|LORETTA DEVINE'S PIECES OF ME|
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ACTOR, SINGER, POET, and CREATOR of wearable art, Ms. Devine has created indelible roles on Broadway, in theatre, in film and television. She created the role of Lorell in Michael Bennett’s DREAMGIRLS and captured attention; Lillian in Bob Fosse’s BIG DEAL and LaLa in George Wolfe’s COLORED MUSEUM as well as Ma Rainey in August Wilson’s MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM.
She is best known for her roles in films including WAITING TO EXHALE, FUNNY VALENTINE, KINGDOM COME, PREACHER’S WIFE, KINGS RANSOM, HOODLUM, THIS CHRISTMAS, WOMAN THY ARE LOOSED, DREAMGIRLS (the movie) and CRASH; her television roles are too numerous to list but memorable among them is BOSTON PUBLIC, ELI STONE and GREY’s ANATOMY.
Look for her in the movie theatres in the coming months in LOTTERY TICKET, POLITICS OF LOVE, and just finished filming Tyler Perry’s FOR COLORED GIRLS… Loretta is currently shooting JUMP THE BROOM, with Angela Bassett, produced by Bishop T. D. Jakes.
Loretta was born in Houston, Texas. A graduate of the University of Houston, she received her MFA from Brandeis University in Theatre Arts and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her Alma Mater, The University of Houston.
She is a five time N.A.A.C.P. Image Award Winner, Independent Spirit Awards Nominee, Winner of the Black Film Festival’s Best Actress Award 2007 for independent film DIRTY LAUNDRY; the Los Angeles Women Theatre Festival Integrity Award in 2007.
She sends love to her family, Glenn Marshall, love and life, and her representation Don Spradlin, Essential Management and Agency, Innovative Artist.