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Angela Bassett
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Courtney B. Vance (12 October 1997 - present)

Biography

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. A native of New York City, New York, Bassett & her sister D'nette grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida with their mother Betty. As a single mother & social worker, Betty stressed the importance of education for her children.

With the assistance of an academic scholarship, Bassett matriculated into Yale University. She received her B.A. in African-American studies from Yale in 1980.

In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama. It was at Yale that Bassett met her husband Courtney Vance, an '86 graduate of the Drama school.

Soon after graduating from Yale, Bassett appeared in her first film Doubletake (1985) (TV). However she is more recognized for her role in the F/X (1986) series.

It wasn't until 1993 that she earned widespread recognition for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). Bassett's performance garnered a Golden Globe for Best Actress as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Bassett currently resides with her husband in California.

Angela Bassett stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
F/X 1985 With Jessica during a snow storm at Hamden Cinemart. DVD *** 1/2
Kindergarten Cop 1990 ***
Malcolm X 1992 With Anne and Jean and someone else at Milford Post Cinema *** 1/2
Contact 1997 w/ Suzy at home on DVD DVD *** 1/2
Mr. 3000 2004 family on DVD **
Akeelah and the Bee 2006 family on DVD *** 1/2
Meet the Robinsons 2007 Family Digital ** 1/2
This Means War 2012 Suzy Digital ***
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 Suzy Digital * 1/2
Survivor 2015 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
London Has Fallen 2016 Digital * 1/2