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Angela Bassett Age Height Weight Net Worth

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About Angela Bassett

Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, United States Of America.

As of 2022, she is 64 years old and her zodiac sign is Leo.

She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Black Reel Awards, a Golden Globe Award, seven NAACP Image Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for one Academy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

Bassett began her acting career in the 1980s, after graduating from Yale University. Following a few minor roles, including as Reva Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Bassett had her breakthrough with her portrayal of singer Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993), which garnered her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. 

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Angela Bassett Age Height Weight Net Worth

She went on to star in numerous acclaimed and successful films, including; as Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), as Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), as Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009), as Amanda Waller in Green Lantern (2011), and as Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013). 

Her other notable film roles include Bernandine Harris in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Rachel Constantine in Contact (1997), Stella Payne in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Janet Williams in Music of the Heart (1999), Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), and Queen Ramonda in Black Panther (2018), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), and in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

On television, Bassett’s portrayal of Rosa Parks in the television film The Rosa Parks Story (2002), garnered her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. In 2013, Bassett had a recurring role on the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story: Coven, earning a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. 

She returned as a series regular for Freak Show, the series’ fourth season, portraying Desiree Dupree, for which she received another Primetime Emmy Award nomination. 

For the fifth season, Hotel, she portrayed Ramona Royale, a famous movie star. 

Bassett returned to the series’s sixth season, Roanoke, portraying an alcoholic actress named Monet Tumusiime, who plays struggling mother and former police officer Lee Harris in the My Roanoke Nightmare documentary, and she reprised her role as Marie Laveau in a guest role in the eighth season Apocalypse

In 2018, Bassett began producing and starring in the Fox first responder drama series 9-1-1, playing LAPD patrol sergeant Athena Grant.

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Full NameAngela Evelyn Bassett
Nick NameAngela
Date Of BirthAugust 16, 1958
Age64 Years (As Of 2022)
Place Of BirthNew York City, United States Of America
Current ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
Profession Actress 
Zodiac SignLeo
Sexual Orientation Straight

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Angela Bassett Age Height Weight Net Worth

Family and Relationships 

She is the daughter of a social worker Betty Jane, a civil servant, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a preacher’s son.

Bassett’s middle name was given to her in honor of her aunt Evelyn.

Ten months after Bassett was born, her mother became pregnant and had a second child, Bassett’s sister D’nette.

Bassett married actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997. 

They first met at Yale School of Drama, then became a couple over a decade later after their paths crossed again in Los Angeles.

In the summer of 2005, they starred together in a production of His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

The couple’s twins – son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance – were carried by a surrogate.

FatherDaniel Benjamin Bassett
MotherBetty Jane
SiblingsD’nette
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandCourtney B. Vance (m. 1997)
KidsSlater Josiah VanceBronwyn Golden Vance
Boyfriend/Affairs

Body Measurements

Angela Bassett is 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters tall and she weighs around 58 kg or 128 lbs.

Her body measurements are 34-27-35 in inches or 86.30-68.50-94 in cm.

Her bra size is 34 C.

She has Black eyes and Black hair.

Height in feet5 feet 4 inches or 64 inches 
Height in meters1.63 meters or 163 cm
Weight in kg58 kg
Weight in lbs.128 lbs
Body Measurements34-27-35 in inches or 86.30-68.50-94 in cm
Breast Size34 inches or 86.30 cm
Bra Size34 C
Cup SizeC
Waist Size27 inches or 68.50 cm
Hips Size37 inches or 94 cm
Dress Size7 US
Shoe Size7 US
Eyes ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

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Angela Bassett Age Height Weight Net Worth

Education

Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned an M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Drama, despite opposition from her paternal aunt who warned her to not “waste” her “Yale education on theater.” She was the only member of Bassett’s family to have gone to both college and graduate school.

At Yale, Bassett met her future husband Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the drama school. Bassett was also classmates with actor Charles S. Dutton.

SchoolBoca Ciega High School
CollegeYale University
QualificationB.A. degree in African-American studies

Favorites and Net Worth

Her net worth as of 2022 is around USD 30 Million.

HobbiesCooking, Reading and Workout
Fav FoodCup Cakes, Chocolates
Fav ColorBlack
Travel DestinationAfrica and EUrope
Fav Sports
Fav Brands
Fav Movies
Cars
Salary
Net WorthUSD 30 Million

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Social Media Accounts

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

Career Of Angela Bassett

In 1985, Bassett made her first television appearance, as a prostitute in the made-for-TV movie Doubletake.

She made her film debut as a news reporter in F/X (1986), for which she was required to join the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Bassett moved to Los Angeles in 1988 for more acting jobs, with early guest spots on A Man Called Hawk and 227 (both 1989).

Bassett began to gain critical attention and public recognition for her performances in the films Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Malcolm X (1992).

Bassett subsequently played Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream

Next, Bassett was cast as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993).

Bassett starred in three movies in 1995, which were released with varied reactions from critics: Vampire in Brooklyn, Strange Days, and Waiting to Exhale (where she worked with author Terry McMillan). 

In 1997, she starred as the President’s advisor in Contact.

Stephen Holden of The New York Times opinionated that Bassett was “largely wasted as a Presidential assistant.”

In 1998, Fatboy Slim sampled Bassett’s voice from 1995’s Strange Days, specifically the line “this is your life, right here, right now!”, for his hit single “Right Here, Right Now”. 

Also in 1998, Bassett starred in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, once again collaborating with McMillan. 

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She played Stella, a 40-year-old American professional woman who falls in love with a 20-year-old Jamaican man. 

In 1999, Bassett starred in Music of the Heart, once again collaborating with horror icon Wes Craven.

Matthew Eng wrote of her “terrifically specific chemistry” with Meryl Streep.

She appeared in the 2001 film The Score.

In 2003, she read from the WPA slave narratives in Unchained Memories.

In 2004, she had roles in the films The Lazarus Child and Mr. 3000. Mr. 3000 was a comedy in which Bassett co-starred with Bernie Mac. 

In the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee, Bassett portrayed Tanya Anderson, the mother of the film’s lead, Akeelah, played by Keke Palmer.

Bassett provided her voice for the 2007 film Meet the Robinsons.

She appeared in the 2008 film Gospel Hill.

In the 2009 film Notorious, Bassett portrayed Voletta Wallace, the mother of The Notorious B.I.G.

In 2010, Bassett lent her voice to portray First Lady Michelle Obama on an episode of The Simpsons titled “Stealing First Base”. Bassett was seen as a “terrific” fill in for Obama.

She also appeared in the 2011 film Jumping the Broom, playing the matriarch of a wealthy family.

Bassett portrayed Coretta Scott King in the television film Betty and Coretta, which aired on February 2, 2013, continuing her trend of portraying real women.

In March 2016, Bassett appeared in London Has Fallen, reprising her role as Lynne Jacobs.

In March 2017, Bassett appeared in “Ache”, an episode of the television series Underground.

In February 2018, Bassett starred in the acclaimed Marvel superhero film Black Panther as Queen Ramonda, mother of the titular character.

In July 2018, she portrayed CIA Director Erika Sloane in the action spy film Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

In December 2018, she voiced the Decepticon villain ‘Shatter’ from the Transformers live-action film Bumblebee.

In 2019, she joined the cast of Gunpowder Milkshake.

She also reprised her role as Ramonda in Avengers: Endgame.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the full name of Angela Bassett?

Her full name is Angela Evelyn Bassett.

How old is Angela Bassett?

She was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, United States Of America.
As of 2022, she is 64 years old and her zodiac sign is Leo.

How tall is Angela Bassett and how much does she weigh?

Angela Bassett is 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters tall and she weighs around 58 kg or 128 lbs.
Her body measurements are 34-27-35 in inches or 86.30-68.50-94 in cm.
Her bra size is 34 C.

How rich is Angela Bassett?

Her net worth as of 2022 is around USD 30 Million.

Who is the Husband of Angela Bassett?

Bassett married actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997. 
They first met at Yale School of Drama, then became a couple over a decade later after their paths crossed again in Los Angeles.
In the summer of 2005, they starred together in a production of His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

How many kids Angela Bassett has?

The couple’s twins – son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance – were carried by a surrogate.

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