Lela Rochon

Born Apr 17, 1964
Age 51
Hometown Los Angeles
Other Names Lela Rochon Staples

Lela Rochon 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".

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1964 Birth Born on April 17, 1964.


1984 20 Years Old From 1984–1986, she was married to dancer Adolfo Quinones.
1985 21 Years Old …  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 the video for "My Forever Love" by Levert, and on Luther Vandross's "It's Over Now" video. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old She had many small roles in television shows and made her film debut in 1989 when she starred opposite Eddie Murphy in Harlem Nights as the memorable "Sunshine" and later again with Murphy in the successful romantic comedy Boomerang. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old Her biggest break came in 1995 when she landed one of the lead roles in the adaptation of the Terry McMillan novel and highly successful film Waiting to Exhale in which she played the character "Robin", for which she was nominated for a MTV Movie Award, "Best Breakthrough Performance".
1996 32 Years Old In 1996 she starred opposite Timothy Hutton in the Showtime movie Mr. and Mrs. Loving and received a Cable Ace nomination for Best Actress. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old In 1998, she and director Antoine Fuqua were engaged and they married on April 9, 1999.
2001 37 Years Old She also had a role of the TV series The Division in 2001
2002 38 Years Old After a miscarriage, daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua was born on July 28, 2002, followed by son Brando in May 2004.


2004 40 Years Old In 2004 she starred in First Daughter with Katie Holmes, and Brooklyn's Finest in 2009.
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