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Angela Bassett: 5 Personal Things You Probably Did Not Know (Info)


Who is Angela Bassett? Angela Bassett’s Bio-Wiki:


Actress Angela Bassett has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women including Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” as well as Betty Shabazz in “Malcomlm X” and many more films.

Bassett began her film career in the mid-1980 after she graduated from Yale University and its drama school.


Angela Bassett’s Weight and Height:

Angela Bassett’s height is 5 ft 4 in and she weighs approximately 125 lbs. (Source)

Angela Bassett’s Birthday/Age:

Angela Bassett was born on August 16th, 1958.

angela-bassett-husband-courtneyAngela Bassett’s Personal Life – 5 Things You May Not Know:

1. Bassett married fellow actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997. The couple has two lovely children: son Slater Josiah and daughter Bronwyn Golden.

2. Bassett was offered the role of Leticia Musgrove in Monster’s Ball (2001), but turned it down because she did not want to perform n*de. As a result Halle Berry, who went on to become the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead.

3. She received her Bachelor’s degree in African-American studies from Yale University (1980) and her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama (1983).

4. As of 2005, Bassett is the first and only African-American recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993).

5. On July 13, 2014, Bassett was initiated as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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