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Loretta Devine is an American screen actress also known for doing Broadway musicals.
Loretta Devine is known for her numerous roles across stage and screen. The most famous roles that Loretta Devine has played include Lorrell Robinson in the original Broadway production of 'Dreamgirls'.
She is also known for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy,' for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award.
Loretta Devine is married to Glenn Marshal and has a son with him. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, along with her five siblings.
It is estimated that Loretta Devine has a net worth of $10 million.
There is no information on how much Loretta Devine earns per year, however, from her net worth, we can assume it is not an insignificant amount.
Loretta Devine is 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.
Loretta Devine was born on August 21, 1949. This makes her 73 as of 2022.
Loretta Devine was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, James Devine, was a laborer; her mother, Eunice O'Neal Devine, was a single mother; and Loretta grew up with five siblings. Loretta Devine went to George Washington High School, then pursued her bachelor's at the University of Houston and got her Master's at Brandeis University in 1976.
Loretta Devine was active in the pep squad and performed in numerous talent shows at her high school. Devine has loved music since she was a little girl and joined a choir group. When she went to college in 1967, it didn't look as though she would get a career in music, so she chose acting as an alternative.
Loretta Devine has been married to Glenn Lawrence since 2001.
Loretta Devine is best known for playing the role of Marla Hendricks, a High School teacher in the show 'Boston Public' on air from 2000-2004. She is also known for her significant role in the movie 'Urban Legend,' where she starred as police officer Reese Wilson. The film itself was a horror slasher. She was also seen in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut.'
Loretta Devine played a recurring character in the show 'Grey's Anatomy' as Adele, Richard Webber's first wife. She played this character for nearly eight years before her character died on the show.
Loretta Devine started her career on Broadway in 1978, debuting in a musical called 'A Broadway Musical'. Loretta Devine found fame after her second Broadway play, 'Coming Up,' which featured Gregory Hines. Loretta Devine became a broadway superstar after her musical drama 'Dreamgirls' in 1981, where she played the role of a jazz singer. This was on of the most high-profile roles Loretta Devine played.
Loretta Devine later ventured into movies, and one of her famous roles was in the movie 'Coloured Girls,' a movie that portrayed different stories of African-American Women. She played the role of Juanita Sims. Another movie was done by Loretta Devine, 'The Preacher's Wife,' where she worked with Houston and Hines for a second time.
Not just in Broadway and movies, but Loretta Devine has also worked in television shows like 'Family Reunion,' where she was highly appreciated for her character as Amelia M'Dear, which ran for four seasons.
Loretta Devine supports the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
Loretta Devine has won many awards, including the 'Best Supporting Actress award' for the movie 'Preacher's Wife.' In 1996 she won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for 'Preachers Wife'. She also won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for 'Waiting to Exhale .'She won three awards for her role in 'Grey's Anatomy,' they are the Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
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