Angela Bassett has become known for slaying dramatic roles. From What’s Love Got To Do With It, Waiting To Exhale and countless other films, we can count on Ms. Bassett to reel us in and keep us on the edge of our seats.

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During the American Horror Story series, the actor played a three-breasted woman, a voodoo Queen and an actress in seasons 3-5. This year she’s joining Lady Gaga for Season 6.


The Harlem-born actress is set to celebrate her 58th birthday next month, and is still slaying every role she is presented with. As a vegetarian and Yale school graduate, Bassett has paved a way for dramatic Black actors and actresses through her stellar performing and consistent delivery.

American Horror Story is set to kick off Season 6 Wednesday, September 14 at 10 pm ET. There’s no word on what the new season will be about, but fans are counting on a plot just as thick as previous seasons.

Whether she’s summoning spirits or a part of a side-show Bassett is known to give her all on screen making for a great series and even greater addition to the eclectic-cult classic. For more, keep up with Bassett here.