Birth Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Date of Birth: August 16, 1958
Angela Bassett is an American actress and director. She is African-American. Angela is married to actor Courtney B. Vance.
Angela’s paternal grandparents were Daniel Benjamin Bassett, Sr. (the son of William Henry Bassett, who was born under the surname “Ingram”, and of Martha Jane Price) and Brownie Younger (the daughter of Henderson Younger and Harriet Snow). William was the son of George Ingram and Jinney.
Angela’s maternal grandparents were Leroy Gilbert (the son of Jimmie T. Gilbert and Annie Lee Bryant) and Emma Jean Stokes (the daughter of Slater Samuel Stokes and Miner/Mina/Minnie Lee Jackson). Jimmie was the son of Louis Gilbert and Louisa Johnson. Slater was the son of Judge/Jordan Stokes and Henrietta Miller. Miner was the daughter of Bryant Jackson and Emma Michael.
A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Angela’s genetic ancestry is:
*0.6% Native American
The DNA test stated that much of Angela’s African DNA was from Nigeria, with small parts from Benin and Togo, Cameroon and Congo, Mali, southeastern Bantu (Angola), Ivory Coast and Ghana, Senegal, and the South Central hunter-gatherers. Much of her European DNA was from Great Britain.
Source: Genealogy of Angela Bassett – http://www.geni.com
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