Birth Name: Angela Bassett
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born on Aug. 16, 1958 in New York City, NY, Bassett was raised in St. Petersburg, FL by a social worker single mother. A school field trip to see a live stage performance of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Earl Jones ignited Bassett's interest in acting, though the accomplished teen was already making a name for herself as an outstanding student - the first black student from her high school to be accepted into the National Honor Society - in addition to participating in student government, the debate team, and the choir. With excellent academic and extracurricular records, Bassett was offered a scholarship to Yale University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in African-American Studie...
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