Actress and director Angela Evelyn Bassett Vance was born on 16 August 1958, in New York City USA, and is probably best known for her roles in such films as “The Score”, “Jumping the Broom”, “Music of the Heart” and “Meet the Browns” . During her career Angela has been nominated for and has won such awards as an Academy, Black Reel, BET, MTV Movie and Golden Globe Awards, among many others. Recently she has been working on the shows “American Horror Story: Coven” and “Freak Show”.
So how rich is Angela Bassett? It is estimated by authoritative sources that Angela’s net worth is over $25 million, with movies and television shows being the main sources of Bassett’s wealth, accumulated during a career which began in the mid-’80s.
Angela Bassett Net Worth $25 Million
Angela’s parents divorced, and she moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she and her sister D’nette were raised by their social worker/civil servant mother. After Jordan Park Elementary School, she was bused to attend Disston Middle School and then to Azalea Middle School as part of the integration program, before attending Boca Ciega High School After matriculating, Angela studied at Yale University and later at the Yale School of Drama. Basset then worked in a beauty salon, but soon started working in theater in various plays, including “Black Girl”, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” among others, which were the basis for Angela’s net worth.
In 1986 Angela appeared in the movie called “F/X”, and in the same dcade she was acclaimed for her roles in such movies as “Malcolm X”, and “Boyz ‘n the Hood”, which had a huge impact on the growth of her net worth. In 1992 she portrayed Katherine Jackson in the movie, “The Jacksons: An American Dream”, and was then cast as Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, which made her even more popular and acclaimed in the industry, not to mention the fact that it added a lot to Bassett’s net worth. After that she appeared in many more movies and television shows, the most notable being as Rosa Parks in “The Rosa Parks Story” (2002), Voletta Wallace in “Notorious” (2009) and Coretta Scott King in “Betty & Coretta” (2013), which all became successful and assisted Angela to became popular all over the world.
In 2014 she announced that she would also debut as a film director, and subsequently directed the film “Whitney”, a biopic of the singer Whitney Houston. Most recently, Angela has returned to appear in the TV series “Freak Show”, “Hotel” and Roanoke” to generally positive reactions. Angela has now appeared in over 50 films, and been involved in almost the same number of TV productions
In Angela’s personal life, she has been married to Courtney B. Vance since 1997, and the couple has twins born in 2006.
Bassett participates in many charity events and supports charity campaigns. She was also a keen supporter of Barack Obama during his presidential campaigns and his time in office.
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