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Lela Rochon

Lela Rochon was born on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lela Rochon Staples. She is an actress and producer, known for Waiting to Exhale (1995), Gang Related (1997) and Any Given Sunday (1999). She has been married to Antoine Fuqua since April 9, 1999. They have two children. She was previously married to Adolfo Quinones. See full bio »

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Waiting to Exhale
Waiting to Exhale Robin Stokes
Gang Related
Gang Related Cynthia Webb
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday Vanessa Struthers
The Big Hit
The Big Hit Chantel


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  Boomeranged (announced)
Christie (rumored)
 2018 Alone Together (TV Series)
- Dinner Party (2018) ... Rose (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
 2017 Training Day (TV Series)
Mrs. Craig
- Bad Day at Aqua Mesa (2017) ... Mrs. Craig (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
- Blurred Lines (2017) ... Mrs. Craig (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
- Tehrangeles (2017) ... Mrs. Craig (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series)
Marie Jones
- Runaway (2017) ... Marie Jones
 2015 Reversion
 2014/I Supremacy
 2013 Let the Church Say Amen (TV Movie)
Loretta Jackson
 2011 Reed Between the Lines (TV Series)
- Let's Talk About Affairs (2011) ... Sherri (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
 2010 Blood Done Sign My Name
Roseanna Allen
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Investigator #1 (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
 2009 Fatal Secrets
 2004 First Daughter
Liz Pappas (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Inspector Angela Reide
- Intervention (2001) ... Inspector Angela Reide (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
- Virgin Territory (2001) ... Inspector Angela Reide (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
- High on the Hog (2001) ... Inspector Angela Reide (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
- Redemption (2001) ... Inspector Angela Reide (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
- Mothers and Daughters (2001) ... Inspector Angela Reide (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
 2000 Labor Pains
Lulu Brown
 1999 The Charlotte Austin Story (TV Movie)
Charlotte Austin
 1999 Any Given Sunday
Vanessa Struthers
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Emira Eagle
 1998 Knock Off
Karen Lee
 1998 The Big Hit
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
- Ruby Bridges (1998) ... Lucielle 'Lucy' Bridges
 1997 Legal Deceit
Sydney Banks
 1997 Gang Related
Cynthia Webb
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Beth Carter
- The Awakening (1997) ... Beth Carter
 1996 The Chamber
Nora Stark
 1996 Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV Movie)
Mildred 'Bean' Jeter
 1995 Waiting to Exhale
Robin Stokes
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- Brazilla vs. Rodney (1995) ... Lisa (credit only)
- Pulp Marion (1995) ... Lisa
- It's Shawn! It's Marlon! It's Superboys! (1995) ... Lisa (credit only)
- The Poppa-Cabana (1995) ... Lisa (credit only)
- ER (1995) ... Lisa
 1992-1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Denise, Mark's Old Girl Friend / Paula
- The Courtship of Mark Cooper (1994) ... Denise, Mark's Old Girl Friend
- On the Rebound (1992) ... Paula
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
- Pilot (1993) ... Denise
 1993 The Meteor Man
Vanessa the Pretty Nurse
 1993 Out All Night (TV Series)
- Mall in the Family (1993) ... Victoria
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Werewolf Concerto (1992) ... Mercedes
 1992 Roc (TV Series)
- Roc Throws Joey Out (1992) ... Carol
 1992 Boomerang
 1992 Homefront (TV Series)
Mary Louise
- At Your Age (1992) ... Mary Louise
 1991 Extralarge: Black and White (TV Movie)
 1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- Will Gets a Job (1991) ... Cindy
 1991 Generations (TV Series)
Brandy Alexander
- Episode #1.470 (1991) ... Brandy Alexander
 1990 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Joy Brock
- Don't Powerburst My Bubble (1990) ... Joy Brock
 1990 227 (TV Series)
- Gone Fishing (1990) ... Leslie
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Denise Price
- Change of Heart (1990) ... Denise Price
 1989 Harlem Nights
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
Young Bride
- Wedding Bell Blues (1988) ... Young Bride
 1987 Into the Homeland (TV Movie)
Exquisite Woman
 1987 The Wild Pair
 1987 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
- The Hat Comes Back (1987) ... Sharona
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- The Shower (1987) ... Veronica
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
- The Greek Connection (1987) ... Diana
 1986 Stewardess School
School Instructor
 1986 Foxtrap
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
 1984 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Dancer (as Lela Rochon Quinones)
 1984 Breakin'
Extra in First Scene (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)

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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in LeVert's "My Forever Love" video. See more »

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2 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lela Rochon Fuqua | Lela Rochon Quinones


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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From 1984-1986 while in college, Lela was one of the Spudettes in over 20 spots for the famous Spud Mckenzie Budweiser/Bud Light TV commercials. See more »

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