Ebbe Bassey was born in the Bronx but raised cross the Atlantic in the
city of Calabar, Nigeria, West Africa. She attended the William Esper
Studio and under the tutelage of the estimable Maggie Flanigan honed her
craft as a method actor. Ms. Bassey went on to be a co-founding member
of the Tupu Kweli Theatre Company through which she explored socially
conscious work such as the award nominated Reality, TRAPPED, Guilty But Mentally Ill, One Wishetc. She has worked with estimable companies such as the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Medea), Manhattan Theatre Source (Swift Encounter), 29th Street Rep/PACT (Issues), Manhattan Repertory Theatre (Behind Mountains are mountains).