Loretta “Tyler” Devine is an American actress and singer. She was born on the 21st of August, 1949 and is currently 67 years of age. She was born in Houston, Texas, U.S.A to a small family.
She is the daughter of mother Eunice O’Neal and father James Devine. Her mother worked as a beautician while her father worked as a laborer. Having been brought up in a somewhat tough childhood conditions, Loretta recognized her gift of voice at a young age. She soon started to take part in different competitions and talent shows.
She used to study at the George Washington Carver High School. There too, she demonstrated her singing abilities in different stage programs. As a result, she became famous and was popular before graduating high school.
She continued her study at the University of Houston, from where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in 1971. She later graduated from Brandeis University in 1976 with an MFA in Theater. She is an American by nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.
She started her career as a musical girl in the choir and soon entered Broadway. There, she got chances to play small characters in different plays. Her first major role came in Waiting to Exhale (1995) opposite Whitney Houston. Before that, she played in some TV shows like A Different World and Sugar & Spice.
Her other famous works include movies like Stanley & Iris, Cop Rock, Little Nikita, The Hard Truth, American Clock, The Price of Kissing, Clover, Lover Girl, Funny Valentines, Punks, Freedom Songs and much more.
She has been honored with many awards and nominations for her work and talent and has earned significant fame through her career.
Loretta is not a very tall woman. Her height is about a 168 cm, which is nearly 5 feet and 6 inches. She has got a big body and has put on a lot of weight. Her last recorded weight was 98 kg, which is overweight.
She wasn’t fat all her life. Later in life, she encountered with a disease that made her what she is. You can see pictures of her young days and compare it with the present ones.
She is an attractive woman and has got an attractive face, shining eyes, and curly hair. However, she isn’t considered hot exactly. There have not been any pictures exposing her body. Her body measurements read 34-35-38 inches (Breast- Waist- Hip), and her feet are size 9.
She has got long fat legs that have encountered problems recently, probably because of her high weight. There had been false news spread about her death a couple of years ago. But, she is still alive and in good health.
Loretta has been married a couple of times and divorced as well. She has not had a long dating list. And even if she had, she has managed to concealing it from the media. There are no records of her high school sweethearts or her college boyfriends in the media.
Her first marriage took place with musician Lamar Tyler in the year 1973. The couple had a son together named James in 1982. James has also become an actor. With no other children, the two separated in the January of 2008.
After being alone for some years, she again married her current husband Glen Marshall in 2011. The two of them are still together and have got no kids till now.
To know more about Loretta, you can as well follow her on social sites like Twitter as well as Instagram. Her biography is also available on sites like Wikipedia and IMDb, or you can see or read her interviews online as well.
We voted. Now comes jury duty eeeek! Citizen dues ! I’m just sayin !!!!
We voted. Now comes jury duty eeeek! Citizen dues ! I’m just sayin !!!! pic.twitter.com/DVeVoCfZBA
— Loretta Devine (@lodivadevine) November 8, 2016
On the set of Naked.
With over 30 years of acting and singing career, her net worth is about $8 million dollars.