Loretta Devine

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).
Name Loretta Devine
Also Known As
Birthday 1949-08-21
Gender Female
IMDB Loretta Devine profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, USA
As: Beverly
1996-12-13
The Preacher's Wife...
As: Pigfoot Mary
1997-08-27
Hoodlum...
As: Blade's Mom
1992-06-05
Class Act...
As: Gloria 'Glo' Matthew
1995-12-22
Waiting to Exhale...
As: Sylvia Finkelstein
1999-10-04
Love Kills...
As: Reese Wilson
2000-09-22
Urban Legends: Final...
As: Reese Wilson
1998-09-25
Urban Legend...
As: Cynthia
2010-04-15
Death at a Funeral...
As: Evelyn
2006-07-15
Dirty Laundry...
As: Snookie Tate (Jackie
1999-06-14
Jackie's Back!...
As: Grandma
2010-08-20
Lottery Ticket...
As: Delta (voice)
2008-10-03
Beverly Hills Chihua...
As: Sister Doris
2008-01-11
First Sunday...
As: Shirley Ann "Ma'Dere
2007-11-27
This Christmas...
As: Nadine Biggs
1991-09-20
Livin' Large!...
As: Miss Roberts
2010-04-24
My Son, My Son, What...
As: Cassey Jordan
2004-09-30
Woman Thou Art Loose...
As: Juanita / Green
2010-11-05
For Colored Girls...
As: Shirley
2011-04-22
Madea's Big Happy Fa...
As: Shirlee Gupta
2011-08-26
Politics of Love...
As: Ruby Dandridge
1999-08-21
Introducing Dorothy ...
As: Mrs. Taylor
2011-05-06
Jumping the Broom...
As: Jackee
1997-04-01
The Price of Kissing...
As: Zenia
1998-12-25
Down in the Delta...
As: Leticia / 'Coco'
1997-09-11
Lover Girl...
As: Everleen
1997-09-10
Clover...
As: Diane
1988-05-06
Sticky Fingers...
As: Mama V (voice)
2013-12-07
Khumba...
As: Mrs. Inez
2012-12-14
In the Hive...
As: Hallie
2014-03-17
Doc Mcstuffins: A Li...
As: Dearie B.
1999-02-14
Funny Valentines...
As: Shaniqua Johnson
2005-05-06
Crash...
As: Marguerite Slocumb
2001-04-11
Kingdom Come...
As: Judy
1991-01-01
Caged Fear...
As: Connie Travers
2000-03-18
Best Actress...
As: Unknown
2014-10-10
You're Not You...
As: Bertha
1990-02-09
Stanley & Iris...
As: Margaret Calgrove
2001-12-28
I Am Sam...
As: Meghan Graham
2015-02-14
Back to School Mom...
As: Barb Vaughn
2015-05-08
Welcome to Me...
As: Evelyn Walker
2000-02-27
Freedom Song...
As: Aggie
2016-01-15
Caged No More...
As: Tamecia (voice)
2016-01-15
Norm of the North...
As: Mrs. Claus
2013-12-31
A Very Larry Christm...
As: Addie Collins
2012-10-09
Life Is Not a Fairyt...
As: Jazz Singer
2006-12-25
Dreamgirls...
As: Unknown
2016-04-29
Grandma's House...
As: Herself
2016-07-01
Brett Gelman's Dinne...
As: Doris
2013-10-20
Saving Westbrook Hig...
As: Miss Maddy
2017-02-03
Chapter & Verse...
As: Ms Carey
2016-09-24
36 Hour Layover...
As: Dilsey
2015-10-23
The Sound and the Fu...
As: Flo the Doorwoman
2000-12-15
What Women Want...
As: Carol
2017-08-11
Naked...
As: Unknown
1993-01-02
The American Clock...
As: Jeanette

HeadShop...
As: Ula
1993-03-05
Amos & Andrew...
As: Delta (voice)
2011-02-01
Beverly Hills Chihua...
As: Jo Ann Robinson
2018-02-11
Behind the Movement...
As: Unknown
2002-09-23
Half & Half...
As: Patti Dellacroix
2008-01-31
Eli Stone...
As: M. Pearl McGuire
2003-08-02
Wild Card...
As: Adele Webber
2005-03-27
Grey's Anatomy...
As: Tonya Hawkins
1994-09-21
Touched by an Angel...
As: Missouri Moseley
2005-09-13
Supernatural...
As: Unknown
2004-10-03
Boston Legal...
As: Unknown
1990-03-30
Sugar and Spice...
As: Georgia Cummings
2012-04-08
The Client List...
As: Stevie Rallen
1987-09-24
A Different World...
As: Unknown
2000-10-23
Boston Public...
As: Unknown
2005-09-22
Everybody Hates Chri...
As: Unknown
1997-09-08
Ally McBeal...
As: Unknown
2003-09-28
Cold Case...
As: Unknown
2000-09-11
Girlfriends...
As: Unknown
1988-11-14
Murphy Brown...
As: Unknown
1996-01-23
Moesha...
As: Unknown
2000-07-23
Strong Medicine...
As: Unknown
1999-01-10
The PJs...
As: Unknown
1992-09-21
Love & War...
As: Unknown
1999-09-20
Family Law...
As: Tonya Hawkins
1996-09-17
Promised Land...
As: Unknown
1990-09-26
Cop Rock...
As: Jeanette Harris

Legally Mad...
As: Unknown
2009-03-20
Party Down...
As: Honey Dupree
2011-06-29
State of Georgia...
As: Nurse Hallie
2012-03-23
Doc McStuffins...
As: Cynthia Carmichael
2015-08-26
The Carmichael Show...