Loretta Devine

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Loretta Devine
  • Birth Place: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/21/1949, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Loretta Devine Fast Facts:Got her start in Broadway productions of Hair, Dreamgirls and Bob Fosse's Big Deal.
  • Has appeared in several David E. Kelley TV series, including Ally McBeal, Boston Public and Boston Legal.
  • Has earned multiple NAACP Image Awards, including wins for her work in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife and Boston Public.
  • Appeared in the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls as a jazz singer; Devine originated the role of Lorrell Robinson during the show's first run on Broadway.
  • Wrote and performed in the one-woman show Pieces of Me in 2011.
  • Received the Pan African Film Festival's Life Time Achievement Award in 2012.
  • Supports the Amazing Grace Conservatory, a performing arts center for at-risk youth.
 
  • Loretta Devine Awards:
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX (BA in Speech, 1971); Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (MFA in Theater, 1976)

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