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Angela Bassett


Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher's son. Bassett and her sister D'nette grew up in St. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Странные дни Lornette 'Mace' Mason
(1995)
Контакт Rachel Constantine
(1997)
Падение Олимпа Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
(2013)

Filmography

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 2019 Otherhood (post-production)
Carol Walker
 2018-2019 9-1-1 (TV Series)
Athena Grant
- Episode #2.18 (2019) ... Athena Grant
- Episode #2.17 (2019) ... Athena Grant
- Episode #2.15 (2019) ... Athena Grant
- Episode #2.13 (2019) ... Athena Grant
- Episode #2.14 (2019) ... Athena Grant
 2018 Бамблби
Shatter (voice)
 2013-2018 Американская история ужасов (TV Series)
Marie Laveau / Desiree Dupree / Ramona Royale / ...
- Apocalypse Then (2018) ... Marie Laveau
- Chapter 10 (2016) ... Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 9 (2016) ... Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 8 (2016) ... Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 7 (2016) ... Monet Tumusiime
 2015-2018 Конь БоДжек (TV Series)
Ana Spanikopita
- BoJack the Feminist (2018) ... Ana Spanikopita (voice)
- That's Too Much, Man! (2016) ... Ana Spanikopita (voice)
- It's You (2016) ... Ana Spanikopita (voice)
- Old Acquaintance (2016) ... Ana Spanikopita (voice)
- Stop the Presses (2016) ... Ana Spanikopita (voice)
 2017 Мастер не на все руки (TV Series)
Catherine
- Thanksgiving (2017) ... Catherine
 2017 Подземка (TV Series)
Midwife
- Ache (2017) ... Midwife (uncredited)
 2016 Close to the Enemy (TV Mini-Series)
Eva
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Eva
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Eva
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Eva
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Eva
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Eva
 2016 The Snowy Day (TV Movie)
Nana (voice)
 2016 Падение Лондона
Lynne Jacobs
 2015 Rainbow Six: Siege (Video Game)
Six (voice)
 2015 Чирак
Miss Helen
 2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
Dr. Kulinda (voice)
 2015/I Уцелевшая
Maureen Crane
 2013 Черное Рождество
Aretha Cobbs
 2013 Падение Олимпа
Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
 2013 Betty and Coretta (TV Movie)
Coretta Scott King
 2012 Rogue (TV Movie)
Alice Vargas
 2012 Значит, война
Collins
 2011 Identity (TV Movie)
Martha Adams
 2011 Зелёный фонарь
Doctor Waller
 2010 Симпсоны (TV Series)
Michelle Obama
- Stealing First Base (2010) ... Michelle Obama (voice)
 2008-2009 Скорая помощь (TV Series)
Cate Banfield
- And in the End... (2009) ... Cate Banfield
- I Feel Good (2009) ... Cate Banfield
- Shifting Equilibrium (2009) ... Cate Banfield (credit only)
- Old Times (2009) ... Cate Banfield
- What We Do (2009) ... Cate Banfield (credit only)
 2009 Ноториус
Voletta Wallace
 2008 Gospel Hill
Sarah Malcolm
 2008/I Ничего, кроме правды
Bonnie Benjamin
 2008 Of Boys and Men
Rieta Cole
 2007 В гости к Робинсонам
Mildred (voice)
 2006 Time Bomb (TV Movie)
Jill Greco
 2005 Мистер и миссис Смит
Mr. Smith's Boss (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Шпионка (TV Series)
Hayden Chase
- The Descent (2005) ... Hayden Chase
- Search and Rescue (2005) ... Hayden Chase
- The Index (2005) ... Hayden Chase
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 1 (2005) ... Hayden Chase
 2005 The Lazarus Child
Dr. Elizabeth Chase
 2004 Мистер 3000
Maureen "Mo" Simmons
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Sheyann Webb / Melba Pattillo
- Marching to Freedom Land (2003) ... Sheyann Webb (voice)
- Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... Melba Pattillo (voice)
 2003 Шоу Берни Мака (TV Series)
Angela Bassett
- Laughing Matters (2003) ... Angela Bassett
 2003 Шоу века
Mistress
 2002 Солнечный штат
Desiree Perry
 2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie)
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
 2001 Ruby's Bucket of Blood (TV Movie)
Ruby Delacroix
 2001 Медвежатник
Diane
 2000 Boesman and Lena
Lena
 2000 Приключения слона
Groove (voice)
 2000/I Сверхновая
Dr. Kaela Evers
 1999 Музыка сердца
Principal Janet Williams
 1999 Наш друг, Мартин (Video)
Miles' Mom (voice)
 1998 Увлечения Стеллы
Stella Payne
 1997 Контакт
Rachel Constantine
 1995 В ожидании выдоха
Bernadine Harris
 1995 Bампир в Бруклине
Det. Rita Veder
 1995 Странные дни
Lornette 'Mace' Mason
 1995/I Пантера
Dr. Betty Shabazz
 1992 Джексоны: Американская мечта (TV Series)
Katherine Jackson
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Katherine Jackson
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Katherine Jackson
 1992 Малкольм Икс
Dr. Betty Shabazz
 1992 Кровь невинных
U.S. Attorney Sinclair
 1992 Рыба страсти
Rhonda / Dawn
 1992 Зубастики 4
Fran
 1992 Кафе Кошмаров (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Sanctuary for a Child (1992) ... Evelyn
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
Lois
 1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV Movie)
Willie
 1991 The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Movie)
Lt. Phoebe Jeter
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Reva Styles
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
Dr. Willie Burns
- Ladyfinger (1991) ... Dr. Willie Burns
 1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Movie)
Allison
 1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Linda Lake
- Beat the Clock (1991) ... Linda Lake
 1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (TV Movie)
Pat
 1990 Family of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Bev Andress
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Bev Andress
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Bev Andress
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Stewardess
 1990 In the Best Interest of the Child (TV Movie)
Lori
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Carla Peters
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Janet Fields
- Goodbye, Judge Green (1990) ... Janet Fields
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
Cheryl McNair
 1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Renee Longstreet
- Eyewitness News (1990) ... Renee Longstreet
 1989 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Kate Harriton
- Legacy (1989) ... Kate Harriton
 1989 227 (TV Series)
Amy Burnett
- A Pampered Tale (1989) ... Amy Burnett
 1989 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Lt. Camilla Patterson
- The Volunteer (1989) ... Lt. Camilla Patterson
- Hard Stripe (1989) ... Lt. Camilla Patterson
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Bailey Webster
- Never My Love (1989) ... Bailey Webster
- Hear No Evil (1989) ... Bailey Webster
- The Master's Mirror (1989) ... Bailey Webster
 1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Jeanette Calder R.N.
- Gestalt and Battery (1989) ... Jeanette Calder R.N.
 1985-1988 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Sara / Mrs. Mitchell
- Bookworm (1988) ... Sara
- Mr. Quiet (1985) ... Mrs. Mitchell
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
Linda Thornton
 1986 F/X
TV reporter
 1985 Doubletake (TV Mini-Series)
Prostitute at HQ
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Alice
- The Choice (1985) ... Alice
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Salina McCulla
- Episode #1.8689 (1985) ... Salina McCulla (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8688 (1985) ... Salina McCulla (credit only)
- Episode #1.8677 (1985) ... Salina McCulla (credit only)
- Episode #1.8676 (1985) ... Salina McCulla (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8675 (1985) ... Salina McCulla (uncredited)
 1975 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Leonie Peach (1987)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (170 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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Other Works:

(2005 to 2006 season) She acted in the play, "His Girl Friday," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Courtney B. Vance and Peter Michael Goetz in the cast. John Guare adapted Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page." Joe Dowling was director and artistic director. John ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 10 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script. See more »

Trivia:

Angela and her husband, Courtney B. Vance, became the parents of twins, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah, on January 27, 2006 in California through a surrogate. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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