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Mr. & Mrs. Loving (1996)
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Lela Rochon (born Lela Rochon Staples; April 17, 1964) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Robin Stokes in the movie Waiting to Exhale. In 1996, Lela was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world". Rochon was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Zelma, a nurse practitioner, and Samuel Staples, a business owner and graphic artist. She graduated Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California. She attended California State University, Dominguez Hills where she earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism, with minors in Sociology and Theatre. From 1984–1987, she was married to breakdancer Adolfo Quinones. The two met on the film set of Breakin` and Breakin` 2: Electric Boogaloo. In 1998, she and director Antoine Fuqua were engaged and they married on 9 April 1999. After a miscarriage, daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua was born on 28 July 2002, followed by son Brando in May 2004. Fuqua has son Zachary from a previous relationship.
From 1984–1986, while in college, Rochon was one of the "Spudettes" featured in over 20 spots for the Spuds Mckenzie Budweiser/Bud Light TV commercials. She also appeared in the 1985 TV film, A Bunny`s Tale (starring Kirstie Alley and Delta Burke) based on Gloria Steinem`s experiences as a Playboy Bunny; and appeared as the love interest of Gerald Levert in an early music video for the group Levert, and on Luther Vandross`s "It`s Over Now" video. She also appeared in the music video for Lionel Richie`s single "All Night Long (All Night)". Rochon starred for one season on The Wayans Bros. television series in 1995 and she has had small roles in several films including Any Given Sunday and First Daughter. After a memorable walk-on part (as Christie, the sexy girl with the ugly feet) in the successful Eddie Murphy/Halle Berry romantic comedy Boomerang, Rochon became a feature actress in films like Waiting to Exhale and Why Do Fools Fall in Love.
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Lela Rochon (born Lela Rochon Staples; April 17, 1964) is an American actress, best known for her breakthrough role as Robin Stokes in the 1995 romantic drama film Waiting to Exhale. She later had starring roles in films The Chamber (1996), Gang Related (1997), Knock Off (1998), and Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998).
1984–present, 1983–present, 1982–present
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Married||Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon
have been married since 9th Apr 1999. |||
Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon have been married for 17 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1997. After 1 year of engagement they married on 9th Apr 1999.
Lela Rochon was previously married to Adolfo Quinones (1981 - 1987).
She has also been in relationships with Harold Miner (1993).
Lela Rochon has 2 children, Asia Rochon (14) and Brando (12).
Lela Rochon is a 52 year old American Actress. Born Lela Rochon Staples on 17th April, 1964 in Los Angeles, California and educated at Cerritos High School, she is famous for Mr. & Mrs. Loving (1996) in a career that spans 1984–present. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
Lela Rochon has been in 5 on-screen matchups, notably with Jamie Foxx in Any Given Sunday (1999), Larenz Tate in Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Mark Wahlberg in The Big Hit (1998), Mykelti Williamson in Waiting to Exhale (1995) and Shawn Wayans in The Wayans Bros. (1995).
Lela Rochon is a member of the following lists:
American actresses of Haitian descent,
Actresses from Los Angeles, California and
21st-century American actresses.
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