Lela Rochon (born April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.) is an American actress of Haitian descent who is best known for her role as Robin Stokes in the movie Waiting to Exhale.
She attended Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California, graduating in 1982, before going on to attend California State University, Dominguez Hills where she earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism, with minors in Sociology and Theatre. From 1984-1986, while in college, Rochon was one of the "Spudettes" featured in over 20 spots for the Spuds Mckenzie Budweiser/Bud Light TV commercials. Rochon starred for one season on The Wayans Bros.television series in 1995 and she has had small roles in several films including Any Given Sunday and First Daughter. She is currently filming Running Out of Time in Hollywood in Los Angeles.
From 1984-1987 she was married to breakdancer Adolfo Quinones. The two met on the film set of Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. In 1996, Lela was chosen by People (USA)...
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love is an American 1998 romantic drama, directed by Gregory Nava. The screenplay was written by Tina Andrews.The film stars Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon and Larenz Tate.
The motion picture is a biographical film of the brief but intense life of singer Frankie Lymon, who was part of the R&B group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers for one year. Moreover, the film highlights the three women in his life.
Lymon was thirteen years old when the teenage group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers erupted from radios and jukeboxes with their 1956 hit, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and appeared in the movie Rock, Rock, Rock (1956).
After Mr. Rock and Roll (1957), Lymon started a solo singing career, but it all fell apart. Lymon's career was over by the time he was eighteen years old, and he died of a heroin overdose eight years later.
Jumping from the 1950s to the 1980s, the film traces the rise and fall of Lymon (Larenz Tate) in a series of flashbacks as...,
Knock Off is an 1998 action movie directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lela Rochon and Rob Schneider.
This time, Van Damme, as Marcus Ray, must save the west from a rash of shoddy Hong Kong counterfeit merchandise masking as brand-name apparel. Teaming up with Lela Rochon and Rob Schneider, they get in many car chases, kicking fights, and other stunt-needing situations.
Later, it is discovered in fact that the counterfeit merchandise is rigged with a Soviet bomb in a size of a button.
Gang Related (1997) is a film written and directed by Jim Kouf which stars Tupac Shakur and James Belushi. The film revolves around two detectives who attempt to frame a homeless man for the murder of undercover DEA agent they themselves had killed. The film is also famous for being Tupac Shakur's last movie performance. A DVD version of the film was released on November 20, 2001.
Police detectives Frank Divinci (James Belushi) and Jake Rodriguez (Tupac Shakur) gun down narcotics dealer Lionel Hudd (Kool Moe Dee), after the three engage illegally in drug trafficing; this is in order to recover the cocaine Hudd purchased from them. When Divinci and Rodriguez find out Hudd was actually a "deep cover" DEA agent--because Hudd's partner (Gary Cole) drops by their precinct for help sniffing out the killers--they try to frame anyone else with the murder. It doesn't help that Rodriguez has outstanding gambling debts, and that a huge man known only as "Mr. Cutlass Supreme" (Tiny Lister) is on...,
Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 movie starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett and directed by Forest Whitaker. The movie was adapted from the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan and also stars Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon. The story centers on four female friends living in the Phoenix, AZ area and their relationships with men and one another. All of them are "holding their breath" until the day they can feel comfortable in a committed relationship with a man.
Savannah (Whitney Houston) is a television producer who holds on to the belief that one day her married lover (Dennis Haysbert) will leave his wife for her. Bernadine (Angela Bassett) abandoned her own career and desires of having a catering business to raise a family. Her husband is now leaving her for a white woman. Robin (Lela Rochon) is the long-time mistress of Russell (Leon Robinson). After dumping him she has problems finding a decent man of her own. Gloria (Loretta Devine) is a beauty salon owner and single mother...,
Lela Rochon was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County