Loretta Devine

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Loretta Devine

Born

8/21/1949, Houston, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Loretta Devine

Gender

Female

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Loretta Devine
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Loretta Devine is an American actress born in Houston, Texas, on August 21, 1949. In 1971 she graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech. She also graduated Brandeis University in 1976 with a MFA in Theater. She is best known for her…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2011, Loretta won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series playing Adele Webber on Grey's Anatomy.

    • In 2002 she was nominated at the Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for the TV series Boston Public.

    • In 2003 and 2004 she won the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Boston Public.

    • In 2005 she was nominated at the Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the movie Woman Thou Art Loosed.

    • She was nominated at the 2007 Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for the tv movie Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.

    • In 2000 at the Black Reel Awards she was nominated for Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress for Funny Valentine.

    • In 2005 at the Black Movie Awards she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the movie Crash.

    • In 1971 she graduated with a BA from the University of Houston.

    • In April 2001 she was engaged to financial analyst Glenn Marshall.

    • Starred in The Lifetime Original Movie The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairy Tale as Fantasia's Grandmother Addie Collins.

  • Quotes

    • Loretta Devine (When asked about being recognized in public): I can basically go anywhere I want. Sometimes, people are shocked to see me in a place like Costco. They go, "What you doing in Costco?"

    • Loretta Devine: (When asked what her secret to keeping her career going) I have no idea. If I knew it, I would try and sell it, I could tell you. I love it so much, I love doing it so much, I think it goes on the screen and you can see that, I hope. That's part of what it is.

    • Loretta Devine (speaking about her cameo role in Dreamgirls): At first, I had such mixed feelings because they didn't want to pay me anything, and it was like "Come on."

    • Loretta Devine (when asked about her work with David E. Kelly:I absolutely fell in love with him when I was doing Boston Public. He's such an unusual man, and he used to be drive by and say, "Loretta, you're going to be in love with a midget next week." [laughs] And I'd be like, "David!" And he'd say, "You don't believe me? Wait until you see this scene."

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  • she is hillarious

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    lorretta devine was just the person for the job in the home episode of supernatural. she was good in it and she was perfect. she was hillarious. i dont think i have ever seen her play in anything where she wasnt hillarious. i just loved the way she played her psychic charactor in that episode. and the way she talked to dean was great. i loved his expressions and the fact that sam was just laughing at him. she was great. she is great. the funniest actress i have ever seen. she should star in her own comedy series. it would be somthing i would watch.moreless
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