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Equally at home on stage or on screen, award-winning actress LORETTA DEVINE (Pamela Taylor) has created some of the most memorable roles in theater, film and television. Devine first captured national attention in the role of Lorrell, one of the three original "Dreamgirls” in Michael Bennett's award-winning Broadway musical. She followed that performance with a fiery portrayal of Lillian in Bob Fosse's critically acclaimed stage production "Big Deal.” Subsequent work in George C. Wolfe's "Colored Museum” and "Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill” cemented Devine's status as one of the most talented and versatile stage actresses.

Film roles soon followed, including a poignant turn as a single mother opposite Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett and Gregory Hines in Waiting to Exhale, which earned her an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress. Devine also won an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Penny Marshall's The Preacher's Wife. Devine also received an IFP "Spirit” Award nomination for her role in Woman Thou Art Loosed. She was featured in the Academy Award®-winning film Crash and the hit movie version of Dreamgirls. Additional film credits include the successful Urban Legend franchise; I Am Sam, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Sean Penn; Kingdom Come; What Women Want; Punks; Hoodlums; Down in the Delta and Stanley and Iris.

Devine also appeared in Sticky Fingers, Amos and Andrew, The Breaks, The Price of Kissing, Lover Girl, Class Act, Living Large, Caged Fear, Little Nikita and Dirty Laundry. Devine co-starred in This Christmas and First Sunday, both of which opened #1 at the box office. She voiced the character of Delta, the chocolate brown toy poodle in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, starring Drew Barrymore. Her most recent releases are Death at a Funeral, with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Danny Glover; Lottery Ticket and Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, an all-star adaptation of Ntozake Shange's influential play.

Devine appeared onscreen in several films in 2010 including the Sony Screen Gems remake of Death At A Funeral with Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Danny Glover and Lottery Ticket for Alcon/Warner Brothers. Most recently, Devine was seen onscreen in the Lions Gate film For Colored Girls directed by Tyler Perry and upcoming she can be seen in another Tyler Perry directed film Madea's Big Happy Family.

On television, Devine can be seen as Adele the chief's wife on ABC's hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy” and she has also joined the cast of ABC Family's "The Great State of Georgia” where she will star opposite Raven-Symone. Devine has recurred on numerous series; the most recent includes ABC's "Eli Stone” which had a two season run and she received three NAACP Image Awards for her role on David E. Kelly's Fox series "Boston Public.”

Devine graduated from the University of Houston and later received a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts from Brandeis University. She currently resides in Los Angeles.


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