Angela Bassett is an award-winning American actress, director, producer, and activist who was born and raised in New York and Florida. She earned her B.A. degree in African-American studies at the Yale University and later earned an M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Drama. It was on the boards of Broadway and television sets that she began her career. Between 1985 and 1990, she was very present in numerous TV series and films.

The Beginning

The talented 62 year old began as a receptionist for a beauty salon and later, a photo researcher, however, she still nursed dreams of acting. As a result of this, she began to earnestly seek for acting work in the New York theater. By 1985, she made her first theatrical performance when she appeared in J. E. Franklin’s Black Girl at Second Stage Theatre. Bassett also debuted on the small screen with the TV series…

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