Before starting a movie career in 1988, the Harlem-born actor studied at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, where she developed her craft alongside the country's best actors. After a brief stretch in Broadway theater, Bassett headed for Hollywood, committed to landing only quality parts -- a difficult task with the overload of stereotypical roles for black actors. Still, Bassett found success by collaborating with directors John Singleton and Spike Lee, and writer Terry McMillan in the blockbusters Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
Angela Bassett continues to find the leading roles that she deserves, as each new performance stands as a testament to her talent and dedication.
|Publisher:||Chelsea House Publishers|
|Series:||Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
|1||They Know Who I Am||11|
|2||From Harlem to New Haven||17|
|3||Paying Her Dues||29|
|4||What's Love Got to Do with It?||39|
|5||What's Race Got to Do with It?||47|
|6||Waiting to Exhale||59|
|7||Hits and Misses||69|
|8||In a Groove||79|
|9||Timing, Talent, and Tenacity||91|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Angela Bassett is a wonderful actress and is one of my favorites. Every role that I have seen Angela play is a total fit for her talent. It's very rare in this day and age that we find good actors and actress' , but Angela is truly one of the finest.