Lela Rochon was born in Torrance, California on April 17, 1964. She attended Cal State where she studied journalism and theater and she modeled in her spare time. She first made a name for herself in Lionel Richie and Luther Vandross videos, as well as her 28 Spuds Bud Light Beer commercials.
Lela’s film credits include "Harlem Nights," "Boomerang," and "Meteor Man." But it was the film "Waiting To Exhale" that catapulted her career and led to more films including "The Chamber" and "Why Do Fools Fall In Love."
Lela’s made guest appearances in such tv shows as "Amen," "The Facts Of Life," "The Cosby Show," "Roc" and "Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper." She was a series regular on "The Wayans Bros." and "The Division."
Lela and her husband, director Antoine Fuqua, are the parents of 2 children.
Lela's film credits include the following:
- Running Out of Time in Hollywood (2006)
- First Daughter (2004)
- Labor Pains (2000)
- The Charlotte Austin Story (1999)(Showtime Movie)
- Any Given Sunday (1999)
- Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)
- Knock Off (1998)
- The Big Hit (1998)
- Ruby Bridges (1998)(Tv Movie)
- Legal Deceit (1997)
- Gang Related (1997)
- Mr & Mrs. Loving (1996)(Showtime Movie)
- The Chamber (1996)
- Waiting To Exhale (1995)
- The Meteor Man (1993)
- Boomerang (1992)
- Extralarge: Black & White (1991)(Tv Movie)
- Harlem Nights (1989)
- Stewardess School (1987)
- The Wild Pair (1987)
- Into The Homeland (1987)(Tv Movie)
- Foxtrap (1986)
- A Bunny's Tale (1985)(Tv Movie)
- Breakin' (1984)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Lela:
Lela Rochon@Internet Movie Database
Lela Rochon: Breaking Boundaries
Lifetime's Intimate Portrait: Lela Rochon