Loretta Device Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies

Loretta Device Biography

Loretta Devine is known as an American actress and singer. Besides, she is known for numerous roles across stage and screen.

How old is Loretta Device? – Age

The actress and singer is 74 years old as of 2023. He was born on 21 August 1949, in Houston, Texas, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is Loretta Device? – Height

Hanks is 5 feet 6 inches (1.69 m) tall.

Loretta Device Mother, Father – Family

Devine was born in Houston, Texas, and raised as the Acres Homes area of Houston, where her mother was a single mother to six children. In addition, she was very active on the pep squad, and also performed in talent shows at George Washington Carver High School.

Loretta Device Education

She graduated from the University of Houston holding a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama in 1971. In 1976, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Brandeis University.

Is Loretta Device Married? – Wife

Devine has been married to her husband, Glenn Marshall, since 2001. Besides, the couple is often seen in public together.

Actress Loretta Device photo
Actress Loretta Device photo

Loretta Device Career

Devine has served extensively on Broadway. Likewise, her Broadway debut was in 1978 in a musical known as A Broadway Musical, which closed after 14 previews and also only one performance on December 21, 1978. Likewise, she captured attention in her second Broadway show, known as Comin’ Uptown, which featured Gregory Hines.

Moreover, she rose to stardom in Dreamgirls, a smash 1981 Broadway musical loosely located on the history of The Supremes, in which she also originated the role of Lorrell Robinson (a fictional character located on Mary Wilson). In addition, the story of Dreamgirls was created through workshops that were carried out in six-week workshops over the period of three years, which Devine, Jennifer Holliday, and Sheryl Lee Ralph developed via improv.


In 1995, Loretta landed a major role as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to Exhale, Gregory Hines, opposite Whitney Houston, and also Angela Bassett. Likewise, the role received her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, as did her next film, The Preacher’s Wife, her second film along with Houston and Hines. Later, she co-starred opposite Alfre Woodard in Down in the Delta in 1998 and Funny Valentines in 1999.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Best Actress
  • Urban Legends: Final Cut
  • What Women Want
  • Kingdom Come
  • I Am Sam
  • Book of Love
  • Baby of the Family
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Crash
  • King’s Ransom
  • Dirty Laundry
  • Life Is Not a Fairy Tale
  • Dreamgirls
  • Cougar Club
  • This Christmas
  • First Sunday
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Spring Breakdown
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Lottery Ticket
  • For Colored Girls
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Politics of Love Shirlee Gupta
  • In the Hive
  • The Get Away
  • Khumba
  • A Very Larry Christmas Mrs. Claus
  • Comeback Dad Malinda
  • Welcome to Me
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • You’re Not You Marilyn Jo
  • Back to School Mom
  • 1440 and Counting
  • For the Love of Ruth
  • Norm of the North
  • Caged No More
  • The Lost Souls Cafe
  • My Other Home
  • Behind the Movement Jo Ann Robinson
  • The Trap
  • First Day Back
  • The Last Starship
  • Queen Bees
  • The Starling
  • Mack & Rita
  • A Snowy Day in Oakland


  • NAACP Image Awards
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Gracie Allen Awards
  • Children’s and Family Emmy Awards

Loretta Device Net Worth

Citing her career, Loretta sits at an estimated net worth of $10 million..

Loretta Device Instagram

You can find and follow Device on Instagram using the account name: @lodivadevine

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