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Bassett, Angela

Born: 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.

1958 – Angela Bassett is a US actress was born 16th of August in New York City.

1980 – Earned an academic scholarship to Yale University and received her B.A. in African-American studies.

1983 – Finished a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama.

1984 – Wilson plays featuring Angela Bassett were Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1984) and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1986).

1985 – Appeared in J.E. Franklin’s Black Girl at Second Stage Theatre and two August Wilson plays at the Yale Repertory Theatre under the direction of her long-time instructor Lloyd Richards.

     – Made her first appearance on television as a prostitute in the TV movie Doubletake.

1986 – Bassett met her future husband Courtney B. Vance, a graduate of the drama school.

     – Angela worked as a receptionist for a beauty salon and as a photo researcher.

     – Her official film debut as a news reporter is in the film F/X.

1991 – Gained her recognition in the highly acclaimed, but controversial, films Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Malcolm X (1992).

1993 – Earned a Golden Globe and was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the feature film What’s Love Got to Do with It?.

2005 – Starred in a production of the play His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2006 – The only African-American to win the Best Actress Golden Globe for a Musical or Comedy.