Angela Bassett is an American Actress, who was born in August 16, 1958. Angela is popular for her excellent acting in movies and television since the early 1980s, she has recieved many awards, including two Golden Globe Awards, for the nomination for two Academy Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

Time magazine mentioned her name in their 100 most influential people in 2023. Angela and her playing singer Tina Turner in the biography What’s Love Got To Do With It in 1993, which has won her a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Angela appeared portraying as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X in 1992, as the mother of The Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious in 2009, and as Amanda Waller in Green Lantern in 2011.

Angela’s other markable movies were in Boyz n The Hood in 1991, Waiting To Exhale in 1995, Vampire In Brooklyn in 1995, How Stella Got Jer Groove Back In 1998, Music Of The Heart in 1999, Olympus Has Fallen in 2013, and London Has Fallen in 2016, She also played Queen Romanda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther in 2018, Avengers: Endgame in 2019, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in 2022.

These multiple big films she had played roles in, which is a very impressive and her character in these films was epic she had played her character very well, fans loved her so much. For the latter, she has received Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

We have seen Angela on TV as Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jackson: As American Dream in 1992. Her role of Rosa Parks in the Television film The Rosa Parks Story in 2002 gained her a nomination for an Emmy Award for outstanding Lead Actress.


Her performance in 2 seasons of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story won her nomination for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in year 2014 and 2015. Angela started producing and starring as an LAPD patrol sergeant in the Fox drama series 9-1-1. In year 2018.

As we all know Angela Bassett is an brilliant Actress and also she’s an amazing human being, she is so kind and humble, let’s see how she became to this successful stage. So, Angela was born in New York City, To Betty Jane, who’s a social worker and civil servant. And Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher’s son.

Angela’s middle name was given to her in respect of her aunt Evelyn. Later, 10 months Bassett was born, her mother began expecting and had a 2nd child, Bassett’s sister D’nette. Bassett told the expecting “only made stuffs harder”, leading her mother and father to send her to her father’s sister, Golden, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

At that time her aunt, didn’t have any kids of her own, she adored kids and she was good with them. When Angela turned 4 year old, Bassett was picked up by her mother later parents divorced, and then relocated with her sister to St. Petersburg, Florida.

Angela didn’t saw her dad’s face for about an several years, until she attended her grandma’s funeral. There, Angela met with her dad’s daughter from his first former-wife, Jean who at 12 years old, she was older than Angela.

Angela graduated from Jordan Park Elementary School, she began being bused out of her neighborhood to attend Disston Middle School for 7th grade. The Year when she began attending was 1970, one year earlier the first year that busing was implemented to integrate public school in St. Petersburg. After,completing seventh grade, she was bused to Azalea Middle school for 8th and 9th grade.


Angela’s mother became more involved in her daughter’s grades and said her and her sister the pair were going to college. Angela was in love with the Jackson 5, and she dreamed of marrying a member of the family group, saying it would may be whoever had the cutest, roundest afro at the time.

She said, in my head we would have children and live in a real house. As her intrest in entertainment developed, Angela and her sister would frequently put on shows, reading poems of performing famous music for her family.

Angela married actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997. Courtney B. Vance is an American Actor, he started his career on stage prior moving to films and television. He was born on March 12, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The couple met first time at, Yale School of Drama, them they started dating.

They began their production together in 2005, of His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The couple’s twins son Slater Josiah Vance and Daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance – were carried by a surrogate.  

Angela is very supportive in nature she is a supporter of programs for the arts, especially for youth. She annually attends events for kids with diabetes and those in foster houses. She is an also active ambassador of UNICEF for the US and a member of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Angela is a supporter of the ROYAL THEATRE Boys & Girls Club in her hometown of St. Petery, Florida.


Angela donated $2,300 in early 2007, to the Presidential primary campaign of Barack Obama. Angela supports Obama in his Reelection campaign. In June, 2012, she made a visit at the St. Petersburg, office of his campaign and said the election was not one, “where we can sit on the sidelines”.. Angela went on the 2nd inauguration of Barack Obama on January 21, 2013.

In 2016, she endorsed Hillary Clinton for the president of US presidential election, she said, Bar None, Clinton would make a great president.

Angela is Pentecostal Evangelical Christian and a member of the West Angeles Church of God In Christ, located in Los Angeles. Over the course of her career she has won many accolades and nomination.

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