For her roles in Coven and Freak Show, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
She is best known for her roles in which she plays strong female characters. Her résumé consists of high profile films such as Olympus Has Fallen and Green Lantern. Most notably, she portrayed Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It.
- Angela Bassett is one of the twenty-four cast members that portrayed the same character in different seasons. She portrayed Marie Laveau in Coven and Apocalypse.
- Bassett made her directorial debut with Lifetime's biopic "Whitney".
- Despite appearing in most of the episodes in Coven, she and Gabourey Sidibe were only credited as special guest stars. A possibility could be due to contract issues, similar to Adina Porter.
- In addition to being part of the Cast Repertory, Angela Bassett has directed episodes of American Horror Story to date. She directed "Chapter 6" of Roanoke, and also directed "Drink the Kool-Aid" of the seventh season, Cult.
- She is credited with the honorary "with" in the opening sequences of seasons four and five. In season six's ending credits, however, she's credited with the honorary "and".
- Bassett worked with another American Horror Story cast member Connie Britton, on another Ryan Murphy show called 9-1-1.
- Bassett studied the accent of a New Orleans's woman to perfect Marie Laveau's accent in Coven.
- Bitchcraft - Marie Laveau
- Boy Parts - Marie Laveau
- The Replacements - Marie Laveau
- Fearful Pranks Ensue - Marie Laveau
- Burn, Witch. Burn! - Marie Laveau
- The Axeman Cometh - Marie Laveau
- The Dead - Marie Laveau
- The Sacred Taking - Marie Laveau
- Head - Marie Laveau
- The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks - Marie Laveau
- Protect the Coven - Marie Laveau
- Go to Hell - Marie Laveau
- Massacres and Matinees - Desiree Dupree
- Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - Desiree Dupree
- Edward Mordrake: Part 2 - Desiree Dupree
- Pink Cupcakes - Desiree Dupree
- Test of Strength - Desiree Dupree
- Blood Bath - Desiree Dupree
- Tupperware Party Massacre - Desiree Dupree
- Orphans - Desiree Dupree
- Magical Thinking - Desiree Dupree
- Show Stoppers - Desiree Dupree
- Curtain Call - Desiree Dupree
- Mommy - Ramona Royale
- Room Service - Ramona Royale
- Room 33 - Ramona Royale
- She Wants Revenge - Ramona Royale
- She Gets Revenge - Ramona Royale
- Battle Royale - Ramona Royale
- Be Our Guest - Ramona Royale
- Chapter 1 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 2 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 3 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 5 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 6 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 7 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 8 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 9 - Monet Tumusiime
- Chapter 10 - Monet Tumusiime
- Apocalypse Then - Marie Laveau