ANGELA BASSETT

Angela Bassett is an American actress best known for her roles in biographical productions like What’s Love Got to Do with It and The Rosa Parks Story. She has worked on a variety of projects in her illustrious career spanning over three decades. After performing in a dance group as a child, she discovered her love for acting during a field trip to Washington D.C. in her 11th grade where she watched actor James Earl Jones perform in a Kennedy Center production of the play Of Mice and Men. Before getting into acting, she briefly worked as a receptionist at a beauty salon and as a photo researcher for U.S. News & World Report magazine. She then proved her acting prowess as a theatre actor and went on to feature in a number of movies and television shows. Some of her notable films include Boyz n the Hood, Malcolm X, Panther, Waiting to Exhale, Akeelah and the Bee, Green Lantern, Black Nativity, London Has Fallen, Black Panther, and Avengers: Endgame. She has also appeared in television series, such as ER and American Horror Story.

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