Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Age
67
Birthday
Aug. 21st, 1949
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
Height
5' 6 1/2

Loretta Devine's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Client List TV Show
The Client List
Eli Stone TV Show
Eli Stone
A Different World TV Show
A Different World
Boston Public TV Show
Boston Public
The Carmichael Show TV Show
The Carmichael Show
The PJs TV Show
The PJs
State of Georgia TV Show
State of Georgia
Wild Card TV Show
Wild Card
Sugar and Spice TV Show
Sugar and Spice
 

Main Movie Roles

2016 - Norm of the North
2015 - Welcome to Me
2013 - Khumba
2011 - Madea's Big Happy Family
2011 - Jumping the Broom
2011 - Politics of Love
2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - Lottery Ticket
2010 - Death at a Funeral
2009 - Spring Breakdown
2008 - Beverly Hills Chihuahua
2008 - First Sunday
2007 - This Christmas
2007 - Cougar Club
2006 - Dreamgirls
2005 - King's Ransom
2004 - Crash
2001 - Kingdom Come
2000 - Urban Legends: Final Cut
2000 - What Women Want
1999 - The Breaks
1998 - Urban Legend
1997 - Hoodlum
1996 - The Preacher's Wife
1995 - Waiting to Exhale
1993 - Amos and Andrew
1992 - Class Act
1991 - Livin' Large!
1990 - Stanley & Iris
1988 - Little Nikita

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Adele Webber
22
Cynthia
5
Erika
2
Della Ballentine
2
Judge Vashti Jackson
2
Annabelle Carruthers
2
Herself - Guest Judge
2
Juror
2
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BIOGRAPHY:

Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the Fox drama series Boston Public, and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy, for which she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011. In film, Devine appeared in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, I Am Sam, Urban Legend, Crash, Woman Thou Art Loosed, For Colored Girls, This Christmas and Jumping the Broom.
Devine was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), was a beautician, and her father, James Devine, worked as a laborer. She grew up in the Acres Homes area of Houston. She was very active on the pep squad, and performed in talent shows at George Washington Carver High School. Devine graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama and Brandeis University in 1976 with a MFA in Theater.Devine was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha the Epsilon Lambda Chapter.



TRIVIA:
  • Originated role of Lorell in the Broadway stage production of "Dreamgirls", the basis for the film _Dreamgirls (2006)_ (qv).
  • (April 2001) Engaged to financial analyst Glenn Marshall.
  • She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was initiated in Epsilon Lambda Chapter at the University of Houston.
  • Graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a BA in Speech and Drama and Brandeis University in 1976 with a MFA in Theater.


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