LaChanze


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LaChanze was born on December 16, 1961 in St. Augustine, Florida, USA. She is an actress and producer, 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 Terpsichore
(1997)
The Help Rachel
(2011)
Hercules Terpsichore
(1998)
Side Effects Wards Island Desk Nurse
(2013)

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 2000-2022 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
President Rosa Freeman / Amber / Ms. Pivik
- Promising Young Gentlemen (2022) ... President Rosa Freeman
- Undercover (2008) ... Amber
- Baby Killer (2000) ... Ms. Pivik
 2021 NYCNext: New York State of Mind (Music Video short)
LaChanze
 2021 The Underground Railroad (TV Mini Series)
Ms Reva
- Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn (2021) ... Ms Reva
 2021 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Anne
- Misère (2021) ... Anne
- Anne (2021) ... Anne
- Ogden Greeley (No. 40) (2021) ... Anne
 2019-2020 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Julius's Wife
- The Gang Is Satirized and Doesn't Like It (2020) ... Julius's Wife
 2019 The Village (TV Series)
Wendy Parker
- Yes or No (2019) ... Wendy Parker
 2018 Knights in Newark (Short)
The Witch / Mrs. Conroy
 2018 Melinda
Melinda LaCroix
 2018 Diane
Jennifer
 2018 Pinkalicious & Peterrific (TV Series)
Blue Fairy
- Fairy House/Pinkabotta & Peterbotta (2018) ... Blue Fairy
 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
 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)
 1999 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Julia
- Sister-in-Law, Sister-in-Law (1999) ... Julia
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Terpsichore
- Hercules and the Muse of Dance (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as La Chanze Sapp)
- Hercules and the Dream Date (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice)
- Hercules and the Song of Circe (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice)
- Hercules and the Hero of Athens (1998) ... Terpsichore (voice, as Lachanze Sapp)
- Hercules and the Phil Factor (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 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (Video short)
Muses
 1997 Hercules
Terpsichore (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:

: Plays Dessa Rose in "Dessa Rose" musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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)

Spouse:

Derek Fordjour  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Celia Rose Gooding
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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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