Who is Angela Bassett and what is her net worth 2019? Angela Bassett is a well-known American actress slash activist. The Golden Award winning actress is best recognised for her work in movies like ‘What’s Love Got to Do with it’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘The Rosa Parks Story’, and ‘Notorious’. Angela has won 3 Image Awards and 2 Black Reel Awards. She is known for portraying biographical film roles.
Angela Evelyn Bassett was born in 1958 on 16th August in New York City to Daniel Benjamin Bassett and Betty Jane. She was brought up in a Harlem neighbourhood. She also has a sister named D’nette.
Her parents separated when she was very young, which resulted in her relocating to Florida. Both Angela and her sister were raised by a civil servant mother/social worker. Angela didn’t saw his father, until the funeral of her grandmother, where she also met his father’s daughter from his previous marriage. Her childhood trouble made her very introvert, but she was always a very intelligent student at the school. During her teenage years, Bassett was obsessed with Jackson 5 and also dreamed of marrying one of the members.
She graduated in Arts from Yale University, and later also garnered a masters degree from a Drama School.
In 1997, Bassett married her long term boyfriend, Courtney B. Vance. The couple has two twins named Bronwyn Golden Vance and Slater Josiah Vance. The couple has also worked in a theatre production called ‘His Girl Friday’ together.
Bassett started her career, working as a receptionist and a photo researcher at a salon. While doing so, she also started enrolling in multiple theaters. Some of her early theatre performances include Black Girl from J. E. Franklin’s at the Second Stage Theatre and August Wilson, at Yale Repertory Theatre.
She made her television debut in 1985 with a TV movie called ‘Doubletake’. In 1986 she appeared her first movie ‘F/X’. And since then she has done of 30 films, and dozens of television series. Some of her movies include ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’, ‘Akeelah and the Bee’, ‘Survivor’, ‘Chi-Raq’, ‘London Has Fallen’, ‘This Means War’, and ‘Gospel Hill’.
Angela is UNICEF’s active ambassador for the United States of America, and can also be seen initiating social causes, to spread awareness against diseases like diabetes etc, and also the condition of foster homes.
Angela Bassett has been honoured with several, prestigious awards and nominations in Hollywood. She won a Golden Award for her role in ‘What’s Love Got to do with it’. She has also been nominated for awards like Primetime Emmy Award and Academy Awards. She has also garnered multiple nominations in BET Awards, Black Reel Awards, Image Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Saturn Awards, Screens Actors Guild Award, and Chicago Film Critics Association Award, for her work in the American film industry.
Net Worth of Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett has an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. Angela is a multi-talented woman, who fuels her fortune, through her various business modules in the entertainment industry. She can also be seen endorsing multiple brands and gracing the covers of multiple high-end fashion magazine, which helps her make a few extra thousand dollars.
Angela Bassett is one of the most beautiful and amazing black actresses of her generation. She is also amongst the richest black female celebrities in the world. She can be seen a pioneer of acting in the black world, who opened the door, for black females in the industry, to portray unconventional roles. We just hope that Bassett keeps blessing us with her beautiful work till eternity.