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  Angela Bassett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958 in New York City) is an African-American film actress.
Bassett soon gained recognition in the highly acclaimed, but controversial, films Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Malcolm X (1992).For her portrayal of Betty Shabazz in that film, Bassett earned an Image award.
Angela Bassett was born on the exact same day as singer Madonna.
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 News for Angela Bassett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bassett, who received an Oscar nomination for her turn as singer Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It, complains that Tinseltown's ageing leading men are often considered a good match with young actresses, while the middle-aged female stars are lumbered into the "over the hill" category.
Angela Bassett found legend Robert De Niro to be a shy actor on the set their recent film The Score.
Bassett, he writes, "has the skill and force of personality to make this frivolous concoction as close to real as it's going to get." Similarly Susan Wloszczyna in USA Today dismisses the film as "the big-screen equivalent of a beach read" but applauds Bassett for being "much better than her shallow part deserves...
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 Angela Bassett
New York born but raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Angela Bassett and her sister were raised by her single mother in a housing project.
Bassett was so moved by the play that she decided to become an actress and took on roles in church plays and school productions.
Bassett's résumé attests to her fearless and insatiable quest to tackle roles entrusted only to serious actresses.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=2053   (345 words)

 Dr. Daniel's Movie Emergency - How Stella Got Her Groove Back - Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs
Angela puts herself as much into this as she did in her Tina Turner biopic, and she brings a lot of depth to Stella that's not there in the spoken word.
It'd be different if this were Bassett leading some IMAX crew through the beauty of Jamaica, but there's just no need for so many sweeping shots of trees blowing in the wind, blue water, and greenery against a clear sky.
Bassett and Diggs look like they've been together for a while, and the smolder in Diggs' eye is for the woman he sees before him, not the fine print on a birth certificate.
www.stairwell.com /doc/exam/stella.html   (1460 words)

 Howard University - Commencement'2000
Angela Bassett-Vance is an actress who breaks boundaries, who does not believe in limits, and who operates with sheer determination.
Angela was born on August 16, 1958, in New York City and grew up with her sister, D’nette, in Petersburg, Florida.
Angela is married to actor Courtney B. Vance, stage and film star.
www.founders.howard.edu /commencement2000/Bassett_Angela.htm   (484 words)

 Angela Bassett discovers a new groove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bassett fills the sexy title role in the adaptation of Terry McMillan's go-girl best seller about a 40-year-old stockbroker who falls hard for a 20-year-old Jamaican Adonis.
Reared by an aunt in Harlem until she was 5, Bassett moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., with her mother, who struggled alone to raise two daughters.
Bassett got interested in acting during a class trip to Washington when she was in the 11th grade.
www.jsonline.com /letsgo/movies/0821bassett.stm   (625 words)

 Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel
Film actress Angela Bassett told SCI FI Wire that she will make a rare TV appearance as a guest star in at least two episodes of ABC's Alias, playing a superior to Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) in the upcoming fourth season.
Bassett added, "She's a big muckety-muck at the CIA and is Sydney's new boss.
Bassett said that she has already completed one episode and will return soon for another.
www.scifi.com /scifiwire/art-tv.html?2004-09/10/11.30.tv   (336 words)

 Essence: 'Angela Bassett is not a diva!' - a star in the film, "Waiting to Exhale" - Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bassett left the Sunshine State for Yale, where she earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in drama under the tutelage of veteran director Lloyd Richards at the prestigious Yale Repertory Treatre.
Bassett: She told me to go to school to get an education, not a husband.
Bassett: I admire that Tina overcame her circumstances; she called upon her strength to overcome tremendous obstacles and eventually found her self-esteem.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n8_v26/ai_17848462   (908 words)

 Ebony: Waiting to Exhale - Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett on the making of the movie
Bassett, an experienced actress with numerous films to her credit, says working with Whitney was "wonderful" and she had a "great time" making this film.
Bassett says she was working at the 20th Century Fox studio lot on another recent release in which she co-stars, the action thriller Strange Days, when she got to know Forest Whitaker.
Bassett also says that Rochon and Devine are "perfectly cast" in their supporting roles.
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 AskMen.com - Angela Bassett pics
Angela Bassett was born on August 16, 1958, in New York City.
Bassett married Courtney B. Vance, whom she had known since her days at Yale, on October 12, 1997.
Because of her refusal to appear nude on-screen, Bassett passed on the part of Leticia Musgrove in 2001's Monster's Ball, the role that won Halle Berry an Oscar.
www.askmen.com /women/actress_250/282c_angela_bassett.html   (874 words)

 Angela Bassett @ Filmbug
Angela Bassett received an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award for her unforgettable portrayal of Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It.
Her performance in the former earned Bassett an Emmy nomination, while the latter garnered praise for its exploration of the challenges facing inner city youth in Chicago.
Born in New York City and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bassett won a scholarship to Yale University where she received her bachelor's degree in Afro- American studies and an MFA from the prestigious Yale School of Drama.
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 Angela Bassett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, and 13 year-old Keke Palmer, the family-friendly film is written and directed by indie filmmaker Doug Atchison, whose screenplay for "Akeelah" won him the Academy's coveted Nicholl Fellowship back in 2000.
Angela Bassett has signed on to star opposite Bernie Mac in the Walt Disney Co. baseball comedy "Mr.
Despite Hollywood's attempts to let go of gender and race clichés, Angela Bassett confesses that she was shocked the powers that be had the open mind to cast her as Robert De Niro's girlfriend...
www.rottentomatoes.com /p/angela_bassett/news.php   (971 words)

 Angela Bassett - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Angela was very moved by the play and made up her mind right then and there that she wanted to be an actress.
Bassett immediately set about realizing her goals, taking on roles in school plays as well as church productions.A bright student gifted with a passion for education, Bassett earned a scholarship to Yale, where she first earned a B.A. in Afro-American Studies.
Despite the early set-backs, Angela's talent always showed through, and she was able to rise above the often trite material.In 1991, Angela took part in John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood, which launched the careers of many young fl talents.
www.biggeststars.com /StarBiography.do?id=1227   (771 words)

 001Pic.com: : Angela Bassett Photo Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Angela Bassett Glamour Magazine's 13th annual 2002 "Women of the Year Awards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Angela Bassett Glamour Magazine's 13th Annual 2002 "Woman of the Year Awards" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Angela Bassett Premiere of "The Score" Sony Lincoln Square NYC 7/11/01
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 ANGELA BASSETT at THESPIAN NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Angela Bassett was raised along with her sister by their single mother in the housing projects of Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Upon graduation, Angela Bassett moved to New York and it wasn't long before she was landing roles in off-Broadway productions.
However, Angela worked her way through such typecasting and into mainstream stardom with such roles as Katherine Jackson in "The Jacksons: An American Dream".
www.thespiannet.com /actresses/B/bassett_angela   (330 words)

 AskMen.com - Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett is a gifted and gorgeous actress we always enjoy catching in films or on our TV sets, although it isn't often due to her relatively low profile.
Angela made a name for herself playing real-life women in the TV mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) and on the silver screen in Malcolm X (1992) and What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).
While her most prolific and successful years were in the first half of the '90s, Angela has continued to find steady work on the big screen, along with the occasional TV appearance.
www.askmen.com /women/actress_250/282_angela_bassett.html   (405 words)

 Angela Bassett
Born in New York City on August 16, 1958, Bassett was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida by her mother.
One of Bassett's mentors at Yale was the drama school's dean, stage director Lloyd Richards, who was so impressed with her talent that he cast her in two of his productions, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
In 1986, Bassett made her screen debut in the cult favorite F/X. Following supporting roles in Kindergarten Cop (1990) and John Sayles' City of Hope (1991), she had her first significant screen role in John Singleton's acclaimed Boyz 'N the Hood, playing a struggling single mother.
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 Angela Bassett | Halle Berry | movies : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Had things turned out differently, it might have been Angela Bassett, not Halle Berry, baring all for ''Monster's Ball'' -- and shedding copious tears on Oscar night as the first African-American to win a Best Actress trophy.
But Bassett tells Newsweek that, despite a screen career drought, she turned the role down because she found the part demeaning.
Bassett came close to winning an Oscar herself when she was nominated for her starring role as Tina Turner in 1993's ''What's Love Got To Do With It.'' In the years since then, however, the offers didn't exactly pour in for the actress.
www.ew.com /ew/report/0,6115,265524~1~0~angelabassettslamshalle,00.html   (568 words)

 entwww.com: Angela Bassett Profile and Gossips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bassett won two best actress statuettes for the film SUNSHINE STATE and for CBS's THE ROSA PARKS STORY at the NAACP's Image Awards Saturday night.
Bassett's remarks are puzzling because Berry does not play a hooker in the film, but rather a single mom down on her luck who seeks physical comfort.
Before made her mark in entertainment, Angela Bassett was a photo researcher at U.S. News & World Report.
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 Mousekateers Angela Bassett
Angela is the result of a breeding between Champion Lene's Sir Benson and Mousekateers LaSham.
Angela is very affectionate and has a sweet disposition.
It is important to keep fl show quality Persians out of the sun and to not allow them to get their ruffs wet when they drink water because it damages the color of their beautiful coats.
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 Angela Bassett en vedette dans Contact et Mr. 3000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Angela Bassett en vedette dans Contact et Mr.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Angela Bassett : Biography
A respected actress of the stage, screen, and television, Angela Bassett has been one of the few African-American actresses to break Hollywood's color boundary.
In 1986, Bassett made her screen debut in the cult favorite F/X.
Since 1997, Bassett has been married to actor Courtney B. Vance, whom she had known since their days at Yale.
www.vh1.com /movies/person/3969/bio.jhtml   (591 words)

 SPLICEDwire | "Sunshine State" review (2002) John Sayles, Edie Falco, Angela Bassett
Sayles paints a larger picture through the lives of individual denizens who are each struggling with a choice between the rich heritage of their fading pocket berg and the big money being offered by developers.
Some are rediscovering a spiritual connection to the town, like Angela Bassett, who plays a refugee from the island's fl community, which made the place thrive in the 1940s before its culture began fading away with desegregation.
She couldn't get away fast enough as a teenager -- although that might have been because she was pregnant and her parents were sending her away whether she liked it or not.
www.splicedonline.com /02reviews/sunshinestate.html   (568 words)

 Angela Bassett - Vampire in Brooklyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Angela Bassett Forum @ Filmbug
I even go to an arts high school where my major is theatre because I believe that one day I will be in a movie with her.
Hands up, Angela Bassett is the best female actress ever.
Just wanted to say that I love Angela Bassett as an actress and I hope that she never compromises her integrity just for an award!
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 AMCTV.com BIOGRAPHY - Angela Bassett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bassett portrayed Turner to a T, acting opposite Laurence Fishburne as her abusive, drug-addicted husband Ike Turner.
In 2002, Angela appeared in the made-for-TV movie "The Rosa Parks Story," which she also produced, once again taking on a high-profile role and effectively illuminating the problem of racial strife in society.
Bassett is married to fellow actor Courtney B. Vance and continues to entertain and make strides for women, African Americans and humanity through her film work.
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Bassett reveals her frustrations with her career, her hopes for the future and her fight to maintain her dignity
For the awesomely cheekboned and naturally gorgeous Angela Bassett, it's got to do with the challenge of acting, the...
July 8, 2002 -- BEAUTIFUL BASSETT: Famed actress Angela Bassett stops for the cameras during the movie premiere of Sunshine State at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA.
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 Amazon.ca: How Stella Got Her Groove Back [IMPORT]: Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Based on Terry McMillan's best-selling novel, How Stella Got Her Groove Back stars Angela Bassett as a 40-year-old, Manhattan stock trader and single mom whose static life gets a jolt during a vacation with her pal (Whoopi Goldberg) in Jamaica.
Our heroine, played by the fierce talent that is Angela Bassett, is a broker trying to balance her career and being a single mom.
When Stella Payne (Angela Bassett), a forty-something African American and successful businesswoman, goes on a wild vacation to Jamaica, she gets more than she bargained for in the way of unconventional romantic interests.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/6305203512   (957 words)

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