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Angela Bassett

  • Aug 16, 1958 (age 61)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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2019
Otherhood
MovieAug 2, 2019

Otherhood

Three mothers who are long-time friends and empty nesters …
Three mothers who are long-time friends and empty nesters decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons. In the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change.
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Avengers: Endgame
MovieApr 22, 2019

Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War …
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
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2018
Bumblebee
MovieDec 3, 2018

Bumblebee

After being defeated by the Decepticons in the war on …
After being defeated by the Decepticons in the war on Cybertron, the Autobot leader Optimus Prime sends B-127 to Earth to establish an outpost and protect Earth. B-127 surprises the training of a group of soldiers under the command of Colonel Jack Burns and escapes. However, he is ambushed by a Deception that damages his memory core and voice-box. But B-127 defeats the enemy and transforms into a yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. In 1987, the eighteen-year-old Charlie Watson finds the Beetle in a junkyard and the owner Hank gives the car to her. The teenager is a great mechanic that misses her father and lives with her young brother and her estranged mother and her boyfriend. Charlie accidentally activates a signal and the Decepticons track down B-127 on Earth. Two Decepticons head for Earth to capture and destroy the Autobot convincing Dr. Powell and the army that they are peaceful and the enemy is a dangerous robot. Meanwhile, Charlie befriends B-127 and calls him Bumblebee.
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout
MovieJul 12, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout …
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film written, produced, and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie following the 2015 film Rogue Nation. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, and Alec Baldwin, all of whom reprise their roles from previous films, along with Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, and Angela Bassett, who join the franchise. In the film, Ethan Hunt and his team must track down missing plutonium while being monitored by a CIA agent after a mission goes wrong.
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Black Panther
MovieJan 29, 2018

Black Panther

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016) …
In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016) and in the wake of King T'Chaka's death, young Prince T'Challa returns to his secluded homeland in Wakanda to prepare for his coronation day. However, the new King will soon have to face the technologically-advanced country's arch-enemy, the arms-dealer Ulysses Klaue, who is well-aware of Wakanda's secrets and is determined to make a profit with the aid of the megalomaniac, Erik Killmonger. Can the noble Black Panther protect not only the throne but also the land's very future?
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9-1-1
TV ShowJan 3, 2018

9-1-1

9-1-1 is an American procedural drama television series …
9-1-1 is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters and dispatchers.
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Nomination2018

Best Actress

Nominated for "Black Panther and 9-1-1".
BET Award
2017
Nomination2017

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "London Has Fallen".
NAACP Image Award
2016
Close to the Enemy
TV ShowNov 10, 2016

Close to the Enemy

Close to the Enemy is a British period drama miniseries set …
Close to the Enemy is a British period drama miniseries set in the late 1940s in London. It is written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, starring Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley, Phoebe Fox, Alfred Molina, Lindsay Duncan, August Diehl, Alfie Allen, Angela Bassett, Antje Traue and Robert Glenister. It premiered in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 10 November 2016.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2016

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Chi-Raq".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2016

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "American Horror Story: Hotel".
NAACP Image Award
2015
Chi-Raq
MovieDec 4, 2015

Chi-Raq

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata …
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.
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Master of None
TV ShowNov 6, 2015

Master of None

Master of None is an American comedy-drama web …
Master of None is an American comedy-drama web television series, which was released for streaming on November 6, 2015, on Netflix. The series was created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, and stars Ansari in the lead role of Dev Shah, a 30-year-old actor, mostly following his romantic, professional, and cultural experiences. The first season was set in New York City, and consisted of ten episodes. The second season, which takes place in Italy and New York, consists of ten episodes and was released on May 12, 2017.
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Survivor
MovieMay 21, 2015

Survivor

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist …
A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.
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Whitney
MovieJan 17, 2015

Whitney

A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent …
A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
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Nomination2015

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "American Horror Story: Freak Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
Film/Show Directed By a Woman
Nomination2015

Film/Show Directed By a Woman

Nominated for "Whitney".
Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film
Nomination2015

Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV …

Nominated for "Whitney".
Directors Guild of America Award
Outstanding Director in a Television Miniseries or Movie
Nomination2015

Outstanding Director in a Television Mini…

Nominated for "Whitney".
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress in a Television …

Nominated for "American Horror Story: Hotel".
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2015

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Chi-Raq".
Black Reel Award
2014
BoJack Horseman
TV ShowAug 22, 2014

BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated comedy …
BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated comedy-drama series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, with a supporting cast including Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. The series' first season premiered on August 22, 2014, on Netflix, with a Christmas special premiering on December 19. The show is designed by the cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, who has been friends with Bob-Waksberg since high school and had previously worked with him on the webcomic Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out.
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White Bird in a Blizzard
MovieJan 20, 2014

White Bird in a Blizzard

The 2014 movie White Bird …
The 2014 movie White Bird in a Blizzard is a dramatic mystery film about a seventeen year old girl who begins to find herself extremely confused and out of touch with her sexual feelings. One day, the girl decides to go speak with her mother about some of the feelings she has been having, but her mother is nowhere to be found. The seventeen year old girl is forced to continue living her life of sexual confusion without having the help and support of her mother. The seventeen year old girl, Kat, does not miss her mother at all, and she does not think the disappearance of her mother was in any way forced by the actions of her father. As the movie continues, Kate grows older and eventually is sent off to college by her father. It is upon Kat's first visit home from college when she realizes the impact her mother leaving has had on her growing up.
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2014

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Black Nativity".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2014

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "American Horror Story: Freak Show".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor
Nomination2014

Best Actor

Nominated for "Black Nativity".
BET Award
Nomination2014

Best Actress

Nominated for "American Horror Story: Coven".
BET Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2014

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "American Horror Story".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award2014

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Black Nativity".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nomination2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "American Horror Story".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "American Horror Story: Coven".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination2014

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "Betty and Coretta".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Nomination2014

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Betty and Coretta".
NAACP Image Award
2013
Black Nativity
MovieNov 27, 2013

Black Nativity

Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen …
Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen who lives with his single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson). It's Christmas, and this year Jordan is traveling to New York City for a stay with his distant relatives Reverend Cornell (Forest Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett). When Reverent Cornell's strict rules prove too oppressive for the rebellious teen to handle, however, Jordan decides he'd rather spend the holidays with his mother, and embarks on an eye-opening journey that teaches him the true importance of faith and family..
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Olympus Has Fallen
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MovieMar 18, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is …
When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.
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Best Actor
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Nomination2013

Best Actor

Nominated for "Olympus Has Fallen".
BET Award
Nomination2013

Best Actress

Nominated for "Betty and Coretta and Olympus Has Fallen".
BET Award
2012
This Means War
MovieJan 30, 2012

This Means War

Two CIA agents, Tuck and Frank who are also best friends, …
Two CIA agents, Tuck and Frank who are also best friends, have been benched because someone's after them. Tuck is divorced with a son whom he's not close to and Frank is a ladies man. Tuck decides to try and find someone so he places his profile on a dating website. Lauren, a woman also looking for a guy sees Tuck's profile and goes with him. She later bumps into Frank and he hits on her and she goes out with him. She's intrigued by both of them. When they learn that they're dating the same girl, they agree to let her choose. But both can't help but use their skills to keep tabs on her and each other. And also sabotage each other's dates with her.
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Best Actress
Nomination2012

Best Actress

Nominated for "Jumping the Broom".
BET Award
Best Actor
Nomination2012

Best Actor

Nominated for "Jumping the Broom".
BET Award
2011
American Horror Story
TV ShowOct 5, 2011

American Horror Story

American Horror Story …
American Horror Story (sometimes abbreviated as AHS) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for the basic cable network FX. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end." Some plot elements of each season are loosely inspired by true events.
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Green Lantern
MovieJun 14, 2011

Green Lantern

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite …
In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm.
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Jumping the Broom
MovieMay 6, 2011

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom is a 2011 American romantic comedy …
Jumping the Broom is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Tracey E. Edmonds, Elizabeth Hunter, T.D. Jakes, Glendon Palmer, and Curtis Wallace. The title of the film is derived from the Black American tradition of bride and groom jumping over a ceremonial broom after being married.
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2009
Notorious
MovieJan 16, 2009

Notorious

Notorious is a 2009 American biographical drama film …
Notorious is a 2009 American biographical drama film directed by George Tillman Jr. about American rapper Christopher Wallace / The Notorious B.I.G., following his life and murder. The film stars Jamal Woolard as Wallace, alongside Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, and Anthony Mackie.
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Best Actor
Nomination2009

Best Actor

Nominated for "Notorious".
BET Award
Nomination2009

Best Actress

Nominated for "ER and Notorious".
BET Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2009

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Meet the Browns".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Award2009

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Won award for "ER".
NAACP Image Award
TV Land Icon Award
Award2009

TV Land Icon Award

Won award for "ER".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination2009

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "ER".
NAACP Image Award
2008
Nothing But the Truth
MovieSep 8, 2008

Nothing But the Truth

A woman named Rachel …
A woman named Rachel Armstrong is a reporter for a newspaper for the Capital Sun Times. While going about her daily life she comes across a woman named Erica Van Doren who is a CIA operative returning from Venezuela. She has investigated an assassination attempt on the United States President. As a result, Armstrong decides to get information. However Erica decides not to provide any information, but Rachel makes this front page news. The story is approved by editor Bonnie Benjamin and legal counselor Avril Aaronson. Since it is treason to reveal the identity of a cover operative, a Federal Prosecutor named Patton Dubois sesks to get a grand jury and find out how the information about Erica was leaked. Rachel now has a legal dispute and has Albert Burnside defend her in the case. However he goes to jail for contempt of court. During the trial Rachel defends herself by stressing confidentiality. She has alienated herself from her husband and son. Van Doren is eventually assassinated and it is revealed that the Chief of Staff leaked the information about the operation in Venezuela. Rachel Armstrong is released from jail but is arrested by the US Marshals for obstruction of justice. She agrees to a two year term in prison and Alison turns out to be the real source that leaked the information about Van Doren going to Venezuela.
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Meet the Browns
MovieMar 21, 2008

Meet the Browns

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her …
A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.
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Best Actor
Nomination2008

Best Actor

Nominated for "Meet the Browns".
BET Award
Best Actress
Nomination2008

Best Actress

Nominated for "Meet the Browns".
BET Award
2007
Meet the Robinsons
MovieMar 23, 2007

Meet the Robinsons

Lewis, a 12-year-old genius is a boy who has no luck in being …
Lewis, a 12-year-old genius is a boy who has no luck in being adopted because of his constant 'quest' to find his birth mother. When he is struck by an idea after being turned down by a family (for the 126th-literally-time), he invents a memory scanner, a device which scans your cerebral cortex to project your memories onto a screen. When this project goes awry at a science fair (really the work of the evil "Bowler Hat Guy" and his robotic hat, "Doris"), Lewis is discouraged. Then, he gets a visit from a boy named Wilbur, who takes him on a wild ride to the future, where he meets Wilbur's wacky family and gains the courage to "Keep Moving Forward."
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2007

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Akeelah and the Bee".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actor
Nomination2007

Best Actor

Nominated for "Akeelah and the Bee".
BET Award
Best Actress
Nomination2007

Best Actress

Nominated for "Akeelah and the Bee".
BET Award
2006
Akeelah and the Bee
MovieMar 16, 2006

Akeelah and the Bee

The story of Akeelah and the Bee is about an eleven-year old girl …
The story of Akeelah and the Bee is about an eleven-year old girl named Akeelah Anderson who is a very smart girl who can spell better than anyone at her middle school in South Los Angeles. One day, when she wins the school spelling bee, Akeelah decides to seriously study for the regional spelling bee. Her spelling bee coach is a strict english professor named Joshua Larabee. However, her mother Tanya is completely against her daughter's decision and thinks that she's obsessing over something that was once a game to Akeelah. Despite her mother's request, Akeelah decides to follow her dreams and compete in the regional spelling bee in Washington, D.C without having her mother's permission. Akeelah not only decides to compete in the spelling bee because she wants to do this for her own entertainment, but she also decides to do this because she feels compels to do so through inspiration.
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Bronwyn Vance
Child2006

Bronwyn Vance

Bronwyn Vance born.
Slater Vance
Child2006

Slater Vance

Slater Vance born.
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Award2006

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Won award for "Akeelah and the Bee".
Black Movie Award
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance by an Actress …

Nominated for "Akeelah and the Bee".
Black Movie Award
2005
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2005

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Mr. 3000".
NAACP Image Award
2004
Mr. 3000
MovieSep 8, 2004

Mr. 3000

Mr. 3000 is a 2004 American sports comedy film starring Bernie …
Mr. 3000 is a 2004 American sports comedy film starring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett. The film's plot surrounds a retired Major League Baseball player who makes a comeback at age 47 in order to attain 3,000 hits.
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2003
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2003

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Sunshine State".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2003

Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special

Nominated for "Our America".
Daytime Emmy Award
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
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MovieJan 1, 2003

Unchained Memories: Readings from th…

When the Civil War ended in …
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the ...
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award2003

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Sunshine State".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Award2003

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Won award for "The Rosa Parks Story".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2003

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "The Rosa Parks Story".
NAACP Image Award
2002
Sunshine State
MovieMay 19, 2002

Sunshine State

A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown …
A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
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The Rosa Parks Story
MovieFeb 10, 2002

The Rosa Parks Story

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful …
A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Nomination2002

Best Actress

Nominated for "The Rosa Parks Story and The Score".
BET Award
Best Actor
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Score".
BET Award
Nomination2002

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Ruby's Bucket of Blood".
NAACP Image Award
Award2002

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Won award for "Ruby's Bucket of Blood".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "Ruby's Bucket of Blood".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "The Score".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nomination2002

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniserie…

Nominated for "The Rosa Parks Story".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Award2002

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Won award for "The Score".
NAACP Image Award
2001
The Score
MovieJul 9, 2001

The Score

The Score is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by …
The Score is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando in his final film role. It was the only time that Brando and De Niro appeared onscreen together. The screenplay was based on a story by Daniel E. Taylor and Kario Salem.
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Nomination2001

Best Actor

Nominated for "Boesman and Lena".
BET Award
Nomination2001

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Boesman and Lena".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2001

Best Actress

Nominated for "Boesman and Lena".
BET Award
2000
Supernova
MovieJan 14, 2000

Supernova

Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a …
Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2000

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Music of the Heart".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Award2000

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Won award for "Music of the Heart".
NAACP Image Award
1999
Music of the Heart
MovieSep 6, 1999

Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart is a 1999 American musical drama film …
Music of the Heart is a 1999 American musical drama film directed by Wes Craven and written by Pamela Gray, based on the 1995 documentary Small Wonders. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Roberta Guaspari, portrayed by Meryl Streep, who co-founded the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music and fought for music education funding in New York City public schools. The film also stars Aidan Quinn, Gloria Estefan (in her film debut), and Angela Bassett. It was director Wes Craven's only non-horror film, aside from his contribution to the multifaceted and directorially diverse Paris, je t'aime. It was also his only film to receive Academy Award nominations.
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1999

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "How Stella Got Her Groove Back".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1999

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "How Stella Got Her Groove Back".
NAACP Image Award
1998
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
MovieAug 3, 1998

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Stella is a highly successful, …
Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare. His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1998

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Contact".
NAACP Image Award
1997
Courtney B. Vance
MarriageOctober 1997

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an …
Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. He is notable for his roles in the feature films Hamburger Hill and The Hunt for Red October and the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he played Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. He guest starred on the TNT series The Closer as Chief Tommy Delk, from 2010–2011. In 2013 he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Lucky Guy.
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Contact
MovieJul 11, 1997

Contact

The skeptical scientist Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) …
The skeptical scientist Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) researches extraterrestrial life with her team in Puerto Rico. When David Drumlin (Tom Skerritt) shuts-down the project, Ellie seeks for private funds to reopen her research in New Mexico. An anonymous millionaire provides the necessary funds and Ellie proceeds with her work. Four years later, she is contacted by alien forms from Vega that send a coded message. The millionaire, S.R. Hadden (Sir John Hurt) that is financing the research deciphers the message and gives to Ellie the design of an intriguing machine. Ellie concludes that the equipment might be to transport a passenger to Vega. Now she needs to convince a commission formed by military, politicians, scientists, and religious leaders that she is the best candidate for the journey.
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1996
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Waiting to Exhale".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performer In A Children’s S…

Nominated for "Storytime".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1996

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Waiting to Exhale".
NAACP Image Award
1995
Waiting to Exhale
MovieDec 22, 1995

Waiting to Exhale

This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan …
This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan follows the lives of four African-American women as they try to deal with their very lives. Friendship becomes the strongest bond between these women as men, careers, and families take them in different directions. Often light-hearted this movie speaks about some of the problems and struggles the modern women face in today's world.
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Vampire in Brooklyn
MovieOct 27, 1995

Vampire in Brooklyn

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a …
Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and, as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part-vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her bloodsucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny.
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Strange Days
MovieOct 6, 1995

Strange Days

In 1999, Los Angeles is racial war zone with the army and …
In 1999, Los Angeles is racial war zone with the army and LSPD and SWAT officers fighting Afro-American people. The former cop Lenny Nero is a dealer of illegal recording in CDs that gives the memories and sensations of the recorder to the user. He buys the recordings from the supplier Tick; he misses his former mistress Faith, who was a hooker and now is a singer; his best friend is the private eye Max Peltier and the limousine driver Lornette 'Mace' Mason, who has unrequited love for him. Two days before the turn of the century, the black rapper Jeriko One is murdered. The hooker Iris seeks Lenny out but there is an incident and they do not talk to each other. However she drops a recording into Lenny's car while he unsuccessfully tries to meet Faith at a night-club. However her boyfriend Philo Gant does not let them talk. When Lenny learns that Iris was sadistically raped and killed, he gets involved in a sick scheme and discovers dirty hidden secrets.
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Panther
MovieMay 3, 1995

Panther

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black …
Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points.
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1994
ER
TV ShowSep 19, 1994

ER

ER is an American medical drama television series created by …
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1994

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Won award for "Malcolm X".
NAACP Image Award
Best Female Performance
Nomination1994

Best Female Performance

Nominated for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
MTV Movie Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1994

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1994

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Malcolm X".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1994

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
NAACP Image Award
1993
What's Love Got to Do with It
MovieJun 6, 1993

What's Love Got to Do with It

Anna Mae Bullock always …
Anna Mae Bullock always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, the now teenage Anna Mae soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes the band's singer, his wife, and mother to his children - not all hers. In love with Ike and determined not to leave in the way her mother had, she finds herself the target of increasing violence from her unstable husband who can't see who is making the band such a success.
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Best Actress
Nomination1993

Best Actress

Nominated for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
Academy Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nomination1993

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Award1993

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Won award for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
Golden Globe Award
1992
Malcolm X
MovieNov 18, 1992

Malcolm X

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American …
Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr.
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The Jacksons: An American Dream
MovieNov 15, 1992

The Jacksons: An American Dream

The Jacksons: An American …
The Jacksons: An American Dream is a four-hour American miniseries broadcast in two halves on ABC and originally broadcast on November 15 through November 18, 1992. It is based upon the history of the Jackson family, one of the most successful musical families in show business, and the early and successful years of the popular Motown group The Jackson 5.
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Critters 4
MovieAug 20, 1992

Critters 4

Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy …
Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He's sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the transporter takes him with it and then gets lost in space. After 53 deep-frozen years, he's found by a private wreckage collector team under the unscrupulous Rick. On behalf of the mighty company Terracor they bring him to an empty space station - but Rick is curious and opens the box... so Charlie has work again, to keep the Critters from eating everybody.
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1991
Boyz n the Hood
MovieJul 2, 1991

Boyz n the Hood

In South Central Los Angeles, the boy Tre Styles lives with his …
In South Central Los Angeles, the boy Tre Styles lives with his divorced mother Reva Styles. When Tre is suspended for three days at school, Reva decides to send him to live in Crenshaw with his father, the businessman Furious Styles, "to become a man". Tre befriends his neighbors, the half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker, and soon they become best friends. Seven years later, Tre is an educated teenager preparing to join the university; Ricky is an athlete, expecting to join the university with scholarship since he is a great football player; and Doughboy is a small time criminal that has been arrested several times. But they live in a dangerous neighborhood where dreams are shattered by bullets.
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1990
Kindergarten Cop
MovieDec 21, 1990

Kindergarten Cop

Los Angeles narcotics detective John Kimble has long been …
Los Angeles narcotics detective John Kimble has long been after drug kingpin Cullen Crisp, who is a psychopath. After John arrests Cullen for a young man's murder, John is told that Cullen's ex-wife Rachel -- whose testimony could be a key to putting Cullen away -- is living in Astoria, Oregon, and that she has a son. John and his partner Phoebe O'Hara are sent to Astoria to find Rachel. Phoebe, a former school teacher, is assigned to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher at Astoria Elementary School, where Rachel's son is believed to be one of the students. The problem for John and Phoebe is the fact that they don't know what Rachel and her son look like. When Phoebe becomes sick before the undercover assignment is to begin, John must take her place, despite the initial misgivings of Principal Schlowski, who eventually befriends John. On his first day, John meets first grade teacher Joyce Palmeri, whose son Dominic is one of John's students. As John spends months on this assignment, he bonds with his students and introduces them to his pet ferret. The town's single mothers find themselves falling for John. One of the students, Zach Sullivan, is a victim of physical abuse at the hands of his violent tempered father, who also physically abuses Zach's mother. John tries to convince Mrs. Sullivan to leave Mr. Sullivan and press charges, but Mrs. Sullivan is too scared to do that. One afternoon, as Zach is leaving school for the day, John finds a severe welt on Zach's back. John goes outside, hits Mr. Sullivan, and says that he has no choice but to press charges against Mr. Sullivan. Schlowski calls John into her office and asks John how good it felt to hit Mr. Sullivan, because Schlowski herself had always felt like hitting Mr. Sullivan. John soon discovers that Joyce's real name is Rachel Crisp -- Cullen's ex-wife. And now, Cullen and his cold-blooded mother Eleanor Crisp have arrived in Astoria, and they are looking for Rachel -- and Dominic, the son that Cullen hasn't seen in three years. And it's up to John to protect Rachel and Dominic.
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer
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MovieMay 20, 1990

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced …

Perry Mason defends the …
Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous pop singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager.
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1989
The Simpsons
TV ShowDec 17, 1989

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by …
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
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1986
F/X
MovieFeb 7, 1986

F/X

A movies special effects man is hired by a government …
A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double crosses him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
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1984
The Cosby Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1984

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom co-created …
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
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1958
Angela Bassett
BirthAugust 1958

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett was born.
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