Quick facts
Birth date 21 Aug, 1949
Age 70 yrs
Occupations Actor
Stage actor
Television actor
Film actor
Voice actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Houston
Education University of Houston
Brandeis University
Gender Female
Description American actress

Loretta Devine is a famous American actress and singer. She was born on the 21st of August in the year of 1949. The place she was born is called Huston. The place is situated in Texas. She is mostly famous for acting at the TV series called ‘Boston Public’ which was broadcasted at the Fox Channel.


She was raised in Acres Homes in Houston. The name of her mother is Eunice O’Neal who was a beautician and the name of her father was James Devine and he was a laborer. Before entering into the acting career, she studied in the George Washington Carver High School. After that, she studied Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama in the University of Huston and graduated in the year of 1971. In the year of 1976, she completed MFA degree in Theater from Brandeis University.


Her biography is enriched with an amazing career. The acting career of her started with a musical named as A Broadway Musical in the year of 1978. But that musical was closed after only one performance. She managed to capture the attention of people after her amazing performance in the musical named as Dreamgirls. In the year of 1995, she worked in a major role in Waiting to Exhale at the character of Gloria Matthews. By doing that character, she achieved the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Motion Picture. For her next film which released in 1996 she got the same award. The name of that film is The Preacher’s Wife. During her career, she worked in many TV series and films successfully. She has been part of many TV movies also. She worked in many amazing films such as ‘Crash’ in 2004 ‘I am Sam’ in 2001, ‘Boston Public’ in 2000, ‘Death at a Funeral’ in 2010 and so on. In the film ‘I am Sam’, she worked along with Oscar winning actor Sean Penn. This is a huge achievement for her. And the film was both critically acclaimed and got popularity to people. Her acting was also outstanding in that film. She got enormous success throughout her acting career. Because of her amazing work over the years, she managed to earn a lot. Till date, she has an outstanding net worth of $8 million which is a marvelous figure for a woman. The figure is upward sloping, meaning that it will surely be rise in future.


She is an amazing person. She has a height of 1.69 m. she was married to Lamar Tyler in 1973. But they got divorce in 2008 after a long life together. As far as children are concern, she has a child with him. The name of her present husband is Glen Marshall. She is amazingly active in social network such as twitter. She has 39.1 thousand followers in twitter and wants to know more about her. She loves to get in touch with her fans throughout the world through twitter.

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2020

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