Loretta Devine Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Jan, 2019
Facts of Loretta Devine
Date of Birth: 1949 , August-21
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Loretta Devine
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actress
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Lamar Tyler (m. 1973), Glenn Marshall
Divorce Lamar Tyler (m. 2008)
Education Brandeis University
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Movies Norm of the North
TV Show The Carmichael Show
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American actress as well as a singer, Loretta Devine is known for her role, Marla Hendricks in the American drama series, Boston Public. She also earned a Pan African Film Festival's Life Time Achievement Award in 2012.

Early Life And Education Of Loretta Devine 

Loretta Devine was born on August 21, 1949, which makes her sixty-six years. She was born in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She is also famous as Loretta Tyler. She was born as the daughter of Eunice O'Neal Devine and James Devine.

Her mother was a beautician and her father worked as a laborer. She was raised in the Acres Homes area of Houston. Her star sign is Leo. Loretta's nationality is American. Talking about her ethnicity she belongs to Afro- American. She is an America citizen. There is no information about Loretta's siblings.

Loretta Devine joined the University of Houston. Later in 1971, she graduated with a BA in Speech and Drama. In 1976, she joined Brandeis University where she earned a degree in MFA in Theater.

Being keen interest in acting she performed in many acts and dramas in her high school and early school. During her student life, she was active on the pep squad. She also performed in talent shows at George Washington Carver High School.

Loretta Devine's Career

Loretta Devine made her acting appearance in short role in the 1981 movie Will. In 1988, she was featured in American cult drama film Little Nikita as Verna McLaughlin. She was cast along with River PhoenixRichard Bradford, and many others. 

Moreover, she has also featured in lead role in many movies like Stanley & Iris (1990), Livin' Large (1991), The Hard Truth (1994), What Women Want (2000), Kingdom Come (2001), Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004), Dreamgirls (2006), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), Death at a Funeral (2010), For Colored Girls (2010), You're Not You (2014), Welcome To Me (2015).

Similarly, she has also featured in numerous short films and much television film. She has also made her presence in many television series Boston Public (2000-2004), Grey's Anatomy (2005-2013), Supernatural (2005), Eli Stone (2008), State of Georgia (2011), The Client List (2012), The Carmichael Show (2015).

Furthermore, she voiced in 2016 American-Indian-Irish computer-animated comedy adventure film, Norm of the North, alongside Ken JeongLoretta DevineGabriel IglesiasBill Nighy, and others. She has also won many awards for her fantastic acting performance. She has won an Emmy Award and other too. 

Despite being a famous actress she is very much interested in music. She has also performed in many stage shows. She has hobbies of traveling and tasting various foods.

Loretta Devine's Net Worth 

As of 2019, Devine's has an estimated net worth of $10 million. 

Loretta Devine's Personal Life 

Loretta Devine was married to Lamar Tyler in 1973. She had a relationship for seven years. They separated for misunderstanding in their relationship and got divorced in 2008 after divorce case filed by Loretta. Talking about her children she has one child with him.

After being single for a long time she meets with Glenn Marshall. Later they married, they are currently together and enjoying their married life. They are happy and satisfied with their relationship and often they visit various award function and public event together.

This black beauty is also famous for her Sweet, soft-spoken talking voice during her appearance in movies and television series. According to her she misses her parents very much and she even remembers the day of their funeral, she regularly visits the grave of her parents.

 

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