Angela Bassett Height, Weight, Age, Information About


Angela Bassett Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3½ in
Weight 61 kg
Date of Birth August 16, 1958
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Courtney B. Vance

Angela Bassett is an American actress who is best known for her role as Tina Turner in the biographical movie What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993). She was also cast as Ramonda in the Marvel Studios film Black Panther (2018). She is also a social activist and is an Ambassador of UNICEF. She also had a recurring role in American Horror Story: Coven. She has over 500k followers on Twitter and more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Angela Evelyn Bassett

Nick Name


Angela Bassett walking the runway for the Heart Truth campaign in January 2008
Angela Bassett walking the runway for the Heart Truth campaign in January 2008 (The Heart Truth / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States




Angela studied at the Jordan Park Elementary School and later attended Disston Middle School in 7th grade. Following that, she completed her 8th and 9th grade at Azalea Middle School.

For her high school, she became a student at Boca Ciega High School and was a straight ‘A’ and ‘B’ student for the most part of her school life. While there, she was actively involved in the choir, cheerleading, drama club, student prep program, and many other clubs.

She attended Yale University and graduated in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.


Actress, Social Activist


  • Father – Daniel Benjamin Bassett
  • Mother – Betty Jane (née Gilbert) (Social Worker) (Died in 2014)
  • Siblings – D’nette Bassett (Younger Sister)
  • Others Daniel Benjamin Bassett Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Brownie Younger (Paternal Grandmother), Leroy Gilbert (Maternal Grandfather), Emma Jean Stokes (Maternal Grandmother), Leslie Anita Daniels (Mother-In-Law) (Librarian), Conroy Vance (Father-In-Law) (Grocery Store Manager and Benefits Administrator), Jean Bassett (Older Step-Sister)


Angela is represented by the California-based William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.






She is unsigned.

But her music for the movie Black Nativity was released under the music label of RCA Records.




5 ft 3½ in or 161.5 cm


61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Angela Bassett has dated –

  1. Mark Jenkins – Angela dated artist Mark Jenkins for a fleeting duration but not much is known about their time together except that they split soon enough.
  2. Courtney B. Vance (1997-Present) – The first time Angela met her future husband, actor Courtney B. Vance, was while they both were studying at Yale School of Drama. Vance is around 2 years younger to her so they didn’t attend the same classes. Nevertheless, they ran in the same collegiate circles and stayed friends for the longest time. They met again about 14 years later in Los Angeles and as they were both single at the time, they fell for each other and began dating. The two have jokingly admitted that their first date was ‘boring’ but sparks began to fly when they went on their second date at a golf course. After having dated for a while, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony on October 12, 1997. While nearing 10 years of married life, the couple sought the help of a surrogate and became parents to twins – a daughter named Bronwyn Golden Vance and son named Slater Josiah Vance on January 27, 2006, in California. They have set couple goals in Hollywood for having completed more than 20 years of marriage.
Angela Bassett with Courtney Vance in March 2007
Angela Bassett with Courtney B. Vance in March 2007 (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity


She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • High and striking cheekbones
  • Wide smile

Brand Endorsements

Angela has endorsed the following brands –

  • Airbnb (2015)
  • Boehringer Ingelheim (2018)
  • National Urban League (2012)
  • Olay