Angela Bassett
Personal details
Date of birth August 16, 1968
Birth place Harlem, New York, USA
Years active 1985–present
Character Catherine Banfield
Seasons 15
First episode "Another Thursday at County"
Last episode "And in the End..."
Credits 21 episodes (see below)

Angela Bassett, born August 16, 1968 in Harlem, New York, USA, is an actress. She portrayed Dr. Catherine Banfield in the fifthteenth and final season. She made her first appearance in the episode "Another Thursday at County". She is well known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, such as Tina Turner in the 1993 film What's Love Got to Do with It, Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Rosa Parks in the 2002 television movie The Rosa Parks Story and Katherine Jackson in the ABC miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. She had other films roles, such as Boyz n the Hood (1991), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), Contact (1997), The Score (2001), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Green Lantern (2011) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013). She also had a voice role in Meet the Robinsons (2007). She had television roles in The Cosby Show, Thirtysomething and Alias.



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