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Also Known As: Lela Rochon Quinones, Lela Rochon Staples, Lela Rochon Fuqua Died:
Born: April 17, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Torrance, California, USA Profession: actor, model, producer, dancer

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Tall, shapely, comely--and determined, Lela Rochon jumped to the head of casting lists after the success of "Waiting to Exhale," in which she was Robin, the woman who wants a man, but ends up as the type they only want to score with.

Tall, shapely, comely--and determined, Lela Rochon jumped to the head of casting lists after the success of "Waiting to Exhale," in which she was Robin, the woman who wants a man, but ends up as the type they only want to score with.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fatal Secrets (2011)
3.
4.
 First Daughter (2004) Liz Pappas
5.
 Any Given Sunday (1999) Vanessa Struthers
6.
 Labor Pains (1999) Lulu
7.
 Big Hit, The (1998) Chantel
8.
 Knock Off (1998) Karen
9.
 Ruby Bridges (1998) Lucielle Bridges
10.
 Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998) Emira Eagle
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1984:
While still in college, appeared in over 20 Spuds MacKenzie Bud Light TV commercials (dates approx.)
1985:
Made feature acting debut opposite Fred Williamson in "Foxtrap"
1985:
TV acting debut, small role in "A Bunny's Tale" (ABC)
1989:
First collaboration with Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights"
1992:
Co-starred with Murphy in "Boomerang" as Christie, the girl with the ugly feet
1995:
Played Lisa on The WB sitcom "The Wayans Brothers"
1995:
Breakthrough screen role, co-starred as high-powered executive Robin in "Waiting to Exhale"
1998:
Starred in ABC movie "The Ruby Bridges Story" as title character's mother
1999:
Cast as Jamie Foxx's girlfriend in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"
2001:
Landed role on Lifetime series "The Division"; billed as Lela Rochon Fuqua; left show after first season
2004:
Appeared in romantic comedy "First Daughter," starring Katie Holmes
2009:
Directed by husband Antoine Fuqua in crime drama "Brooklyn's Finest"
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Education

Cerritos High School: Cerritos , California - 1982
California State University, Dominguez Hills: Dominguez Hills , California - 1986

Notes

"She was intensely competitive. It served her well going into show business." --Samuel Staples, Rochon's father.

On Robin Stokes, her "Waiting to Exhale" character, Rochon told People [January 15, 1996], "This was important to me. I've never played a character with so much depth."

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husband:
Antoine Fuqua. Director. Married on April 9. 1999 in Los Angeles.

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father:
Samuel Staples. Businessman. Owns graphic arts company.
mother:
Zelma Staples. Nurse.
daughter:
Asia Rochon Fuqua. Born July 28, 2002; father Antoine Fuqua.

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