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Loretta Devine is a Actor American born on 21 august 1949 at Houston (USA)

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 august 1949 (69 years) at Houston (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the Fox drama series Boston Public, and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy, for which she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011. In film, Devine appeared in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, I Am Sam, Urban Legend, Crash, Woman Thou Art Loosed, For Colored Girls, This Christmas and Jumping the Broom.

Biography

Loretta Devine est née le 21 août 1949 à Houston (Texas) (certaines sources indiquent 1953). Ses parents sont Eunice O'Neal et James Devine. Loretta grandit dans le quartier Acres Home de Houston. Elle est très active et elle s'inscrit dans l'équipe des "pom-pom girls" et participe au "talent shows" de son école secondaire. Elle s'inscrit ensuite à l'Université de Houston où elle obtient son diplôme de Bachelière en Art du langage et de la comédie. Elle rejoint ensuite l'Université Brandeis où elle obtient un MFA en théâtre. Elle se marie en 1973 avec Lamar Tyler et le couple a un enfant avant de divorcer officiellement en 2008. Elle est désormais mariée avec l'analyste financier, Glenn Marshall.


Carrière
Elle est principalement connue pour son rôle de Marla Hendricks dans la série télé Boston Public et pour le rôle récurrent d'Adele Webber dans la Grey's Anatomy (pour lequel elle a remporté un Emmy Award en 2011).

À la télévision, elle a également tenu des rôles réguliers dans Méthode Zoé (Wild Card), Eli Stone, State of Georgia et The Client List aux côtés de Jennifer Love Hewitt. En tant que guest star, elle a fait des apparitions dans un ou plusieurs épisode(s) de Campus Show (A Different World), Un drôle de shérif (High Secret City)), Les Anges du bonheur (Touched by an Angel), Ally McBeal, Supernatural, Girlfriends, Tout le monde déteste Chris (Everybody Hates Chris), Boston Legal, Cold Case, Glee, Psych : Enquêteur malgré lui et Sirens.

Au cinéma, elle a commencé sa carrière à l'âge de 32 ans dans le film méconnu Will de Jessie Maple. Mais sa première apparition notable se fait dans "Little Nikita" de Richard Benjamin. Depuis, elle est apparue, entre autres, dans La Femme du pasteur (The Preacher's Wife), Ce que veulent les femmes (What Women Want), Kingdom Come, Un plan béton (King's Ransom), This Christmas, First Sunday, Panique aux funérailles (Death at a Funeral), Les Couleurs du destin (For Colored Girls).

Parmi ces rôles les plus remarquables, on peut retenir celui de l'assistante sociale Margaret Calgrove dans Sam, je suis Sam (I Am Sam) aux côtés de Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer et Dakota Fanning en 2001 et celui de Glo dans Où Sont les Hommes ? (Waiting to Exhale) aux côtés de Whitney Houston et Angela Bassett en 1995. Elle joue également le rôle de l'Agent Reese dans le célèbre film d'horreur Urban Legend en 1998. Elle est la seule du casting original à être invitée à reprendre son rôle dans la suite, Urban Legend 2 : Coup de grâce (Urban Legends : Final Cut) pour assurer la continuité. En 2004, elle participe au film Collision (Crash) qui a remporté trois Oscars (dont celui du meilleur film). En 2006, elle fait une apparition dans la comédie musicale Dreamgirls avec Beyoncé Knowles et Jennifer Hudson. En 2010, elle tient l'un des rôles principaux dans Les Couleurs du destin, une adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre qui relate "les vies interconnectées de neuf femmes afro-américaines en explorant leur vie et la lutte que ces dernières mènent au quotidien en tant que femme de couleur." Elle partage l'affiche avec Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose et Kerry Washington.

En 2014, elle tourne aux côtés de Josh Duhamel, Hilary Swank, Marcia Gay Harden et Julian McMahon pour le film "You're Not You" de George C. Wolfe. Elle sera prochainement à l'affiche de Welcome to Me avec Linda Cardellini, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig et James Marsden et de The Sound and the Fury réalisé par James Franco.

Best films

I Am Sam (2001)
(Actress)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
(Actress)
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Loretta Devine (52 films)

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Actress

Naked
Naked (2017)

Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, Dennis Haysbert, Eliza Coupe, Scott Foley
Roles Carol
Rating54% 2.7106552.7106552.7106552.7106552.710655
Rob est fou amoureux de Megan avec qui il est sur le point de se marier. Le matin de son mariage, il se retrouve complètement nu, coincé dans un ascenseur, et s'aperçoit qu’il est en retard pour se rendre à l’église. Chaque fois que la cloche de l’église sonne, il se retrouve à nouveau une heure plus tôt, nu dans l’ascenseur : Rob réalise alors qu’il est victime d’une boucle temporelle…
Norm of the North, 1h31
Directed by Anthony Bell
Origin Inde
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Rob Schneider, Ken Jeong, Zachary Gordon, Loretta Devine, Heather Graham, Bill Nighy
Roles Tamecia (voice)
Rating36% 1.808431.808431.808431.808431.80843
L'Arctique étant menacé par Monsieur Greene (un ambitieux promoteur qui veut y vendre des maisons de luxe préfabriquées) Normand, un ours polaire ayant la particularité de pouvoir communiquer avec les humains, se rend à New York en compagnie de trois lemmings pour tenter d'alerter l'opinion publique sur les dangers de coloniser l'Arctique. Sur place, l'ours et les lemmings trouvent une alliée en la personne d'Olympia, une fillette passionnée par les questions écologiques, dont la mère travaille comme agent immobilier pour le vil Monsieur Greene. Leur plan : Faire en sorte que Normand devienne le porte-parole du promoteur immobilier pour ensuite profiter de son capital sympathie et retourner le grand public à sa cause.
The Sound and the Fury, 1h41
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jon Hamm, Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Joey King, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles Dilsey
Rating48% 2.414992.414992.414992.414992.41499
The film focuses on the Compson Family, and their struggles to adjust to the changing society of the 20th century Deep South, told from four different perspectives: the mentally handicapped Benjy Compson, the fragile intellectual Quentin, the vile Jason and his family's old black servant, Dilsey.
Welcome to Me, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Roles Barb Vaughn
Rating58% 2.949672.949672.949672.949672.94967
Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), a mentally ill single woman living on disability benefits, and fan of Oprah Winfrey, wins the California Stack Sweepstakes lottery jackpot of $86 million. She appears on the local tv news celebrating her win, but is upset when the speech she had prepared is abruptly cut off after she mentions using masturbation as a sedative. She discontinues her medication, against the advice of her therapist, Daryl Moffat (Tim Robbins), and moves into a casino hotel with her best friend Gina Selway (Linda Cardellini).
You're Not You, 1h46
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Ali Larter, Marcia Gay Harden, Hilary Swank, Julian McMahon
Roles Marilyn
Rating73% 3.699463.699463.699463.699463.69946
Kate (Hilary Swank), a classical pianist is diagnosed with ALS. Her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) tries to find someone to take care of his wife. Bec (Emmy Rossum) – a college student – applies for the job despite her lack of experience. Kate sees something special in Bec and wants to have her as her caregiver to help her with everyday things like taking a shower. Eventually Kate splits up with her husband, Evan, due to his short affair as well as her wanting to not be invisible. She thinks that she has become the person in his life holding him back. She takes off with Bec and stays the night. In the morning she tells Bec to take her to an assisted living home, but Bec refuses to leave her there. Instead they visit Evan at his office so Kate can tell him she doesn't want to be with him anymore.
Khumba
Khumba (2013)
, 1h25
Origin South africa
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about birds
Actors Jake Toranzo Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Liam Neeson, Ben Vereen, Phil LaMarr, Laurence Fishburne
Roles Mama V (voice)
Rating57% 2.8510452.8510452.8510452.8510452.851045
A half-striped zebra named Khumba (Jake T. Austin) is born into an insular isolated herd of all-striped zebras where his mother is Lungisa (Anika Noni Rose) and his father is Seko (Laurence Fishburne). Rumors that the strange foal is cursed spread and before long he is blamed for the drought that sets into the Great Karoo. As he matures, Khumba remains ostracized by most of the herd with the exception of Tombi (AnnaSophia Robb), a female zebra friend close in age and uncomfortable in the herd due to her tomboyish manners.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!, 1h29
Directed by Lev. L. Spiro
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Odette Annable, Marcus Coloma, Logan Grove, Erin Cahill, Logan Grove, Zachary Gordon
Roles Delta
Rating47% 2.376012.376012.376012.376012.37601
After their wedding Rachel and Sam decide to start their own life. The Langham Hotel is willing to let anybody who can take the place of the landscaper and chef live in the hotel. Sam and Rachel bring Chloe and Papi to the hotel where Chloe and Papi meet Oscar and Jenny, the hotel's Doggy Day School teachers. Papi is less than thrilled when he discovers he will no longer be teaching the pups. Mr Hollis, the manager notices Chloe and asks if she can make appearances as the hotel has gained a major threat, Montague, the new hotel to rival the Langham. Because of this Sam and Rachel get the jobs. Rosa is also not much happier at the thought of Doggy Day School.
Jumping the Broom, 1h52
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Laz Alonso, Paula Patton, Tasha Smith, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Valarie Pettiford
Roles Mrs. Taylor
Rating57% 2.851762.851762.851762.851762.85176
Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) is the only child of the wealthy Watson family of her mother Claudine
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, 1h24
Directed by Alex Zamm
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Odette Annable, Miguel Ferrer, George Lopez, Zachary Gordon, Elaine Hendrix, Emily Osment
Roles Delta (voice)
Rating44% 2.218042.218042.218042.218042.21804
Just married, Papi (voiced by George Lopez) and Chloe (voiced by Odette Yustman) are trying to keep up with their five puppies Papi Jr, Lala, Rosa, Ali and Pep (voiced by Zachary Gordon, Madison Pettis, Chantilly Spalan, Delaney Jones and Emily Osment) running around the house, creating problem after problem. However, Papi shows a soft side for the pups and occasionally tells them of their ancient ancestors the Chihuahua Warriors often creating another problem. Aunt Viv (Susan Blakely), Chloe's owner, is in the rain forest for the next 6 months with her niece, Rachel (Erin Cahill) searching for plants for medical research. During this time Sam (Marcus Coloma), Papi's owner and now Rachel's boyfriend, is caring for the whole chihuahua family. Sam takes Chloe, Papi and the puppies back home to meet his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cortez (Castulo Guerra and Lupe Ontiveros).
Madea's Big Happy Family, 1h46
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Shad Moss, David Mann, Cassi Davis, Tamela Mann
Roles Shirley
Rating47% 2.3601852.3601852.3601852.3601852.360185
Shirley goes to visit Dr. Evans with Aunt Bam about her cancer and finds out that it has gotten worse. She asks Aunt Bam to call her children so she can tell them. Cora and Mr. Brown are at the hospital, to get Mr. Brown a check-up. Dr. Evans tells them he has to do a colonoscopy on Mr. Brown, and they find a growth that needs to be removed surgically. Meanwhile, Madea drives her car through a restaurant because they stopped serving breakfast for the day when she wanted a biscuit sandwich.
Politics of Love
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Mallika Sherawat, Brian J. White, Loretta Devine, Gerry Bednob, Ruby Dee, Gabrielle Dennis
Roles Shirlee Gupta
Rating33% 1.6611051.6611051.6611051.6611051.661105
The film involves the unexpected romance that develops between an Indian-American, Democratic campaign worker Aritha (formerly Rithika) Gupta (Mallika Sherawat) who falls for an African-American Republican Kyle Franklin (Brian White) in the month leading up to the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
Death at a Funeral, 1h32
Directed by Neil LaBute
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Loretta Devine, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, Martin Lawrence
Roles Cynthia
Rating56% 2.8496952.8496952.8496952.8496952.849695
The film revolves around the funeral service for the father of Aaron and Ryan. Aaron, the older son, and his wife Michelle live at his parents' home. Aaron and Michelle have been trying to buy their own home and have children but have been unsuccessful. Aaron envies Ryan because Ryan is a successful author, while he has not yet had his novel published, and resents his brother because Ryan would rather spend money on a first class airline ticket than help him pay for the funeral expenses.
Lottery Ticket, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Shad Moss, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David, Charlie Murphy, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Roles Grandma
Rating50% 2.50292.50292.50292.50292.5029
The film follows Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects with his grandmother (Loretta Devine). Kevin dreams of one day designing his own sneaker line, but currently works at Foot Locker. His dreams are supported by two of his best friends: Benny (Brandon T. Jackson) and Stacey (Naturi Naughton). He comes across Lorenzo (Gbenga Akinnagbe), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, everyone in his neighborhood is trying to win the Mondo Million Dollar Lottery of $370 million. Lorenzo demands that Kevin gives him and his three friends three sets of sneakers each. When Lorenzo shows up to Kevin's job, and grabs the shoes, the alarms go off and the police arrive. After Kevin accidentally pays for the shoes for Lorenzo, he attempts to explain to the police that he did not intend to give the shoes to Lorenzo, Lorenzo is arrested for shoplifting and Kevin loses his job.
For Colored Girls, 2h13
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashād, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose
Roles Juanita / Green
Rating60% 3.0015553.0015553.0015553.0015553.001555
Each woman is represented by a color: Jo Bradmore represents red, Tangie Adrose represents orange, Yasmine represents yellow, Juanita Sims represents green, Kelly Watkins represents blue, Nyla Adrose represents purple, and Crystal Wallace represents brown. Additionally, the characters of Alice Adrose, who represents white, and Gilda, who does not represent a color, were made specifically for the film.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, 1h31
Directed by Werner Herzog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Udo Kier, Michael Peña, Grace Zabriskie
Roles Miss Roberts
Rating62% 3.1491453.1491453.1491453.1491453.149145
The film begins with Detective Havenhurst driving with his partner Detective Vargas. They receive a call and drive to the scene of a murder. As they push their way through the crowd at the crime scene, they see Brad McCullam leaving with a coffee cup. Inside the house, the detectives find the body of Mrs. McCullam, Brad's mother, who has just been stabbed with an antique sword. At the scene are the neighbors and chief witnesses, Mrs. and Miss Roberts. The detectives soon realize that they had just seen the murderer leaving the scene.