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Angela Bassett plays Dr Catherine Bancroft


The Character

Dr. Cate Banfield is a tough-as-nails attending physician whose arrival shakes up the ER.


The Actor

Angela Bassett first gained recognition in the films Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Malcolm X (1992).

She also played Tina Turner in the feature film What's Love Got to Do with It. She was the first African-American to win the Best Actress Golden Globe for a musical or comedy.

In 1998, Bassett starred as Stella in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Her real life husband, actor Courtney Vance, plays her TV husband on ER.

 


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