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Lela Rochon is an American actress extensively known for her outstanding performance in the idealistic drama movie titled ‘Waiting to Exhale’.

She has also done notable the movies such as The Chamber, Gang Related, Knock Off and Why Do Fools Fall in Love. With her hard work and dedication, she has won several prestigious awards that include MTV Movie Award.

Lela Rochon Net Worth: $10 Million Dollars

As of 2019, Lela has a net worth of $10 Million Dollars.

Lela Rochon Age

Lela was born on 17th April 1964 in Los Angeles, California, the United States as Lela Rochon Staples.

She is the daughter of Samuel and Zelma Staples and belongs to black ethnicity.

She finished high school education from Cerritos High School. Later, she graduated from California State University in Dominguez with the bachelor degree in broadcast journalism also got a minor degree in sociology and theatre.

Lela Rochon Husband – Antoine Faqua

In 1999, Lela married to film director and producer, Antoine Fuqua. The couple dated for two years and eventually got married.

It has been 18 years of their marriage and still, they are sharing the same kind of love and respect for each other.

They have two children, a daughter, Asia (2002) and a son, Brando (2004).

Prior to Fuqua, she was married to an actor, dancer and choreographer, Shabba Doo aka Adolfo Gordon Quinones in 1984.

However, their married life ended with a divorce in 1987. They spent three years together

Height: 5’9” and Body Measurements

Lela is one of the mesmerizing and hot personalities in the small and big screen.

She has a curvy figure with body measurements of 34-24-35 inches.

Lela Rochon stands tall with the alluring height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 58 kilos. She has enthralling brown dark eyes and black hair which gives her exotic hot look. In 1996, she was also selected as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world.

She enjoys quality time with her children and close friends. She does not get more stressed in the gym and goes for a casual walk. She loves to go out for shopping and long holiday trip with her family.

Professional Career Growth


Lela began her career through featuring for Budweiser/Bud Light television advertisements. She then did video for Gerald Levert’s ‘My Forever Love’, Luther Vandross’s ‘It’s Over Now’ and ‘All Night Long’ of Lionel Richie and other

Lela debuted in big screen with a movie titled ‘Breakin’ in the small role in 1984 and later, appeared as a dancer for ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’. In 1985, she appeared in A Bunny’s Tale, a TV film based on experience as a Playboy Bunny of Gloria Steinem. Later on, she appeared in several sitcoms like The Cosby Show, Amen, 227, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sinbad, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper in guest roles.

Lela got her huge breakthrough film role in 1995 for playing the character of Robin Stokes in the movie ‘Waiting to Exhale’. Her role in the movie made her known to the world and received a lot of appreciation for the amazing performance.

A year later, she was cast in lead female role in the crime thriller movie ‘The Chamber’ and later ‘Gand Related’ along with Jim Belushi and Tupac Shakur.

In addition, She starred in the romantic movie ‘Why Do Fools fall in Love’ in 1998 and then cast in Knock Off as Karen Lee with Jean-Claude Van Damme. In the same year, she got the main role in ‘The Big Hit’ as a crush of Mark Wahlberg.

In the movie of 1999, ‘Any Given Sunday’ directed by Oliver Stone, she played a role of Venessa Struthers. Furthermore, she became executive producer and cast herself in the movie ‘The Charlotte Austin Story’.

Lela was given one of the lead roles in a crime series ‘The Division’ which she left after one season. She co-starred in the romantic comedy movie ‘First Daughter’, the opposition of Katie Holmes in 2004.

She appeared in the crime drama directed by her husband ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ in 2009. She then cast in the leading role in film ‘Let the Church Say Amen’ in 2013. After a year, she did a role for ‘Supremacy’ along with Danny Glover and Derek Luke. In 2015, she played a role of Aja Naomi King’s mother in the movie ‘Reversion’.

Lela is an inspiring actress with her natural and exquisite performance in numerous TV series as well as movies. Since her first television series, she has won the heart of millions of audience through her incredible acting skills. She recently played a role of Mrs. Craig in the TV series ‘Training Day’ in 2017 and rumored to be cast in ‘Boomeranged’ as well.

Achievement and Contributions

Lela Rochon was nominated at ‘MTV Movie Award’ and ‘NAACP Image Award’ for her radiant act in the movie ‘Waiting to Exhale’ in 1996. As well as, she got her third nomination at ‘CableACE Award’ for her acting skill in ‘Mr. and Mrs. Loving’.