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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett's biography

Angela Evelyn Bassett is 64 years old film actor born at New York City. Angela was born on Saturday 16th of August 1958. According to year of birth 1958 Angela belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 16th of August means she is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

Angela is native english speaker. Angela is black american. Angela is citizen of United States of America. She is christian. Her primary profession is to be film actor. You can know her also as stage actor, television actor, voice actor, actor, director, manufacturer, singer. She is recently known as television producer.

Angela Bassett's family

Angela Bassett's husband

He is known as film actor. Angela´s husband was born on Saturday 12th of March 1960 in Detroit.

Angela Bassett's ex husband

Angela Bassett's schools

We found 2 schools Angela attended. Complete list of schools: Grace Hopper College, Boca Ciega High School.

Detailed informations about Angela´s schools

  • Attended and graduated from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida in 1976.

Angela Bassett's career

Her main focus is to be film actor. She is famous thanks to What's Love Got to Do With It (1993), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998). You could see her also in What's Love Got to Do with It.

Is Angela Bassett gay ?

Angela is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Angela Bassett's Awards

  • Won the 2002 Lena Horne Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment.
  • As of 2005, she is the first and only African-American recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).

Angela Bassett's Rankings

  • Her performance as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) (1993) was ranked at #95 on Premiere Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Film Performances of all time.

Angela Bassett's Nominations

  • Angela was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work What's Love Got to Do with It in 1993

What else you don't know about Angela Bassett ?

Angela´s middle name is Evelyn.

What Angela Bassett has done for a first time

  • As of 2005, she is the first and only African-American recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).

Angela Bassett's quotes

  • I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep.
  • I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given talent. This is my calling, not my career.
  • God made a way out of no way.
  • When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.
  • Drink a bunch of water and get facials regularly. I take care of my skin.
  • The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.
  • The three things I said when I came out of school were I want to work consistently, I want to do good work and I want to be paid fairly, and that's happened. But I didn't become an actress for the money. I do it for other reasons.
  • I can give you the King's English and then I can take it to the street, but do both or do one and don't do one knowing only the street. That's going to hold you back because what comes out is going to impress people, and it will impress them negatively.
  • My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.
  • 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.
  • I like the nice guys. I like when they show the stories, the human element behind it all.
  • I guess I'm breaking out a little of what's comfortable and easy.
  • I am content that the work that I've done is wonderful.
  • [on Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) I realized this film was a great opportunity to be in a terrific comedy yet not have to be responsible for the laughs. What a gift it was to be surrounded by incredible comedians.
  • I don't like elevators, I don't like being in small places. I worked with the dearly departed Wes Craven years ago for Vampire In Brooklyn and he had me in a coffin and closed up, so I get a little claustrophobic.

Angela Bassett's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Angela Bassett looks. We will focus on her height, body shape, eye color and hair color. She is tall as 5' 4" (163 cm). Body build is athletic. Her eyes are tinted brown - dark. Her hair is shade of black.

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