Jennifer Bassey is a daytime legend. Throughout her career, on stage and screens audiences have fallen in love her delightful, enchanting, sensual, and electric performances. A graduate with honors from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) her award winning portrayal of Marion Colby Chandler on All My Children from 1983-2011 made her a household name and fan favorite. Long before Cougar Town or Desperate Housewives, in 1983 Marion took Pine Valley by storm having affairs with men half her age who often were boyfriends of her daughter Liza. Jennifer is just as captivating in person as she is when she on screen. Her Joie de vivre lights up any room she enters. After graduating from RADA and returning to the United States in 1967 Jennifer (aka Joan Bassie) made her Broadway debut as Ruth in The Homecoming.
This past year Jennifer has been receiving rave reviews for her work on two celebrated series as Quinn on General Hospital and Beverly on Anacostia. Three weeks ago, for her role as Beverly on the hit digital series Anacostia she received an Emmy nomination, she has never won, though on April 27th, 2018 that should change. To celebrate her Emmy nomination, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the fabulous Ms. Bassey and ask her our reader favorite 15 questions:
What is your favorite word? Darling.
What is your favorite color? Black.
What are your favorite cities? Hong Kong, Paris, New York City.
What is your favorite season? Spring.
What is your astrological sign? Cancer-Leo.
Who has been the most positive influence on your life? Late Husband two-time Tony award winning playwright and screenwriter Luther Davis.
What trait do you find most attractive in other people? Sense of Humor.
What is something most people don’t know about you (Hobby, Favorite TV Series you never miss or Film you have seen many times or Secret Talent)? Avid Gardner love being outdoors in the summer.
What inspires you creatively? Many things sunsets, meditations, ideas, peoples, and mentors.
What is your favorite swear word? You can’t put that in print darling.
What sound do you love? Silence.
What is your favorite food? Japanese.
What is your favorite beverage? Water (Kagan).
What was your career Plan B? Gym Teacher.
What do you want to hear the Angels say when you arrive? We’ve been waiting for you and are happy to see you.