Angela Bassett Overview

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Born: August 16, 1958

New York born but raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Angela Bassett and her sister were raised by her single mother in a housing project. When she was in the eleventh grade, Bassett joined a group of students on a field trip to Washington D.C., where they attended a Kennedy Center production of Of Mice and Men starring James Earl Jones. Bassett was so moved by the play that she decided to become an actress and took on roles in church plays and school productions. Pushed by a high... See All


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