Loretta Devine

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Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American movie, stage and television actress.[1] She has starred on many television sitcoms, like A Different World. She acted in the movies Waiting to Exhale, I Am Sam, For Colored Girls and many others. She has won several Emmy Awards.

Devine was born in Texas.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Will
1983 Anna to the Infinite Power Ms. Benson
1988 Little Nikita Verna McLaughlin
1988 Sticky Fingers Diane
1989 Heart and Soul Tonia Harris Short film
1990 Stanley & Iris Bertha
1990 Sugar and Spice Loretta Fontaine
1990 Cop Rock Juror
1991 Livin' Large Nadine Biggs
1992 Caged Fear Judy
1992 Class Act Blade's mom
1993 Amos & Andrew Ula
1994 The Hard Truth Nichols' secretary
1995 Waiting to Exhale Gloria Matthews NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1996 The Preacher's Wife Beverly NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1997 The Price of Kissing Jackee
1997 Hoodlum Pigfoot Mary
1997 Lover Girl Leticia
1998 Urban Legend Reese Wilson
1998 Down in the Delta Zenia
1999 Lillie Michelle
1999 Operation Splitsville Principal
1999 Funny Valentine Dearie B.
1999 The Breaks Floria
2000 Punks Health counselor
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Reese Wilson
2000 What Women Want Flo the Doorwoman
2001 Kingdom Come Marguerite Slocumb Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2001 I Am Sam Margaret Calgrove
2002 Baby of the Family Delores
2002 Book of Love N/A
2003 Zoe Busiek: Wild Card N/A
2004 Woman Thou Art Loosed Cassey Jordan Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2004 Crash Shaniqua Johnson Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005 King's Ransom Miss Gladys
2006 Dirty Laundry Evelyn
2006 Dreamgirls Jazz singer
2007 Cougar Club Dolly
2007 This Christmas Shirley Ann "Ma'Dere" Whitfield Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2008 First Sunday Sister Doris
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Delta (voice)
2008 Spring Breakdown Dr. Marguerite
2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Miss Roberts
2010 Death at a Funeral Cynthia
2010 Lottery Ticket Grandma
2010 For Colored Girls Juanita Sims / Green
2010 Politics of Love Shirlee Gupta
2011 Jumping the Broom Pamela Taylor
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Shirley
2013 Khumba Mama V (voice)
2014 You're Not You Marilyn
2015 Welcome to Me The Lawyer
2016 Norm of the North Tamecia (voice)
2016 Caged No More Aggie
2016 Grandma’s House Margie
2017 My Other Home Mabel Marbury
2017 Naked Carol
2018 Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Ms. Thomson
2018 Jingle Belle Emory Simons
2019 The Trap Mama Jay
2020 HeadShop Jeanette post-production
TBA Welcome to Pine Grove! Sally Post-production
TBA The Starling Post-production

References[change | change source]

  1. "Loretta Devine". Biography. Retrieved October 23, 2017.