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Age 59
Birthday 16 August, 1958
Birthplace Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame What's Love Got to Do With It (1993), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
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Angela Evelyn Bassett, MFA, (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress and film director. 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 and Coretta (2013). Bassett's performance as Parks was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

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