For over 30 years, Angela Bassett has been gracing viewers with her undeniable talents both on and off camera. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including three Black Reel Awards, seven NAACP Image Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was also the first Black American to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It.
Bassett has definitely proven herself as a legendary and timeless performer in multiple mediums, including stage, television, movies and documentaries. But acting isn’t Bassett’s only claim to fame. In fact, did you know that she’s an Ivy League graduate?
Check out some of Bassett’s other achievements and talents.