Lela Rochon

Lela Rochon

  • Highest Rated: 83% Ruby Bridges (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% First Daughter (2004)
  • Birthday: Apr 17, 1964
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Actress Lela Rochon started her career in show business as a bikini-clad party girl in Spuds MacKenzie beer commercials during the '80s. A trained dancer, she was in the background of Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, and Lionel Richie's music video for "All Night Long." In 1985, she starred in her first feature, A Bunny's Tale, a TV-movie starring Kirstie Alley as feminist activist Gloria Steinem during her Playboy Bunny days. Rochon went on to appear in the low-budget movies Stewardess Schooland Foxtrap, as well as the Eddie Murphy blockbusters Harlem Nights and Boomerang. Her big film breakthrough came in 1995, when her friendship with author Terry McMillan helped her to get an audition with director Forest Whitaker for the role of Robin in Waiting to Exhale. The film was a surprise Hollywood hit and Rochon was offered several new projects. After joining the cast of the WB series The Wayans Bros. as Shawn Wayans' girlfriend Lisa, she starred opposite Timothy Hutton in the made-for-cable movie Mr. and Mrs. Loving. She showed her versatility in her next few films as a wide array of characters: an exotic dancer in Gang Related, a government aide in The Chamber, a schoolteacher in Why Do Fools Fall in Love, a corporate vice president in Knock Off, and a kooky best friend in Labor Pains. In 2001, she joined the cast of the Lifetime original series The Division as Inspector Angela Reide. She and her husband, director Antoine Fuqua, have two children.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

29% Reversion Maya 2015
20% Supremacy Mother 2015
44% Brooklyn's Finest Investigator #1 $26.8M 2010
52% Blood Done Sign My Name Roseana Allen $83.2K 2010
No Score Yet Fatal Secrets Sharlene 2008
8% First Daughter Liz Pappas $9.1M 2004
No Score Yet Let the Church Say Amen Loretta Jackson 2004
No Score Yet Labor Pains Lulu Brown 2000
52% Any Given Sunday Vanessa Struthers 1999
8% Knock Off Karen 1998
52% Why Do Fools Fall In Love Emira Eagle 1998
41% The Big Hit Chantel 1998
53% Gang Related Cynthia 1997
83% Ruby Bridges Lucielle Bridges 1997
No Score Yet Legal Deceit Actor 1997
12% The Chamber Nora Stark 1996
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Loving Mildred `Bean' Loving 1996
56% Waiting to Exhale Robin 1995
29% The Meteor Man Vanessa 1993
44% Boomerang Christie 1992
21% Harlem Nights Sunshine 1989
No Score Yet The Wild Pair Debby 1987
No Score Yet Into the Homeland Exquisite Woman 1987
No Score Yet Stewardess School School Instructor 1986
No Score Yet Foxtrap Lindy 1986
No Score Yet A Bunny's Tale Actor 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% David Makes Man
2019
Alma
  • 2019
24% Training Day
2017
Mrs. Craig
  • 2017
No Score Yet Baldwin Hills
2007-2009
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Lisa
  • 1995
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Paula
  • 1994
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Cindy
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Veronica
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Diana
  • 1987

QUOTES FROM Lela Rochon CHARACTERS

Nora Stark
You're in Mississippi now - the land of the secrets. There are bodies everywhere.
Troy
You black bitches are all the same.
Robin Stokes
Bitch?
Troy
Ya'll always complanin' about how nobody don't want your ass, don't nobody know how to treat ya! Then you meet a man, a brother, with genuine interest in ya, and you gotta act simple. Then you wonder why we date white women.
Robin Stokes
A white woman can have your sorry ass!
Robin Stokes
A white women can have your sorry ass?.
Robin Stokes
A white woman can have your sorry ass!