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Angela Bassett Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Parents, Twin Sister, Black Panther and Net Worth

Angela Bassett Biography

Angela Bassett is an American Academy and Emmy Award-nominated actress who was born in New York. She is known for roles in ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’ ‘Waiting to Exhale,’ ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Black Panther.’

Since starting her acting career in the 1980s, she has starred in multiple films and tv shows including; Boyz n the Hood, Malcolm X, Panther, The Jacksons: An American Dream as well as Notorious.

She had her breakthrough after portraying singer Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It in the year 1993. Also, she played Rosa Parks in the television film The Rosa Parks Story which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. In the year 2018, she began starring as Athena Grant in Fox’s drama series 9-1-1. Also, she produces the show.

Angela Bassett Age

Angela is 64 years old as of 2022, she was born on 16 August 1958, in New York City, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday every year on 16 August and her birth sign is Leo.

Angela Bassett Height

Angela stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 m. Her body measurements are; chest 34B, waist 25 inches, and hips 37 inches. Her hair color is black.

Angela Bassett Weight

Bassett has a weight of 52 Kg or 1115 lbs.

Angela Bassett Education

Angela went to Boca Ciega High School where she was a cheerleader as well as a member of the Upward Bound college prep program. She later enrolled at Yale University and graduated with her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980.

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Angela Bassett Parents

Angela was born to her parents named  Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett in New York City. Her mother became pregnant with her sister D’nette just 10 months after she was born.

Bassett’s parents later got divorced and she had to relocate from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Angela and her sister were raised by a social worker mother.

Angela Bassett Twin Sister

Angela has a sister known as D’nette younger than her but not a twin sister. Her mother Betty Jane got pregnant just 10 months after Angela was born. Angela and her sister D’nette were raised in St. Petersburg, Florida by a social worker mother.

Angela Bassett Husband

Bassett is married to Courtney B. Vance. The couple married in 1997. Angela met her husband while she was studying at Yale School of Drama. He was a 1986 graduate of the school.

Angela Bassett Kids

Bassett and her lovely husband Courtney B. Vance have twins; a daughter named Bronwyn Golden Vance and a son Slater Josiah Vance. Her children were born through a surrogate.

Angela Bassett Net Worth

Angela has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2022. This includes her assets, money, and income. She accumulates a huge amount of her wealth from her successful career as an Academy and Emmy Award-nominated actress.

Angela Bassett Black Panther

Bassett was cast to play the role of Ramonda in the Marvel superhero film Black Panther in the year 2018. Her character is the Queen mother of Wakanda, the mother to T’Challa(played by Chadwick Boseman) as well as a Shuri(played by Letitia Wright).

Bassett made her television debut in the year 1985 after starring in the tv movie Doubletake. In the year 1986, she made her film debut in F/X as a news reporter.

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Later, she appeared in films; A Man Called Hawk, 227, Boyz n the Hood, and Malcolm X. In the year 1990, she starred in the Kindergarten Cop along with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the year 1992, she was cast as Kathrine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream.

In the year 2010, Angela provided the voice of First Lady Michelle Obama on an episode of The Simpsons titled “Stealing First Base”. Later in 2011, she starred in the superhero film Green Lantern as Amanda Waller.

Her other acting credits include; This Means War, Betty, and Coretta, Olympus Has Fallen, Jumping the Broom, American Horror Story: Coven as well as Survivor.

Angela Bassett 9-1-1

Bassett plays the role of Athena Grant-Nash in the television series 9-1-1. In the tv series, she is an LAPD patrol sergeant and Bobby’s (played by Peter Krause) wife. The tv series premiered on January 3, 2018, and is created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear.

furthermore, Bassett directs the television series. In the year 2014, Bassett made her directorial debut in the film Whitney based on the life of Whitney Houston. She went on to direct Breakthrough in the year 2015, American Horror Story: Roanoke Television in 2016 as well as an American Horror Story: Cult in 2017.

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Angela Bassett Movies

  • Kindergarten Cop
  • Critters 4
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • City of Hope
  • Innocent Blood
  • The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Contact
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Our Friend, Martin
  • Music of the Heart
  • Supernova
  • Malcolm X
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Otherhood
  • Soul
  • Tina
  • Gunpowder Milkshake
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Black Panther

Angela Bassett TV Shows

  • Search for Tomorrow
  • Spenser: For Hire
  • The Cosby Show
  • Ryan’s Hope
  • The Cosby Show
  • HeartBeat
  • A Man Called Hawk
  • Tour of Duty
  • Amy Burnett
  • Thirtysomething
  • Alien Nation
  • The Simpsons
  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • BoJack Horseman
  • American Horror Story: Hotel
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • The Imagineering Story
  • What If…?
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars

Angela Bassett Contacts

  • Instagram
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  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • TikTok
  • Website

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