Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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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.