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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 Hercules (1997), The Help (2011) and Hercules (1998). She was previously married to Derek Fordjour and Calvin J. Gooding. See full bio »

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Known For

Hercules
Hercules Terpsichore the Muse of Dance (frizzy-haired Muse)
(1997)
The Help
The Help Rachel
(2011)
Hercules
Hercules Terpsichore
(1998)
Side Effects
Side Effects Wards Island Desk Nurse
(2013)

Filmography

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 2018 Melinda
Melinda LaCroix
 2018 Diane
Jennifer
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
Dwight's Mom
- Subtle Beast (2016) ... Dwight's Mom
 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 Total Security (TV Series)
Wanda Robitaille
- Look Who's Stalking (1997) ... Wanda Robitaille
 1997 Hercules
Terpsichore the Muse of Dance (frizzy-haired Muse) (voice)
 1997 David Searching
God Truth
 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
- Our Lady of Cement (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played Gloria in "Inked Baby" play by Christina Anderson (Playwrights Horizons, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Official Site

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:

Has one stepson from her July 2005 marriage to Derek Fordjour. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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