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Full NameSlater Vance
First NameSlater
Last NameVance
ProfessionCelebrity Child
Birth CityChicago
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameCourtney B. Vance
Father Professionactor
Mother NameAngela Bassett
Mother Professionactress
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
SibilingsBronwyn Vance
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Date of Birth27,2006

Slater Vance is famous as the celebrity kid of an Oscar-award and seventh-time Emmy nominated actress Angela Bassett

Slater was born in Chicago via Surrogacy. He first appeared with his parents in 2007 in The Oprah Winfrey Show. According to Angela, Slater is into rap and writing.

How did his parents turn their friendship into a successful marriage?

His mother Angela Bassett and father Courtney B. Vance, first met in the 1980s at the Yale School of Drama, but it was not love at first sight for both of them. 

At the time, Courtney was already in a relationship with his girlfriend, who was from the same Drama School

They met again after several years when Angela was working in a play with Courtney’s girlfriend. 

Slater Vance parents Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett.
Slater Vance parents Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett. Source: Instagram

Later, Angela moved to Los Angeles, and shortly after, she landed a role in What’s Love Got To Do With It, a role that earned her an Oscar nomination while Courtney was busy in Broadways

They were destined to be together. According to them, they again met in 1994 and ended up dating for the first time, which was not impressive. 

On their second date, which was indeed a golf date, Courtney realized he felt for Angela. He didn’t go for a grand proposal. He asked her to answer yes or no. 

They spent their week together, and the spark between them grew stronger. They married on October 12, 1997, and have been together since then.

Slater Vance parents Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance.
Slater Vance parents Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance. Source: Instagram

He has a twin sibling 

He has a twin sister Bronwyn Vance. His parents were unable to conceive for seven years, due to which they had made up their mind to adopt. But it was their family friend who recommended surrogacy. 

At the age of 48, Angela became the mother of Slater and Bronwyn. Slater and his twin sister Bronwyn were born five weeks before their due date. 

Childhood picture of Slater Vance with his parents Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett his twin sister Bronwyn.
Childhood picture of Slater Vance with his parents Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett his twin sister Bronwyn. Source: Instagram

His father is an award-winning actor as well

Not only his mother but his father is also a recipient of several awards and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award for his lead role in the FX limited series The People v. o. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Besides that, he is also the recipient of the Tony Award for his role in the play Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy.

Slater and Bronwyn have not watched their mother’s most iconic role

Angela confessed that her kids Slater and Bronwyn had not watched her most iconic role that earned her an Oscar nomination

She wishes her kids to discover themselves and keeps telling them that they are unaware of what she got up her sleeve. 

Angela played the iconic role of Tina Turner in a 1993 film which was based on the life of American singer Tina Turner

The film was What’s Love Got To Do With It. She won a Golden Globe Award for the role.

Slater Vance with his parents Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett his twin sister Bronwyn.
Slater Vance with his parents Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett his twin sister Bronwyn. Source: Instagram

Slater was taught to respect girls

Slater’s mother had a tough childhood where she was raised by a single mom. She even faced molestation from her mother’s boyfriend. 

While opening up about her parenting, she confessed to providing every little information to her kids from an early age, including teaching her son to respect girls. 

While young, when Slater used to wrestle with his sister and whenever she would say stop, Angela would teach him saying if girls tell you to stop, then you should stop or if any girl says no, she means no.

Experienced racism 

Born African-American, Slater and his sister had to face racism. During an interview, she revealed how Slater and Bronwyn have been dealing with racism since four. 

Because of the color issues, they had to deal with whether other kids would play with them or have issues.

Angela Bassett explains the term “Purpose.”

Angela talks about the word purpose and what it actually means. She claims that it has filled up her spirit. 

In simple words, the actress explained that every creature on this earth has its purpose, even though we are still searching to understand what it is. 

Angela recalls her teenage days when she decided that acting would be her path. Even though she clearly recognized it or not, young Angela was walking towards her purpose. 

She explains as a young actress trying to make her way, survival figured into the equation but not so much which would let her compromise her integrity. 

Angela confronted that it wasn’t always easy and admitted that there had been really tough times and paths and even the days when the phone didn’t ring even after what love got to do with it. 

She says there were definitely times of insecurity and doubts for her. 

Regardless of any situation, her mom and aunt told her the words she even remembers now, and they were like there will be times when you seemingly had to go through a lot of obstacles, but that’s when you dig deep into your soul in order to find the courage. 

Take it and keep going and say that never ever forget. Even though life detours, you are always destined for greatness, Angela added. 

Lastly, she explains that her purpose is to say Thank You to her beautiful and adorable family, her husband, and her children for giving her the golden opportunity and space to be a black girl who no doubts rocks. 

Continuing, she also says that it’s totally imperative to support events that lift them, which helps in the recognition of their contribution. 

Undoubtedly, that also helps them feel connectivity, allowing them to see one another where they sometimes can’t see themselves. 

One of the motivational things Angela shared is that if someone says you are not good enough, you tell them not only am I good enough, but I am more than enough. 

And also, when someone says, go back home, say I am the foundation of the home.

Net Worth

Slater is currently enjoying his teen days and is yet to start his career. As of now, we have the combined net worth of his celebrity parents, who have amassed a lavish net income of:

Net WorthSource
$25 million Actors, Voice Actors, Film producer


  1. Slater was born on January 27, 2006. He is currently 15 years old.

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