Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett

Gender

Female

Known Credits

22

Angela Bassett

Date of Birth: Aug 16, 1958

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 

 

Biography

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.

Known For

Filmography

Black Panther

Black Panther

as Ramonda

2018

London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen

as Lynne Jacobs

2016

White Bird in a Blizzard

White Bird in a Blizzard

as Dr. Thaler

2014

Black Nativity

Black Nativity

as Aretha Cobbs

2013

Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen

as Lynne Jacobs

2013

Contact

Contact

as Rachel Constantine

2009

Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

as Bonnie Benjamin

2008

Of Boys and Men

Of Boys and Men

as Rieta Cole

2008

Meet the Robinsons

Meet the Robinsons

as Mildred (voice)

2007

Mr. 3000

Mr. 3000

as Maureen "Mo" Simmons

2004

Masked and Anonymous

Masked and Anonymous

as Mistress

2003

The Score

The Score

as Diane

2001

Supernova

Supernova

as Dr. Kaela Evers

2000

Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart

as Principal Janet Williams

1999

Vampire in Brooklyn

Vampire in Brooklyn

as Detective Rita Veder

1995

Critters 4

Critters 4

as Fran

1992

Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood

as Reva Devereaux

1991

F/X

F/X

as TV reporter

1986