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Lela Rochon

Highest Rated:   80% Ruby Bridges (1997)
Lowest Rated:   8% First Daughter (2004)
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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
43% Brooklyn's Finest
  • Investigator #1
$26.8M 2010
50% 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
51% Any Given Sunday
  • Vanessa Struthers
1999
8% Knock Off
  • Karen
1998
54% Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Emira Eagle
1998
41% The Big Hit
  • Chantel
1998
53% Gang Related
  • Cynthia
1997
80% 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
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • Robin
1995
29% The Meteor Man
  • Vanessa
1993
40% Boomerang
  • Christie
1992
27% 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
22% Training Day
2017
  • Mrs. Craig
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Cindy
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Diana
  • 1987

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