Loretta Devine


Legendary screen, TV and stage actress Loretta Devine is a five-time NAACP Image Award winner who has portrayed beloved, unforgettable characters for over 30 years. The Houston native originated the role of Lorrell in the six-time Tony award winning Broadway production of Dreamgirls. Devine played Gloria Matthews in 1995’s Waiting To Exhale and as the character Juanita, was apart of the all-star ensemble cast of 2010’s For Colored Girls. Her guest starring roles in several hit TV series include Cold Case, Everybody Hates Chris, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. Devine received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in the film, Woman Thou Art Loosed.

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Being Mary Jane: They’re Coming for Mary Jane

Recaps: The truth holds Mary Jane back. (10/20/2015)

Being Mary Jane: Get Your Girl CeCe

Loretta stars as Cece on this season of BMJ. (10/20/2015)

Being Mary Jane: Cece Brings Medical Records

Highlights: Cece talks to Mary Jane after the accident. (10/20/2015)

Being Mary Jane Returns October 20

Here's everything you need to know about season three!

Loretta Devine Talks Diversity in Entertainment

“Hit shows on TV have Black, female leads,” she said. “And that is truly different.”

Next Week on Lift Every Voice: Loretta Devine and Kim Burrell

Lift Every Voice presents Loretta Devine and Kim Burrell this Sunday at 10A/9C!
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