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 (1986) and broke through to critical (and horndog) acclaim in John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood (1991). She got to play wacko Jacko's mother in the made-for-TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream (1993). Angela's star-making breakthrough came as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It? (1993), 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 (1998), playing a divorcée who gets her freak on with a twenty-year-old hunk. She even makes an appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel when she gets down and dirty with Lady Gaga during a lesbian sex scene.