Angela Bassett

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  • Birth Name: Angela Evelyn Bassett
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/16/1958, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Review: FX's Freak Show, DirecTV's MMA Kingdom

Upon hearing that the fourth season of FX's lurid American Horror Story franchise was subtitled Freak Show, you can be forgiven if your first reaction was "Redundant much?" Few series are freakier by their very nature than Ryan Murphy's annual anthology of grotesque Grand Guignol. Freak Show (Wednesday, 10/9c) upholds the grisly tradition, although the empathy shown for this year's bizarre family of sideshow outcasts makes this edition of AHS initially less ridiculous than usual (especially when compared to the ludicrous hot mess of last year's Coven).

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How Freaky Are the American Horror Story Freaks Actually?

Ryan Murphy has said that he's "worried that people are going to have cardiac arrests" because the clown on American Horror Story: Freak Show is too scary. But what about the freak show itself? Do Elsa's "monsters" live up to their title? Yes and no.

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Photo: Meet the Freaks of American Horror Story: Freak Show

Get your first look at the freaks of American Horror Story: Freak Show with this new image from the show that was released this week.

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Year Title Description
2014 American Horror Story TV Show Series, Actor - Desiree Dupree
2014 White Bird In A Blizzard Movie, Actor
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Movie, Actor
2013 Christmas in Harlem TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 BET Awards 2013 TV Show Series, Appearing

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VIDEO: American Horror Story Gets Freak-ier With Another New Teaser

They say two heads are better than one, but three legs make you a tripod.

Fine, we just made that up, but it sounded good, right? Anyway, American Horror Story has released yet another new teaser and it's even freakier than thelast two.

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FX Announces a Premiere Date for American Horror Story: Freak Show

It's time to let your freak flag fly!

Freak Show, the fourth installment of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story anthology series, will debut... read more

VIDEO: Kathy Bates on Her Personal Ties to American Horror Story: Freak Show

For American Horror Story: Freak Show star Kathy Bates, getting to explore the creepy world of the show is a dream come true.

"I remember going to the fair when I was a kid, and I always wanted to go into freak show [but] my parents would never let me," she says in the video below. "So it was this mysterious place I never saw when I was growing up."

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American Horror Story Adds Fargo’s John Carroll Lynch as Freak Show Villain

John Carroll Lynch has joined the cast of American Horror Story to play the villain in Freak Show, the upcoming fourth installment of FX's anthology series.

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Whitney Houston's Mother Is Upset Over Lifetime's Upcoming Biopic: "Let Her Rest"

Whitney Houston's mother has expressed that the Houston family is not supporting Lifetime's upcoming biopic about the late singer, which stars Yaya DaCosta.

Currently titled Whitney Houston, the movie will focus on... read more

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