Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 16-08-1958
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Άντζελα Μπάσετ

  • Popularity: 60.68
  • Homepage: N/A

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.

Year Movie Character
2008 Gospel Hill as Sarah Malcolm
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn as Detective Rita Veder
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Stella Payne
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It as Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale as Groove (voice)
2001 Ruby's Bucket of Blood as Ruby Delacroix
2013 Betty and Coretta as Coretta Scott King
2002 The Rosa Parks Story as Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
2019 Otherhood as Carol Walker
2018 The Flood as Narrator
2014 We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama
2021 Malika the Lion Queen as Narrator
2022 Good Night Oppy as Narrator (voice)
1995 Strange Days as Lornette 'Mace' Mason
1992 Malcolm X as Betty Shabazz
2000 Supernova as Dr. Kaela Evers
1995 Waiting to Exhale as Bernie Harris
1999 Music of the Heart as Janet Williams
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Narrator (voice)
2004 Mr. 3000 as Maureen "Mo" Simmons
2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2000 Boesman and Lena as Lena
2013 Black Nativity as Aretha Cobbs
2008 Of Boys and Men as Rieta Cole
1999 Our Friend, Martin as Miles' Mom (voice)
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle as Dr. Kulinda (voice)
2006 Time Bomb as Jill Greco
2020 Between the World and Me as Self
2021 TINA as Self
1992 Critters 4 as Fran
2006 Akeelah and the Bee as Tanya
2004 The Lazarus Child as Dr. Elizabeth Chase
2002 Sunshine State as Desiree Perry
2011 Jumping the Broom as Mrs. Watson
2016 London Has Fallen as Lynne Jacobs
2010 For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as Self (voice)
1991 The Heroes of Desert Storm as Lt. Phoebe Jeter
2017 August 28: A Day in the Life of a People as Self
2014 Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee as Self
2001 The Score as Diane
2008 Meet the Browns as Brenda Brown
2012 I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac as Herself
2015 Survivor as Maureen Cranepaul
2015 Chi-Raq as Miss Helen Worthy
2016 BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration as Self
2022 Wendell & Wild as Sister Helley (voice)
1991 Boyz n the Hood as Reva Devereaux
2012 This Means War as Collins
1991 Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage as Willie
2016 The Snowy Day as Nana
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer as Carla Peters
1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story as Pat
2020 Attorneys At Love as Narrator
2019 The Apollo as Self
2023 Damsel as Lady Bayford
2009 Notorious as Voletta Wallace
2008 Nothing But the Truth as Bonnie Benjamin
2011 Green Lantern as Dr. Amanda Waller
2021 Gunpowder Milkshake as Anna May
1970 Wildwood as (voice)
2014 White Bird in a Blizzard as Dr. Thaler
2018 Mission: Impossible - Fallout as Erika Sloane
2022 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Ramonda
1997 Contact as Rachel Constantine
2007 Meet the Robinsons as Mildred (voice)
2003 Masked and Anonymous as Mistress
1992 Passion Fish as Rhonda / Dawn
1991 City of Hope as Reesha
2016 National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony as Self
2022 20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda as Self
2023 Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Self
2013 Olympus Has Fallen as Lynne Jacobs
1990 In the Best Interest of the Child as Lori
1990 Challenger as Cheryl McNair
2020 Soul as Dorothea (voice)
1991 One Special Victory as Lois
1992 Innocent Blood as U.S. Attorney Sinclair
2018 Black Panther as Ramonda
2023 Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One as Erika Sloane
1986 F/X as TV reporter
1991 Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor as Allison
2021 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as Self
1990 Kindergarten Cop as Stewardess
2019 Avengers: Endgame as Ramonda
2018 Bumblebee as Shatter (voice)
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Mr. Smith's Boss (voice) (uncredited)
2015 Whitney
2019 Otherhood
2002 Our America
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1984 The Cosby Show (2 episode)
1985 227 (1 episode)
2001 Alias (4 episode) as Hayden Chase
1992 Nightmare Cafe (1 episode) as Evelyn Wall
1994 ER (22 episode) as Catherine Banfield
1987 Tour of Duty (2 episode) as Lt. Camilla Patterson
1991 Stat (6 episode) as Dr. Willie Burns
1953 The Oscars (6 episode) as Self
1990 The Flash (1 episode) as Linda Lake
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode) as Self
1985 Spenser: For Hire (1 episode)
1989 A Man Called Hawk (1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)
1987 thirtysomething (1 episode)
2001 The Bernie Mac Show (1 episode)
1997 The View (4 episode) as Self
1990 Equal Justice (27 episode) as Janet Fields
1996 Critics' Choice Movie Awards (1 episode) as Herself - Presenter
2011 American Horror Story (13 episode) as Desiree Dupree
2011 American Horror Story (12 episode) as Ramona Royale
2016 Close to the Enemy (7 episode) as Eva
2011 American Horror Story (10 episode) as Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris
2011 American Horror Story (11 episode) as Marie Laveau
2018 9-1-1 (95 episode) as Athena Grant
1990 Family of Spies (2 episode) as Bev Andress
1998 Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery (4 episode) as Herself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Self
2014 BoJack Horseman (10 episode) as Ana Spanakopita (voice)
2019 The Imagineering Story (6 episode) as Narrator
1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream (2 episode) as Katherine Jackson
2015 Master of None (1 episode) as Catherine
2019 Tamron Hall (2 episode) as Self - Guest
2012 Finding Your Roots (2 episode) as Self
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2 episode) as Self
2019 A Black Lady Sketch Show (1 episode) as Mo
2021 What If...? (1 episode) as Queen Ramonda (voice)
2018 Red Table Talk (1 episode) as Self
2020 9-1-1: Lone Star (1 episode) as Sergeant Athena Grant
2014 Trailblazer Honors (1 episode) as Self
1997 The View (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2023 MPower (1 episode) as Self
2023 MPower (4 episode) as Queen Ramonda / Self
2015 Breakthrough (1 episode) Directing as (Director)
2011 American Horror Story (2 episode) Directing as (Director)
2020 9-1-1: Lone Star (24 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2018 9-1-1 (1 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)

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