Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Highest Rated: 88% Chapter & Verse (2015)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 21, 1949

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

A classically trained actress-singer with soulful eyes and a lilting voice, Loretta Devine was a professional actor for nearly 20 years before rising to prominence through her co-starring turn in the hit film "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). After years of theater study and a period working as a stage director at Houston's Black Arts Center, Devine began acting professionally on and off-Broadway in productions such as "Hair" and "Dreamgirls" in the late 1970s. Early TV and film appearances included a year-long stint on the sitcom "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993) and small role in the River Phoenix thriller "Little Nikita" (1988). Working steadily in minor roles in both mediums, Devine broke out with her warm and relatable performance as a single mother in "Waiting to Exhale." She went on to appear in a string of prominent supporting turns in projects like "The Preacher's Wife" (1996), "Down in the Delta" (1998), and "What Women Want" (2000). Regular or recurring roles on television included such shows as "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04) and "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ). Other work in film boasted such diverse projects as the screen adaptation of "Dreamgirls" (2006) and director Werner Herzog's psychodrama "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?" (2009). Exceptionally talented, professional and prolific, Devine had become one of Hollywood's most dependable ensemble cast members.

Highest rated movies

Chapter & Verse
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Down in the Delta
Crash
Welcome to Me
The Preacher's Wife Waiting to Exhale Jumping the Broom

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
21% 72% The Starling Unknown (Character) - 2021
53% 89% Queen Bees Sally (Character) $1.9M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas in Harmony Mama (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Déjà Vu Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 21% Always and Forever Elda (Character) $196.3K 2020
48% 55% Spell Eloise (Character) $484.7K 2020
No Score Yet 43% A Sweet Christmas Romance Loretta (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 40% Jingle Belle Emory Simons (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Movement JoAnn Robinson (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Other Home Mabel Marbury (Character) - 2017
0% 31% Naked Bride's Mother (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost Souls Café Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 50% Grandma's House Margie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 36 Hour Layover Ms. Carey (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 73% Caged No More Aggie (Character) $3.5K 2016
7% 22% Norm of the North Tamecia (Voice) $17.0M 2016
88% 92% Chapter & Verse Miss Maddy (Character) $81.9K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to School Mom Meghan Graham (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 100% For the Love of Ruth Unknown (Character) - 2015
22% 32% The Sound & the Fury Dilsey (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 60% Comeback Dad Malinda (Character) - 2014
73% 46% Welcome to Me Barb Vaughn (Character) $625.7K 2014
48% 70% You're Not You Marilyn (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Larry Christmas Mrs. Claus (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saving Westbrook High Doris (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2013
44% 44% Khumba Mama V (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 77% In the Hive Mrs. Inez (Character) - 2011
58% 58% Jumping the Broom Mrs. Taylor (Character) $37.3M 2011
38% 74% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Shirley (Character) $53.3M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 44% Politics of Love Shirlee Gupta (Character) - 2010
32% 73% For Colored Girls Juanita/Green (Character) $37.7M 2010
34% 44% Lottery Ticket Grandma (Character) $24.7M 2010
43% 45% Death at a Funeral Cynthia (Character) $42.7M 2010
49% 44% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Miss Roberts (Character) - 2009
50% 28% Spring Breakdown Dr. Racine Marguerite (Character) - 2009
40% 52% Beverly Hills Chihuahua Delta (Voice) $94.5M 2008
12% 57% First Sunday Sister Doris (Character) $37.9M 2008
55% 81% This Christmas Ma Dear (Character) $49.1M 2007
No Score Yet 17% Cougar Club Dolly (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 75% The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale Addie Collins (Character) - 2006
50% 68% Dirty Laundry Evelyn (Character) $20.1K 2006
2% 32% King's Ransom Miss Gladys (Character) $4.0M 2005
51% 84% Woman Thou Art Loosed Cassie (Character) $6.9M 2004
74% 88% Crash Shaniqua Johnson (Character) $54.6M 2004
No Score Yet 77% Book of Love Unknown (Character) - 2002
35% 86% I Am Sam Margaret Calgrove (Character) $40.3M 2001
28% 72% Kingdom Come Marguerite (Character) $23.2M 2001
No Score Yet 62% Freedom Song Evelyn Walker (Character) - 2000
9% 20% Urban Legends: Final Cut Reese (Character) $21.5M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best Actress Connie Travers (Character) - 2000
50% 80% Punks Health Counselor (Character) $155.2K 2000
No Score Yet 14% Splitsville Principal (Character) - 1999
83% 81% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Ruby Dandridge (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Breaks Floria (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny Valentines Dearie B. (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Kills Sylvia Finkelstein (Character) - 1998
24% 37% Urban Legend Reese Wilson (Character) $38.1M 1998
79% 71% Down in the Delta Zenia (Character) $5.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lover Girl Leticia/"Coco" (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 42% The Price of Kissing Jackee (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clover Everleen (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 76% Don King: Only in America Connie Harper (Character) - 1997
43% 65% Hoodlum Pigfoot Mary (Character) $23.5M 1997
No Score Yet 94% Rebound -- The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault Miss Mary (Character) - 1996
60% 52% The Preacher's Wife Beverly (Character) $48.1M 1996
60% 79% Waiting to Exhale Gloria 'Glo' Matthews (Character) $64.2M 1995
17% 31% Amos & Andrew Ula (Character) $9.5M 1993
17% 72% Class Act Blade's Mom (Character) $11.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Oklahoma Judy (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 37% Livin' Large! Nadine Biggs (Character) $5.5M 1991
No Score Yet 55% Parent Trap III Thelma (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan Annie Maude Carter (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 22% Sticky Fingers Diane (Character) - 1988
54% 46% Little Nikita Verna McLaughlin (Character) $1.5M 1988
No Score Yet 56% Anna to the Infinite Power Ms. Benson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Will Unknown (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Reunion M'Dear (Character) 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
67% No Score Yet CONNECTING... Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event Amelia "M'Dear" McKellan (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012 2016 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc McStuffins Hallie (Voice) 2012-2020
92% 55% black-ish Lynette (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
80% 90% Love Is... Betty (Character) 2018
18% 60% Living Biblically Estelle (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
93% 74% Supernatural Missouri Mosley (Guest Star) 2005 2017
87% 91% The Carmichael Show Cynthia Carmichael (Character) 2015-2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boris & Nicole Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 30% Sullivan & Son Guest 2014
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
68% 78% The Client List Georgia Cummings (Character) 2012-2013
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2009 2011-2013
No Score Yet 100% The Soul Man Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Shirley (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake It Up! Judge Marsha Sanders (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse Guest 2012
No Score Yet 50% State of Georgia Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
70% 71% Glee Sister Mary Constance (Guest Star) 2011
93% 99% Party Down Diane Ellison (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Patti (Character) 2008-2009
86% 91% Boston Legal Annabelle Carruthers (Guest Star) 2006-2007
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Maxine (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Marla Hendricks (Character) 2000-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zoe Busiek: Wild Card M. (Matilda) Pearl McGuire (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The PJs Muriel Stubbs (Voice) 1999-2001
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988