Lela Rochon

Lela Rochon (born Lela Rochon Staples; April 17, 1964) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Robin Stokes in the movie Waiting to Exhale. In 1996, Lela was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world". Description above from the Wikipedia article Lela Rochon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Any Given Sunday (1999)

Romantic

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

Boomerang (1992)

Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Robin Givens  •  Halle Berry  •  David Alan Grier

Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Robin Givens  •  Halle Berry  •  David Alan Grier

First Daughter (2004)

Samantha MacKenzie, the daughter of the president of the United States, arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Marc Blucas  •  Michael Keaton  •  Margaret Colin

Samantha MacKenzie, the daughter of the president of the United States, arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Marc Blucas  •  Michael Keaton  •  Margaret Colin

Gang Related (1997)

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kouf
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Lela Rochon  •  Dennis Quaid

Harlem Nights (1989)

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

The Big Hit (1998)

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Wong
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christina Applegate  •  Avery Brooks

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Wong
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christina Applegate  •  Avery Brooks

The Chamber (1996)

Idealistic young attorney Adam Hall takes on the death row clemency case of his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall, a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Gene Hackman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Prosky

Idealistic young attorney Adam Hall takes on the death row clemency case of his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall, a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Gene Hackman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Prosky

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined to find a better way to breathe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Angela Bassett  •  Loretta Devine  •  Lela Rochon

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined to find a better way to breathe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Angela Bassett  •  Loretta Devine  •  Lela Rochon

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Lela Rochon  •  Halle Berry  •  Larenz Tate

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Lela Rochon  •  Halle Berry  •  Larenz Tate

Breakin' (1984)

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Silberg
CAST:  Lucinda Dickey  •  Adolfo Quinones  •  Michael Chambers  •  Ben Lokey

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Silberg
CAST:  Lucinda Dickey  •  Adolfo Quinones  •  Michael Chambers  •  Ben Lokey

Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeb Stuart
CAST:  Natalie Alyn Lind  •  Michael Rooker  •  Emily Alyn Lind  •  Omar Benson Miller

A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeb Stuart
CAST:  Natalie Alyn Lind  •  Michael Rooker  •  Emily Alyn Lind  •  Omar Benson Miller

Legal Deceit (1997)

Sydney Banks learns the hard way that being driven and educated is not the path to success. With the help of Todd Hunter her career takes off. Sydney gets pulled into corporate blackmail and murder. With the help of boyfriend Derek, she begins her own deception.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lela Rochon  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Phil Morris  •  Cheryl Francis Harrington

Sydney Banks learns the hard way that being driven and educated is not the path to success. With the help of Todd Hunter her career takes off. Sydney gets pulled into corporate blackmail and murder. With the help of boyfriend Derek, she begins her own deception.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lela Rochon  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Phil Morris  •  Cheryl Francis Harrington

The Wild Pair (1987)

A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beau Bridges
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Bubba Smith  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Gary Lockwood

A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beau Bridges
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Bubba Smith  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Gary Lockwood

A Bunny's Tale (1985)

A dramatization of Gloria Steinem's undercover investigation of the working conditions Bunnies faced at the Playboy Clubs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Arthur
CAST:  Kirstie Alley  •  Cotter Smith  •  Deborah Van Valkenburgh  •  Joanna Kerns

A dramatization of Gloria Steinem's undercover investigation of the working conditions Bunnies faced at the Playboy Clubs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Arthur
CAST:  Kirstie Alley  •  Cotter Smith  •  Deborah Van Valkenburgh  •  Joanna Kerns

Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)

A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America as a loving family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Friedenberg
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Lela Rochon  •  Ruby Dee  •  Bill Nunn

A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America as a loving family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Friedenberg
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Lela Rochon  •  Ruby Dee  •  Bill Nunn

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

Action-packedSuspensefulViolentThought provoking

Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Don Cheadle  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Wesley Snipes

Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Don Cheadle  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Wesley Snipes

Ruby Bridges (1998)

The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Euzhan Palcy
CAST:  Chaz Monet  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Michael Beach

The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Euzhan Palcy
CAST:  Chaz Monet  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Michael Beach

The Meteor Man (1993)

One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about thirty seconds. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Robert Townsend  •  Marla Gibbs  •  Eddie Griffin  •  Robert Guillaume

One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about thirty seconds. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Robert Townsend  •  Marla Gibbs  •  Eddie Griffin  •  Robert Guillaume

Labor Pains (2000)

A New York City columnist falls in love with -- and quickly gets pregnant by -- a free-spirited artist who promptly vanishes for eight months.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tracy Alexson
CAST:  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lela Rochon  •  Mary Tyler Moore

A New York City columnist falls in love with -- and quickly gets pregnant by -- a free-spirited artist who promptly vanishes for eight months.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tracy Alexson
CAST:  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lela Rochon  •  Mary Tyler Moore

Supremacy (2014)

The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the run again. When he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deon Taylor
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Julie Benz  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dawn Olivieri

The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the run again. When he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deon Taylor
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Julie Benz  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dawn Olivieri
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