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Loretta Devine

Highest Rated:   85% Chapter & Verse (2017)
Lowest Rated:   2% King's Ransom (2005)
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Birthplace:   Houston, Texas, USA
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 Different World. Though she left the series after the first season, it was far from her final gig as a TV series regular.Throughout the early '90s, Devine appeared in small supporting roles in features films such as Class Act and Amos & Andrew as well as a number of TV guest spots on shows ranging from Roc to Picket Fences. In 1995, Devine's career was given a shot in the arm when she was cast as one of the leads in Waiting to Exhale, an ensemble film that proved to be a success with both critics and audiences. More supporting work followed, and in 2000 she was cast as a lead on David E. Kelley's Fox drama Boston Public, a show that would go on to be nominated for multiple Emmys over the course of its four seasons on the air.Devine's career came full-circle in 2006 when she was cast in a small role in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, the stage musical that launched her career. The following year, she was cast as a regular on ABC's supernatural legal drama Eli Stone.In 2010 she appeared in the American remake of Death at a Funeral, the comedy Lottery Ticket, and Tyler Perry's ambitious For Colored Girls. In 2011 she appeared in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, and the next year she had a role on the TV series The Client List.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% Chapter & Verse
  • Miss Maddy
$84.6k 2017
No Score Yet The Lost Souls Cafe
  • Geneva Branch
2017
No Score Yet Grandma's House
  • Margie
2016
No Score Yet Caged No More
  • Aggie
2016
73% Welcome to Me
  • Barb Vaughn
2015
No Score Yet Back to School Mom
  • Meghan Graham
2015
No Score Yet For the Love of Ruth
  • Naomi Marachond
2015
44% You're Not You
  • Marilyn
2014
22% The Sound And The Fury
  • Dilsey Gibson
2014
No Score Yet Very Larry Christmas
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Comeback Dad
  • Malinda
2014
44% Khumba
  • Mama V
$91.0k 2013
No Score Yet Teachers (Saving Westbrook High)
  • Executive Producer
  • Doris
2013
No Score Yet In The Hive
  • Mrs. Inez
2012
No Score Yet Politics Of Love
  • Shirlee Gupta
2011
56% Jumping the Broom
  • Mrs. Taylor
$37.3M 2011
32% For Colored Girls
  • Juanita/Green
$37.8M 2010
34% Lottery Ticket
  • Grandma
$24.8M 2010
41% Death at a Funeral
  • Cynthia
$16.1M 2010
49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Miss Roberts
2010
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Delta
$94.5M 2008
13% First Sunday
  • Sister Doris
$38.0M 2008
56% This Christmas
  • Shirley Ann Whitfield
$49.2M 2007
No Score Yet Cougar Club
  • Dolly
2007
78% Dreamgirls
  • Jazz Singer
$103.3M 2006
No Score Yet Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
  • Addie Collins
2006
50% Dirty Laundry
  • Evelyn
2006
2% King's Ransom
  • Miss Gladys
$4.0M 2005
50% Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Cassey Jordan
$6.9M 2004
75% Crash
  • Shaniqua
$55.4M 2004
No Score Yet Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
  • Actor
2002
34% I Am Sam
  • Margaret Calgrove
$40.3M 2001
50% Punks
  • Health Counselor
2001
54% What Women Want
  • Flo
$181.5M 2001
28% Kingdom Come
  • Marguerite
$22.6M 2001
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut
  • Reese Wilson
$21.1M 2000
No Score Yet Freedom Song
  • Evelyn Walker
2000
No Score Yet Love Kills
  • Sylvia Finklestein
1999
No Score Yet Jackie's Back
  • Snookie
1999
No Score Yet The Price of Kissing
  • Jackee
1999
No Score Yet The Breaks
  • Floria
1999
No Score Yet Operation Splitsville
  • Actor
1999
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Ruby
1999
78% Down in the Delta
  • Zenia
1998
20% Urban Legend
  • Reese
1998
43% Hoodlum
  • Pigfoot Mary
1997
No Score Yet Lover Girl
  • Coco
1997
60% The Preacher's Wife
  • Beverly
1996
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault
  • Miss Mary
1996
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • Gloria
1995
21% Amos & Andrew
  • Ula
1993
17% Class Act
  • Blade's Mom
1992
No Score Yet Caged Fear
  • Judy
1992
No Score Yet Livin' Large
  • Nadine
1991
29% Stanley & Iris
  • Bertha
1990
No Score Yet Parent Trap III
  • Thelma
1989
No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • Annie Maude Carter
1988
55% Little Nikita
  • Verna McLaughlin
1988
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers
  • Diane
1988
No Score Yet Anna to the Infinite Power
  • Mrs. Benson
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
84% The Carmichael Show
2015
  • Cynthia Carmichael
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Being Mary Jane
2014
  • Cece
  • 2015
73% Sirens
2014-2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Guest
  • Adelle Weber Adelle Webber Adele Adele Webber
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
42% The Client List
2012-2013
  • Georgia Georgia Cummings
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012
  • Della
  • 2012
No Score Yet State of Georgia
2011
  • Aunt Honey
  • 2011
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Chandra Patterson
  • 2009
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Judge Victoria Thomson
  • 2007
92% Supernatural
2005
  • psychic
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Nora Mills
  • 2000

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