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Angela Bassett is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 16 august 1958 at New York City (USA)

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett
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Birth name Angela Evelyn Bassett
Nationality USA
Birth 16 august 1958 (60 years) at New York City (USA)

Angela Bassett is an American actress and film director. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her Academy Award-nominated performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It. In addition, Bassett has portrayed Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Coretta Scott King in Betty and Coretta, Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and Voletta Wallace in Notorious.
Bassett began her film career in the mid-1980s after graduating from Yale University and its drama school. She did not find any stability in the industry until the 1990s, at which point she appeared in films nearly every year. The 2000s saw a succession of films starring Bassett, with her appearing in at least one film every single year. Bassett's success has continued into the 2010s. Bassett earned nominations for her roles in films such as The Score (2001), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Meet the Browns (2008) and Jumping the Broom (2011) and won awards for her performances in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Music of the Heart (1999) among others.

In 2013, she had a recurring role on the FX horror series American Horror Story: Coven, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance as Voodoo queen Marie Laveau. She returned for Freak Show, the anthology series' fourth season, portraying a three-breasted woman named Desiree Dupree for which she received another nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Biography

Bassett married actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997. 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 and daughter Bronwyn Golden - were born on January 27, 2006.

Bassett is an avid supporter of programs for the Arts, especially for youth. She annually attends events for children with diabetes and those in foster homes. She is an active Ambassador of UNICEF for the USA. Bassett is a big supporter of the Royal Theater Boys & Girls Club in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida. The Club is one of the first all performing arts Boys & Girls Clubs in the country.

She is represented by the Executive Speakers Bureau of Memphis.

Bassett supported Barack Obama in his reelection campaign. In June 2012, Bassett made an appearance at the St. Petersburg office of his campaign and said the election was not one "where we can sit on the sidelines".
Bassett attended the second inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2013.

Bassett was initiated as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority on July 13, 2013.

Best films

Green Lantern (2011)
(Actress)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
(Actress)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
(Actress)
Malcolm X (1992)
(Actress)
Music of the Heart (1999)
(Actress)

Usually with

John Sayles
John Sayles
(4 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Angela Bassett (52 films)

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Actress

Mission: Impossible - Fallout, 2h13
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Vanessa Kirby
Roles Erika Sloane
Rating79% 3.9930853.9930853.9930853.9930853.993085
Quand l'IMF (Impossible Mission Force) échoue dans une mission, le monde est confronté a un désastre. Ethan Hunt accompagné de son équipe et de quelques fidèles alliées sont lancés dans une course contre la montre, pour la corriger.
Bumblebee
Bumblebee (2018)

Directed by Travis Knight
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O'Brien, John Cena, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Rachel Crow
Roles Shatter (voice)

En 1987, l'Autobot Bumblebee est en fuite. Il va alors trouver refuge dans la décharge d'une petite ville balnéaire de Californie. Très mal en point, sa carcasse de Volkswagen Coccinelle jaune est découverte par Charlie, une adolescente proche de 18 ans. Quand cette dernière remet le véhicule en marche, elle va vite se rendre compte qu'il ne s'agit pas d'une voiture ordinaire.
Black Panther, 2h15
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya
Roles Ramonda
Rating73% 3.698883.698883.698883.698883.69888
Après avoir participé à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, le roi T'Challa retourne chez lui dans la nation africaine reculée et technologiquement avancée du Wakanda, pour servir son pays en tant que nouveau roi. Cependant, le pouvoir de T'Challa va bientôt être défié par des factions de son propre pays. Quand deux ennemis conspirent pour détruire le Wakanda, la Panthère noire doit s'allier à l'agent de la CIA Everett K. Ross et aux membres du Dora Milaje, les forces spéciales du Wakanda, pour éviter que le pays ne soit emporté dans un conflit mondial.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Ramonda
Rating84% 4.2481354.2481354.2481354.2481354.248135
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
London Has Fallen, 1h39
Directed by Babak Najafi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo
Roles Lynne Jacobs
Rating59% 2.9500252.9500252.9500252.9500252.950025
The story picks up in London, where the British Prime Minister has died under mysterious circumstances and his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. What starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service lead agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), and a British MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
Chiraq
Chiraq (2015)
, 1h58
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors John Cusack, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Common
Roles Miss Helen
Rating57% 2.850162.850162.850162.850162.85016
Après la mort d'un enfant tuée par une « balle perdue », un groupe de femmes mené par Lysistrata s'organise contre la violence dans les quartiers de South Side à Chicago.
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Frank Welker, Angela Bassett, John Goodman, Jeff Bennett, Alexander Polinsky
Roles Dr. Kulinda
Rating56% 2.8153452.8153452.8153452.8153452.815345
George le petit curieux se voit proposer une nouvelle mission un peu spéciale : une mission dans l'espace.
Survivor
Survivor (2015)
, 1h36
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Milla Jovovich, James D'Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett
Roles Maureen Cranepaul
Rating55% 2.7992752.7992752.7992752.7992752.799275
Kate Abbott is an employee for the American Embassy in London, who began working in the government after most of her friends were killed in 9/11. While she is implementing new, more stringent visa applications for potential terrorist suspects, most of her team are killed while attending a restaurant for the birthday of their superior, Bill Talbot, with Kate only surviving because she left the restaurant to get a last-minute present for Bill. An investigation into the attack reveals that the bomb has traces of chromium, leading one of Kate's fellow employees, Sam Parker, to deduce that the perpetrator was the Watchmaker, one of the world's most wanted killers, known for his precision work, who detonated a bomb with similar traces in Paris some time earlier. Kate's subsequent attempts to find out the cause of the explosion reveal that Bill was being blackmailed to let certain visa applicants through after terrorists abducted his son, and the man behind the attack was indeed the Watchmaker. Her efforts uncover a plan to detonate another bomb at Times Square in New York City during the New Year's Eve celebrations. As she carries out her own investigation, she is attacked by Bill and later classified as a suspect for the attacks, forcing her to sneak back into the embassy to create false passports for herself to follow the Watchmaker to New York, with support from Sam Parker, her superior at the embassy and one of two who believes in her innocence. In a final confrontation in Times Square, she manages to kill the Watchmaker by throwing him off a roof before he can trigger the bomb, allowing her to clear her name.
White Bird in a Blizzard, 1h31
Directed by Gregg Araki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Ava Acres, Shiloh Fernandez, Angela Bassett
Roles Dr. Thaler
Rating63% 3.198233.198233.198233.198233.19823
In 1988, when Katrina "Kat" Connors (Shailene Woodley) was age 17, her mother, Eve (Eva Green), disappeared without a word. The story weaves back-and-forth with flashbacks of Eve's past life and the present day.
Olympus Has Fallen, 1h59
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films, White House in fiction
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser
Roles Lynne Jacobs
Rating64% 3.2475553.2475553.2475553.2475553.247555
Former Special Forces soldier Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the lead U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to head the U.S. Presidential detail. Banning maintains a personal, friendly relationship with President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret (Ashley Judd) and their son Connor (Finley Jacobsen). During a snowy Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser, the car transporting the First Family crashes; Banning saves Asher, but Margaret dies.
Black Nativity, 1h33
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jacob Latimore
Roles Aretha Cobbs
Rating46% 2.312772.312772.312772.312772.31277
After his mother, Naima, is evicted from their Baltimore apartment, teenage Langston is sent to spend the holidays with his estranged grandparents in New York City. When Langston arrives in the city, he just misses his grandparents and, shortly after, is robbed of his possessions. Entering a hotel to get directions to his grandparents place, Langston is accused of trying to take a wallet and is quickly taken in by the police. While in the holding cell, he meets a man who makes fun of him for stealing wallets. Shortly after, Langston is reunited with his grandfather, the Reverend Cobbs, who takes him to his home.
This Means War, 1h37
Directed by McG
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Laura Vandervoort, John Paul Ruttan
Roles Collins
Rating62% 3.1482953.1482953.1482953.1482953.148295
CIA agents and best friends Franklin "FDR" Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck Hansen (Tom Hardy) are deployed to Hong Kong to prevent international criminal Karl Heinrich (Til Schweiger) from acquiring a weapon of mass destruction, but the mission goes awry, resulting in the death of Heinrich's brother, Jonas. Heinrich swears vengeance against them. Upon returning to America, their boss, Collins (Angela Bassett) assigns them to desk duty for their protection.
Jumping the Broom, 1h52
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Laz Alonso, Paula Patton, Tasha Smith, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Valarie Pettiford
Roles Claudine Watson
Rating57% 2.851762.851762.851762.851762.85176
Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) is the only child of the wealthy Watson family of her mother Claudine
Green Lantern, 1h45
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett
Roles Dr. Amanda Walker
Rating54% 2.7470052.7470052.7470052.7470052.747005
Billions of years ago, beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force called the Green Lantern Corps. They divided the universe into 3600 sectors, with one Green Lantern per sector. One such Green Lantern, Abin Sur of Sector 2814, defeated the malevolent being Parallax and imprisoned him in the Lost Sector on the desolate planet Ryut. In the present day, Parallax escapes from his prison after becoming strengthened by an encounter with crash survivors on the planet, feeding off of their fear to gain strength before pursuing and nearly killing Abin Sur, who escapes and crash-lands on Earth where he commands his ring to find a worthy successor.
Notorious
Notorious (2009)
, 2h3
Directed by George Tillman Jr., George Tillman, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Naturi Naughton, Marc John Jefferies
Roles Voletta Wallace
Rating66% 3.3498753.3498753.3498753.3498753.349875
The film opens at a party in Los Angeles, California on March 8, 1997. Just as Biggie Smalls is about to be killed in a drive-by shooting, the film flashes back to Biggie's childhood in Brooklyn, where he (now played by his biological son Christopher Wallace, Jr.) lived during his adolescent years. Biggie, (now played by Jamal Woolard) sells drugs at the height of the crack epidemic, hustling with his friends D-Roc (Dennis L.A. White) and Lil' Cease (Marc John Jefferies).