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ANGELA BASSETT: At age 47, she had her set of twins through a Surrogate mother.
Angela Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is proudly an African-American actress who is more than just a known face in Hollywood. This Yale University graduate and Masters degree holder crested her acting career in the early nineties featuring in movies like What’s Love Got to do with it, Malcolm X, Panther, The Rosa Parks Story and The Jacksons: An American Dream. Her acting career has soared on since then.
Her landmark recent debuts include portraying the voice of the United States First Lady, Michelle Obama in an episode of the TV series, The Simpsons in 2010; she starred in 2011 superhero box office movie, The Green Lantern and Notorious. Her latest feature co-starring with Samuel L. Jackson in the play The Mountaintop– a fictionalized depiction of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and it showed on Broadway till January 2012.
Angela Bassett is a Golden Globe Award Winner as Best Actress, and has also won the Image Award, Black Movie Award, NAACP Image Award among many others. She has been nominated at the Academy Award, Emmy Award and BET Awards.
She married her heart throb Courtney B. Vance in 1997 but they started trying out for a baby two years later to no avail. The lovely couple co-wrote a book titled “Friends: A Love Story” where they boldly shared the story of their unwavering faith to one day become parents. “There are a whole lot of avenues to have a child,” says Bassett. “And we were on like the next-to-the-last street.”
They tried IVF which did not work. According to Angela, while her husband was already checking out adoption alternative, a family friend mentioned the option of surrogacy (where a willing surrogate mother would carry the couple’s embryo) and simply said to her: “Jesus was had by a surrogate”. In the deeply religious Angela’s words, it’s a story you have heard over and over, and to think about it in 2006, it makes sense!”
That same year, they gladly welcomed an adorable set of twin whose arrival marked the completion of an emotional seven-year journey.
Angela Bassett, a UNICEF Ambassador is an avid supporter of programs for the Arts especially for youths. She annually attends events for children with diabetes and those in foster homes.
What has love got to do with it? Ask the happily married couple Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance!