Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949 is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Lorrell Robinson in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, 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.
She had a role in the series Everybody Hates Chris as Rochelle’s mother. In film, Devine appeared in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher’s Wife, Hoodlum, I Am Sam, Urban Legend, What Women Want, Kingdom Come, Crash, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Class Act, For Colored Girls, This Christmas, First Sunday, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Jumping the Broom. She also played Cynthia Carmichael on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. –Wikipedia
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