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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 London Has Fallen
Latest Project:
Movie Mission: Impossible 6 2018-07-27
Known For
Movie Mission: Impossible 6 2018-07-27
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Movie London Has Fallen 2017
Movie Το Λονδίνο Έπεσε Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Movie Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda 2015-01-26
Movie Καταδίωξη Σε Δύο Ηπείρους Maureen Cranepaul 2015-05-21
Movie Chi-Raq Miss Helen 2015-12-04
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler 2014-08-14
Movie Ο Όλυμπος Έπεσε Lynne Jacobs 2013-03-20
Movie Αυτό θα Πει Πόλεμος Collins 2012-02-14
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Herself 2012-02-19
Series American Horror Story Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris 2011-10-05
Movie 42nd NAACP Image Awards Herself 2011-03-04
Movie Jumping the Broom 2011-05-06
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Walker 2011-06-16
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Γνωρίστε τους Ρόμπινσον Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
Movie Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Herself 2007-10-23
Movie The 2006 Black Movie Awards Herself 2006-10-18
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Movie Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Bernadine Harris 2003-11-15
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-08-08
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Movie Whispers: An Elephant Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Movie Επαφή Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Movie Παράξενες Μέρες Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995-10-13
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris 1995-12-22
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Rita Veder 1995-10-26
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1994-11-07
Series Στην Εντατική Catherine Banfield 1994-09-19
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner 1993-06-09
Movie Malcolm X Dr. Betty Shabazz 1992-11-18
Movie Τα Παιδιά της Γειτονιάς Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Series Equal Justice Janet Fields 1990-03-27
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21