Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett in Los Angeles at Premiere of Olympics
Angela Bassett in Waiting to Exhale burning car and clothes
Angela Basset at BET Awards wearing black lace dress
Angela Basset in How Stella Got Her Groove Back dancing with Taye Diggs
Angela Basset in What's Love Got To Do With It with Lawrence Fishburne on stage


Angela Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in Harlem, New York and she known as the American actress. In 1980, she earned her Bachelor's degree in African-American studies from Yale University. In 1983, she received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. Bassett met her husband Courtney B. Vance at Yale University. 

She began her interest in acting by putting on show, performing music for family, and reading poems. In 1985, one of Bassett first performances was in New York at Second Stage Theatre where she appeared in J.E. Franklin's Black Girl. In 1992, Bassett was chosen to play the role as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It, but later the movie was established in 1993. She won a Golden Globe award and made an Academy Award nomination as her role as Tina Turner. Bassett was the first African-American to win a Golden Globe Award for best actress, whether it was Comedy or Motion Picture Musical.

In 1985, Bassett starred in "Waiting to Exhale", which she worked with Terry McMillian to establish the movie. She also team up with McMillian once again to create "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" in 1998. Bassett played the role of a 40-year old professional woman (Stella) who falls in love with a Jamaican guy who was 20-year-old. In 2000, Bassett decline the role in "Monster's Ball" due to the script's sexual content. Later, Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress in "Monster's Ball".

Bassett starred in "Music of the Heart" and teamed up the Wes Craven, who is known as the horror idol. She co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in "The Mountaintop" which was a fictional depiction of the night before Dr. Martin Luther King assassination. Jackson portrays Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. "The Mountaintop" was created in 2011.

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