Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance: Angela Bassett’s Amazing Twins

Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance, Twins of Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance

Discover the Incredible Journey of Angela Bassett’s Twins, Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance. Explore their fascinating lives and achievements in this exclusive story!

About Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance

Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance are American celebrity kids, twins of Actress Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance.

The twins, Son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance – were carried by a surrogate.

They were born on January 27, 2006 in the United States. As of 2024, Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance are 18 years old.

Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance, Twins of Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance

After seven years of IVF, Bassett and her husband welcomed fraternal twins Bronwyn Golden Vance and Slater Josiah Vance, 16, on Jan. 27, 2006, via surrogate.

“I had a dream about seven years ago that we were going to have twins. I didn’t know how it was going to happen,” Vance told Oprah in 2007. 

Bassett added, “Just standing there together, holding each other with the realization that this is the moment that we’ve been working toward, praying for … [it’s a dream come true].”

When it comes to parenting, Bassett has referred to herself as the “good cop,” while her husband Vance is “usually pretty calm but he is consistent.”

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Full NamesSlater Josiah Vance and Bronwyn Golden Vance
NicknameSlater, and Bronwyn
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 2006
Age18 Years (As Of 2024)
Place Of BirthCalifornia, United States
Current ResidenceCalifornia, United States
Zodiac SignAquarius

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Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance, Twins of Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance


Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance were born to Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance.

FatherCourtney Vance
MotherAngela Bassett
GrandparentsDaniel Benjamin Bassett, Betty Jane Bassett, Conroy Vance, Leslie Vance
AuntsD’nette Bassett, Cecilie Vance

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Bronwyn Golden Vance

When she was younger, Bronwyn used to mimic her mother often — especially when it came to disciplining her brother Slater.

“I’m just speaking from my experience, but my daughter, from the time she was a little one, was always sort of looking to me for the example of what to do and how to be,” Bassett told Vulture in 2019. “I have twins, and if I told her brother something like, ‘Slater, put that down. Slater, don’t stand on that. Slater —’ she would be my little copy. If he would do something, she would say, ‘Slater, put that down! Slater, don’t stand on that!’ She was my little copycat!”

As Bronwyn and her brother grew up, they both found an interest in music. “They both play the piano and rap and play guitar, so they have a little musical interest that I drill into them, that I insist upon!” she told E! on the 2021 Golden Globes red carpet.

The actress also noted that Bronwyn and Slater both enjoyed her 2020 animated film Soul. “But I thought maybe they wouldn’t get into it because it’s jazz … but surprisingly they loved it,” she added. “They got a lot of the themes, a lot of the ideas from it and really appreciated it.”

At just 16 years old, Bronwyn has also shown a passion for giving back. In January 2022, Bronwyn began raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The campaign raised more than $60,000 within seven weeks, winning Bronwyn the 2022 Los Angeles Team Member of the Year title.

Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance, Twins of Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance

Slater Josiah Vance

Although Slater and Bronwyn are close now, they weren’t always best friends growing up. According to Bassett, when both kids were young, they bickered and argued with one another constantly.

“Oh gosh, they fight. They ask me constantly, ‘Mommy, are you happy?’ Well, he asks me that,” Bassett told Access Hollywood in 2013. “And I say, ‘If we are not bickering, punching or fighting, then yes, I’m happy. But every day, we’re bickering, punching and fighting!’ “

Even so, Slater still protected his sister when he could.

“She’s big heart — she loves her brother — and he protects her in school … If she’s having some trouble he’s right in there for her, ‘Don’t you talk back to my sister!’ ” Bassett shared. “But at home with mom, it’s the safe place to just act a fool.”

As a teenager, Slater turned his hand to music. He released his first album, “Journey 2 Forever,” in 2021. The following year, Slater released an EP titled “Holehearted” — an accomplishment that’s made both of his parents proud.

“Folks, he’s done it again,” Vance captioned an Instagram post featuring a song from the album. “A big congratulations to my son @slater.vance and his producer @wcab1_music for their second major production, Holehearted.”

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Marriage of Their parents

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.

“He had a beautiful, beautiful girlfriend at the time, who was also in drama school with us,” Bassett remembers. “So maybe about 14 years later, our paths crossed here in Los Angeles. And I was single, he was single. And I had such an appreciation for him over those years — of his consistency, how he treated other people, of what a supporter he is, what a connector of people and ideas he is, how passionate he is.”

Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance, Twins of Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance

About Their parents


Angela Evelyn Bassett  is an American actress. Known for her work in film and television since the late 1980s, she has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

Bassett had her breakthrough portraying singer Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993), which won her a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. 

This led to starring roles as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992), as the mother of The Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious (2009), and as Amanda Waller in Green Lantern (2011). Her other notable film roles were in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). 

She has also played Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). 

For the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

On television, Bassett has starred as Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992). 

Her portrayal of Rosa Parks in the television film The Rosa Parks Story (2002) gained her a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. 

Her performances in two seasons of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, earned her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2014 and 2015. In 2018, Bassett began producing and starring as an LAPD patrol sergeant in the Fox drama series 9-1-1.

Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance
Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance


Courtney Bernard Vance is an American actor. Known for his commanding presence, he started his career on stage before moving to film and television. He has received various accolades, including a Tony Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as nominations for a Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Vance trained at the Yale School of Drama. He starred in the original productions of August Wilson’s Fences in 1985, earning his first Tony Award nomination. He continued acting in the Broadway productions of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation in 1990 and Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy in 2013, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

He is known for his roles in films such as Hamburger Hill (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Preacher’s Wife (1996), Cookie’s Fortune (1999), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Isle of Dogs (2018).

From 2001 to 2006 he portrayed Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver in the NBC series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also guest-starred on Picket Fences, Revenge, Scandal, and Masters of Sex

He won acclaim for his portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in the FX limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. 

He appeared in HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017), Nat Geo’s limited series Genius: Aretha (2020), and the HBO series Lovecraft Country (2020) the latter earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How old are Angela Bassett twins?

They were born on January 27, 2006 in the United States. As of 2024, Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance are 18 years old.

Are Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance biological children of Angela Bassett?

The twins, Son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance – were carried by a surrogate.

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