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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
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series A Different World 1987-09-24
Ultimul film:
Film Behind the Movement 2018-11-15
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of State of Georgia
Poster of Love Kills
Filme in care a jucat
Film Behind the Movement Jo Ann Robinson 2018-11-15
Film Naked Carol 2017-08-11
Film Chapter & Verse Miss Maddy 2017-02-03
Film Caged No More Aggie 2016-01-15
Film Norm of the North Tamecia (voice) 2016-01-14
Film The Sound and the Fury Dilsey 2015-10-23
Serial The Carmichael Show Cynthia Carmichael 2015-08-26
Film Back to School Mom Meghan Graham 2015-02-14
Film Doc Mcstuffins: A Little Cuddle Goes A Long Way Hallie 2014-03-17
Film You're Not You 2014-10-10
Film Welcome to Me Barb Vaughn 2014-09-05
Film A Very Larry Christmas Mrs. Claus 2013-12-31
Film Khumba Mama V (voice) 2013-07-18
Film In the Hive Mrs. Inez 2012-12-14
Film Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story Addie Collins 2012-10-09
Serial The Client List Georgia Cummings 2012-04-08
Serial Doc McStuffins Nurse Hallie (voice) 2012-03-23
Film Madea's Big Happy Family Shirley 2011-04-22
Film Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Delta (voice) 2011-02-01
Serial State of Georgia Honey Dupree 2011-06-29
Film Jumping the Broom Mrs. Taylor 2011-05-06
Film Politics of Love Shirlee Gupta 2011-08-26
Film For Colored Girls Juanita / Green 2010-11-05
Film Lottery Ticket Grandma 2010-08-20
Film Death at a Funeral Cynthia 2010-04-15
Film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Miss Roberts 2009-09-06
Serial Party Down Unknown 2009-03-20
Film First Sunday Sister Doris 2008-01-11
Serial Eli Stone Patti Dellacroix 2008-01-31
Film Beverly Hills Chihuahua Delta (voice) 2008-10-03
Film This Christmas Shirley Ann "Ma'Dere" Whitfield 2007-11-27
Film Dreamgirls Jazz Singer 2006-12-25
Film Dirty Laundry Evelyn 2006-07-15
Serial Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Serial Supernatural Missouri Moseley 2005-09-13
Film Crash Shaniqua Johnson 2005-05-06
Serial Grey's Anatomy Adele Webber 2005-03-27
Film Woman Thou Art Loosed Cassey Jordan 2004-09-30
Serial Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Serial Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Serial Wild Card M. Pearl McGuire 2003-08-02
Serial Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Film I Am Sam Margaret Calgrove 2001-12-28
Film Kingdom Come Marguerite Slocumb 2001-04-11
Film Freedom Song Evelyn Walker 2000-02-27
Film Best Actress Connie Travers 2000-03-18
Serial Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Serial Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Film Urban Legends: Final Cut Reese Wilson 2000-09-22
Serial Boston Public 2000-10-23
Film What Women Want Flo the Doorwoman 2000-12-15
Film Love Kills Sylvia Finkelstein 1999-10-04
Serial Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Ruby Dandridge 1999-08-21
Film Jackie's Back! Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend) 1999-06-14
Serial The PJs 1999-01-10
Film Urban Legend Reese Wilson 1998-09-25
Film Down in the Delta Zenia 1998-12-25
Film Lover Girl Leticia / 'Coco' 1997-09-11
Serial Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Film Hoodlum Pigfoot Mary 1997-08-27
Film The Price of Kissing Jackee 1997-04-01
Film The Preacher's Wife Beverly 1996-12-13
Serial Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Film Waiting to Exhale Gloria 'Glo' Matthews 1995-12-22
Serial Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Film The American Clock 1993-01-02
Film Amos & Andrew Ula 1993-03-05
Serial Love & War Unknown 1992-09-21
Film Class Act Blade's Mom 1992-06-05
Film Livin' Large! Nadine Biggs 1991-09-20
Film Caged Fear Judy 1991-01-01
Serial Cop Rock Unknown 1990-09-26
Film Stanley & Iris Bertha 1990-02-09
Serial Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Film Sticky Fingers Diane 1988-05-06
Serial A Different World Stevie Rallen 1987-09-24