43 Facts About Angela Bassett

1. Angela Bassett was unveiled Monday, June 15, 2015, during Ubisoft's press conference at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo as the latest "Six" in.

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2. Angela Bassett is joining the cast of director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern, which is currently shooting in New Orleans.

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3. Angela Bassett was initiated as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority on July 13, 2013.

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4. Angela Bassett attended the second inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2013.

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5. In early 2007, Angela Bassett donated $2,300 to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

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6. Angela Bassett is a supporter of programs for the arts, especially for youth.

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7. Angela Bassett said in 2001 that she liked those roles and added: "That's the image that I like to put out there, and those are the parts I'm attracted to.

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8. Angela Bassett has been noted for portraying real life African-American women, as well as strong women.

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9. In February 2018, Angela Bassett starred in the acclaimed Marvel superhero film Black Panther, as Dowager Queen Ramonda, mother of the titular character.

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10. In May 2017, Angela Bassett appeared in an episode of Master of None, portraying major character Denise's mother Catherine.

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11. In March 2017, Angela Bassett appeared in "Ache", an episode of the television series Underground.

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12. Angela Bassett noted it was "the very first sequel I've ever done" and that she had been excited at the prospect of another film after the initial success of Olympus Has Fallen.

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13. Angela Bassett had previously worked with her on Betty and Coretta and was reported to attend the Riverside Church memorial for Dee on September 20, 2014.

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14. Angela Bassett had previously expressed interest in directing the year before.

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15. Angela Bassett described working with Morgan Freeman as wonderful, but she admitted to being intimidated by him.

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16. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Angela Bassett noted that there had "never been a female head of the Secret Service, much less a woman of color".

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17. Angela Bassett was reported to have a role in the film in June 2012, the month before filming began.

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18. Angela Bassett recently appeared as Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs in the action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, released in March 22, 2013.

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19. Angela Bassett portrayed Coretta Scott King in the television film Betty and Coretta, which aired on February 2, 2013, continuing her trend of portraying real women.

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20. Angela Bassett was featured in the 2012 film This Means War, having been known to be attached to the film since two years prior.

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21. In March 2011, it was reported that Angela Bassett had signed up for a lead role in the ABC pilot Identity.

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22. In 2010, Deadline Hollywood reported that Angela Bassett would have a role in One Police Plaza.

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23. Angela Bassett was cast in the superhero film Green Lantern, released in 2011, as notable DC Comics character Amanda Waller.

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24. Angela Bassett was seen as a "terrific" fill in for Obama.

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25. Angela Bassett joined the regular cast of ER for the show's final season.

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26. Angela Bassett provided her voice for the 2007 film Meet the Robinsons.

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27. Angela Bassett appeared in the television film Time Bomb the same year.

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28. In the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee, Angela Bassett portrayed Tanya Anderson, the mother of the film's lead, Akeelah, played by Keke Palmer.

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29. The first film Angela Bassett appeared in that year was Supernova, where she played a medical officer.

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30. In 1999, Angela Bassett starred in Music of the Heart, once again collaborating with horror icon Wes Craven.

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31. Angela Bassett said, "The thing is that my character is thinking about how her husband has left her.

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32. Angela Bassett described the then-recently filmed party scene and her character in Waiting to Exhale to the Orlando Sentinel.

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33. Angela Bassett starred in three movies in 1995, which were released with varied reactions from critics: Vampire in Brooklyn, Strange Days, and Waiting to Exhale.

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34. Angela Bassett obtained the role after beating Halle Berry and Robin Givens, but only had a month to prepare before filming began.

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35. Angela Bassett won a Golden Globe and earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Turner.

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36. Angela Bassett returned to Los Angeles after Malcolm X filming was completed, and got a call for an audition for a movie based on I, Tina, Tina Turner's memoir.

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37. Angela Bassett had previously worried that after her role as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X, she would not find another role "as satisfying".

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38. Angela Bassett had previously idolized the group growing up and said the Jackson family were positive influences on the African-American community for their successes.

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39. Angela Bassett moved to Los Angeles in 1988 for more acting jobs and gained recognition in the films Boyz n the Hood and Malcolm X (1992).

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40. In 1985, Angela Bassett made her first television appearance as a prostitute in the TV movie Doubletake.

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41. Angela Bassett says she and the other participants did not see themselves as underprivileged.

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42. In 2013, Angela Bassett had a recurring role on the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story: Coven, earning her second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

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43. Angela Bassett began her film career in the mid-1980s, after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master of fine arts degree from drama school.

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