Angela Bassett

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Angela Bassett
Full NameAngela Evelyn Bassett


Her Royal Highness, Queen Angela Bassett, was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to the esteemed Reverend Daniel Benjamin Bassett and Betty Jane Gilbert. Raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Queen Angela was taught the importance of education from an early age and was granted an academic scholarship to Yale University where she earned her B.A. in African-American studies in 1980. Subsequently, she gained her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1983, and it was here she met her beloved husband, Courtney B. Vance. Queen Angela's illustrious presence has been seen on stages, television screens, and theatres worldwide, beginning with small roles on The Cosby Show and Spencer in 1984.

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Nope! Angela Bassett is a true bootstrapper who never let anything hold them back. They took advantage of every opportunity that came their way and turned their passions into a thriving career, despite their blue-collar background.

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