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43 Facts About Angela Bassett
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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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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15. Angela Bassett described working with Morgan Freeman as wonderful, but she admitted to being intimidated by him.
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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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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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27. Angela Bassett appeared in the television film Time Bomb the same year.
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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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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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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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