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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett
Bassett at the 2007 Red Dress Collection for The Heart Truth campaign.
Personal information
Birth nameAngela Evelyn Bassett
Birth dateAugust 16, 1958(age 58)
Place of birthHarlem, New York City
Years active1985 present
SpouseCourtney B. Vance (1997 present; 1 son, 1 daughter)

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Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, including singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious.

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