Equally adept at stage, screen, and television – and scorchingly hot wherever she goes – Angela Bassett honed her considerable acting chops in productions at Yale University, where the brainiac beauty earned a scholarship. Angela made her screen debut in the cult favorite F/X and broke through to critical (and horndog) acclaim in John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood. She got to play wacko Jacko’s mother in the made-for-TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream. Angela’s star-making breakthrough came as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It? , a performance which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe. She starred as the title character in How Stella Got Her Groove Back , playing a divorce who gets her freak on with a twenty-year-old hunk.