Angela Bassett as Monet Rumuslime | AHS: Roanoke | FX

Angela Bassett

Monet Rumuslime

Angela Bassett stars as Monet Rumuslime in the sixth installment of American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Career Highlights

Angela Bassett’s talent and abilities as an actress, director, and executive producer in both television and film have garnered well-deserved respect and acclaim from peers and fans; proving her to be one of the industry’s premier leading ladies.

She appeared as “Ramona Royale” in American Horror Story: Hotel alongside Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, and Matt Bomer. She received Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for her work as “Marie Laveau” in American Horror Story: Coven as well as for her work as “Desiree Dupree” in the carnival themed American Horror Story: Freak Show. Bassett was nominated for her first DGA Award for her directorial debut of Lifetime’s film Whitney; a biopic that chronicled the loving and tumultuous relationship between Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Her directing project in 2015 was an episode on water issues for National Geographic Channel’s innovative new series Breakthrough, an anthology about leading scientists from across the globe and their cutting-edge, life-changing innovations and advancements. Other directors joining Bassett included Paul Giamatti, Peter Berg, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, and Brett Ratner.

Earlier this year, Bassett reprised her role as “Lynne Jacobs” in London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen alongside Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman. She also appeared in Spike Lee’s film, Chiraq for Amazon Studios; and writer/director Stephen Poliakoff ’s mini-series Close to the Enemy for BBC 2 alongside Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley, and Alfred Molina.

Always expanding the many facets of her talents, Bassett ventured into a new entertainment medium, as the lead character in the highly acclaimed first-person shooter video game franchise Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. She also continues to lend her voice to Netflix’s animated series, Bojack Horseman alongside Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris.

Recently, Bassett was seen in director James McTeigue’s Survivor opposite Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Milla Jovovich, and in Gregg Araki’s Whitebird in a Blizzard opposite Shailene Woodley. She returned to the musical genre in Fox Searchlight’s film Black Nativity opposite Forest Whitaker for director Kasi Lemmons, and received a SAG Award® nomination for her work as “Coretta Scott King” in the Lifetime movie Betty and Coretta. Bassett first made the successful crossover to the silver screen when she appeared in John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood. Other memorable roles include, Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale co-starring Whitney Houston, Kathryn Bigelow’s futuristic Strange Days with Ralph Fiennes, Vampire in Brookyln opposite Eddie Murphy, and Supernova with James Spader.

Perhaps best known for her intense portrayal of Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It opposite Laurence Fishburne, Bassett earned the Golden Globe® for Best Actress in a Musical, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, and an Academy Award® nomination for her powerful performance.

Lady Gaga

as Scáthach

Lady Gaga stars as the immortal witch Scáthach in the sixth installment of American Horror Story: Roanoke.