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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 Beauty Knows No Pain
Latest Project:
movie Bumblebee 2018-12-15
Known For
Poster of London Has Fallen
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of Green Lantern
Series Beauty Knows No Pain (voice) 2020
Movie Otherhood Carol Walker 2020
Movie Bumblebee Shatter (voice) 2018-12-15
Series 9-1-1 Athena Grant 2018-01-03
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-13
Movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout Erika Sloane 2018-07-13
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Ramonda 2018-04-25
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Series Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
Movie BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Herself 2016-11-15
Movie The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
Movie Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
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
Series Cutthroat Kitchen Desiree Perry 2013-08-11
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 2011-05-06
Series American Horror Story Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris 2011-10-05
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Walker 2011-06-16
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator 2009-01-01
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 Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Herself 2007-10-23
Movie Akeelah and the Bee Tanya 2006-04-28
Movie The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase 2006-11-03
Movie Time Bomb Jill Greco 2006-03-19
Series Dog the Bounty Hunter Dr. Betty Shabazz 2004-08-31
Movie Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks 2002-02-24
Movie The Score Diane 2001-07-13
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix 2001-12-01
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Boesman and Lena Lena 2000-11-03
Series Shasta McNasty Dr. Kaela Evers 1999-10-05
Movie Music of the Heart Principal Janet Williams 1999-10-29
Movie Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne 1998-08-14
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Movie Ghost in the Shell Katherine Jackson 1995-11-18
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris 1995-12-22
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-11-10
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1994-11-07
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
Movie Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn 1992-12-11
Movie The Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter 1991-10-11
Series Stat Dr. Willie Burns 1991-04-16
Movie City of Hope Reesha 1991-10-11
Movie Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
Movie Challenger Cheryl McNair 1990-02-25
Series Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
Movie F/X TV reporter 1986-02-07
Series Concentration Reva Devereaux 1958-08-25