Born on August 16,1958, Angela Bassett is an American actress and activist who is best known for her biographical film roles such as Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992) and so on. She has also appeared in television. She began acting in her first regular role on television during the final season of the long-running series ER. And in 2013, Bassett co-starred in American Horror Story: Coven, portraying Voodoo high priestess Marie Laveau. For more information, read the article below.

Angela Bassett

Before Fame: She attended Yale University

Family/ Relationships

Angela Bassett Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in New York City, she is the daughter of Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett. She was raised in the Harlem Neighborhood. She has a sister named D’nette.

Angela Bassett Affair/Married/Husband

She is married to actor Courtney B. Vance. They have twins:  son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance, born on January 27, 2006. For more information, contact her on twitter and Instagram.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett
  • Nicknames: Angela
  • Birthday: August 16, 1958
  • Age: 59 years old
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
  • Education: Yale University
  • Profession: Actress
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Black
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Spouse/Wife: Courtney B. Vance (m. 1997)
  • Children:  2
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: 34 inches
  • Waist Size: 25 inches
  • Hip Size: 37 inches
  • Bra Size/ Breast Size: 34B
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • She began her film career in the mid 1980’s.
  • She was raised in the Harlem neighborhood.
  • Her middle name was given to her in honor her aunt Evelyn.
  • In 1985, Bassett made her first television appearance as a prostitute in the TV movie Doubletake. She made her film debut as a news reporter in F/X (1986).
  • In early 2007, Bassett donated $2,300 to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.
  • Bassett was initiated as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority on July 13, 2013.

Memorable Quotes:

This is a career about images. It’s celluloid; they last for ever. I’m a black woman from America. My people were slaves in America, and even though we’re free on paper and in law, I’m not going to allow you to enslave me on film, in celluloid, for all to see.