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Angela Bassett

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. IMDb Mini Biography By: Dan Hartung


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Born:
Aug 16, 1958 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
79
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie M:I 6 - Mission Impossible 2018-07-27
Known For
Poster of Olympus Has Fallen
Poster of Alias
Poster of Boyz n the Hood
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography

M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (2018)

Adventure Action Thriller
Movie
0.0 3 votes

Black Panther (2018)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as Ramonda

The Snowy Day (2016)

Animation
Movie
as Nana

Close to the Enemy (2016)

Movie
as Eva
4.0 1 votes

London Has Fallen (2016)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Lynne Jacobs
5.8 1836 votes

Close to the Enemy (2016)

Drama War & Politics
Series
as Eva
5.0 1 votes

Chi-Raq (2015)

Music Drama Crime Comedy
Movie
as Miss Helen
5.7 65 votes

Survivor (2015)

Thriller
Movie
as Maureen Cranepaul
5.4 442 votes

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)

Animation Family
Movie
as Dr. Kulinda
6.3 8 votes

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Dr. Thaler
6.1 319 votes

Betty and Coretta (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Coretta Scott King
6.0 2 votes

Black Nativity (2013)

Drama Music
Movie
as Aretha Cobbs
5.8 16 votes

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Lynne Jacobs
6.2 3218 votes

I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2012)

Documentary Comedy
Movie
as Herself
9.0 2 votes

This Means War (2012)

Action Comedy Romance
Movie
as Collins
5.9 1556 votes

American Horror Story (2011)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Monet Tumissee / Lee Harris
7.0 663 votes

Green Lantern (2011)

Adventure Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Amanda Walker
5.1 2869 votes

Jumping the Broom (2011)

Comedy
Movie
6.0 60 votes

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010)

Documentary
Movie
as (voice)

Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Narrator

Notorious (2009)

Drama Music
Movie
as Voletta Wallace
6.6 184 votes

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Bonnie Benjamin
6.9 155 votes

Meet the Browns (2008)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Brenda Brown
5.9 37 votes

Gospel Hill (2008)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Sarah Malcolm
5.6 10 votes

Of Boys and Men (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Rieta Cole
8.0 1 votes

Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' (2007)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself
5.7 3 votes

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Mildred (voice)
6.7 888 votes

The Lazarus Child (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Elizabeth Chase
4.3 6 votes

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Tanya
6.7 97 votes

Mr. 3000 (2004)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Maureen "Mo" Simmons
5.0 76 votes

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

Movie
7.5 1 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.9 30 votes

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

Drama Music
Movie
as Mistress
5.4 14 votes

Sunshine State (2002)

Drama
Movie
as Desiree Perry
5.8 11 votes

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Drama
Movie
as Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
2.0 1 votes

Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Ruby Delacroix
5.3 2 votes

The Bernie Mac Show (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.7 23 votes

Alias (2001)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.2 164 votes

The Score (2001)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Diane
6.6 500 votes

Supernova (2000)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Kaela Evers
4.9 121 votes

Boesman and Lena (2000)

Drama Foreign
Movie
as Lena

Whispers: An Elephant Tale (2000)

Drama Family
Movie
as Groove (voice)

Music of the Heart (1999)

Drama
Movie
as Principal Janet Williams
6.4 56 votes

Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Family Animation
Movie
as Miles' Mom (voice)
6.0 1 votes

Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery (1998)

Movie
as Herself
8.5 1 votes

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Stella Payne
5.8 29 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
3.3 19 votes

Contact (1997)

Drama Science Fiction Mystery
Movie
as Rachel Constantine
7.2 1502 votes

Critics' Choice Movie Awards (1996)

Series
as Herself - Presenter
5.5 1 votes

Panther (1995)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Betty Shabazz
6.1 9 votes

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Comedy Horror Romance
Movie
as Detective Rita Veder
4.5 126 votes

Strange Days (1995)

Crime Drama Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Lornette 'Mace' Mason
6.8 386 votes

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris
5.9 41 votes

Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1994)

Drama
Movie
as Willie

ER (1994)

Drama
Series
as Catherine Banfield
7.0 108 votes

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Drama Music
Movie
as Anna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner
7.0 83 votes

Innocent Blood (1992)

Comedy Horror Thriller Crime
Movie
as U.S. Attorney Sinclair
6.1 62 votes

Nightmare Cafe (1992)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
4.5 2 votes

Critters 4 (1992)

Comedy Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Fran
4.3 49 votes

The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

Drama Music
Movie
as Katherine Jackson
5.2 23 votes

Malcolm X (1992)

Drama History
Movie
as Dr. Betty Shabazz
7.3 442 votes

Passion Fish (1992)

Drama
Movie
as Rhonda / Dawn
6.6 8 votes

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Reva Devereaux
7.4 437 votes

Stat (1991)

Series
as Dr. Willie Burns

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Comedy
Movie
as Stewardess
5.7 736 votes

The Flash (1990)

Action & Adventure Crime Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 26 votes

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)

Drama Mystery
Movie
as Carla Peters
6.0 1 votes

Equal Justice (1990)

Drama
Series
as Janet Fields
5.0 1 votes

Family of Spies (1990)

Movie
as Bev Andress

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 1280 votes

A Man Called Hawk (1989)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
10.0 1 votes

Thirtysomething (1987)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 6 votes

Tour of Duty (1987)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.5 16 votes

F/X (1986)

Crime Thriller Action
Movie
as TV reporter
6.3 100 votes

Spenser: For Hire (1985)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.6 8 votes

227 (1985)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.1 7 votes

The Cosby Show (1984)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 97 votes

Ryan's Hope (1975)

Drama
Series
as Leonie Peach
6.8 2 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
5.7 14 votes
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