Courtney B. Vance is the husband of Angela Bassett for over 20 years. Read everything about them including their net worth and other facts.
Who is Courtney B. Vance?
Courtney Bernard Vance was born in 1960. He is a renowned American actor notable for his roles in films like ‘Hamburger Hill’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October’. He is also recognized for his television series, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, in which he played the part of Assistant District Attorney, Ron Carver. Vance also appeared in the television series, ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ in which he played the role of Johnnie Cochran. For this role, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Vance starred on the TNT series, ‘The Closer’ which was aired from 2010 to 2011. Vance won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play for his role in ‘Lucky Guy’. Vance was born in Detroit, Michigan to parents Leslie Anita and Conroy Vance. His mother was a librarian and his father was a grocery store manager and benefits administrator. Vance completed his schooling from the Detroit Country Day School and he later graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in arts. During his college years, he was already working as an actor at the Boston Shakespeare company. He got his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Yale School of Drama. It was there that he met his future wife, Angela Bassett. He first met her in 1980. He is currently married to her and has twins with her, son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter, Bronwyn Golden Vance. His twins were born in 2006. Together, he and Angela Bassett have authored a book, ‘Friends: A Love Story’, with Hilary Beard. The two also participate in the annual Christmas celebration, Candlelight Processional, at Epcot. The family resides in Los Angeles. Vance is also on the Board of Directors for ‘The Actors Center’ in New York City. He is also an active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Vance is an alumnus of the Detroit Boys & Girls Club and was recently inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. On the PBS program ‘Finding Your Roots’, Vance came to know that his father was born out of wedlock to a 17-year-old woman, Victoria Ardella Vance.
Net worth of Angela Bassett’s husband
Angela Bassett’s husband, Courtney B. Vance has a net worth of $4 million.
Career of Courtney B. Vance
Vance has received three Tony Award nominations in his career so far. He has also won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play for his performance as Hap Hairston in ‘Lucky Guy’ at the 67th Tony Awards in 2013. He was also nominated for Best Featured Actor in a play for his role as Corey in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award for Best Play-winning play Fences at the 41st Tony Awards in 1987. Vance received the nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a play for his performance in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ at the 45th Tony Awards in 1991. In 1987, he won a Clarence Derwent Award for his work in ‘Fences’. Before joining the cast of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, Vance had appeared on the original ‘Law & Order’ series twice, once in a minor role in the first-season episode “By Hooker, By Crook”, and in a major role in the fifth-season episode “Rage”. His early feature film credits include Hamburger Hill, The Hunt for Red October, The Last Supper, Dangerous Minds, and The Adventures of Huck Finn. Recently, Vance appeared in Robert Altman’s ‘Cookie’s Fortune’, Penny Marshall’s ‘The Preacher’s Wife’, and in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Space Cowboys’. Vance also starred in ‘Love and Action in Chicago’, which was a romantic comedy which he also co-produced. Vance played Black Panther Bobby Seale in the docudrama ‘Panther’. In 2008 and 2009, he guest starred in the final season of ‘ER’, along with his wife Angela Bassett. He was also in ‘Hurricane Season’. Vance had been selected in 2008 as the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI in ‘FlashForward’. It was based on a Robert J. Sawyer novel. In 2011, Vance starred in the American horror film ‘Final Destination 5’. Vance also appeared in the lead role in the German-American apocalypse thriller ‘The Divide’. Vance was also seen in a Disney channel original movie titled ‘Let It Shine’, where he played the role of the main character’s father. Vance rendered his voice for the National Football League’s ‘You Want the NFL, Go to the NFL” television spots. Vance appeared on the TNT series, ‘The Closer’ aired from 2010 to 2011. Vance also played the role of Attorney Benjamin Brooks on four episodes of ‘Revenge’ aired on ABC. In 2016, he played the role of Johnnie Cochran in the ‘American Crime Story’. The ‘American Crime Story’ tells the story of the O. J. Simpson murder case. The series premiered on February 2, 2016, and he was critically acclaimed for his performance. The same year, he also appeared in the comedy, ‘Office Christmas Party’. ‘Office Christmas Party’ revolves around an office story when the branch manager’s uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, he throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand. His role as Colonel Greenway in ‘The Mummy’ was critically acclaimed too. ‘The Mummy’ was released in 2017 and was about an ancient Egyptian princess who is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.