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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 Otherhood
Latest Project:
Movie Avengers: Infinity War 2018-04-25
Known For
Poster of Gospel Hill
Poster of Supernova
Poster of Malcolm X
Poster of The Jacksons: An American Dream
Movie Otherhood Carol Walker 2019
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Ramonda 2018-04-25
Movie The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda 2015-01-26
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen 2015-12-04
Movie Survivor Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
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 I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Herself 2012-02-19
Movie This Means War Collins 2012-02-14
Movie Jumping the Broom 2011-05-06
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Walker 2011-06-16
Series American Horror Story Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris 2011-10-05
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator 2009-01-01
Series Gebak van Krul U.S. Attorney Sinclair 2009-01-03
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-01-01
Movie Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie Malos hábitos Janet Fields 2007-03-24
Movie The Darjeeling Limited Unknown 2007-09-29
Movie Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Herself 2007-10-23
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2006-11-03
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Series Dead Man Weds Fran 2005-01-05
Series The Girls Next Door Detective Rita Veder 2005-08-07
Movie Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Series HR Mistress 2002-10-09
Movie Sunshine State Desiree Perry 2002-06-21
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix 2001-12-01
Movie Supernova Dr. Kaela Evers 2000-01-14
Movie Whispers: An Elephant Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Series NASCAR Racers Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1999-11-20
Movie Music of the Heart Principal Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Movie Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery Herself 1998-10-19
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-11-10
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernadine '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 The Jacksons: An American Dream Katherine Jackson 1992-11-15
Movie Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn 1992-12-11
Movie Malcolm X Dr. Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Series Stat Dr. Willie Burns 1991-04-16
Movie City of Hope Reesha 1991-10-11
Movie Boyz n the Hood Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Movie Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Carla Peters 1990-05-20
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
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 Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Ryan's Hope Unknown 1975-07-07
Movie Underworld Beauty Unknown 1958-03-25
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18