Loretta Devine

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Loretta Devine was born on August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama and BrandeisUniversity in 1976 with a MFA in Theater. Devine is a member of The Epsilon Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She began her career on Broadway starring in Dreamgirls. Minor roles for Devine followed in films such as Little Nikita (1988) and Stanley & Iris (1990). She also appeared in the first season of the TV series A Different World. In 1995, she landed a high-profile role as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to Exhale, joined in the cast by Whitney Houston, Gregory Hines, and Angela Bassett, among others. The role earned her an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did her next movie, The Preacher's Wife, her second movie with Houston and Hines. In 2000, Devine took on the role of impassioned high school teacher Marla Hendricks on the Fox TV drama Boston Public. Devine won three more Image Awards for her work in the series. She also continued to work in film, playing prominent roles in Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, and I Am Sam. Devine earned yet another Image Award nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the 2004 film Woman Thou Art Loosed. She also appeared in the 2005 Academy Awards Best Picture winning film Crash. She also plays Rochelle's mother, Maxine on the sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris. In 2007, she appeared in This Christmas, co-starring Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, and Regina King. Devine also appeared in Grey's Anatomy as Adele Webber. She played Patti on Eli Stone, an ABC television series which began airing in 2008 an in 2009, Devine starred in the TV series Cold Case. Most recently she can be seen in Lottery Ticket (2010), For Colored Girls (2010), Death at a Funeral and Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011).

Most Popular Loretta Devine Trailers

Total trailers found: 52

Urban Legends: Final Cut Trailer (2000)

19 September 2000

The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'.

Crash Trailer (2004)

13 January 2004

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Hoodlum Trailer (1997)

27 August 1997

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested.

I Am Sam Trailer (2001)

28 December 2001

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own.

Khumba Trailer (2013)

18 July 2013

A half-striped zebra is blamed for the drought and leaves his herd in search of his missing stripes. He is joined on his quest by an overprotective wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich; they defeat the tyrannical leopard and save his herd.

Death at a Funeral Trailer (2010)

15 April 2010

Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New York, broke but arrogant.

Urban Legend Trailer (1998)

25 September 1998

There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at the gas station when not looking, into reality.

Dreamgirls Trailer (2006)

25 December 2006

Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.

Class Act Trailer (1992)

05 June 1992

Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one.

You're Not You Trailer (2014)

10 October 2014

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.

Norm of the North Trailer (2016)

14 January 2016

The stereoscopic 3D animated family film "Norm" tells the story of the titular polar bear and his three Arctic lemming buddies, who are forced out into the world once their icy home begins melting and breaking apart.

The Preacher's Wife Trailer (1996)

13 December 1996

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in.

Waiting to Exhale Trailer (1995)

22 December 1995

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua Trailer (2008)

03 October 2008

A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Trailer (2009)

06 September 2009

Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help oy

Welcome to Me Trailer (2014)

05 September 2014

A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.

First Sunday Trailer (2008)

11 January 2008

Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church.

Jumping the Broom Trailer (2011)

06 May 2011

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

For Colored Girls Trailer (2010)

05 November 2010

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

Madea's Big Happy Family Trailer (2011)

22 April 2011

Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together.

Stanley & Iris Trailer (1990)

09 February 1990

An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read.

This Christmas Trailer (2007)

27 November 2007

This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them.

Funny Valentines Trailer (1999)

14 February 1999

A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story Trailer (2012)

09 October 2012

In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice.

Lottery Ticket Trailer (2010)

20 August 2010

Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his n

Sticky Fingers Trailer (1988)

06 May 1988

This screwball urban comedy is about two dippy roommates, struggling musicians Lolly (Melanie Mayron) and Hattie (Helen Slater), who are asked by an equally spacey, drug-dealing friend-of-a-friend Diane (Loretta Devine) to baby-sit a bag containing nearly a million dollars while she scoots out of town in order to avoid trouble.

In the Hive Trailer (2012)

14 December 2012

Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him, and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into an unorthodox alternative school full of underprivileged boys.

Caged No More Trailer (2016)

15 January 2016

Aggie, A 67 year-old Black Cajun, has just stepped into her worst nightmare. Her two granddaughters have disappeared, and the only clue she possesses is a forgotten laptop.

Kingdom Come Trailer (2001)

11 April 2001

When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed.

Freedom Song Trailer (2000)

27 February 2000

Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s.

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Trailer (1999)

21 August 1999

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door.

Politics of Love Trailer (2011)

26 August 2011

Politics makes strange bedfellows, but never stranger than when a sexy, savvy, African-American conservative Republican reluctantly falls for his Democratic counterpart: a beautiful Indian-American Obama campaign volunteer.

Dirty Laundry Trailer (2006)

15 July 2006

After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son up to see Sheldon.

Saving Westbrook High Trailer (2013)

20 October 2013

A diverse community, an ambitious newly-appointed principal and a handful of committed teachers come together to save a once popular suburban school in danger of closing.

The Sound And The Fury Trailer (2014)

05 September 2014

A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

The price of Kissing Trailer (1997)

01 April 1997

Pauley Perrette plays Renee, a young woman discovering her own meaning of love. From childhood memories of her mother to her own experiences as a young woman, she struggles to find answers to life's greatest mystery.

Down in the Delta Trailer (1998)

25 December 1998

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi.

36 Hour Layover Trailer (2016)

24 September 2016

This film is a romantic comedy about a stewardess (Calhoun), who after 12 years of dating (Joseph) as college sweethearts (along with several marriage proposals in between), meets a business man going through a divorce (White) on one of her job layovers.

Doc Mcstuffins: A Little Cuddle Goes A Long Way Trailer (2014)

17 March 2014

When your favorite toys need fixing, count on the best toy fixerupper in town - Doc McStuffins - to lend a hand and a hug! Join Doc, Lambie, Stuffy and the whole crew for two hours of songfilled fun.

Brett Gelman's Dinner in America Trailer (2016)

01 July 2016

Brett Gelman invites four African-American panelists to discuss racism in the United States.

Chapter & Verse Trailer (2016)

12 June 2016

Upon his return from serving a ten-year sentence in prison, reformed gang leader, S. Lance Ingram, struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem.

Grandma's House Trailer (2016)

29 April 2016

Based upon the true story of Kimberley T. Zulkowski's Grandmother, Margie Ree Harris. "Grandma's House" gives a compelling insight into how the Executive Producer's life changed when she moved into her Grandmother's home, and their generations became one under the same roof.

Back to School Mom Trailer (2015)

14 February 2015

Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started.

Woman Thou Art Loosed Trailer (2004)

30 September 2004

An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.

A Very Larry Christmas Trailer (2013)

31 December 2013

Larry is a good natured guy with a spotty work history. Santa picks Larry to fill in when he breaks his leg.

Lover Girl Trailer (1997)

11 September 1997

Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away.

Jackie's Back! Trailer (1999)

14 June 1999

A mockumentary of Jackie Washington, a fictonal star of music, stage and screen played by Jenifer Lewis.

Best Actress Trailer (2000)

18 March 2000

A Hollywood writer becomes embroiled while investigating into the lives of five fictitious actresses all nominated for the Academy Award for best actress.

Clover Trailer (1997)

10 September 1997

Love Kills Trailer (1999)

04 October 1999

A masseur gets mixed up in the family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire.

Livin' Large! Trailer (1991)

20 September 1991

A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.

Caged Fear Trailer (1992)

23 May 1992

After a jewelry theft Tommy Lane can hardly free. His girlfriend Kristen has less luck and is arrested.