top of page
  • Writer's pictureMedia Relations

Herstory in the making : Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett is an award winning actress and activist known for her strong female lead roles in film. Angela was born in Harlem, New York (1958) and was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. Angela developed an interest in acting after seeing a play at the Kennedy Center as a teen and was encouraged to pursue acting by one of her teachers. She received a scholarship and began her acting path at Yale where she earned a B.A. in African American studies and an M.F.A. in Drama. Angela is highly recognized for her roles in biopic films. Her debut role as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It" and Betty Shabazz in "Malcolm X", set the tone for her on the big screen. Bassett soon became a leading lady in drama and captured viewers in her diverse roles in cult classics like "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back". Most recently she starred in the box office hit "Black Panther".  With a list of memorable roles in movies and on Broadway, Angela has pushed past barriers and stereotypes for women in the dramatic arts. Angela Bassett is a shining example of excellence. She is quoted as saying, “Don’t settle for average, bring your best to the moment. Then whether it fails or succeeds at least you know you gave it all you had. We need to live the best that's in us. “ Source -

2 views0 comments


bottom of page