Today is the birthday of the famous American actress Angela Bassett


Actress, director, and producer Angela Evelyn Basset was born on August 16, 1958

As an Oscar and Emmy nominee, Angela Evelyn Basset is the recipient of numerous awards

She entered the acting scene in the 1980s and has been going strong ever since

The actress is best known for her roles in 'The Rosa Parks Story' What's Love Got to Do with It and 'Malcolm X

She played Akeelah's mother in Akeelah and the Bee in 2006

The movie What's Love Got to Do with It? earned Basset a Golden Globe award for Best Actress

She voiced Dorothea Williams' character in the animated film Soul in 2020

With her nominations and awards, Bassett has done quite well for herself in Hollywood

Courtney B. Vance, whom Bassett had dated while at Yale, became her husband in 1997

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