Angela Bassett Net Worth 2020, Biography, Body Measurement, Relationship and Career

Angela Bassett Net Worth 2020, Biography, Body Measurement, Relationship and Career.

Angela Bassett Net Worth – Angela Bassett is an American Golden Globe-winning actress who is active in the acting industry since 1985. She is best known for her appearances in “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Waiting to Exhale”, “Notorious”, “The Jacksons: An American Dream”, “Malcolm X”, and Panther.

Angela Bassett Net Worth 2019

Biography

Angela Bassett was born on August 16, 1958, in New York City, to Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett. Her father was an electrician and her mother worked as a nurse’s aide.
After her mother got pregnant again when she was only 10 months old, her parents sent her to Winston-Salem to live with her father’s sister, Aunt Golden.
Her parents separated soon after, and her mother took her and her younger sister, D’nette, to St. Petersburg, Florida, to live with her grandparents.
Angela used to go to the church on Sundays and was a part of the youth choir. She loved to listen to popular Motown hits on the radio, and her mother would often make her and her sister perform on the songs. Later, a lady in their neighborhood helped them in forming a dance group.
Her mother, who slacked off in high school, didn’t want her children to suffer the same fate, and was extra cautious that they do well in school.
Angela attended Boca Ciega High School, where she became a member of the Upward Bound program. She also participated in the debate team, student government, drama club and choir.
She received her bachelor’s degree in African-American studies from Yale University in 1980. Three years later, she earned Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Body Measurement

Angela Bassett has a body figure of 34-25-37 inches. Her breast size is 34B, waist size is 25, and her hip size is 37 inches. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 52 kg.

Relationship

Angela Bassett Net Worth 2019

Reflecting on the personal life of Angela Bassett, she is a married woman. She is married to an American actor Courtney B. Vance.

The couple got married on 12 October 1997 after being in a romantic relationship for a year. The couple has been blessed with twins, daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance and son Slater Josiah Vance born on 27 January 2006.

They are all living as one big happy family. Previously, she was also in a romantic relationship with Mark Jenkins. There isn’t information about her being in other romantic relationship that we know of. Being a celebrity, her fans are always curious to know more about her

Career

Angela Bassett Net Worth 2019

Angela Bassett, who studied under renowned stage director Lloyd Richards, started her acting career on stage under his direction. She appeared in two August Wilson plays, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (1984) and ‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’ (1986), at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Around the same time, she was featured in J. E. Franklin’s ‘Black Girl’ at Second Stage Theatre.

She soon switched to TV and films, but initially she was mostly cast in stereotypical roles reserved for African-American women.
Her first major role came in 1991 when she was cast in John Singleton’s ‘Boyz N The Hood’. Her friend Laurence Fishburne, who also acted in the movie, had recommended her for the role.

Angela Bassett, who was a big ‘Jackson 5’ fan, was offered the role of Katherine Jackson in the mini-series ‘The Jacksons: An American Dream’ in 1992.

She went on to play the role of Betty Shabazz in the biopic ‘Malcolm X’, which released in the same year. She would portray Betty Shabazz again in ‘Panther’, released in 1995.

In 1993, she got the breakthrough role of her career, playing Tina Turner in the biographical film ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’. Her friend, Laurence Fishburne, who had previously turned down the role of Ike Turner five times, portrayed the character after Bassett was roped in to play the lead role.

In 1995 and 1998, she played major roles in two film adaptations of books by Terry McMillan, ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’. In the former, she worked alongside Whitney Houston, the most awarded female artist of all time.

Angela Bassett continued to appear on stage productions, working with her husband Courtney B. Vance in ‘His Girl Friday’ in 2005. The next year, she starred in another August Wilson play, ‘Fences’, alongside Fishburne.
In 2002, she played the protagonist in the biographical telefilm ‘The Rosa Parks Story’. In 2006, she worked with Keke Palmer and Laurence Fishburne in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Akeelah and the Bee’. She went on to appear in a major role in the 2009 biopic ‘Notorious’.
On television, she made guest appearances in a number of shows, before being cast as Dr. Cate Banfield in the final season of the long-running medical drama ‘ER’ in 2008.
More recently, she has appeared in four seasons of ‘American Horror Story’, earning a number of award nominations for her performance.

Net Worth 2020

Angela Bassett success in career path has paid her well financially making her net worth estimated to be $20 million.

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