Angela Bassett was the first African American woman to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993).

She played the role of Rosa Parks in the made-for-TV movie "The Rosa Parks Story" (2002) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance. 

Bassett also voiced the character of Shatter in the 2018 film "Bumblebee." 

She was offered the role of Leticia Musgrove in "Monster's Ball" (2001), which ultimately went to Halle Berry.

Bassett was the first actress to play a female United States Secret Service agent in the film "Olympus Has Fallen" (2013).

She starred alongside Whitney Houston in the film "Waiting to Exhale" (1995), which was based on the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan.

Bassett appeared in the popular television series "American Horror Story" in seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.

She played the role of Ramonda, the mother of T'Challa in "Black Panther" (2018) and its sequel.

Bassett was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "What's Love Got to Do with It."

She also starred in the biographical drama film "Malcolm X" (1992) as Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X.

Bassett played the role of Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, in the made-for-TV movie "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland" (2017). 

She played the role of Amanda Waller in the DC Comics film "Green Lantern" (2011).