
Series BoJack Horseman Unknown 2014-08-22
Series The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2014-08-25
Movie 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2014
Movie The Power of Our Presence Unknown 2014
Series The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013-09-16
Series The Real Unknown 2013-07-15
Movie BET Awards 2013 Herself 2013-06-30
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Series Live with Kelly and Michael Unknown 2013
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs 2013-03-22
Movie Betty and Coretta Unknown 2013-02-02
Movie Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie The 67th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2013
Series Ok! TV Unknown 2013-09-09
Movie BET Awards 2012 Unknown 2012-07-01
Movie Rogue Unknown 2012
Movie This Means War Unknown 2012
Series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Unknown 2012-03-25
Series American Horror Story Desiree Dupree / ... 2011-10-05
Movie Identity Unknown 2011
Movie Tina Turner: Simply the Best Herself 2011-08-02
Series Show People with Paul Wontorek Unknown 2011
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Unknown 2011
Series The Chew Unknown 2011-09-26
Movie Green Lantern Unknown 2011-06-17
Series Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf Unknown 2011
Series Ebert Presents: At the Movies Unknown 2011
Movie 42nd NAACP Image Awards Herself 2011-03-04
Series Piers Morgan Tonight Unknown 2011-01-17
Movie Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson 2011-05-06
Series 1st Look Unknown 2011
Movie We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama Unknown 2010
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Unknown 2010
Movie Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Unknown 2010
Series ES.TV HD Unknown 2009-02-01
Movie Notorious Unknown 2009-01-16
Movie The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Unknown 2009
Movie The 7th Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2009
Movie The 40th NAACP Image Awards Herself 2009-02-12
Movie Previously On: E.R. Unknown 2009
Movie Buscando a Penélope Unknown 2009
Movie The BET Honors Herself / Presenter 2009
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2009-08-21
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Unknown 2009
Movie Nothing But the Truth Unknown 2008
Movie 39th NAACP Image Awards Herself 2008-02-14
Movie Speechless Herself 2008-01-10
Movie Meet the Browns Unknown 2008
Movie The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show Unknown 2008
Movie Of Boys and Men Unknown 2008
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2007-11-16
Series Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Movie Meet the Robinsons Unknown 2007
Series Rachael Ray Unknown 2007-05-31
Series 106 & Park Top 10 Live Unknown 2007
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007-02-21
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Unknown 2006
Series In the Cutz Unknown 2006
Movie An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder Unknown 2006
Movie Time Bomb Jill Greco 2006-03-19
Movie Legends Ball Herself 2006-05-22
Movie 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself 2006-01-29
Movie The 2006 Black Movie Awards Unknown 2006
Movie The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Unknown 2006
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies Unknown 2006
Movie 36th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2005
Series Party Planner with David Tutera Unknown 2005
Series Corazón de... Unknown 2005
Movie Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope Herself 2005-01-15
Movie The 59th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Presenter 2005-06-05
Movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith Unknown 2005-06-10
Movie A Capitol Fourth Herself 2005-07-04
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie 2004 Trumpet Awards Herself 2004-02-01
Movie Mr 3000 Unknown 2004
Movie 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops Unknown 2004-03-02
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie 4th Annual BET Awards Herself 2004-06-29
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Herself 2004-12-21
Movie Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute Unknown 2003
Series Freedom: A History of Us Unknown 2003-01-12
Movie 34th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2003
Series When I Was a Girl Unknown 2003
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Our America Unknown 2003-03-12
Series Celebrity Poker Showdown Unknown 2003-12-02
Movie Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Bernadine Harris 2003-11-15
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-08-08
Movie 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself 2003-03-09
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Unknown 2003
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2003
Movie 33rd NAACP Image Awards Herself 2002-03-01
Movie The 4th Annual Family Television Awards Unknown 2002
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 2002
Movie 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself 2002-03-10
Movie Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! Herself 2002-01-16
Movie Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years Unknown 2002
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Unknown 2002
Movie Sunshine State Unknown 2002
Movie Essence Awards Unknown 2002
Movie ESPY Awards Unknown 2002
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 2002
Movie The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 2002
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2001
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Movie Making 'The Score' Unknown 2001
Movie The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2001
Movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood Unknown 2001
Movie And Then One Night: The Making of 'Dead Man Walking' Unknown 2001
Movie VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross Unknown 2000
Movie The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Herself - Presenter: 'The Sixth Sense' Film Clip 2000-03-26
Movie Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Movie Boesman and Lena Unknown 2000
Movie The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Presenter: Best Screenplay 2000-01-01
Movie Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove 2000-03-10
Series Independent Lens Unknown 1999-08-09
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom 1999
Movie Music of the Heart Principal Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-31
Movie The 1999 Annual Los Angeles Ovation Awards Unknown 1999
Series Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery Unknown 1998
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Series Fox and Friends Unknown 1998-02-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Unknown 1997-10-01
Movie The 69th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Presenter: In Memoriam Tribute 1997-03-24
Movie Contact Unknown 1997-07-11
Movie The 68th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1996
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie 27th NAACP Image Awards Herself 1996
Movie Women in Film Crystal Awards Unknown 1996
Series Access Hollywood Unknown 1996-09-01
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernadine Harris 1995-12-22
Movie Comic Relief VII Herself 1995-11-11
Movie Strange Days Unknown 1995-10-13
Movie The 67th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Presenter: "Circle of Life" & "Hakuna Matata" Songs 1995-03-27
Movie Panther Unknown 1995
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Unknown 1995
Movie Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1994
Movie The 31th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards Unknown 1994
Movie 26th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1994
Movie The 66th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1994-03-21
Movie 1994 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 1994
Movie The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical 1994-01-22
Movie The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 1994
Series A Century of Women Unknown 1994
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie The Essence Awards Herself 1994-06-07
Movie The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards Herself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture 1994
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Unknown 1993
Movie 25th NAACP Image Awards Herself 1993-01-25
Movie Passion Fish Unknown 1992
Movie Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
Movie Malcolm X Dr. Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Series Nightmare Cafe Unknown 1992
Movie Critters 4 Fran 1992-10-14
Movie The Jacksons: An American Dream Unknown 1992
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Boyz n the Hood Unknown 1991
Series Stat Unknown 1991
Movie City of Hope Unknown 1991
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Movie Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor Unknown 1991
Movie Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Pat 1991-01-21
Movie Locked Up: A Mother's Rage Unknown 1991
Movie One Special Victory Unknown 1991
Movie The Heroes of Desert Storm Unknown 1991
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Movie Kindergarten Cop Unknown 1990-12-21
Movie In the Best Interest of the Child Unknown 1990
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Unknown 1990
Movie Family of Spies Unknown 1990
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Series Equal Justice Unknown 1990
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Series Alien Nation Unknown 1989-09-18
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Doubletake Prostitute at HQ 1988-07-01
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1988
Series Thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie Liberty Unknown 1986
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Movie F/X Unknown 1986
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Reading Rainbow Unknown 1983-06-06
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Ryan's Hope Unknown 1975-07-07