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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 series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One 2023-07-12
Known For
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Poster of Critters 4
Poster of The Cosby Show
Movie Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Erika Sloane 2023-07-12
Movie Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Self 2023-02-08
Movie 20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda Self 2022-11-04
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda 2022-11-09
Movie TINA Self 2021-08-20
Movie Gunpowder Milkshake Anna May 2021-07-14
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie Between the World and Me Self 2020-11-21
Movie Soul Dorothea (voice) 2020-12-25
Movie Avengers: Endgame Ramonda 2019-04-24
Movie Otherhood Carol Walker 2019-08-13
Series 9-1-1 Athena Grant 2018-01-03
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout 2018-07-13
Movie Bumblebee Shatter (voice) 2018-12-15
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Self 2017-08-26
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Series Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
Movie National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony Self 2016-09-24
Movie The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Self 2016-11-15
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda (voice) 2015-01-26
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen Worthy 2015-12-04
Movie Survivor Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
Movie Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-08-14
Movie Betty and Coretta Coretta Scott King 2013-02-02
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2013-03-20
Movie Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie This Means War Collins 2012-02-14
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Herself 2012-02-19
Movie Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson 2011-05-06
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Waller 2011-06-16
Series American Horror Story Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris 2011-10-05
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Self (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator (voice) 2009-01-01
Movie The Truth Hurts: The Making of Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2009-04-28
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-10-21
Movie Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Movie Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie Time Bomb Jill Greco 2006-03-19
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Smith's Boss (voice) (uncredited) 2005-06-07
Movie Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2004-05-13
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-07-25
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Movie Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002-06-21
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix 2001-12-01
Movie Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Movie Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie Music of the Heart Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards Herself - Presenter 1996-01-10
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-05-03
Movie Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995-10-13
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Rita Veder 1995-10-26
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernie Harris 1995-12-22
Series ER Catherine Banfield 1994-09-19
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner 1993-06-09
Movie Critters 4 Fran 1992-08-20
Movie Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
Series Nightmare Cafe Unknown 1992-01-29
Movie Malcolm X Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Katherine Jackson 1992-11-15
Movie Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn 1992-12-11
Movie Boyz n the Hood Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Series Stat Dr. Willie Burns 1991-04-16
Movie The Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter 1991-10-11
Movie City of Hope Reesha 1991-10-11
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1991-10-29
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Series Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
Series Equal Justice Janet Fields 1990-03-27
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Carla Peters 1990-05-20
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie F/X TV reporter 1986-02-07
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Ryan's Hope Leonie Peach 1975-07-07
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18