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Overview (2)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 earned a MFA in Theater. With many minor roles in television and film, perhaps Loretta is best known for her performance as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to Exhale (1995). Her performance earned her an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did her performance in her next film, The Preacher's Wife (1996).

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Spouse (2)

Lamar Tyler (1973 - 4 January 2008) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Glen Marshall (? - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Sweet, soft spoken voice

Trivia (6)

Originated role of Lorell in the Broadway stage production of "Dreamgirls", the basis for the film Dreamgirls (2006).
Engaged to financial analyst Glenn Marshall. [April 2001]
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.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was initiated in Epsilon Lambda Chapter at the University of Houston.
Tommy Hollis, Reggie Montgomery, Vickilyn Reynolds, Ranisha Sanford, Danitra Vance and she were awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for "The Colored Museum" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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