In 2004 she made her summer she made her big screen debut in a leading role playing the love interest of Shawn Wayans in the hit comedy White Chicks. Aytes plays Denise a reporter for Hamptons Magazine who gets caught up in the confusion of two FBI agents (Marlon and Shawn Wayans) who dress up in drag in order to protect the Wilton Sisters from being kidnapped. The film was directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans. Recently Rochelle shot guest leads My Wife & Kids, for ABC, and in FOX's Johnny Zero, for acclaimed director, Mimi Leder. She also just booked a lead in the horror film Primal Scream for Purple Rain director, Albert Magnoli.
A native of New York, Aytes' first love was ballet. As a trained ballet dancer, Aytes appeared with Ballet Hispanico as well as the national tour and Broadway cast of Aida. Fueled by her growing passion to pursue acting, she quickly built up an impressive commercial resume by appearing in the advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, McDonald's, L'Oreal and Mercedes Benz, to name a few. This past year, she was also featured in the campaigns for Dasani, Tylenol, Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken and Burger King.
But Aytes hardly put on the brakes at that point. She landed a guest starring role on the HBO series Sex & The City, and then moved to Los Angeles to land her role in White Chicks. Aytes has hit the ground running and has not looked back.
Rochelle currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Rochelle Aytes Facts
|Birthday||May 17, 1976 (45)|
|Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion|
|My Favorite Five|
|Trick 'r Treat|
|Madea's Family Reunion|
|A Hot Dog Program|