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Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine was born on August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama and BrandeisUniversity in 1976 with a MFA in Theater. Devine is a member of The Epsilon Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She began her career on Broadway starring in Dreamgirls. Minor roles for Devine followed in films such as Little Nikita (1988) and Stanley & Iris (1990). She also appeared in the first season of the TV series A Different World. In 1995, she landed a high-profile role as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to Exhale, joined in the cast by Whitney Houston, Gregory Hines, and Angela Bassett, among others. The role earned her an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did her next movie, The Preacher's Wife, her second movie with Houston and Hines. In 2000, Devine took on the role of impassioned high school teacher Marla Hendricks on the Fox TV drama Boston Public. Devine won three more Image Awards for her work in the series. She also continued to work in film, playing prominent roles in Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, and I Am Sam. Devine earned yet another Image Award nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the 2004 film Woman Thou Art Loosed. She also appeared in the 2005 Academy Awards Best Picture winning film Crash. She also plays Rochelle's mother, Maxine on the sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris. In 2007, she appeared in This Christmas, co-starring Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, and Regina King. Devine also appeared in Grey's Anatomy as Adele Webber. She played Patti on Eli Stone, an ABC television series which began airing in 2008 an in 2009, Devine starred in the TV series Cold Case. Most recently she can be seen in Lottery Ticket (2010), For Colored Girls (2010), Death at a Funeral and Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011).

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Aug 21, 1949 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel series Legally Mad
Ultimi progetti:
Film Chapter & Verse 2016-06-12
Known For
Poster of A Very Larry Christmas
Poster of Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Poster of Supernatural
Poster of Wild Card
series Legally Mad Jeanette Harris 2019
Film Chapter & Verse Miss Maddy 2016-06-12
Film Il viaggio di Norm Tamecia (voice) 2016-01-14
Film Caged No More Aggie 2016-01-15
Film Grandma's House 2016-04-29
Film Back to School Mom Meghan Graham 2015-02-14
Film L'urlo e il furore Dilsey 2015-10-23
series The Carmichael Show Cynthia Carmichael 2015-08-26
Film Doc Mcstuffins: A Little Cuddle Goes A Long Way Hallie 2014-03-17
Film Welcome to Me Barb Vaughn 2014-09-05
Film Qualcosa di buono 2014-10-10
Film A Very Larry Christmas Mrs. Claus 2013-12-31
Film Khumba - Cercasi strisce disperatamente Mama V (voice) 2013-07-18
series Dottoressa Peluche Nurse Hallie 2012-03-23
Film Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story Addie Collins 2012-10-09
series The Client List Georgia Cummings 2012-04-08
Film In the Hive Mrs. Inez 2012-12-14
Film Madea's Big Happy Family Shirley 2011-04-22
Film Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Delta (voice) 2011-02-01
Film Politics of Love Shirlee Gupta 2011-08-26
Film Amore e altri guai Mrs. Taylor 2011-05-06
series State of Georgia Honey Dupree 2011-06-29
Film Il funerale è servito Cynthia 2010-04-15
Film For Colored Girls Juanita / Green 2010-11-05
Film Lottery Ticket Grandma 2010-08-20
Film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Miss Roberts 2009-09-06
series Party Down Unknown 2009-03-20
Film First Sunday - Non c'è più religione Sister Doris 2008-01-11
series Eli Stone Patti Dellacroix 2008-01-31
Film Beverly Hills Chihuahua Delta (voice) 2008-10-03
Film This Christmas - Natale e altri guai Shirley Ann "Ma'Dere" Whitfield 2007-11-27
Film Dirty Laundry Evelyn 2006-07-15
Film Dreamgirls Jazz Singer 2006-12-25
Film Crash - Contatto fisico Shaniqua Johnson 2005-05-06
series Grey's Anatomy Adele Webber 2005-03-27
series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
series Supernatural Missouri Moseley 2005-09-13
Film Woman Thou Art Loosed Cassey Jordan 2004-09-30
series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
series Wild Card M. Pearl McGuire 2003-08-02
series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Film Venga Il Tuo Regno Marguerite Slocumb 2001-04-11
Film Mi chiamo Sam Margaret Calgrove 2001-12-28
Film Freedom Song Evelyn Walker 2000-02-27
Film Best Actress Connie Travers 2000-03-18
series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Film What Women Want - Quello che le donne vogliono Flo the Doorwoman 2000-12-15
series Boston Public 2000-10-23
Film Urban Legend: Final Cut Reese Wilson 2000-09-19
series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
series The PJs 1999-01-10
Film Funny Valentines Dearie B. 1999-02-14
Film Love Kills Sylvia Finkelstein 1999-10-04
Film Jackie's Back! Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend) 1999-06-14
Film Vi presento Dorothy Dandridge Ruby Dandridge 1999-08-21
series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Film Una nuova vita Zenia 1998-12-25
Film Urban Legend Reese Wilson 1998-09-25
Film Il prezzo dell'amore Jackee 1997-04-01
Film Hoodlum Pigfoot Mary 1997-08-27
series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Film Clover Everleen 1997-09-10
Film Lover Girl Leticia / 'Coco' 1997-09-11
series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Film Uno sguardo dal cielo Beverly 1996-12-13
series Promised Land Unknown 1996-09-17
Film Donne Gloria 'Glo' Matthews 1995-12-22
series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Film Amos & Andrew Ula 1993-03-05
Film The American Clock 1993-01-02
series Love & War Unknown 1992-09-21
Film Class Act Blade's Mom 1992-06-05
Film Caged Fear Judy 1991-01-01
Film Livin' Large! Nadine Biggs 1991-09-20
Film Lettere d'amore Bertha 1990-02-09
series Cop Rock Unknown 1990-09-26
series Sugar and Spice 1990-03-30
Film Una borsa piena di guai Diane 1988-05-06
series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
series A Different World Stevie Rallen 1987-09-24