Angela Evelyn Bassett turns 61 years old today. Here are five facts you may not have known about the actress. 1. Basset was the first African-America recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. 2. She was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 3. There is an “Angela Bassett Moment” term on Urban Dictionary based on her iconic scene in ‘Waiting to Exhale.’ 4. Diana Ross said she could listen to Bassett read a phone book all day 5. She met her husband, Courtney B. Vance, when they were both students at the Yale School of Drama. Happy Birthday, Angela Bassett!