Angela Bassett

65, from New York City, New York, USA

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Biography

Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress. Known for her work in film and television since the late 1980s, she has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

She had her breakthrough portraying singer Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), which won her a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. This led to starring roles as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992), as the mother of The Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious (2009), and as Amanda Waller in Green Lantern (2011).

Her other notable film roles were in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). She has also played Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). For the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

On television, she has starred as Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992). Her portrayal of Rosa Parks in the television film The Rosa Parks Story (2002) gained her a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Her performances in two seasons of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, earned her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2014 and 2015. In 2018, she began producing and starring as an LAPD patrol sergeant in the Fox drama series 9-1-1.

Timeline

2024Aged 66

  • Poster for Orion and the Dark

    Sweet Dreams (voice)

  • Poster for Damsel

    Lady Bayford

  • Poster for Butterfly in the Sky

    Self (archive footage)

2023Aged 65

  • Poster for Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Self

  • Poster for The Metropolitan Opera: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

    Host

  • Poster for Heist 88

    Executive Producer

2022Aged 64

  • Poster for Wendell & Wild

    Sister Helley (voice)

  • Poster for Good Night Oppy

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for 20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda

    Self

  • Poster for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Ramonda

2021Aged 63

  • Poster for Malika the Lion Queen

    Self - Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Gunpowder Milkshake

    Anna May

  • Poster for TINA

    Self

  • Poster for 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Self

2020Aged 62

  • Poster for Attorneys At Love

    Narrator

  • Poster for Between the World and Me

    Self

  • Poster for Soul

    Dorothea (voice)

2019Aged 61

  • Poster for Avengers: Endgame

    Ramonda

  • Poster for The Apollo

    Self

  • Poster for Otherhood

    Carol Walker

2018Aged 60

  • Poster for Black Panther

    Ramonda

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Erika Sloane

  • Poster for The Flood

    Narrator

  • Poster for Bumblebee

    Shatter (voice)

2017Aged 59

  • Poster for August 28: A Day in the Life of a People

    Self

2016Aged 58

  • Poster for London Has Fallen

    Lynne Jacobs

  • Poster for National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony

    Self

  • Poster for BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration

    Self

  • Poster for The Snowy Day

    Nana

2015Aged 57

  • Poster for Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

    Dr. Kulinda (voice)

  • Poster for Survivor

    Maureen Cranepaul

  • Poster for Chi-Raq

    Miss Helen Worthy

  • Poster for Whitney

    Director

2014Aged 56

  • Poster for We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee

    Self

  • Poster for White Bird in a Blizzard

    Dr. Thaler

2013Aged 55

  • Poster for Betty and Coretta

    Coretta Scott King

  • Poster for Olympus Has Fallen

    Lynne Jacobs

  • Poster for Black Nativity

    Aretha Cobbs

2012Aged 54

  • Poster for This Means War

    Collins

  • Poster for I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

    Self

2011Aged 53

  • Poster for Jumping the Broom

    Mrs. Watson

  • Poster for Green Lantern

    Dr. Amanda Waller

2010Aged 52

  • Poster for For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

    Self (voice)

2009Aged 51

  • Poster for Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Notorious

    Voletta Wallace

2008Aged 50

  • Poster for Gospel Hill

    Sarah Malcolm

  • Poster for Meet the Browns

    Brenda Brown

  • Poster for Of Boys and Men

    Rieta Cole

  • Poster for Nothing But the Truth

    Bonnie Benjamin

2007Aged 49

  • Poster for Meet the Robinsons

    Mildred (voice)

2006Aged 48

  • Poster for Time Bomb

    Jill Greco

  • Poster for Akeelah and the Bee

    Tanya Anderson

2005Aged 47

  • Poster for Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Mr. Smith's Boss (voice) (uncredited)

2004Aged 46

  • Poster for The Lazarus Child

    Dr. Elizabeth Chase

  • Poster for Mr. 3000

    Maureen "Mo" Simmons

2003Aged 45

  • Poster for Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Masked and Anonymous

    Mistress

2002Aged 44

  • Poster for The Rosa Parks Story

    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

  • Poster for Sunshine State

    Desiree Perry

  • Poster for Our America

    Executive Producer

2001Aged 43

  • Poster for The Score

    Diane

  • Poster for Ruby's Bucket of Blood

    Ruby Delacroix

2000Aged 42

  • Poster for Supernova

    Dr. Kaela Evers

  • Poster for Whispers: An Elephant's Tale

    Groove (voice)

  • Poster for Boesman and Lena

    Lena

1999Aged 41

  • Poster for Our Friend, Martin

    Miles' Mom (voice)

  • Poster for Music of the Heart

    Janet

1998Aged 40

  • Poster for How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    Stella Payne

1997Aged 39

  • Poster for Contact

    Rachel Constantine

1995Aged 37

  • Poster for Panther

    Dr. Betty Shabazz

  • Poster for Strange Days

    Lornette 'Mace' Mason

  • Poster for Vampire in Brooklyn

    Detective Rita Veder

  • Poster for Waiting to Exhale

    Bernadine

1993Aged 35

  • Poster for What's Love Got to Do with It

    Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner

1992Aged 34

  • Poster for Critters 4

    Fran

  • Poster for Innocent Blood

    U.S. Attorney Sinclair

  • Poster for Malcolm X

    Betty Shabazz

  • Poster for Passion Fish

    Rhonda / Dawn

1991Aged 33

1990Aged 32

  • Poster for Challenger

    Cheryl McNair

  • Poster for In the Best Interest of the Child

    Lori

  • Poster for Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer

    Carla Peters

  • Poster for Kindergarten Cop

    Stewardess

1986Aged 28

  • Poster for F/X

    TV reporter

  • Poster for Liberty

    Linda Thornton

1985Aged 27

  • Poster for Doubletake

    Prostitute at Headquarters

Year unknown

  • Poster for Wildwood

    (voice)