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

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.

She attended Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California and after graduation, she went to California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Lela 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 58 years old as of 2022.

Lela Rochon Husband

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


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

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Lela Rochon Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million as of 2023.

Lela Rochon Career

In 1984, Rochon showed up as an extra in the motion picture Breakin’, where she met the man who might later turn into her significant other. From 1986 to 1988, while going to school, Rochon was one of the “Students” highlighted in more than 30 national spots for the Spuds MacKenzie Budweiser/Bud Light TV ads.

She additionally showed up in the 1985 made-for-TV film A Bunny’s Tale featuring Kirstie Alley and Delta Burke, in light of Gloria Steinem’s encounters as a Playboy Bunny.

Lola showed up as the adoration enthusiasm of Gerald Levert in the video for “My Forever Love” by Levert and in Luther Vandross’ “It’s Over Now” video.

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She likewise showed up in the music video for Lionel Richie’s single “Throughout the Night (All Night)”, in Al B. Sure’s video for the melody “Natalie”, and in Tupac Shakur’s video “I Get Around” as one of the female artists.

She had numerous visitor featuring jobs in various sitcoms, incorporate The Cosby Show, Amen, 227, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.

Rochon made her film debut in 1985 when she featured inverse Fred Williamson in Fox Trap. In 1987, she assumed the job of Debby in the film The Wild Pair, featuring Beau Bridges and Bubba Smith.


In 1989, Rochon acted inverse Eddie Murphy in 1989’s Harlem Nights, as the important “Daylight” character. She again worked with Murphy in the effective 1992 lighthearted comedy, Boomerang. In 1995, she was an ordinary cast part during the principal period of The WB sitcom, The Wayans Bros.

In 1995, Rochon landed one of the lead jobs inverse Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine in the adjustment of the Terry McMillan epic and profoundly fruitful dramatization film Waiting to Exhale.

She played the character Robin Stokes, for which she was designated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Rochon was picked by People magazine as one of the “50 most excellent individuals on the planet” in 1996.


In 1996, Rochon featured inverse Timothy Hutton in the Showtime link system film Mr. furthermore, Mrs. Cherishing, getting a Cable Ace Award designation for Best Actress. Soon thereafter, she played the female lead in the wrongdoing spine chiller film The Chamber.

The next year, she featured close by Jim Belushi and Tupac Shakur in the wrongdoing spine chiller Gang Related. In 1998, Rochon had the main job close by Halle Berry and Vivica A.

Fox in the sentimental show Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and all-around featured in Knock Off with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and The Big Hit, as adoration enthusiasm to Mark Wahlberg’s driving character.

In 1999, she showed up in Any Given Sunday coordinated by Oliver Stone. In 2001, Rochon made her arrival to TV with one of driving jobs nearby Bonnie Bedelia, Nancy McKeon, Tracey Needham, and Lisa Vidal in the Lifetime wrongdoing show arrangement, The Division. She left the arrangement after a solitary season.

In 2004, Rochon co-featured inverse Katie Holmes in the lighthearted comedy film First Daughter. In 2009, she had an appearance in wrongdoing dramatization Brooklyn’s Finest coordinated by her better half, Antoine Fuqua.

She assumed one of driving jobs in Regina King’s directorial presentation Let The Church Say Amen, the movie adjustment of ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s 2005 novel for BET in 2013.

She later had jobs in movies Supremacy (2014) with Danny Glover and Derek Luke, and Reversion (2015), playing Aja Naomi King’s character’s mom. In 2017, she had a common job in the CBS wrongdoing dramatization arrangement Training Day, and in 2019 on the Oprah Winfrey Network show David Makes Man.

Lela Rochon Movies


  • Reversion
  • Supremacy
  • Let the Church Say Amen
  • Blood Done Sign My Name
  • Brooklyn’s Finest
  • Balancing the Books
  • Running Out of Time in Hollywood
  • First Daughter
  • Labor Pains
  • The Charlotte Austin Story
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • Knock Off
  • The Big Hit
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Legal Deceit
  • Gang Related
  • The Chamber
  • Mr. and Mrs. Loving
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • The Meteor Man
  • Boomerang
  • Extralarge: Black and White
  • Harlem Nights
  • Into the Homeland
  • The Wild Pair
  • Stewardess School
  • Foxtrap
  • A Bunny’s Tale
  • Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Breakin’

TV Shows

  • Alone Together
  • Reed Between the Lines
  • The Division
  • The Outer Limits
  • The Wayans Bros.
  • Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
  • The Sinbad Show
  • Out All Night
  • Tales from the Crypt
  • Roc
  • Homefront
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Generations
  • 1st & Ten
  • 227
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Amen
  • The Cosby Show
  • The Facts of Life

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


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