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Loretta Devine


Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), a beautician, and James Devine, who worked as a laborer. Loretta grew up in the Acres Home area of Houston and later enrolled at the University of Houston, where she earned a a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama, and later Brandeis University where she ... See full bio »

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 2016 Norm of the North (filming)
Tamecia (voice)
 2015 Back to School Mom (filming)
Meghan Graham
 2015 Chapter & Verse (filming)
Miss Maddy
 2014 1440 and Counting (Short) (post-production)
Mrs. Nickel
 2014 You're Not You
Marilyn
 2014 The Sound and the Fury
Dilsey
 2014 Welcome to Me
Barb Vaughn
 2014 Sullivan & Son (TV Series)
Rose
- Hank Goes Black (2014) ... Rose
 2014 Comeback Dad
Malinda
 2014 Sirens (TV Series)
Hank's Mother
- Till Jeff Do Us Part (2014) ... Hank's Mother
- The Finger (2014) ... Hank's Mother
 2014 Psych (TV Series)
Melba Birdson
- 1967: A Psych Odyssey (2014) ... Melba Birdson
 2013 Teachers (TV Movie)
Doris
 2013 The Doc Files (TV Mini-Series)
Hallie
- Blurry, Blurry Night (2013) ... Hallie
- Run Down Rotors (2013) ... Hallie
- Mr. Chomps Chompers (2013) ... Hallie
- Sticky Slippies (2013) ... Hallie
- The Lamb's Exam (2013) ... Hallie
 2013 Khumba
Mama V (voice)
 2013 The Get Away (Short)
Ms. Crawford
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Hallie
- Boo-Hoo to You!/It's Glow Time (2012) ... Hallie (voice)
- Break Dancer/Bubble Monkey (2012) ... Hallie (voice)
- Blame It on the Rain/Busted Boomer (2012) ... Hallie (voice)
 2012 The Soul Man (TV Series)
Della Ballentine
- Momma's Home (2012) ... Della Ballentine
- To Leave or Not to Leave (2012) ... Della Ballentine
 2012 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Shirley
- Mama Drama (2012) ... Shirley (voice)
 2012 The Game (TV Series)
Grandma Mack
- There's No Place Like Home (2012) ... Grandma Mack
 2012 Shake It Up! (TV Series)
Judge Marsha Sanders
- Judge It Up (2012) ... Judge Marsha Sanders
 2011 Politics of Love
Shirlee Gupta
 2011 Jumping the Broom
Pamela Taylor
 2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (Video)
Delta (voice)
 2010 Legally Mad (TV Movie)
Jeanette
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Chandra Patterson '09
- Soul (2009) ... Chandra Patterson '09
 2009 Spring Breakdown
Dr. Marguerite
 1999-2008 The PJs (TV Series)
Muriel Stubbs
- Red Man's Burden (2008) ... Muriel Stubbs (voice)
- Clip Show (2001) ... Muriel Stubbs (voice)
- A Race to His Credit (2001) ... Muriel Stubbs (voice)
- Survival: In Tha Hood (2001) ... Muriel Stubbs (voice)
 2006-2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Victoria Thomson / Annabelle Carruthers
- The Nutcrackers (2006) ... Annabelle Carruthers
 2006-2007 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Maxine
- Everybody Hates Math (2007) ... Maxine
- Everybody Hates Dirty Jokes (2007) ... Maxine
- Everybody Hates Funerals (2006) ... Maxine
 2006 Dreamgirls
Jazz Singer
 2006 Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie)
Addie Collins
 2006/I Dirty Laundry
Evelyn
 2005-2006 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Judge Jackson / Judge Vashti Jackson
- Party Over Here (2006) ... Judge Jackson
- Trial and Errors (2005) ... Judge Vashti Jackson
 2005 Supernatural (TV Series)
Missouri Moseley
- Home (2005) ... Missouri Moseley
 2005 King's Ransom
Miss Gladys
 2004 Woman Thou Art Loosed
Cassey Jordan
 2003 Half & Half (TV Series)
Erika
 2002 Baby of the Family
Delores
 2001 Kingdom Come
Marguerite Slocumb
 2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Nora Mills
- I Will Survive (2000) ... Nora Mills
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Gloria Rivers
- Playing God (2000) ... Gloria Rivers
 2000 Best Actress (TV Movie)
Connie Travers
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Evelyn Walker
 2000 Punks
Health Counselor
 1999 Lillie
Michelle
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Snookie Tate (Jackie's Childhood Friend)
 1999 Clueless (TV Series)
Phyliss Holiday
- Graduation (1999) ... Phyliss Holiday
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Steph
- It Takes Two (1999) ... Steph
 1999 The Breaks
Floria
 1999 Funny Valentines
Dearie B.
 1998 Alyson's Closet (Short)
Raul's Mother (voice)
 1998 Down in the Delta
Zenia
 1998 Love Kills
Sylvia Finkelstein
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
Connie Harper
 1997 Lover Girl
Leticia / 'Coco'
 1997 Clover (TV Movie)
Everleen
 1997 Hoodlum
Pigfoot Mary
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Mother
- The Golden Goose (1997) ... Mother (voice)
 1997 The Price of Kissing
Jackee
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Tonya Hawkins
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Tonya Hawkins
- Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997) ... Tonya Hawkins
 1995 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
Mrs. Duncan
- Reality Check (1995) ... Mrs. Duncan
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Marla Melrose
- Close Encounters (1995) ... Marla Melrose
 1994 The Hard Truth
Nichols' secretary
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Irene
 1992-1993 Roc (TV Series)
Cynthia
- You Don't Send Me No Flowers (1993) ... Cynthia
- Joey Messes Up (1992) ... Cynthia
- The Artificial Insemination Story (1992) ... Cynthia
- Andrew Dates Matty (1992) ... Cynthia
- Roc Throws Joey Out (1992) ... Cynthia
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Ula
 1992 Love & War (TV Series)
Donna
- For John (1992) ... Donna
 1992 Class Act
Blade's Mom
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Valerie Hall
- Hard Bargains (1991) ... Valerie Hall
 1991 Livin' Large!
Nadine Biggs
 1991 Caged Fear
Judy
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series)
Janine
- The Colored Museum (1991) ... Janine
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
Juror
- Marital Blitz (1990) ... Juror
 1990 Sugar and Spice (TV Series)
Loretta Fontaine
- A Star Is Boring (1990) ... Loretta Fontaine
- Breaking in Is Hard to Do (1990) ... Loretta Fontaine
- Pilot (1990) ... Loretta Fontaine
- This Hostess Ain't No Cupcake (1990) ... Loretta Fontaine
- Lovers and Other Truckers (1990) ... Loretta Fontaine
 1990 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Nurse Hawking
- The Bitch's Back (1990) ... Nurse Hawking
 1990 Stanley & Iris
Bertha
 1989 Heart and Soul (TV Short)
Tonia Harris
 1989 Parent Trap III (TV Movie)
Thelma
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
Lyndia Cummings
- Court of Love (1988) ... Lyndia Cummings
 1988 Sticky Fingers
Diane
 1987-1988 A Different World (TV Series)
Stevie Rallen
- Come Back, Little Eggby (1988) ... Stevie Rallen
- Romancing Mr. Stone (1987) ... Stevie Rallen
- If Chosen, I May Not Run (1987) ... Stevie Rallen
- Rudy and the Snow Queen (1987) ... Stevie Rallen
 1988 Little Nikita
Verna McLaughlin
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Annie Maude Carter
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Cheryl
- Sirens (1987) ... Cheryl
 1983 Anna to the Infinite Power
Ms. Benson (Schoolteacher)
 1981 Will
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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a BA in Speech and Drama and Brandeis University in 1976 with a MFA in Theater. See more »

Trademark:

Sweet, soft spoken talking voice

Star Sign:

Leo

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