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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 (61 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

Bumblebee (2018)
(Actress)
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)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Angela Bassett (56 films)

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Actress

Gunpowder Milkshake
Directed by Navot Papushado
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Paul Giamatti, Ralph Ineson
Roles Anna May

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Otherhood
Otherhood (2019)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman, Jake Hoffman, Sinqua Walls, Stephen Kunken
Roles Carol Walker
Rating61% 3.050133.050133.050133.050133.05013
Trois mères (Carol, Gillian et Helen) ont commencé leur amitié quand chacun de leurs fils étaient petits. Désormais, ceux-ci vivent tous les trois à New York. Elles se mettent en tête d'aller leur rendre visite, pour reconstruire des liens avec eux.
Avengers: Endgame, 3h1
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland
Roles Ramonda
Rating83% 4.1990154.1990154.1990154.1990154.199015
Le Titan Thanos ayant réussi à s'approprier les six Pierres d'Infinité et à les réunir sur le Gantelet doré, a pu réaliser son objectif de pulvériser la moitié de la population de l'Univers d'un claquement de doigts. Les quelques Avengers et Gardiens de la Galaxie ayant survécu, Captain America, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, War Machine, Nébula et Rocket, espèrent réparer le méfait de Thanos. Ils le retrouvent mais il s'avère que ce dernier a détruit les pierres et Thor le décapite. Cinq ans plus tard, alors que chacun essaie de continuer sa vie et d'oublier les nombreuses pertes dramatiques, Scott Lang, alias Ant-Man, parvient à s'échapper de la dimension subatomique où il était coincé depuis la disparition du Docteur Hank Pym, de sa femme Janet Van Dyne et de sa fille Hope Van Dyne. Lang propose aux Avengers une solution pour faire revenir à la vie tous les êtres disparus, dont leurs alliés et coéquipiers : récupérer les Pierres d'Infinité dans le passé grâce à l'univers quantique.
Bumblebee
Bumblebee (2018)
, 1h54
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)
Rating67% 3.397093.397093.397093.397093.39709
En 1987, dans une ville balnéaire californienne. Alors que la guerre a pris une tournure critique sur la planète Cybertron, l'Autobot B-127 est envoyé sur Terre par son chef Optimus Prime afin de préparer un refuge et de protéger les humains d'une éventuelle attaque de leurs ennemis, les Decepticons. Fortement endommagé et son synthétiseur vocal détruit au cours d'un combat contre Blitzwing, B-127 échappe à une troupe militaire et échoue sur une plage, où il se transforme en Volkswagen Coccinelle jaune, avant de se désactiver.
Black Panther, 2h14
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Monde imaginaire, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya
Roles Ramonda
Rating73% 3.651273.651273.651273.651273.65127
Après avoir participé à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, le prince 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 membres 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.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout, 2h27
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Vanessa Kirby
Roles Erika Sloane
Rating76% 3.8471753.8471753.8471753.8471753.847175
Ethan Hunt accepte une nouvelle mission décrite sur une bande magnétique qui s'autodétruit cinq secondes plus tard : le « Syndicat », dont le chef, Solomon Lane, a été arrêté deux ans auparavant par Hunt et son équipe, s'est reformé sous la forme d'un groupe terroriste dénommé « Les Apôtres », avec l'aide de Nils Debruuk, spécialiste norvégien en armes nucléaires. La mission de Hunt est d'intercepter une livraison de trois charges portables de plutonium aux Apôtres, qui doit se dérouler à Berlin. Il s'y rend avec Benji et Luther, mais ce dernier est pris en otage par les Apôtres ; en voulant le sauver, Hunt oublie de surveiller les bombes dont s'emparent les terroristes.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Films about spiders, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Ramonda
Rating83% 4.198784.198784.198784.198784.19878
Père adoptif de Gamora et Nébula, Thanos a commencé à recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité : la Pierre du Pouvoir, la Pierre de l'Espace, la Pierre de Réalité, la Pierre de l'Âme, la Pierre du Temps et la Pierre de l'Esprit. Son objectif est de réunir ces six gemmes sur un gantelet doré, forgé par le nain Eitri sur Nidavellir, afin d'utiliser leur immense puissance pour détruire la moitié de la population de l'Univers et rétablir ainsi un certain équilibre. Dans sa quête le menant sur diverses planètes, la Terre, Knowhere et Vormir, Thanos est aidé par ses enfants adoptifs : Ebony Maw , Cull Obsidian , Corvus Glaive et Proxima Midnight . Face à cette nouvelle menace qui concerne l'Univers entier, le groupe de super-héros des Avengers, divisé depuis 2 ans, doit se reformer, et s'associer au Docteur Strange, aux Gardiens de la Galaxie et au peuple du Wakanda.
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% 2.9511352.9511352.9511352.9511352.951135
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.
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq (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, Nicholas Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Common
Roles Miss Helen
Rating57% 2.851252.851252.851252.851252.85125
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.
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% 2.799112.799112.799112.799112.79911
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.
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Frank Welker, Angela Bassett, John Goodman, Jeff Bennett, Alexander Polinsky, Xavier Fagnon
Roles Dr. Kulinda
Rating55% 2.771812.771812.771812.771812.77181
Un homme du nom de Houston a demandé à George de voler dans l'espace pour lancer "Project Stop Flooding". Sa mission est de prendre le RDS (un outil sur mesure qui contrôle les barrages en Afrique centrale pour empêcher les inondations) et de le retirer d’un satellite dans l’espace. Le satellite est cassé et, quand George amènera le RDS sur Terre , il l'installera sur l'un des barrages. Ted (l'homme au chapeau jaune) accepte, mais seulement si George peut compléter la formation. George complète la formation et va dans l'espace. Pendant qu’il est dans l’espace, il perd presque le RDS et sa capsule spatiale s’abîme sur la Terre. C'est parce que l'eau de George a détruit les contrôles. George éjecte, mais est perdu en Afrique centrale.
White Bird in a Blizzard, 1h31
Directed by Gregg Araki
Origin France
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% 3.197923.197923.197923.197923.19792
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% 3.2481053.2481053.2481053.2481053.248105
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% 2.31352.31352.31352.31352.3135
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, Children's films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Laura Vandervoort, John Paul Ruttan
Roles Collins
Rating62% 3.148623.148623.148623.148623.14862
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.