Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Highest Rated: 100% Passion Fish (1992)

Lowest Rated: 8% Survivor (2015)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1958

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett was often associated with notable African-American cultural figures like Rosa Parks, Betty Shabazz, and Tina Turner, all of whom she portrayed on the big and small screens to critical acclaim. But when she was not ably filling the shoes of such important, multi-dimensional female icons in films like "What's Love Got to Do With It" (1992) and "Malcolm X" (1992), Bassett created equally compelling portraits of independent modern women audiences could relate to in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998) and "Meet the Browns" (2008). Bassett's stage training and open, expressive face - not to mention her sheer beauty - made her one of Hollywood's most versatile African-American actresses, admired by the black community to the tune of nearly a dozen NAACP Image Award nominations, and a universal appeal that saw her navigate between film and television and comedy and drama seemingly without effort, leaving a lasting impact with the powerful, purposeful women she left behind on screen. Aging gracefully, Bassett began doing character work in films ranging from romantic comedy "This Means War" (2012) to action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" (2013) and its sequel "London Has Fallen" (2016) to Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther" (2018) while delivering scares in the anthology series "American Horror Story" (FX, 2011- ).

Highest rated movies

Passion Fish
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Black Panther
What's Love Got to Do With It
Boyz N the Hood Between the World and Me
City of Hope
Malcolm X

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ramonda (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wendell & Wild Sister Helley (Voice) - 2022
58% 47% Gunpowder Milkshake Anna May (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 89% Malika the Lion Queen Narrator (Character) - 2021
92% 92% Tina Self - 2021
95% 88% Soul Dorothea (Voice) - 2020
95% 64% Between the World and Me Unknown (Character) - 2020
95% 87% The Apollo Self - 2019
26% 54% Otherhood Carol Walker (Character) - 2019
90% 74% Bumblebee Shatter (Voice) $127.2M 2018
97% 88% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Erika Sloane (Character) $220.1M 2018
96% 79% Black Panther Ramonda (Character) $700.2M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People Unknown (Character) - 2018
27% 50% London Has Fallen Lynn Jacobs (Character) $62.5M 2016
82% 49% Chi-Raq Miss Helen (Character) $2.6M 2015
No Score Yet 47% Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Dr. Kulinda (Voice) - 2015
8% 32% Survivor Maureen Cranepaul (Character) - 2015
47% 38% Whitney Director - 2015
55% 43% White Bird in a Blizzard Dr. Thaler (Character) $33.5K 2014
50% 51% Black Nativity Aretha Cobbs (Character) $7.0M 2013
No Score Yet 67% Betty & Coretta Coretta Scott King (Character) - 2013
50% 66% Olympus Has Fallen Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs (Character) $98.9M 2013
26% 56% This Means War Collins (Character) $54.8M 2012
58% 58% Jumping the Broom Mrs. Watson (Character) $37.3M 2011
26% 45% Green Lantern Dr. Waller (Character) $116.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Identity Martha Adams (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 67% Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Narrator - 2009
52% 65% Notorious Voletta Wallace (Character) $36.8M 2009
No Score Yet 64% Of Boys and Men Rieta Cole (Character) - 2008
33% 36% Gospel Hill Sarah Malcolm (Character) - 2008
82% 73% Nothing but the Truth Bonnie Benjamin (Character) $3.0K 2008
33% 90% Meet the Browns Brenda (Character) $41.9M 2008
67% 74% Meet the Robinsons Mildred (Voice) - 2007
85% 81% Akeelah and the Bee Tanya (Character) $18.8M 2006
No Score Yet 14% Time Bomb Jill Greco (Character) - 2006
60% 58% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Smith's Boss (Voice) $186.3M 2005
55% 30% Mr. 3000 Mo (Character) $21.8M 2004
No Score Yet 35% The Lazarus Child Dr. Elizabeth Chase (Character) - 2004
24% 45% Masked and Anonymous Mistress (Character) $533.3K 2003
No Score Yet 62% Our America Executive Producer - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rosa Parks Story Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2002
80% 57% Sunshine State Desiree Perry (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet 67% Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 85% Ruby's Bucket of Blood Ruby Delacroix (Character),
Producer
- 2001
73% 67% The Score Diane (Character) $71.1M 2001
50% 55% Boesman & Lena Lena (Character) $32.1K 2000
No Score Yet 36% Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Groove (Voice) - 2000
10% 17% Supernova Kaela Evers (Character) $14.2M 2000
63% 72% Music of the Heart Janet Williams (Character) $14.8M 1999
No Score Yet 65% Our Friend, Martin Miles' Mom (Voice) - 1999
50% 66% How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne (Character) $37.7M 1998
68% 78% Contact Rachel Constantine (Character) $100.9M 1997
12% 31% Vampire in Brooklyn Det. Rita Veder (Character) $18.7M 1995
65% 73% Strange Days Lornette "Mace" Mason (Character) $7.3M 1995
61% 79% Waiting to Exhale Bernadine 'Bernie' Harris (Character) $64.2M 1995
96% 88% What's Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner (Character) $38.9M 1993
No Score Yet 18% Critters 4 Fran (Character) - 1992
100% 83% Passion Fish Rhonda / Dawn (Character) $2.4M 1992
89% 91% Malcolm X Betty Shabazz (Character) $47.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Other Side of Love Willie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of Desert Storm Lt. Phoebe Jeter (Character) - 1991
94% 82% City of Hope Reesha (Character) $1.3M 1991
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Reva Devereaux (Character) $55.1M 1991
No Score Yet 62% Locked Up: A Mother's Rage Willie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 43% Challenger Unknown (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
81% 77% 9-1-1 Athena Grant (Character),
Executive Producer
2018-2022
No Score Yet 64% 9-1-1: Lone Star Executive Producer 2021-2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Thousand Years of Slavery Executive Producer 2022
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011 2013 2016 2018-2019 2021
94% 94% What If...? Ramonda (Voice) 2021
70% 61% RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Guest 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018 2020-2021
100% 97% The Imagineering Story Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013 2018-2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
77% 70% American Horror Story Marie Laveau (Character),
Ramona Royale (Guest Star),
Director
2013-2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakthrough Director,
Narrator
2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
85% 75% The Simpsons Michelle Obama (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Cate Banfield (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
86% 88% Alias Hayden Chase (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenger Cheryl McNair (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Lt. Camilla Patterson (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985