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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Highest Rated: 100% Passion Fish (1992)

Lowest Rated: 8% Survivor (2015)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1958

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett is often associated with her notable roles as African-American cultural figures like Rosa Parks, Betty Shabazz, and Tina Turner, all of whom she portrayed on the big and small screens to critical acclaim. But when she was not ably filling the shoes of such important, multi-dimensional female icons in films like "What's Love Got to Do With It" (1992) and "Malcolm X" (1992), Bassett created equally compelling portraits of independent modern women audiences could relate to in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998) and "Meet the Browns" (2008). Bassett's stage training and open, expressive face - not to mention her sheer beauty - made her one of Hollywood's most versatile African-American actresses, admired by the black community to the tune of nearly a dozen NAACP Image Award nominations, and a universal appeal that saw her navigate between film and television and comedy and drama seemingly without effort, leaving a lasting impact with the powerful, purposeful women she left behind on screen. Aging gracefully, Bassett began doing character work in films ranging from romantic comedy "This Means War" (2012) to action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" (2013) and its sequel "London Has Fallen" (2016) to Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther" (2018) while delivering scares in the anthology series "American Horror Story" (FX, 2011- ).

Highest rated movies

100% Passion Fish
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout
97% What's Love Got to Do With It
96% Black Panther 96% Boyz N the Hood 95% Between the World and Me
95% City of Hope
88% Malcolm X

Photos

SCORE, Angela Bassett, 2001, (c) Paramount WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, Angela Bassett, 1993 WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, Angela Bassett, 1993, ©Buena Vista MR. 3000, Angela Bassett, 2004, (c) Touchstone MUSIC OF THE HEART, Gloria Estefan, Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, 1999 A VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, from left, Allen Payne, Angela Bassett, 1995, ©Paramount MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, FROM LEFT: HENRY CAVILL, ANGELA BASSETT, 2018. PH: CHIABELLA JAMES/© PARAMOUNT Otherhood - Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman, Angela Bassett - Photo Credit: Netflix / Linda Kallerus Otherhood - Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette - Photo Credit: Netflix / Linda Kallerus BLACK NATIVITY, from left: Jacob Latimore, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, 2013. ph: Phil Bray/TM and ©copyright Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. MR. 3000, Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, 2004, (c) Buena Vista WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, Angela Bassett (microphone), Laurence Fishburne (far right), 1993, © Buena Vista WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, Angela Bassett (left), Laurence Fishburne (holding child), 1993, © Buena Vista WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, Angela Bassett, 1993, ©Buena Vista MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, FROM LEFT: HENRY CAVILL, ANGELA BASSETT, 2018. PH: CHIABELLA JAMES/© PARAMOUNT SUPERNOVA, Wilson Cruz, Angela Bassett, James Spader, 2000, (c)MGM WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, from left: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, 1993, © Buena Vista WAITING TO EXHALE, Loretta Devine, Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, 1995, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, Angela Basset (necklace), Laurence Fishburne (sunglasses), 1993, © Buena Vista BOESMAN AND LENA, 2000, Danny Glover and Angela Bassett.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 60% Damsel Lady Bayford (Character) - 2024
91% 61% Orion and the Dark Unknown (Voice) - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildwood Unknown (Voice) - 2024
33% 44% Heist 88 Executive Producer - 2023
84% 94% Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda (Character) $453.8M 2022
81% 64% Wendell & Wild Sister Helley (Voice) - 2022
60% 48% Gunpowder Milkshake Anna May (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 91% Malika the Lion Queen Narrator (Character) - 2021
92% 92% Tina Self - 2021
95% 88% Soul Dorothea (Voice) $870.6K 2020
95% 67% Between the World and Me Unknown (Character) - 2020
96% 86% The Apollo Self - 2019
29% 72% Otherhood Carol Walker (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
90% 75% Bumblebee Shatter (Voice) $127.2M 2018
97% 88% Mission: Impossible - Fallout Erika Sloane (Character) $220.1M 2018
96% 79% Black Panther Ramonda (Character) $700.2M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People Unknown (Character) - 2018
28% 50% London Has Fallen Lynn Jacobs (Character) $62.5M 2016
82% 53% Chi-Raq Miss Helen (Character) $2.6M 2015
No Score Yet 49% Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda (Voice) - 2015
8% 32% Survivor Maureen Crane (Character) - 2015
47% 39% Whitney Director - 2015
57% 43% White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler (Character) $33.5K 2014
51% 51% Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs (Character) $7.0M 2013
No Score Yet 69% Betty & Coretta Coretta Scott King (Character) - 2013
50% 66% Olympus Has Fallen Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs (Character) $98.9M 2013
26% 56% This Means War Collins (Character) $54.8M 2012
57% 58% Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson (Character) $37.3M 2011
25% 45% Green Lantern Dr. Waller (Character) $116.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Identity Martha Adams (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 67% Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator - 2009
52% 65% Notorious Voletta Wallace (Character) $36.8M 2009
No Score Yet 64% Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole (Character) - 2008
33% 36% Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm (Character) - 2008
82% 73% Nothing but the Truth Bonnie Benjamin (Character) $3.0K 2008
33% 90% Meet the Browns Brenda (Character) $41.9M 2008
67% 74% Meet the Robinsons Mildred (Voice) - 2007
86% 81% Akeelah and the Bee Tanya (Character) $18.8M 2006
No Score Yet 13% Time Bomb Jill Greco (Character) - 2006
60% 58% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Smith's Boss (Voice) $186.3M 2005
55% 30% Mr. 3000 Mo (Character) $21.8M 2004
No Score Yet 35% The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase (Character) - 2004
25% 45% Masked and Anonymous Mistress (Character) $533.3K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Century of Black Cinema Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 61% Our America Executive Producer - 2002
No Score Yet 75% The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2002
80% 58% Sunshine State Desiree Perry (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet 67% Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 85% Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix (Character),
Producer
- 2001
74% 67% The Score Diane (Character) $71.1M 2001
50% 55% Boesman & Lena Lena (Character) $32.1K 2000
No Score Yet 38% Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (Voice) - 2000
11% 17% Supernova Kaela Evers (Character) $14.2M 2000
64% 72% Music of the Heart Janet Williams (Character) $14.8M 1999
No Score Yet 66% Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (Voice) - 1999
50% 66% How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne (Character) $37.7M 1998
68% 78% Contact Rachel Constantine (Character) $100.9M 1997
11% 31% Vampire in Brooklyn Det. Rita Veder (Character) $18.7M 1995
68% 73% Strange Days Lornette "Mace" Mason (Character) $7.3M 1995
56% 79% Waiting to Exhale Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris (Character) $64.2M 1995
97% 88% What's Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner (Character) $38.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tina - What's Love Got to Do with It Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 18% Critters 4 Fran (Character) - 1992
100% 82% Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn (Character) $2.4M 1992
88% 91% Malcolm X Betty Shabazz (Character) $47.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Other Side of Love Willie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter (Character) - 1991
95% 82% City of Hope Reesha (Character) $1.3M 1991
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Reva Devereaux (Character) $55.1M 1991
No Score Yet 62% Locked Up: A Mother's Rage Willie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 47% Challenger Unknown (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% 9-1-1 Athena Grant (Character),
Executive Producer
2018-2024
No Score Yet 71% 9-1-1: Lone Star Executive Producer 2021-2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011 2013 2016 2018-2019 2021 2024
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018 2020-2021 2024
80% 79% Queens Narrator 2024
No Score Yet 56% MPower Self 2023
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018-2019 2021 2023
No Score Yet 52% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Thousand Years of Slavery Executive Producer 2022
92% 79% What If...? Ramonda (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 55% RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Guest 2021
100% 95% The Imagineering Story Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013 2018-2019
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
77% 67% American Horror Story Marie Laveau (Character),
Ramona Royale (Guest Star),
Director
2013-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakthrough Director,
Narrator
2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
85% 77% The Simpsons Michelle Obama (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet 85% ER Dr. Cate Banfield (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
86% 88% Alias Hayden Chase (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenger Cheryl McNair (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Lt. Camilla Patterson (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985