Loretta Devine

Highest Rated:
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Lowest Rated:
2% King's Ransom (2005)
Birthday:
Aug 21
Birthplace:
Houston, Texas, USA
Bio:
Born in Houston in 1949, actress Loretta Devine rose to fame on-stage in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls before parlaying her acclaim into a career in film and television. Her first major onscreen role came in 1987, when she was cast as a resident advisor on the Cosby Show-spin-off A…

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Community Photos (6)

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Norm of the North
  • Actor
-- 2015
You're Not You
  • Actor
-- 2014
47% Khumba
  • Mama V
-- 2013
In The Hive
  • Actor
-- 2012
38% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
  • Shirley
$53.3M 2011
56% Jumping the Broom
  • Mrs. Taylor
$37.3M 2011
Politics Of Love
  • Actor
-- 2011
34% Lottery Ticket
  • Grandma
$24.7M 2010
41% Death at a Funeral
  • Cynthia
$16.0M 2010
32% For Colored Girls
  • Juanita
$37.7M 2010
50% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Miss Roberts
-- 2010
60% Spring Breakdown
  • Actor
-- 2009
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Delta
$94.5M 2008
13% First Sunday
  • Sister Doris
$37.9M 2008
Cougar Club
  • Actor
-- 2007
55% This Christmas
  • Shirley Ann Whitfield (Ma Dear)
$49.1M 2007
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
  • Addie Collins
-- 2006
50% Dirty Laundry
  • Evelyn
-- 2006
78% Dreamgirls
  • Actor
$103.3M 2006
2% King's Ransom
  • Miss Gladys
$4.0M 2005
50% Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Cassie
$6.8M 2004
75% Crash
  • Shaniqua
$55.4M 2004
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
  • Actor
-- 2002
28% Kingdom Come
  • Marguerite
$22.6M 2001
50% Punks
  • Health Counseler
-- 2001
34% I Am Sam
  • Margaret Calgrove
$40.3M 2001
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut
  • Reese Wilson
$21.0M 2000
Freedom Song
  • Evelyn Walker
-- 2000
The Breaks
  • Actor
-- 1999
Love Kills
  • Sylvia Finklestein
-- 1999
Splitsville
  • Actor
-- 1999
The Price of Kissing
  • Jackee
-- 1999
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Ruby Dandridge
-- 1999
20% Urban Legend
  • Reese
-- 1998
78% Down in the Delta
  • Zenia
-- 1998
Don King: Only in America
  • Connie Harper
-- 1997
45% Hoodlum
  • Pigfoot Mary
-- 1997
Lover Girl
  • Coco
-- 1997
Don King: Only in America
  • Actor
-- 1997
60% The Preacher's Wife
  • Beverly
-- 1996
Rebound: The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault
  • Actor
-- 1996
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • Gloria Johnson
-- 1995
The Hard Truth
  • Nichols' Secretary
-- 1994
21% Amos & Andrew
  • Ula
-- 1993
17% Class Act
  • Blade's Mom
-- 1992
Caged Fear
  • Actor
-- 1992
Mapping Errors
  • Shirley
-- 1991
Livin' Large
  • Nadine Biggs
-- 1991
29% Stanley & Iris
  • Bertha
-- 1990
Parent Trap III
  • Thelma
-- 1989
Sticky Fingers
  • Diane
-- 1988
55% Little Nikita
  • Verna McLaughlin
-- 1988
The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • Annie Maude Carter
-- 1988
Anna to the Infinite Power
  • Mrs. Brown
-- 1984


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Actor
2014
100% Psych
2006-2014
2014
The Client List
2012-2013
  • Georgia Cummings
  • Georgia
2012 - 2013
100% Grey's Anatomy
2005-2014
  • Adele
  • Adele
  • Adele Webber
  • Adele Webber
  • Adele Webber
2005 - 2013
The Soul Man
2012-2014
  • Della
2012
State of Georgia
2011
  • Aunt Honey
2011
Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Chandra Patterson
2009
Supernatural
2005-2015
  • psychic
2005

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Quotes from Loretta Devine's Characters

    1. Gloria Johnson: Your father's comin' home on Tuesday.
    2. Tarik: And? First of all, he ain't my father, he's my daddy; there's a big damn difference.
    From Waiting to Exhale. Submitted by Alyssa B (6 months ago)
    1. Gloria Johnson: Would you like to have dinner with us? It's just leftovers. Collard greens and corn bread, some candied yarns, a little potato salad, fried chicken, peach cobbler and a few slice of ham.
    2. Marvin: I would love to, but I've got so much to do around here. Maybe some other time.
    3. Gloria Johnson: To be honest, I don't have no business eatin' any of it as big as I am
    4. Marvin: My wife was a big woman too. I like a woman with some meat on her bones.
    From Waiting to Exhale. Submitted by Alyssa B (7 months ago)
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