Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Aug. 16th, 1958
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 4

Angela Bassett's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
American Horror Story TV Show
American Horror Story
9-1-1 TV Show
Close To The Enemy TV Show
Close To The Enemy
Independent Lens TV Show
Independent Lens
A Man Called Hawk TV Show
A Man Called Hawk
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

  • Turned down the role of Leticia Musgrove in _Monster's Ball (2001)_ (qv) because she did not want to perform nude.
  • Won the 2002 'Lena Horne' (qv) Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment.
  • Graduated from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida, Class of 1976.
  • Measurements: 34B-25-37 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Graduated from Yale drama school with a Master of Fine Arts Degree (1983)
  • Born on the same day as 'Madonna' (qv).
  • 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' (qv) in _What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)_ (qv).
  • Bassett's line "Right here! Right now!" from Strange Days was sampled as the only 'lyrics' used repeatedly in the song 'Right Here, Right Now' by Fatboy Slim, his best known song.

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