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Loretta Devine Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Loretta Devine Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6½ in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth August 21, 1949
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Glenn Marshall

Loretta Devine is an American actress and singer who is known for her portrayal of Lorrell Robinson in the Broadway production Dreamgirls. Other than that, she has also made appearances in several other popular shows and films such as Grey’s Anatomy, Everybody Hates Chris, Waiting to ExhaleThe Preacher’s WifeHoodlumI Am SamUrban LegendWhat Women WantKingdom ComeCrashWoman Thou Art LoosedClass ActFor Colored GirlsThis ChristmasFirst SundayBeverly Hills Chihuahua, and Jumping the Broom.

Born Name

Loretta Devine

Nick Name

Loretta

Loretta Devine as seen in a picture that was taken at a performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in December 2010
Loretta Devine as seen in a picture that was taken at a performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in December 2010 (Angela George / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Houston, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Loretta studied at George Washington Carver High School. Later, she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama from the University of Houston in 1971.

She then went on to enroll herself at Brandeis University from where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Theater in 1976.

Occupation

Actress, Singer

Family

  • Father – James Devine (Laborer)
  • Mother – Eunice O’Neal Toliver (Beautician)
  • Siblings – She has 5 siblings.

Manager

Loretta is represented by Innovative Artists and Essential Talent Management.

Genre

Gospel, Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Templo Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm

Weight

90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Loretta has dated –

  1. Lamar Tyler (1973-2008)
  2. Glenn Marshall (2001-Present) – Loretta and financial analyst Glenn Marshall got engaged to one another in April 2001.

Loretta Devine as seen in a picture that was taken in September 2019
Loretta Devine as seen in a picture that was taken in September 2019 (Loretta Devine / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thin eyebrow and lips
  • Snub nose
  • Curvaceous physical appearance

Brand Endorsements

Loretta has appeared in the commercials for various brands including McDonald’s.

Through her social media, Loretta has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Easy Spirit.

Loretta Devine as seen in a picture that was taken in October 2019
Loretta Devine as seen in a picture that was taken in October 2019 (Loretta Devine / Instagram)

Loretta Devine Facts

  1. She was single-handedly raised by her mother alongside her 5 siblings in the Acres Homes area of Houston.
  2. Loretta was inducted into the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
  3. In high school, she took part in several talent shows.
  4. She made her debut feature film appearance in Will in 1981. Later, in 1983, Loretta made her first TV show appearance in Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
  5. Devine got her big break with her appearance as Stevie Rallen in A Different World in 1987, alongside the likes of actress Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, and Jasmine Guy.
  6. She made her first Broadway appearance in A Broadway Musical in 1978.
  7. Her role as Adele Webber in Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2013), earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” in 2011.
  8. She piloted the role of Lorell in the Broadway production of Dreamgirls.
  9. Devine is friends with well-known actress Whitney Houston, Sheryl Lee Ralph, David Alan Grier, and Vesta Williams.

Featured Image By Angela George / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0

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