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Angela Bassett

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 a small role in the cult favorite F/X (1986), 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. IMDb Mini Biography By: Dan Hartung

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Aug 16, 1958 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie F/X 1986-02-07
Latest Project:
Movie Bumblebee 2018-12-15
Known For
Poster of Olympus Has Fallen
Poster of This Means War
Poster of Green Lantern
Movie Bumblebee Shatter (voice) 2018-12-15
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Series 9-1-1 Athena Grant 2018-01-03
Movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout Erika Sloane 2018-07-13
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Herself 2016-11-15
Series Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen 2015-12-04
Movie Survivor Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda 2015-01-26
Movie Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between A Criminal & A Whore Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner 2014-10-24
Movie Maria, Leonora, Teresa U.S. Attorney Sinclair 2014-09-17
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-08-14
Movie Betty and Coretta Coretta Scott King 2013-02-02
Movie Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie Darkroom Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2013-03-10
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2013-03-20
Movie Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris 2012-08-22
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Herself 2012-02-19
Movie This Means War Collins 2012-02-14
Series American Horror Story Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris 2011-10-05
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Walker 2011-06-16
Movie Jumping the Broom 2011-05-06
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator 2009-01-01
Movie Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-01-01
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Movie The Betrayed Lena 2008-09-27
Movie Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Herself 2007-10-23
Movie Cinta Yang Satu Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris 2007-07-12
Movie Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2006-11-03
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2005 Miss Helen 2005-07-24
Movie Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-08-08
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002-06-21
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix 2001-12-01
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Movie Blacktop Lynne Jacobs 2000-10-20
Movie Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Movie Music of the Heart Principal Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-11-10
Series ER Catherine Banfield 1994-09-19
Movie Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Movie F/X TV reporter 1986-02-07