Loretta Devine

 

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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

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Loretta Devine

Born 1949-08-21 (70 years ago) in Houston, Texas, USA.
Height 169 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Grey's Anatomy) 44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 Grey's Anatomy
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special (Doc McStuffins) 44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 Doc McStuffins
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Grey's Anatomy) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Grey's Anatomy
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Boston Public) 35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Boston Public) 34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Boston Public) 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (The Preacher's Wife) 28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 The Preacher's Wife
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Waiting to Exhale) 27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 Waiting to Exhale
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Grey's Anatomy) 64th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 Grey's Anatomy
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Grey's Anatomy) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Grey's Anatomy
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female (Woman Thou Art Loosed) 20th Independent Spirit Awards 2005 Woman Thou Art Loosed
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Drama Series (Boston Public) 8th Golden Satellite Awards 2004 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Boston Public) 35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Boston Public) 34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 Boston Public
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Drama Series (Boston Public) 7th Golden Satellite Awards 2003 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Boston Public) 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 Boston Public
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (The Preacher's Wife) 28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 The Preacher's Wife
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Waiting to Exhale) 27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 Waiting to Exhale
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Lamar Tyler(Gifta: 1973–2008-01-04) 1973 2008-01-04 Gifta
Glenn Marshall(Gifta) Gifta
Parents

Eunice O'Neal Devine, James Devine

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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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