Loretta Devine

BirthDay:

21 Aug 1949

BirthPlace:

Houston, Texas, USA

Bio:

Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), a beautician, and James Devine, who worked as a laborer. Loretta grew up in the Acres Home area of Houston and later enrolled at the University of Houston, where she earned a a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama, and later Brandeis University where she earned a MFA in Theater. With many minor roles in television and film, perhaps Loretta is best known for her performance as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to Exhale (1995). Her performance earned her an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did her performance in her next film, The Preacher's Wife (1996).
Filmography

Actor ( 140 credits )

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Herself
Classic Hollywood Cinemas (2016) Herself
Grandma's House (2016) Margie
Caged No More (2016) Aggie
Norm of the North (2016) (voice)
No Regrets (2016) Ms Carey
Chapter & Verse (2015) Miss Maddy
For the Love of Ruth (2015)
Back to School Mom (2015) Meghan Graham
The Boris & Nicole Show (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Carmichael Show (2015)  Cynthia Carmichael (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
Nubbin & Friends (2015)  Mrs. Sandy Johnson (1 episode, 2016)
Welcome to Me (2014) Barb Vaughn
The Sound and the Fury (2014) Dilsey
You're Not You (2014)
Comeback Dad (2014) Malinda
Sirens (2014)  Hank's Mother (2 episodes, 2014)
Hollywood Today Live (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Khumba (2013) Mama V (voice)
The Get Away (2013) Ms. Crawford
Turbo FAST (2013)  Lydia (1 episode, 2014)
A Very Larry Christmas (2013) Mrs. Claus
Being Mary Jane (2013)  Cece (6 episodes, 2015)
The Real (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Celebrity Player (1 episode, 2016)
In the Hive (2012) Mrs. Inez
Reel Black Love (2012)
The Client List (2012)  Georgia Cummings (25 episodes, 2012-2013)
Doc McStuffins (2012)  Hallie (11 episodes, 2012)
The Soul Man (2012)  Della Ballentine (2 episodes, 2012)
Marie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Sullivan & Son (2012)  Rose (1 episode, 2014)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Politics of Love (2011) Shirlee Gupta
Jumping the Broom (2011) Pamela Taylor
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) Shirley
State of Georgia (2011)  Aunt Honey (12 episodes, 2011)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Chew (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
For Colored Girls (2010) Juanita / Green
Lottery Ticket (2010) Grandma
Death at a Funeral (2010) Cynthia
Shake It Up! (2010)  Judge Marsha Sanders (1 episode, 2012)
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) Ms Roberts
Spring Breakdown (2009) Dr. Marguerite
Glee (2009)  Sister Mary Constance (1 episode, 2011)
The Cleveland Show (2009)  Shirley (1 episode, 2012)
Party Down (2009)  Diane Ellison (1 episode, 2010)
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)  Herself - Guest Judge (2 episodes, 2012)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Jeffrey Henderson Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) Delta (voice)
First Sunday (2008) Sister Doris
Eli Stone (2008)  Patti Dellacroix (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012)
Cougar Club (2007) Dolly
This Christmas (2007) Ma'Dere / Shirley Ann Whitfield
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Dreamgirls (2006) Jazz Singer
Dirty Laundry (2006) Evelyn
Psych (2006)  Melba Birdson (1 episode, 2014)
The Game (2006)  Grandma Mack (1 episode, 2012)
King's Ransom (2005) Miss Gladys
Supernatural (2005)  Missouri Moseley (1 episode, 2005)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Adele Webber (22 episodes, 2005-2013)
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)  Maxine (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Infanity (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Crash (2004) Shaniqua Johnson
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) Cassey Jordan
Boston Legal (2004)  Annabelle Carruthers / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Cold Case (2003)  Chandra Patterson '09 (1 episode, 2009)
Wild Card (2003)  M. Pearl McGuire (19 episodes, 2004-2005)
The Script (2002) Herself
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs (2002)
Baby of the Family (2002) Delores
Half & Half (2002)  Erika (2 episodes, 2003)
Pyramid (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
I Am Sam (2001) Margaret Calgrove
Kingdom Come (2001) Marguerite Slocumb
What Women Want (2000) Flo the Doorwoman
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) Reese
Punks (2000) Health Counselor
Girlfriends (2000)  Judge Jackson / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Boston Public (2000)  Marla Hendricks (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
Operation Splitsville (1999) Principal
The Breaks (1999) Floria
Funny Valentines (1999) Dearie B.
Lillie (1999) Michelle
The PJs (1999)  Muriel Stubbs (42 episodes, 1999-2008)
Family Law (1999)  Gloria Rivers (1 episode, 2000)
Love Kills (1998) Sylvia Finkelstein
Urban Legend (1998) Reese Wilson
Down in the Delta (1998) Zenia
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Herself (5 episodes, 2001)
Debra Duncan (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Alyson's Closet (1998) Raul's Mother (voice)
Lover Girl (1997) Leticia / 'Coco'
Hoodlum (1997) Pigfoot Mary
The Price of Kissing (1997) Jackee
Ally McBeal (1997)  Nora Mills (1 episode, 2000)
The Preacher's Wife (1996) Beverly
Moesha (1996)  Steph (1 episode, 1999)
Clueless (1996)  Phyliss Holiday (1 episode, 1999)
Promised Land (1996)  Tonya Hawkins (1 episode, 1997)
Waiting to Exhale (1995) Gloria Matthews
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  Mother (1 episode, 1997)
Ned and Stacey (1995)  Mrs. Duncan (1 episode, 1995)
The Hard Truth (1994) Nichols' secretary
Touched by an Angel (1994)  Tonya Hawkins (2 episodes, 1997)
Good Morning, Texas (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Amos & Andrew (1993) Ula
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Class Act (1992) Blade's Mom
Picket Fences (1992)  Marla Melrose (1 episode, 1995)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Love & War (1992)  Donna (1 episode, 1992)
Caged Fear (1991) Judy
Livin' Large! (1991) Nadine Biggs
Roc (1991)  Cynthia (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Reasonable Doubts (1991)  Valerie Hall (1 episode, 1991)
Stanley & Iris (1990) Bertha
Cop Rock (1990)  Juror (1 episode, 1990)
Sugar and Spice (1990)  Loretta Fontaine (7 episodes, 1990)
Sticky Fingers (1988) Diane
Little Nikita (1988) Verna McLaughlin
Murphy Brown (1988)  Nurse Hawking (1 episode, 1990)
A Different World (1987)  Stevie Rallen (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
CBS Summer Playhouse (1987)  Cheryl (1 episode, 1987)
Amen (1986)  Lyndia Cummings (1 episode, 1988)
The Core of the Apple (1986)  Herself - Singer (1 episode, 1986)
Anna to the Infinite Power (1983) Ms. Benson (Schoolteacher)
Will (1981)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Great Performances (1971)  Janine (1 episode, 1991)