Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a corresponding Golden Globe Award. Bassett has additionally portrayed Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013). Bassett's performance as Parks was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

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YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018Mission: Impossible - Fallout2018-07-27
2018Black PantherRamonda2018-02-16
2017August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People2017-08-26
2016The Snowy DayNana2016-11-25
2016London Has FallenLynne Jacobs2016-03-04
2015Chi-RaqMiss Helen2015-12-04
2015Curious George 3: Back to the JungleDr. Kulinda2015-06-23
2015SurvivorMaureen Cranepaul2015-05-29
2014White Bird in a BlizzardDr. Thaler2014-09-25
2013Black NativityAretha Cobbs2013-11-27
2013Olympus Has FallenLynne Jacobs2013-03-22
2013Betty and CorettaCoretta Scott King2013-02-02
2012I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie MacHerself2012-02-19
2012This Means WarCollins2012-02-17
2011Green LanternDr. Amanda Walker2011-06-16
2011Jumping the Broom2011-05-06
2010For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots(voice)2010-01-01
2009NotoriousVoletta Wallace2009-01-16
2009Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black ComedyNarrator2009-01-01
2008Nothing But the TruthBonnie Benjamin2008-12-19
2008Meet the BrownsBrenda Brown2008-03-21
2008Gospel HillSarah Malcolm2008-02-09
2008Of Boys and MenRieta Cole2008-01-01
2007Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons'Herself2007-10-23
2007Meet the RobinsonsMildred (voice)2007-03-28
2006The Lazarus ChildDr. Elizabeth Chase2006-11-03
2006Akeelah and the BeeTanya2006-04-28
2004Mr. 3000Maureen "Mo" Simmons2004-09-17
2003Masked and AnonymousMistress2003-08-08
2003Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives2003-02-10
2002Sunshine StateDesiree Perry2002-06-21
2002The Rosa Parks StoryRosa Louise McCauley Parks2002-02-24
2001Ruby's Bucket of BloodRuby Delacroix2001-12-01
2001The ScoreDiane2001-07-13
2000Boesman and LenaLena2000-11-03
2000Whispers: An Elephant TaleGroove (voice)2000-10-03
2000SupernovaDr. Kaela Evers2000-01-14
1999Music of the HeartPrincipal Janet Williams1999-10-29
1999Our Friend, MartinMiles' Mom (voice)1999-01-12
1998How Stella Got Her Groove BackStella Payne1998-08-14
1997ContactRachel Constantine1997-07-11
1995Waiting to ExhaleBernadine 'Bernie' Harris1995-12-22
1995PantherDr. Betty Shabazz1995-11-10
1995Vampire in BrooklynDetective Rita Veder1995-10-27
1995Strange DaysLornette 'Mace' Mason1995-10-13
1994Locked Up: A Mother’s RageWillie1994-11-07
1993What's Love Got to Do with ItAnna Mae Bullock / Tina Turner1993-06-09
1992Passion FishRhonda / Dawn1992-12-11
1992Malcolm XDr. Betty Shabazz1992-11-18
1992Critters 4Fran1992-10-14
1992Innocent BloodU.S. Attorney Sinclair1992-09-25
1991The Heroes of Desert StormLt. Phoebe Jeter1991-10-11
1991Boyz n the HoodReva Devereaux1991-07-12
1991Line of Fire: The Morris Dees StoryPat1991-01-21
1990Kindergarten CopStewardess1990-12-21
1990Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced SingerCarla Peters1990-05-20
1990ChallengerCheryl McNair1990-02-25
1986F/XTV reporter1986-02-07