Loretta Devine Biography

King's Ransom

King's Ransom

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Released: July 26, 2005
Director: Jeff Byrd
Producer: Jeff Byrd, Darryl Taja
Studio: Alliance Films
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Donald Faison, Loretta Devine, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, Regina Hall, Brook D'Orsay, Larry Day, Randy Thomas
Genre: Comedy
Length: minutes
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Loretta Devine Biography


Date of Birth: August 21, 1949

Loretta Devine graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a BA in Speech and Drama and Brandeis University in 1976 with a MFA in Theater.

She originated role of Lorell in the Broadway stage production of Dreamgirls.

Devine also has many TV and feature film credits, including making a cameo in the film version of Dreamgirls. For her work on the TV series Boston Public she won three Image awards in 2003, 2004 and 2001) and she also shared a Black Reel Award with the rest of the cast of Crash (2004), for Best Ensemble.

Devine played Cynthia in Death at a Funeral (2010) and is also one of the stars of For Colored Girls (2010), based on the Broadway play. Most recently, she starred in Welcome To Me (2015).


Actor Norm of the North (2016)
Actor Welcome to Me (2015)
Actor Khumba (2014)
Actor Jumping the Broom (2011)
Actor For Colored Girls (2010)
Actor Lottery Ticket (2010)
Actor First Sunday (2008)
Actor This Christmas (2007)
Actor King's Ransom (2005)
Actor I Am Sam (2002)
Actor Urban Legend (1998)