Lela Rochon Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Boomerang, Harlem Nights And Waiting to Exhale

Lela Rochon is an American actress born as Lela Rochon Staples on April 17th, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Zelma and Samuel Staples.

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Lela Rochon Biography

Lela Rochon is an American actress born as Lela Rochon Staples on April 17th, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Zelma and Samuel Staples.


Lela Rochon

She attended Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California and after graduation, she went to California State University, Dominguez Hills. She graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism with minors in Sociology and Theater. She gave the commencement speech in 2016.

Lela Rochon Age

She was born on April 17th, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She is 54 years old as of 2018.

Lela Rochon Husband

She was previously married to Shabba Doo as from 1982-1987. She has now been married to Antoine Fuqua from 1999.

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Lela Rochon Kids

She has two children; Asia Rochon Fuqua(born on July 28th, 2002) and Brando Fuqua(born in 2004)

Lela Rochon Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million.

Lela Rochon Movies


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Breakin’ Extra Uncredited
1984 Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo Dancer
1985 A Bunny’s Tale Charlotte Television film
1986 Foxtrap Lindy
1986 Stewardess School School Instructor
1987 The Wild Pair Debby
1987 Into the Homeland Exquisite Woman
1989 Harlem Nights Sunshine
1991 Extralarge: Black and White Wendy
1992 Boomerang Christie
1993 The Meteor Man Vanessa
1995 Waiting to Exhale Robin Stokes Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1996 Mr. and Mrs. Loving Mildred Loving Television film
Nominated — CableACE Award for Outstanding Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
1996 The Chamber Nora Stark
1997 Gang Related Cynthia Webb
1997 Legal Deceit Sydney Banks
1998 Ruby Bridges Lucielle ‘Lucy’ Bridges Television film
1998 The Big Hit Chantel
1998 Knock Off Karen Lee
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love Emira Eagle
1999 Any Given Sunday Vanessa Struthers
1999 The Charlotte Austin Story Charlotte Austin Also executive producer
2000 Labor Pains Lulu Brown
2004 First Daughter Liz Pappas
2006 Running Out of Time in Hollywood
2009 Balancing the Books Sharlene Also executive producer
2009 Brooklyn’s Finest Investigator Cameo
2010 Blood Done Sign My Name Roseanna Allen
2013 Let the Church Say Amen Loretta Jackson Television film
2014 Supremacy Odessa
2015 Reversion Maya

TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Facts of Life Diana Episode: “The Greek Connection”
1987 The Cosby Show Veronica Episode: “The Shower”
1988 Amen Young Bride Episode: “Wedding Bell Blues”
1990 21 Jump Street Denise Price Episode: “Change of Heart”
1990 227 Leslie Episode: “Gone Fishing”
1990 1st & Ten Joy Brock Episode: “Don’t Powerburst My Bubble”
1991 Generations Brandy Alexander Recurring role
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cindy Episode: “Will Gets a Job”
1992 Homefront Mary Louise Episode: “At Your Age”
1992 Roc Carol Episode: “Roc Throws Joey Out”
1992 Tales from the Crypt Mercedes Episode: “Werewolf Concerto”
1993 Out All Night Victoria Episode: “Mall in the Family”
1993 The Sinbad Show Denise Episode: “Pilot”
1994 Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper Denise Episode: “The Courtship of Mark Cooper”
1995 The Wayans Bros. Lisa Series regular, 13 episodes
1997 The Outer Limits Beth Carter Episode: “The Awakening”
2001 The Division Inspector Angela Reide Series regular, 22 episodes
2011 Reed Between the Lines Sherri Episode: “Let’s Talk About Affairs”
2018 Alone Together Rose Episode: “Dinner Party”

Lela Rochon Harlem Nights

She played the role of Sunshine in this 1989 movie. In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor) and his adopted son, Quick (Eddie Murphy), run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray.

When gangster Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner) learns that Sugar Ray’s place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone (Danny Aiello) to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn’t exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune’s gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue (Jasmine Guy).

Initial release: 17 November 1989 (USA)
Director: Eddie Murphy
Screenplay: Eddie Murphy
Box office: 95 million USD
Budget: 30 million USD

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In 1995, she played the character role of Robin Stokes in this movie. Navigating through careers, family and romance, four friends bond over the shortcomings in their love lives — namely, the scarcity of good men.

Both as the “other woman,” Savannah (Whitney Houston) and Robin (Lela Rochon) carry on relationships with married men, each believing their lovers will leave their wives for them. On the flip side, Bernadine (Angela Bassett) ends up alone when her husband divorces her for his mistress. Meanwhile, Gloria (Loretta Devine) finds love with a new neighbor.

Initial release: 22 December 1995 (USA)
Director: Forest Whitaker
Story by: Terry McMillan
Screenplay: Terry McMillan, Ronald Bass
Producers: Ezra Swerdlow, Deborah Schindler

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She was Christie in this 1992 classic. A cocky ad executive, Marcus (Eddie Murphy) has a reputation as a ladies’ man. However, Marcus gets a taste of his own medicine when a merger finds him working under the beautiful Jacqueline (Robin Givens), who has a similarly cavalier attitude about romance.

Marcus and Jacqueline become involved, but he is put off by her noncommittal approach to their relationship. Meanwhile, Marcus also begins to develop feelings for the pretty Angela (Halle Berry), who is more thoughtful than Jacqueline.

Initial release: 28 June 1992 (USA)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Box office: 131 million USD
Story by: Eddie Murphy
Producers: Brian Grazer, Warrington Hudlin

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Lela Rochon NEWS

Lela Rochon Celebrates 19 Years Of Marriage To Director Antoine Fuqua

Source; essence.com

It’s been nearly 20 years since actress Lela Rochon and her husband, famed film director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) said “I do,” and the couple is celebrating their latest marriage milestone.

In honor of their 19th wedding anniversary, the Waiting to Exhale star took to Instagram to share a throwback photo from their April 1999 wedding day along with a sweet message for her longtime husband.

“Happy Anniversary to Us #19 . I knew when we met over 20 years ago in #hongkong you were the man for me. I’ll never forget this moment, “Ladies and gentlemen Mr & Mrs. Antoine Fuqua,” she wrote.

After swapping vows, the couple welcomed two children together, a daughter named Asia Rochon Fuqua, 15 and a son, Brando Fuqua, 14.

Congratulations on another year of wedded bliss for the Fuquas.