7 Things You Need to Know About Loretta Devine

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7 Things You Need to Know About Loretta Devine - Loretta Devine showed us a different side as she coerced Mary Jane to pay like she weighs after hitting Loretta's character with her car. We decided to offer a few more facts that you may not know about the actress.  (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Forever Devine - Just in case you didn't know, Loretta Devine is one of the original Dreamgirls. Here she's pictured with actor Sylvester Stallone and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph backstage after a performance of the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical.  (Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage)

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Young, Gifted, Black and On Fleek - Miss Devine received her M.F.A. in Theatre Arts (Acting) from Brandeis University.  (Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Hollywood Pantages)

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Oh, Nothing! - The actress's trademark is her sweet, soft-toned voice, which contrasts against some of the powerful and complex characters that she plays. (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

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DiVINE Lady - There's something miss Devine loves about ivy. Maybe it's the fact that she's a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Unlike Kanye, She Went to Hillman - Loretta Devine was the original director of Gilbert Hall on the hit-show A Different World.   (Photo: NBC)

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Unlike Kanye, She Went to Hillman - Loretta Devine was the original director of Gilbert Hall on the hit-show A Different World.  (Photo: NBC)

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More Than Meets the Big Screen - Loretta Devine has executive produced a film entitled Teachers.  (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Cece Plays No Games - Cece gets a little bit of information about the cause of Mary Jane's car accident.

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Don't Sleep! - How'd you think she got on the Broadway stage? Loretta Devine can sing. In fact she performed at the 36th Annual Tony Awards.  (Photo: BET)