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Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Birthday 1958-08-16
Also Known As Angela Evelyn Bassett


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Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a corresponding Golden Globe Award. Bassett has additionally portrayed Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013). Bassett's performance as Parks was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.


2018Mission: Impossible - Fallout
2018Black Panther as Ramonda
2017August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People
2016The Snowy Day as Nana
2016London Has Fallen as Lynne Jacobs
2015Chi-Raq as Miss Helen
2015Survivor as Maureen Cranepaul
2015Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle as Dr. Kulinda
2014White Bird in a Blizzard as Dr. Thaler
2013Black Nativity as Aretha Cobbs
2013Olympus Has Fallen as Lynne Jacobs
2013Betty and Coretta as Coretta Scott King
2012I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac as Herself
2012This Means War as Collins
2011Green Lantern as Dr. Amanda Walker
2011Jumping the Broom
2010For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as (voice)
2009Notorious as Voletta Wallace
2009Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Narrator
2008Nothing But the Truth as Bonnie Benjamin
2008Meet the Browns as Brenda Brown
2008Gospel Hill as Sarah Malcolm
2008Of Boys and Men as Rieta Cole
2007Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' as Herself
2007Meet the Robinsons as Mildred (voice)
2006The Lazarus Child as Dr. Elizabeth Chase
2006Akeelah and the Bee as Tanya
2004Mr. 3000 as Maureen "Mo" Simmons
2003Masked and Anonymous as Mistress
2003Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002Sunshine State as Desiree Perry
2002The Rosa Parks Story as Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
2001Ruby's Bucket of Blood as Ruby Delacroix
2001The Score as Diane
2000Boesman and Lena as Lena
2000Whispers: An Elephant Tale as Groove (voice)
2000Supernova as Dr. Kaela Evers
1999Music of the Heart as Principal Janet Williams
1999Our Friend, Martin as Miles' Mom (voice)
1998How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Stella Payne
1997Contact as Rachel Constantine
1995Waiting to Exhale as Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris
1995Panther as Dr. Betty Shabazz
1995Vampire in Brooklyn as Detective Rita Veder
1995Strange Days as Lornette 'Mace' Mason
1994Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage as Willie
1993What's Love Got to Do with It as Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner
1992Passion Fish as Rhonda / Dawn
1992Malcolm X as Dr. Betty Shabazz
1992Innocent Blood as U.S. Attorney Sinclair
1992Critters 4 as Fran
1991City of Hope as Reesha
1991The Heroes of Desert Storm as Lt. Phoebe Jeter
1991Boyz n the Hood as Reva Devereaux
1991Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story as Pat
1990Kindergarten Cop as Stewardess
1990Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer as Carla Peters
1990Challenger as Cheryl McNair
1986F/X as TV reporter

Other Roles

2015Whitney - Director

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