Angela Bassett is 59 and definitely killing it! The actress who has played in many of our favorite films such as What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Jacksons: An American Dream, Black Panther and more is receiving her third degree from ivy league university.
Bassett’s Doctorate of Fine Arts degree tops her B.A. in African American studies in 1980 and her M.F.A. at Yale School of Drama in 1983.
“We are absolutely thrilled to honor the ten honorants,” said Yale’s Vice President for Communications Eileen O’Connor. “They are all deserving of the degrees and [were chosen] through a process of careful selection, and we’re really excited to have them here to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2018.”
We are so proud of Angela Bassett and hope she continues shining!