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Lela Rochon is best known for her breakout role in the successful feature Waiting To Exhale, in which she starred opposite Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. Her performance earned Rochon a 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

A native of Los Angeles, Rochon made her feature debut opposite Eddie Murphy in Harlem Nights. Her impressive list of subsequent film credits includes Boomerang with Murphy; The Chamber opposite Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell; as Mark Wahlberg's money-grabbing girlfriend in The Big Hit; starring alongside Larenz Tate, Halle Berry and Vivica A. Fox in Warner Bros.' Why Do Fools Fall in Love?; and starring with Jean-Claude Van Damme in Knock Off.

Rochon also starred in the critically acclaimed Wonderful World of Disney special, Ruby Bridges, and the Showtime event feature, Mr. And Mrs. Loving, starring opposite Timothy Hutton, for which she received a CableACE nomination for Best Actress. In spring 2000, she will executive produce and star in The Charlotte Austin Story for Showtime, which she is currently developing.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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