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Angela Bassett

1958-08-16 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Angela Bassett


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. Bassett 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, Bassett 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, Bassett began producing and starring as an LAPD patrol sergeant in the Fox drama series 9-1-1.


Damsel Lady Bayford 2024-03-07
Orion and the Dark Sweet Dreams (voice) 2024-02-01
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Self 2023-02-08
The Metropolitan Opera: The Life and Times of Malcolm X Host 2023-11-18
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda 2022-11-09
Wendell & Wild Sister Helley (voice) 2022-10-21
Good Night Oppy Narrator (voice) 2022-11-04
20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda Self 2022-11-04
Malika the Lion Queen Self - Narrator (voice) 2021-04-04
TINA Self 2021-08-20
Gunpowder Milkshake Anna May 2021-07-14
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Attorneys At Love Narrator 2020-01-14
Between the World and Me Self 2020-11-21
Soul Dorothea (voice) 2020-12-25
Otherhood Carol Walker 2019-08-13
The Apollo Self 2019-04-24
Avengers: Endgame Ramonda 2019-04-24
The Flood Narrator 2018-11-25
Mission: Impossible - Fallout Erika Sloane 2018-07-13
Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Bumblebee Shatter (voice) 2018-12-15
August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Self 2017-08-26
The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Self 2016-11-15
London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony Self 2016-09-24
Survivor Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda (voice) 2015-01-26
Chi-Raq Miss Helen Worthy 2015-12-04
We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama 2014-02-11
White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-08-14
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013-11-27
Betty and Coretta Coretta Scott King 2013-02-02
Olympus Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2013-03-20
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Self 2012-02-19
This Means War Collins 2012-02-14
Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Waller 2011-06-14
Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson 2011-05-06
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Self (voice) 2010-01-01
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator (voice) 2009-01-01
Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-10-21
Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Akeelah and the Bee Tanya Anderson 2006-04-28
Time Bomb Jill Greco 2006-03-19
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Smith's Boss (voice) (uncredited) 2005-06-07
Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2004-05-13
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-07-25
The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002-06-21
The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix 2001-12-01
Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Music of the Heart Janet 1999-10-29
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Waiting to Exhale Bernadine 1995-12-22
Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Rita Veder 1995-10-26
Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995-10-13
Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-05-03
What's Love Got to Do with It Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner 1993-06-09
Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn 1992-12-11
Malcolm X Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Critters 4 Fran 1992-08-20
Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
The Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter 1991-10-11
One Special Victory Lois 1991-12-08
Boyz n the Hood Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor Allison 1991-02-18
Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1991-10-29
Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Pat 1991-01-21
City of Hope Reesha 1991-10-11
Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Carla Peters 1990-05-20
Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
In the Best Interest of the Child Lori 1990-05-20
F/X TV reporter 1986-02-07
Liberty Linda Thornton 1986-06-23
Doubletake Prostitute at Headquarters 1985-11-24
Wildwood (voice)