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LaChanze


LaChanze was born on December 16, 1961 in St. Augustine, Florida, USA as Rhonda La Chanze Sapp. She is an actress, known for The Help (2011), Hercules (1997) and Side Effects (2013). See full bio »

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Known For

The Help
The Help Rachel
(2011)
Hercules
Hercules Terpsichore the Muse of Dance (frizzy-haired Muse)
(1997)
Side Effects
Side Effects Wards Island Desk Nurse
(2013)
Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith Georgette
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Mona
- Reassortment (2016) ... Mona
- SNAFU (2016) ... Mona
 2015 The Battery's Down (TV Series)
TiMoune
- Reunion (2015) ... TiMoune
 2013/I Side Effects
Wards Island Desk Nurse (as Lachanze)
 2011 The Help
Rachel (as La Chanze)
 2011 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Yvette Moreau
- Episode #1.10966 (2011) ... Yvette Moreau (as LaChanze Fordjour, credit only)
- Episode #1.10964 (2011) ... Yvette Moreau
- Episode #1.10963 (2011) ... Yvette Moreau
 2009 Breaking Upwards
Maggie
 2000-2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Amber / Ms. Pivik
- Undercover (2008) ... Amber
- Baby Killer (2000) ... Ms. Pivik
 2003 Lucy (TV Movie)
Harriett
 2002 Heartbreak Hospital
Lisa
 1999 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Hostess
- Ex and the City (1999) ... Hostess (as La Chanze)
 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (Video)
Terpsichore (voice, as LaChanze Sapp)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Terpsichore
- Hercules and the Muse of Dance (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as La Chanze Sapp)
- Hercules and the Hero of Athens (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as Lachanze Sapp)
- Hercules and the Phil Factor (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as Lachanze Sapp)
- Hercules and the Comedy of Arrows (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as LaChanze Sapp)
- Hercules and the Driving Test (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as Lachanze Sapp)
 1997 Hercules (Video Game)
Terpsichore (voice)
 1997 David Searching
God Truth
 1997 Total Security (TV Series)
Wanda Robitaille
- Look Who's Stalking (1997) ... Wanda Robitaille
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Mariah Barton
- Tough Love (1996) ... Mariah Barton
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Weeks
- Self Defense (1994) ... Dr. Weeks
 1993 For Love or Money
Nora
 1992 Leap of Faith
Georgette
 1992 My New Gun
Kelly Jane
 1988-1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Sylvia
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... Sylvia (as R. LaChanze Sapp)
- The Prom (1988) ... Sylvia
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Other Works:

Played the part of Marta, not in the 1970s but rather in the 1995 Roundabout production of "Company". See more »

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Alternate Names:

La Chanze | LaChanze Fordjour | Lachanze | La Chanze Sapp | LaChanze Sapp | Lachanze Sapp | R. LaChanze Sapp

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

She was awarded the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Oprah Winfrey's production of "The Color Purple" based on Alice Walker's novel. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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