In 1974, she began to consider acting as a career choice after an 11th-grade class trip to Washington, D. during which she saw actor James Earl Jones perform in a Kennedy Center production of the play "Of Mice and Men".Bassett has built her career around playing some of the most celebrated real-life, pioneering black women of the twentieth century.Betty Shabazz (widow of the slain civil rights pioneer Malcolm X) in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). Shabazz in a cameo appearance in Mario Van Peebles' Panther (1995).She delivered the only three-dimensional performance in the 1992 ABC miniseries about The Jackson Five and their family, The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992).The 2000s saw a succession of films starring Bassett, with her appearing in at least one film every single year. Bassett earned nominations for her roles in films such as The Score (2001), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Meet the Browns (2008) and Jumping the Broom (2011) and won awards for her performances in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Music of the Heart (1999) among others.She had a recurring role from 2013 to 2014 on the FX horror series American Horror Story: Coven, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance as Voodoo queen Marie Laveau.She returned for Freak Show, the anthology series' fourth season, portraying a three-breasted, true hermaphrodite named Desiree Dupree.
I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it.
Was offered the role of Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball (2001), but she turned it down as she did not want to perform nude.
As a result Halle Berry, who went on to become the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead.
Her statement was proved veracious by referring to a lot of old pictures, without the wedding ring. They are college sweethearts and were friends for 14 years, before Angela announced him as her boyfriend.
After 14 years of friendship, she and Vance went on a date and it fell flat.She was Oscar-nominated and won both the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture for her star-making performance as Tina Turner/Anna Mae Bullock in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).