Before They Were 2012 Emmy Nominees: Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine, still a dreamgirl at 64!

Loretta Devine. This woman doesn't get the acting credit she deserves.
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  • Loretta Devine is a national black treasure. In addition to being practically everyone's imaginary auntie, Devine is also one of the hardest working a...

    Since the great Loretta Devine is one of my favorite performers and since today is her 67th birthday, one of Broadway’s original Dreamgirls gets the Showtune Sunday spotlight all to herself.

  • Loretta Devine, born August 21, 1949, is a 67-year-old American actress. She is known for her roles on , , and originated a role on . She guest starred as Sr. Mary Constance on .

    Actress Loretta Devine poses at the Women In Film pre-oscar cocktail party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, California February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

    Loretta Devine

  • ProductionsDate of Productions
    Big Deal
    [Musical, Dance, Original]
    • Starring: Loretta Devine [Lilly]
    Apr 10, 1986 - Jun 08, 1986
    Dreamgirls
    [Musical, Original]
    • Starring: Loretta Devine [Lorrell Robinson]
    Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985
    Comin' Uptown
    [Musical, Original]
    • Performer: Loretta Devine [Young Mary]
    Dec 20, 1979 - Jan 27, 1980
    A Broadway Musical
    [Musical, Original]
    • Performer: Loretta Devine [Smoke & Fire Back-Up Singer, Theatre Party Associate, Ensemble]
    Dec 21, 1978 - Dec 21, 1978
    Hair
    [Musical, Revival]
    • Performer: Loretta Devine [Member of the Tribe]
    Oct 05, 1977 - Nov 06, 1977

    Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the drama series , and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the ' , for which she won a in 2011. She had a role in the series as Rochelle's mother. In film, Devine appeared in , , , , , , , and . She currently plays Cynthia Carmichael on the NBC sitcom .

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Actress Loretta Devine poses at the Women In Film pre-oscar cocktail party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, California February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)