Loretta Devine is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the Fox drama series Boston Public, and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011
|Birth Date||:||21 August 1949|
|Birth Place||:||Houston, Texas, United States|
Amos & Andrew [5 March 1993]
When erudite black playwright Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson) moves to a predominantly white suburb, the buffoonish local police surround his home, assuming he's a burglar. To avoid a scandal, unscrupulous Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) conscripts low-rent criminal Amos Odell (Nicolas Cage) to break in and take Sterling hostage. But Amos and Andrew soon realize Tolliver has no plans to let either survive, so they must put their differences aside and work together to get out alive.… MORE
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 
Caged No More [22 January 2016 (USA)]
A woman (Loretta Devine) and a former Special Forces soldier (Alan Powell) try to stop a man (Kevin Sorbo) from trafficking his two young daughters in Europe.
Class Act [5 June 1992 (USA)]
The school reports of Duncan, a genius, and Blade, a juvenile delinquent, get mixed up which causes confusion. Duncan likes being thought of as a bad boy, while Blade enjoys the importance.
Crash [26 April 2005 (Beverly Hills)]
A group of strangers in Los Angeles grapple with issues of race, class, family and gender in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks in New York.
Death at a Funeral [16 April 2010 (USA)]
Aaron's father's funeral turns into a hilarious affair when the wrong body is delivered to them, a cousin's fiance turns up stoned, an uncle gets angry on his daughter and a few secrets are revealed.
Dirty Laundry [15 July 2006]
Family secrets bubble to the surface when a closeted gay man (Rockmond Dunbar) returns home to see his mother (Loretta Devine) and learns that he has a young son.
Don King: Only in America [15 November 1997]
Don King (Ving Rhames) is involved in two fistfights that result in the deaths of his combatants, and, after serving prison time, enters the world of professional boxing. Chatty, with a memorable head of hair, King becomes the promoter for Muhammad Ali (Darius McCrary) and other champions, and he stages lucrative boxing spectacles in the Philippines, Zaire, Atlantic City, Reno and Las Vegas. Despite King's success, he's beset by critics who say he cons his fighters out of their ring earnings.… MORE
Down in the Delta [6 August 2000 (USA)]
A triple homicide shocks America when publishers of a `how-to' murder guide are scrutinised for incitement to murder after it's used by a novice hit-man.
Dreamgirls [25 December 2006 (USA)]
After Curtis recognises the singing talent of three women at a show, he helps them attain stardom. One of the artists gets attracted to him but is heartbroken when he removes her from the band.
First Sunday [11 January 2008]
Two best friends and bumbling petty criminals are told they have one week to pay a debt or Durell will lose his son. In desperation, they scheme to rob their neighbourhood church.
For Colored Girls [5 November 2010 (Canada)]
This movie portrays the different stories of African American women. It deals with issues and problems faced by women based on a collection of 20 poems by Ntozake Shange.
Freedom Song [27 February 2000]
Owen (Vicellous Reon Shannon) is a young man living in Mississippi at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Surrounded by racism, Owen looks for inspiration in dealing with oppression, while his father, Will (Danny Glover), prefers to keep his head down after his bad luck with protests in the past. Will expects his son to follow suit, but their relationship is put to the test when Owen starts joining in peaceful protests organized by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.… MORE
Funny Valentines [14 February 1999]
Upon discovering her husband's infidelity, Joyce (Alfre Woodard) abruptly decides to move her daughters (Megalyn Echikunwoke, Kajuana Shuford) from New York to her hometown deep in the heart of the American South. Reuniting with her cousin Dearie (Loretta Devine) and her ailing aunt Ethel (CCH Pounder), Joyce and her long-lost relatives confront demons from their past, notably the year Joyce left for the big city. In repairing her relationship with her family, Joyce learns about herself.… MORE
Grandma's House [29 April 2016 (USA)]
Love, healing and forgiveness drive this family drama. A family in crisis seeks help and refuge from the one place they can trust, grandma's house.
Hoodlum [27 August 1997 (USA)]
Two gangs, one is headed by Bumpy Johnson, a black gangster, and the other by Dutch Schultz, a white criminal, fight for control over illegal businesses in Harlem.
I Am Sam [3 December 2001 (USA)]
Sam, a man with special needs, fights for the custody of his daughter when her mother abandons them. He tries to prove that he is a capable father with the help of an infamous lawyer.
In the Hive [14 December 2012]
A black teen (Jonathan McDaniel) gets a chance to create a better life for himself and his infant son when he enters an alternative school for at-risk youths.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge [21 August 1999 (USA)]
A singer, a dancer and an actress, Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American artist to win a Best Actress Nomination in 1954. However, unfortunate circumstances led to her early sudden demise.
Jumping the Broom [6 May 2011 (USA)]
Sabrina Watson, who hails from a wealthy background, plans to marry a Wall Street worker, Jason Taylor. However, things spiral out of control when their families meet.
Khumba [3 October 2013 (Kuwait)]
Khumba, a half-striped zebra, is blamed for the drought in the area his herd lives in. He sets out on a journey to save all animals and be accepted by his herd.
King's Ransom [21 April 2005]
To avoid a huge divorce settlement, Malcolm King comes up with a plan to stage his own kidnapping. Things do not go as planned when greed creeps in and King finds himself in some serious trouble.
Kingdom Come [8 February 2001]
When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle calls the clan together to remember their dearly departed. Tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional family reunites under one roof.
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story [19 August 2006]
How the winner of `American Idol', teenage single mother Fantasia, overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy to come out tops in the TV talent show.
Little Nikita [18 March 1988]
Roy Parmenter (Sidney Poitier) is an FBI agent with a long-standing vendetta against a Russian spy named Scuba (Richard Lynch). Now, Scuba is blackmailing the Soviet government by tracking down and assassinating their sleeper agents in the United States. Parmenter discovers that high-school student Jeff Grant (River Phoenix) is the son of two such agents (Caroline Kava, Richard Jenkins), which is a total shock to Jeff. Parmenter must try to track Scuba while also protecting the Grants.… MORE
Livin' Large [20 September 1991 (USA)]
Aspiring TV journalist Dexter Jackson (Terrence "T.C." Carson) heads down to a local crime scene to meet his industry idol. But in a bizarre turn of events, the reporter is killed, and Jackson suddenly finds himself asked to step into the slain man's live, on-camera shoes. Jackson becomes an unlikely star and the new darling of network executive Kate Penndragin (Blanche Baker). In order to achieve his dream of becoming an anchorman, however, Jackson must make some difficult decisions.… MORE
Lottery Ticket [20 August 2010 (USA)]
Kevin Carson holds the winning lottery ticket worth $370 million. He spends a three-day-weekend with his opportunistic neighbours who find out about his jackpot.
Madea's Big Happy Family 
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done [11 December 2009 (France)]
The police are called to a murder scene and quickly discover that the murderer, the victim's son, is holding two people hostages. Through a series of interviews the police piece together a picture of a man losing touch with reality.
Norm of the North [18 March 2016 (India)]
Norm, a polar bear, along with his three lemming friends, travels to New York City to save his homeland from a wealthy real estate developer, Mr Greene, who plans to install houses in the Arctic.
Politics of Love [26 August 2011 (USA)]
A campaign team gets caught up in personal romances during Barack Obama's presidential run.
Spell [30 October 2020 (USA)]
While flying to his father's funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis to lose control of the plane carrying himself and his family. He soon awakens wounded, alone and trapped in Ms. Eloise's attic. Eloise claims she can nurse him back to health with a hoodoo figure she's made from his blood and skin. Unable to call for help, Marquis desperately tries to break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.… MORE
Spring Breakdown [14 August 2012 (Belgium)]
Becky, Gayle and Judi are best friends. When Becky gets a chance to go to South Padre Island with her boss' daughter for the college spring break, she asks her friends to accompany her.
Stanley & Iris [9 February 1990 (USA)]
Romance blossoms between an illiterate cook and a woman who is a widow. She teaches him to read and write in her kitchen every night.
The Breaks [26 February 1999 (USA)]
A black woman (Loretta Devine) gives her adopted Irish son (Mitch Mullany) a seemingly simple task to complete by evening.
The Preacher's Wife [13 December 1996 (USA)]
Henry Biggs is the pastor of a struggling Baptist church in a poor section of New York City. His marriage to a choir singer is also failing. He gets help from an angel which enters his life.
This Christmas [20 November 2007 (United Kingdom)]
The Whitfield siblings come home to their mother Shirley after four years to celebrate Christmas with her and pretend to not know the secret surrounding her marital status and a boyfriend.
Urban Legend [25 September 1998 (USA)]
When a series of murders take place in and around her university, Natalie begins to suspect that the deaths are inspired by various urban legends.
Urban Legends: Final Cut [19 September 2000 (USA)]
A student film-maker's thesis project encounters production problems when the actors and crew of her film start getting killed by a monstrous force.
Waiting to Exhale [22 December 1995 (USA)]
Navigating through careers, family and romance, four friends bond over the shortcomings in their love lives -- namely, the scarcity of good men. Both as the "other woman," Savannah (Whitney Houston) and Robin (Lela Rochon) carry on relationships with married men, each believing their lovers will leave their wives for them. On the flip side, Bernadine (Angela Bassett) ends up alone when her husband divorces her for his mistress. Meanwhile, Gloria (Loretta Devine) finds love with a new neighbor.… MORE
Welcome to Me [5 September 2014]
A mentally unbalanced lottery winner (Kristen Wiig) goes off her medication, buys a talk show and uses it as a platform to broadcast her bizarre opinions on a wide variety of topics.
What women want [18 May 2001 (India)]
Smooth-talking advertising executive Nick Marshall's life changes when an accident gives him the ability to hear what women are thinking.
Woman Thou Art Loosed [1 October 2004 (USA)]
When Michelle (Kimberly Elise) is only 12 years old, she is raped by Reggie (Clifton Powell), the boyfriend of her mother (Loretta Devine). When her mother does not believe her accusations, Michelle runs away and begins a downward spiral that includes drugs and prostitution, eventually landing in prison. There she hears of Bishop T.D. Jakes (playing himself), a preacher who works with women like her. Jakes takes an interest in Michelle's case and visits her.… MORE
You're Not You [10 October 2014 (USA)]
A life-changing bond develops between a woman (Hilary Swank) with ALS whose marriage is on the rocks and the brash collegian (Emmy Rossum) hired to be her assistant.
- 21 August 1949.
- Houston, Texas, United States.
- 1.69 m.