“I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given talent. This is my calling, not my career.”
“I like the nice guys. I like when they show the stories, the human element behind it all.”
“I am content that the work that I've done is wonderful.”
Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in Harlem, New York) is an American actress. She is widely recognized for her Oscar nominated role in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, playing Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It and her roles on American Horror Story. She graduated from Yale University and has gone on to have a successful film career. She’s also starred in Malcolm X, The Rosa Parks Story, Akeelah and the Bee and more. She is currently starring on the fifth season of American Horror Story: Hotel.
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Angela is best known for her role as Stella in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, for which she earned an Oscar nominations. She’s also popular for her roles on American Horror Story.
Angela married actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997. They welcomed twins — Slater Josiah and Bronwyn Golden — in 2006.