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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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Born:
Aug 21, 1949 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
96
First Appeared:
In the movie Anna to the Infinite Power 1983-01-12
Latest Project:
Movie Spell 2020-10-30
Known For
Poster of A Family Reunion Christmas
Poster of Family Reunion
Poster of Best Actress

Loretta Devine Movies Filmography

Movie
Spell
Eloise 2020-10-30
Movie
A Sweet Christmas Romance
Loretta 2019-11-10
Movie
Postmarked
Hattie 2019-11-08
Series
Family Reunion
M'Dear 2019-07-10
Movie
The Trap
Mama Jay 2019-04-01
Movie
Always and Forever
Elda 2019-02-16
Movie
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
2019-02-07
Movie
A Family Reunion Christmas
Amelia 'M'Dear' McKellan 2019-12-09
Movie
Behind the Movement
Jo Ann Robinson 2018-11-15
Movie
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
Ms. Thomson 2018-09-07
Movie
Urban Legacy: The Story Behind Urban Legend
2018-11-20
Movie
Jingle Belle
Emory Simons 2018-11-25
Movie
The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special
Hallie 2018-12-02
Movie
Naked
Carol 2017-08-11
Movie
Chapter & Verse
Miss Maddy 2017-02-03
Movie
No Regrets
Ms Carey 2016-09-24
Movie
Grandma's House
2016-04-29
Movie
Caged No More
Aggie 2016-01-15
Movie
Norm of the North
Tamecia (voice) 2016-01-14
Movie
The Sound and the Fury
Dilsey 2015-10-23
Series
The Carmichael Show
Cynthia Carmichael 2015-08-26
Movie
For the Love of Ruth
Naomi 2015-05-09
Movie
Back to School Mom
Meghan Graham 2015-02-14
Movie
Comeback Dad
Malinda 2014-06-21
Series
Sirens
Unknown 2014-03-06
Movie
You're Not You
2014-10-10
Movie
Welcome to Me
Barb Vaughn 2014-09-05
Series
black-ish
Lynette 2014-09-24
Movie
Saving Westbrook High
Doris 2013-10-20
Movie
Khumba
Mama V (voice) 2013-07-18
Series
The Client List
Georgia Cummings 2012-04-08
Series
Doc McStuffins
Nurse Hallie (voice) 2012-03-23
Movie
Jumping the Broom
Mrs. Taylor 2011-05-06
Movie
Madea's Big Happy Family
Shirley 2011-04-22
Movie
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Delta (voice) 2011-02-01
Movie
Death at a Funeral
Cynthia 2010-04-15
Movie
Lottery Ticket
Grandma 2010-08-20
Movie
For Colored Girls
Juanita / Green 2010-11-05
Movie
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Miss Roberts 2009-12-11
Movie
Spring Breakdown
Dr. Marguerite 2009-05-22
Series
Glee
Sister Mary Constance 2009-05-19
Series
Party Down
Unknown 2009-03-20
Movie
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Delta (voice) 2008-10-03
Series
Eli Stone
Patti Dellacroix 2008-01-31
Movie
First Sunday
Sister Doris 2008-01-11
Movie
This Christmas
Shirley Ann "Ma'Dere" Whitfield 2007-11-27
Movie
Dirty Laundry
Evelyn 2006-07-15
Movie
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Addie Collins 2006-08-19
Movie
Dreamgirls
Jazz Singer 2006-12-25
Series
Everybody Hates Chris
Unknown 2005-09-22
Series
Supernatural
Missouri Moseley 2005-09-13
Movie
Crash
Shaniqua Johnson 2005-05-06
Movie
King's Ransom
Miss Gladys 2005-04-22
Series
Grey's Anatomy
Adele Webber 2005-03-27
Series
Boston Legal
Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie
Woman Thou Art Loosed
Cassey Jordan 2004-09-30
Series
Cold Case
Unknown 2003-09-28
Series
Wild Card
M. Pearl McGuire 2003-08-02
Series
Half & Half
Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
2002-02-14
Movie
I Am Sam
Margaret Calgrove 2001-12-28
Movie
Kingdom Come
Marguerite Slocumb 2001-04-11
Movie
What Women Want
Flo the Doorwoman 2000-12-15
Series
Boston Public
Marla Hendricks 2000-10-23
Movie
Urban Legends: Final Cut
Reese Wilson 2000-09-22
Series
Girlfriends
Unknown 2000-09-11
Series
Strong Medicine
Unknown 2000-07-23
Movie
Best Actress
Connie Travers 2000-03-18
Series
The PJs
1999-01-10
Movie
Funny Valentines
Dearie B. 1999-02-14
Movie
Jackie's Back!
Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend) 1999-06-14
Movie
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Ruby Dandridge 1999-08-21
Series
Family Law
Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie
Love Kills
Sylvia Finkelstein 1999-10-04
Movie
Down in the Delta
Zenia 1998-12-25
Movie
Urban Legend
Reese Wilson 1998-09-25
Movie
Lover Girl
Leticia / 'Coco' 1997-09-11
Movie
Clover
Everleen 1997-09-10
Series
Ally McBeal
Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie
Hoodlum
Pigfoot Mary 1997-08-27
Movie
The Preacher's Wife
Beverly 1996-12-13
Series
Promised Land
Tonya Hawkins 1996-09-17
Series
Moesha
Unknown 1996-01-23
Movie
Waiting to Exhale
Gloria Matthews 1995-12-22
Series
Touched by an Angel
Tonya Hawkins 1994-09-21
Movie
Amos & Andrew
Ula 1993-03-05
Movie
The American Clock
1993-01-02
Series
Love & War
Unknown 1992-09-21
Movie
Class Act
Blade's Mom 1992-06-05
Movie
Caged Fear
Judy 1991-01-01
Movie
Stanley & Iris
Bertha 1990-02-09
Movie
Parent Trap III
Thelma 1989-04-09
Series
Murphy Brown
Unknown 1988-11-14
Movie
Sticky Fingers
Diane 1988-05-06
Series
A Different World
Stevie Rallen 1987-09-24
Movie
Anna to the Infinite Power
Mrs. Benson 1983-01-12

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