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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 August 1949Houston, 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).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (2)

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

Trade Mark (1)

Sweet, soft spoken talking voice

Trivia (5)

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.
Friend of Whitney Houston.

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