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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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Born:
Aug 16, 1958 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
79
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie M:I 6 - Mission Impossible 2018-07-27
Known For
Poster of Olympus Has Fallen
Poster of Akeelah and the Bee
Poster of Masked and Anonymous
Poster of The Rosa Parks Story
Filmography
Movie M:I 6 - Mission Impossible 2018-07-27
Movie Black Panther Ramonda 2018-02-14
Movie London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs 2016-03-02
Series Close to the Enemy Eva 2016-11-10
Movie The Snowy Day Nana 2016-11-25
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 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
Movie Green Lantern Dr. Amanda Walker 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 (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator 2009-01-01
Movie Notorious Voletta Wallace 2009-01-16
Movie Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm 2008-02-09
Movie Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole 2008-01-01
Movie Meet the Browns Brenda Brown 2008-03-21
Movie Nothing But the Truth Bonnie Benjamin 2008-12-19
Movie Meet the Robinsons Mildred (voice) 2007-03-23
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 Mr. 3000 Maureen "Mo" Simmons 2004-06-15
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-01-01
Movie Masked and Anonymous Mistress 2003-08-08
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
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 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 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
Movie Contact Rachel Constantine 1997-07-11
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Critics' Choice Movie Awards Herself - Presenter 1996-01-10
Movie Strange Days Lornette 'Mace' Mason 1995-10-13
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Rita Veder 1995-10-26
Movie Waiting to Exhale Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris 1995-12-22
Movie Panther Dr. Betty Shabazz 1995-11-10
Series ER Catherine Banfield 1994-09-19
Movie Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage Willie 1994-11-07
Movie What's Love Got to Do with It Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner 1993-06-09
Movie Innocent Blood U.S. Attorney Sinclair 1992-09-25
Series Nightmare Cafe Unknown 1992-01-29
Movie Critters 4 Fran 1992-08-20
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 The Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter 1991-10-11
Movie Boyz n the Hood Reva Devereaux 1991-07-12
Series Equal Justice Janet Fields 1990-03-27
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Carla Peters 1990-05-20
Movie Family of Spies Bev Andress 1990-02-04
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Movie Kindergarten Cop Stewardess 1990-12-21
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
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 Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
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