American actress Angela Bassett has a net worth of $25 million. That is her total net worth, which includes her 25+ year marriage to fellow actor Courtney B. Vance. Angela is likely most recognized for her biopic roles, in which she has portrayed historical characters including Katherine Jackson, Betty Shabazz, and Tina Turner. Since her career began in the 1980s, it has advanced to impressive heights, and Bassett has received numerous nominations for and wins at various awards throughout the years.
Angela has performed in a variety of television series in addition to performing in movies. Angela is a well-known actress as well as a director, producer, and activist. Contrary to many actors, Bassett has maintained a high level of consistency over the years, even in the present.
Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16th of 1958 in New York City. Raised in Harlem, Bassett was quickly sent away from her parents after her mother became pregnant again ten months after giving birth to her. She subsequently lived with her aunt for many years. However, she was relocated once again after her parents divorced, this time moving to St. Petersburg, Florida where she was raised by a social worker alongside her sister.
After a few years, Angela’s mother became adamant that she attend college, and became much more involved in her life. She insisted that both of her daughters get good grades so that they could get into university. During this period, Bassett became interested in performing for the first time, reading poems, and performing shows and music for their family.
During her high school years, Angela got As and Bs while being a member of the cheerleading squad. After graduating from high school, Bassett attended Yale University. She eventually earned a B.A. degree in African American studies by 1980. Three years later, she had earned an M.F.A degree from the Yale School of Drama. During this period, she wholeheartedly fell in love with acting and also met her future husband Courtney Vance, who had previously graduated from Yale’s drama school.
Bassett did not immediately pursue an acting career after graduating from university. She took a number of odd jobs during this period, working as a receptionist and a photo researcher. However, she soon followed her heart and started searching for acting work in New York.
Angela began performing in the mid-1980s with “Black Girl,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” During this time, she also appeared in the TV movie “Doubletake” as a prostitute. She debuted in 1986’s “F/X.”
Bassett moved to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to pursue acting. She gained great fame for her parts in “Boyz n the Hood” and “Malcolm X.” Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, was portrayed in the latter film. She initially appeared in “Kindergarten Cop” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1992, she played Katherine Jackson in “The Jacksons: An American Dream.” Growing up, she loved the Jackson 5.
Bassett won a Golden Globe for playing Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do with It” Oscar-nominated. 1995: “Strange Days,” “Vampire in Brooklyn,” “Waiting to Exhale” Angela sang in “Strange Days,” “This is your life, right now!” Fatboy Slim sampled it in “Right Here, Right Now.”
Angela featured in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” in 1998 and got accolades. Next year, she starred in “Music of the Heart” with Wes Craven and Meryl Streep. Bassett starred in “Supernova,” “Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale,” and “Boesman and Lena” She co-starred with Robert De Niro in “The Score” “Sunshine State” and “The Rosa Parks Story” starred Angela in 2002. She appeared in “Masked and Anonymous,” “The Lazarus Child,” “Mr. 3000,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Akeelah and the Bee,” and “Time Bomb”
2007’s “Meet the Robinsons” included Angela’s voice acting. She next appeared in “Gospel Hill” Bassett played Notorious B.I.G.’s mother in “Notorious” in the late 2000s. She joined ER’s final season.
Angela appeared in “Green Lantern,” “Jumping the Broom,” “This Means War,” “Betty and Coretta,” “Olympus Has Fallen,” “Black Nativity,” “Survivor,” “London Has Fallen,” “Black Panther,” “Bumblebee,” and “Avengers: Endgame” She voiced characters in “Rainbow Six Siege” and “American Horror Story,” “Underground,” and “Master of None.” In the 2010s, Bassett co-starred with Samuel Jackson in “The Mountaintop.”
Angela tied the knot with Courtney B. Vance in the year 1997. Both of them are actors, and in 2005, they participated in a theater production of “His Girl Friday” together. Vance is an actress as well. In 2006, they became parents to twins through the help of a surrogate mother.