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Angela Bassett
Yale grad Angela Bassett has never been one for vanity roles. She's best known for weightier dramatic leads that communicate a captivating physical and emotional strength, coupled with a riveting vulnerability. The radiant mother-of-two also happens to be a (shared with her husband  Courtney B. Vance) UNICEF ambassador. During an interview with Allure, Basset talked about the importance of feminism: "As we advance, 60 is the new 40, or 70 is the new 50. It keeps getting pushed. But you have to keep the stress down and the attitude hot. [Feminism] is being able to do what you want to do and [being] respected for it and paid fairly for it. Now we’re dealing with #MeToo. Who even knew to the degree that it was [prevalent]? I certainly didn’t know."

Bassett can be seen in hits such as Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame