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Angela Evelyn Bassett Vance (born Angela Evelyn Bassett; August 16, 1958) is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women, including Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X...Wikipedia

Age: 56
Born: 16th August, 1958, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: What`s Love Got to Do With It (1993), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998).

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London Has Fallen (2015)

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

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Bassett has built her career around playing some of the most celebrated real-life, pioneering black women of the twentieth century. She was Oscar-nominated and won both the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture for her star-making performance as Tina Turner/Anna Mae Bullock in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). She won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her work as the late-Dr. Betty Shabazz (widow of the slain civil rights pioneer Malcolm X) in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). She would later play Dr. Shabazz in a cameo appearance in Mario Van Peebles' Panther (1995). She delivered the only three-dimensional performance in the 1992 ABC miniseries about The Jackson Five and their family, The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) (TV). In 1999, she played Janet Williams--the principal of the school where Roberta Guaspari taught in Music of the Heart (1999). She was also in the running to play Dorothy Dandridge, until Halle Berry beat her to the punch with HBO's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV). Her first and only Emmy nomination to date was for her lead role in The Rosa Parks Story (2002) (TV).

 

Won the 2002 Lena Horne Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment.

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TwoCents - She is doing a great job on AHS (6 weeks ago)
marcus28 - Angela Bassett,you are an amazing actress. (1 year ago)
CraigSnyder - Angela is a very talented actress and also very beautiful. (1 year ago)
twatson23 - One of my favorites...shes always left off of the ageless beauties list (4 years ago)
jasminp11 - angela is my fav actress God bless her whole family (6 years ago)
JANINE - ANGELA IS A DELIGHTFUL INSPIRING WARM SOUL AND I CAN ONLY PRAY TO HAVE HALF AS MUCH SUCCESS AS SHE HAS HAD. YOU ARE THE GREATEST ACTRESS OF MY TIME AND I ADMIRE YOUR WORK. GOD BLESS YOU MY SISTER! (6 years ago)
mercedes - i agreed wit jasmine an she wuz really good n meet the browns (6 years ago)
Jasmine - She`s great in Tyler Perry`s new movie, "Meet the Browns". Check it out! (6 years ago)
Heath_Shavers - One of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. (6 years ago)
tigerwoman - Angela Bassest is a Holy Angel (7 years ago)

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