Angela Bassett Biography

Birthday: 1958-08-16
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Mini Biography Born
Wiki Biography: Born in New York City, she grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pushed by a high school teacher, she applied for Yale and got a scholarship, ultimately spending 7 years there including 3 post-grad years studying drama. She first appeared in small roles in The Cosby Show (Mr. Quiet episode) and "Spenser: For Hire" (1985), but it was not until 1990 that a spate of TV roles brought her notice. Her breakthrough role, though, was playing Tina Turner, whom she had never seen perform before taking the role.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000 Horror
Score Diane 2001 Action
Nothing But The Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2007 Family
Meet The Browns 2008 Comedy
Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 2010 Family
The Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Challenger 1990 0
City of Hope 1991 0
Boyz N the Hood Reva Styles 1991 Crime, Drama
The Heroes of Desert Storm 1991 Drama
Malcolm X Dr. Betty Shabazz 1992 0, 0, 0
Innocent Blood 1992 0, Reality Tv, Game Show
Critters 4 1992 0, Reality Tv, Sport, Game Show
The Jacksons: An American Dream Katherine Jackson 1992 Drama, Music
Passion Fish 1992 Drama
What's Love Got to Do with It? Tina Turner 1993
Vampire in Brooklyn Det. Rita Veder 1995 0, Reality Tv
Waiting to Exhale Bernadine Harris 1995 Biography, 0
Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998 Romance, Drama
Our Friend, Martin 1999
Music of the Heart 1999 0
Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000 Game Show, Reality Tv, Sport
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove 2000 Family
The Score Diane 2001 0, Comedy, Game Show
Boesman and Lena Lena 2001 Drama
Score Diane 2001 Action, Crime, Thriller
Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002 0
The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002 Drama
Masked and Anonymous 2003
Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004 0, 0
Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006
The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2006 Drama
Meet the Robinsons Mildred 2007 0, Drama, 0
Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008 Drama
Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008 0
Meet the Browns 2008 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009 Biography, Drama, Music
Nothing But the Truth 2009 Drama, Thriller
Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson 2011 0
Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Waller 2011 Game Show, Sport, 0, 0
This Means War Collins 2012 0, 0
Olympus Has Fallen Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs 2013 Action, Thriller
Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013 Drama, Musical
White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014 Drama, Thriller
The Power of Our Presence Herself 2014
Sea Isle Sharon Lanier 2014 Drama
London Has Fallen Lynn Jacobs 2015 Action, Crime, Thriller