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Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress who portrayed Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen.

Career[]

Bassett is well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women, including Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and Voletta Wallace in Notorious.

Her other film roles include Boyz n the Hood, Vampire in Brooklyn, Contact, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Music of the Heart, Supernova (with Robert Forster), The Score, Akeelah and the Bee and Green Lantern.

Bassett also appeared in television shows, including The Cosby Show, Thirtysomething and Alias. She starred in the 15th and final season of the NBC medical drama ER.

Filmography[]

Year Title Role Note
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Smith's Boss Uncredited voice role
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs
2015 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Aurelia Arnot Voice role/motion capture
2016 London Has Fallen Lynne Jacobs
2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout CIA Director Erika Sloane
2021 Mission: Impossible 7 CIA Director Erika Sloane Filming

Behind the Scenes[]

Angela Bassett portrayed Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen.

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