Angela Bassett Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography, Net Worth & More

Biography / Wiki

Angela Evelyn Bassett, an American actress, holds the distinction of being the sole African-American to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She is renowned for her portrayal of various African-American female celebrities in biographical films.

Beyond her successful film career, Bassett’s personal life is equally inspiring. She is recognized for her activism and serves as an Ambassador for UNICEF. In 2008, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her exceptional acting talent has garnered her numerous awards, including a prestigious Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth August 16, 1958
Age 65 Years
Height In Centimeters – 163 cmIn Feet and Inches – 5’ 4”
Weight In Kilograms – 50 kgIn Pounds – 110 lbs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Figure Measurements 34-25-37
Bra Size 34B
Dress Size 4 (US)
Shoe Size 7 (US)

Net Worth

Angela Bassett earns approximately $3.5 million for each movie she stars in, and her total net worth is estimated to be around $24 million. Her income primarily comes from acting in movies, television shows, and theater productions. Additionally, she earns about $522,876 from endorsements. Her house in Hancock Park, California is valued at approximately $3.8 million in the current market.

Education / Family

Angela was born in New York City. Her mother, Betty Jane, was a social worker, and her father, Daniel Benjamin, was the son of a preacher. She has a sister named D’nette Bassett, with whom she grew up.

As a child, Angela attended Jordan Park Elementary School, and later she went to Ciega High School. For her higher education, she went to Yale University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. After that, she completed her master’s degree in Fine Arts in Drama.


Angela Bassett

Real name Angela Evelyn Bassett
Birth Place New York City, United States
Profession Actress
Zodiac sign Leo
School Boca Ciega High SchoolAzalea Middle School (eighth and ninth grade)

Disston Middle School (seventh grade)

Jordan Park Elementary School

College Yale University
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Los Angeles, California, United States
Debut TV – Doubletake (1985)Film – F/X (1986)
Fathers Name Daniel Benjamin Bassett
Mothers Name Betty Jane Bassett

Angela Bassett With Her Mother Betty Jane Bassett

Brothers Not Known
Sister D’nette Bassett

Angela Bassett With Her Sister Dnette Bassett

Career / Fashion And Style

Since her college days, Angela Bassett has excelled in stage performances. In 1991, she took on a significant role in the film ‘Boyz n the Hood’, which was notable because it differed from the typical roles given to African-American women at that time.

She also portrayed Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson, and characters from five singing groups in ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’ in 1992. However, her most acclaimed performance came in 1993’s ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’, where she starred as Tina Turner.

In 1995, she starred alongside Whitney Houston in ‘Waiting to Exhale’. Angela Bassett also took on the role of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ on stage in 1998, balancing stage roles alongside her film work.

In 2005, she appeared in ‘His Girl Friday’ alongside her husband Courtney B. Vance. Additionally, she received an Emmy nomination for her role in the TV film ‘Coven’ in 2013.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

Boyfriends Mark Jenkins, (American Actor)

Mark Jenkins

Courtney B. Vance, (American Actor)

Marital Status Married
Husband Courtney B. Vance, American Actor

Angela Bassett And Courtney Vance Wedding Picture

Children Son – Slater Josiah VanceDaughter – Bronwyn Golden Vance

Angela Bassett With Her Husband And Children

Favourite Things

Here we provide you the list of Angela Bassett’s favourite things.

Favourite Actress Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson
Favourite Singer Lady Gaga
Favourite Exercise Biceps Curls
Favourite TV Show The People’s Court
Favourite Drinks Vodka and Lime Juice
Favourite Outfit Jeans

Some Interesting Facts About Angela Bassett

  • To launch a skincare line of products for people of color she has teamed up with German doctor Barbara Sturm.
  • From her alma-mater Yale University Angela received an honorary doctoral degree in fine arts in 2018.
  • For her portrayal of singer Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to do with it(1993), she is the only African-American recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

Angela Bassett Receiving Golden Globe Award

  • She became one of the many actors to get her own star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame On March 20, 2008. Her star shines at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • She has previously worked as a photo researcher at S. News & World Report magazine and as a receptionist at a beauty salon after graduating from Yale.
  • For her role in “What’s Love Got to do with it” in 1994, she was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress category. Angela is one of the only 10 African-American actresses to be nominated in that category.
  • During her formative years, Angela has admitted to being a huge fan of The Jackson5.
  • She was not comfortable with the role’s requirement for nudity in Monster’s Ball(2001) hence she turned down the role of Leticia Musgrove. Halle Berry later won the Oscar for that role.
  • In 2015, she marked her directorial debut in 2015 with Whitney, a television film about the life and struggles of American all-time best selling artist Whitney Houston.
  • She got her debut in Television movie- Doubletake as a prostitute, after her successful appearance in some theatre plays.
  • Here is a talk show with Kelly and Michael, she shared her workout routine, her likings, her personal life, and many such things worth-knowing for her fans. Have a look at it-

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