Angela Bassett is one of the persons who think that a good marriage depends on getting the right person. She had shared in her recent interview the reason for her 23-year long relationship. Angela advised the couples to look in the same direction. Despite the different individuality and goals, both can work on their similar dreams together to flourish. 

Quick Info
Full NameAngela Evelyn Bassett
Date of Birth August 16, 1958
Birth PlaceNew York, USA
ParentsDaniel Benjamin
Betty Jane
ProfessionActress, Director, Producer, Activist
SpouseCourtney B. Vance
Age62 years
Height5 ft 4 in
Net WorthUS $25 million

Everyone wants to have a partner who can be with them in both happiness and sadness. One can easily find the people around them in the happy days. It is a great fortune to get someone by your side in your bad days. And the relationship betwixt husband and wife is a perfect example of such relations. Husband and wife both need to complement each other when one gets tired. Such practice is significant to make the relationship long-lasting and more robust.

Likewise, trust and understanding play a vital role in maintaining the bond evergreen. But to keep the marriage life on track needs to have a lot of patience and belief. He or she must always be there to support the other one in the hardships. It’s not easy to always have the co-ordination of everything. Despite the different thoughts, the couple must have a mutual understanding.

When the mutual understanding starts to fail, a lot of complication arises in the relationship. And failure in fixing the difficulty might result in separation. This failure also results in divorce. No matter how long a marital life is, the marriage comes to an end if both are not giving their best. But you will have a happy married life if you can choose the right person. That results in a prosperous life. 

Angela Bassett

Early Life

The birthplace of Angela is New York City, USA. She came into the world on 16th August 1958. Her mother’s name is Betty Jane. She used to help nurses. Her father’s name is Daniel Benjamin. He was an electrician.

Angela had to face the separation from her parents at a very young age. Angela Bassett was ten months old; meanwhile, she had to separate from their parents. Her parents got sent to her father’s sister Aunt Golden in Winston-Salem.

Angela Bassett lived with her mother after their parents separated. She and her young sister D’nette moved along with her mother to live in St. Petersburg, Florida. There she spent her childhood in her grandparents’ place. 

Despite all her family problems, Angela Bassett found a reason to become happy. She started visiting Church on Sunday. Angela was also contributing to the “Youth Choir.” She also loved listening to “Motown” hits on the radio; her mother loved to make Angela and her sister dance to the songs. Similarly, she also became part of a dance group in the neighborhood. A lady helped to form the group.



Angela’s mother was very much conscious about the education of their child. Angela Bassett was a passive learner and faced a lot of problems in her academics. This incident made her more sensitive about giving quality education to her children. 

Angela attended “Boca Ciega High School.” Angela Bassett was also part of the “Upward Bound” program. Angela was also active in choir, debate team, drama club, and student government. She completed her graduation from “Yale University” in 1980.  Angela completed her bachelor in “African-American” studies. She completed her master’s program in fine Arts from “Yale School of Drama.”

Angela Bassett


Angela Bassett started her career from the stage. She got the opportunity to learn under the guidance of Lloyd Richard, becoming part of the plays like “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” in 1984 and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” in 1986. Both of the acts got staged at Yale Repertory Theatre. She also became part of the play “Black Girl” on Second Stage Theatre during the same period.

After appearing in several plays, Angela Bassett started appearing in the movies and TVs. She got the opportunity to play the roles of African American women. Angela earned a great chance after her role in the film “Boyz n the Food” in 1991. The credit for her portrayal goes to her co-star of the movie and friend Laurence Fishburne. 

Moreover, Angela got the opportunity to portray the part of Katherine Jackson in the mini-series “The Jacksons: An American Dream” in 1993. Angela did the mother movie “Malcolm X” in the same year and reappeared in the same role as “Betty Shabazz” in “Panther” in 1995. 

Angela Bassett came up with “What’s Love Got to Do With It” in 1993, which was a biographical movie of “Tina Turner.” The film played a vital role in establishing Angela Bassett as a powerful actress. “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Waiting to Exhale” was some of her movies during 1995 and 1998. She was also doing stage work.

Moreover, Angela became part of the “His Girl Friday” in 2005 and “Fences” in 2006. She was also part of the biopic “Notorious” in 2009. Angela also became part of the “American Horror Story” series for five seasons. She came up with “Close to the Enemy” during 2016. Angela Bassett was also part of the movies “Black Panther,” “Bumblebee,” & ” Mission: Impossible Fallout” in 2018 and “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019. She lent her voice in the animation movies “Soul” in 2020. 


Relationship/Personal Life

Angela married Courtney B. Vance in 1997. They met each other during university days. The couple undergoes fertility treatment for seven years. They had to face difficulties to welcome their child. Angela gave birth to twins in 2006. They named them Bronwyn (daughter) and Slater(son). 

Angela Bassett

Social Media 

Angela is quite active on social media platforms. She goes with the name of “im.angelabassett” on Instagram with 2.5M followers and “Angella Bassett” on Twitter with 530.6 K followers. Her Facebook page, “Angela Bassett” has 1.7M followers.


Net worth

Angela has been part of the acting fraternity for more than thirty-five years. She has been part of unique projects. According to, she has an approximate net worth of $25 million.


Nutshell Bio

The full name of Angela is Angela Evelyn Bassett. The nationality of Angela is American. Her current age is 62 years. She belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. Angela has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches with a complimentary weight of 55 kgs.