Lela Rochon
Lela Rochon
Celebrated Name: Lela Rochon
Real Name/Full Name: Lela Rochon Staples
Gender: Female
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: 17 April 1964
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Antoine Fuqua (m. 1999), Shabba Doo (m. 1982–1987)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Asia Rochon Fuqua and Brando)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Lela Rochon Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress
Salary: $1 million/year
Net Worth in 2024: $12 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Lela Rochon is an American actress famous for her role in the very successful drama film “Waiting to Exhale”. She has appeared in over thirty films and twenty-five television series throughout her career. The actress was born in April and hence had Aries as her Zodiac sign.

The actress is known to have starred opposite Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, and Jamie Fox in a popular sports movie “Any Given Sunday” released in 1999. Over the years, she had portrayed various roles, making her a versatile actor.

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Early Life & Biography

The Los Angeles-born actress completed her education in 1982 from Cerritos High School, which is situated in Cerritos, California. On April 17, 1964, she was born to Zelma, a professional nurse, and Samuel Staples, an entrepreneur and graphic designer.

The actress majored in Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, and her minor subjects were Sociology and Theater of the California State University located in Dominguez Hills. It is said that the actress, later on, gave a commencement speech at the same university.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 17 April 1964, Lela Rochon is 60 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. Her height is 1.75 m tall, and weight is 80 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

The actress tied knots with the film director Antoine Fuqua in 1999. Earlier, she was married to Adolfo Quinones, a dancer and actor, but they got divorced in 1987. Now the married couple is blessed with two children, Asia Rochon Fuqua and Brando. In 2001, the actress was known to have suffered from a miscarriage.


Lela Rochon appeared in several shows and movies throughout her entire career. At a very young age, the actress became a part of the “Spudette”, in which she appeared in more than thirty national advertisements for the Spuds Mackenzie Budweiser / Bud Light television commercial. This happened during her college days around 1986 to 1988.

Before that, the actress was seen as an extra in Breakin’, which was released in the year 1984. She has also appeared in various videos such as “My Forever Love” and “It’s Over Now”. Rochon had featured in multiple music videos like “I Get Around” by Tupac Shakur, where she was seen as one of the dancers.

She guest-starred in various sitcoms like Hangin’ with Mr Cooper, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 227, and Amen. “Fox Trap” was her debut film which was released in 1985. In 1995, she appeared in the first season of the sitcom “The Wayans Bros.

Her first breakthrough was with the role of Robin Stokes in the film Waiting to Exhale, which was released in the year 1995. In 1996 the actress appeared in a crime thriller film, The Chamber, where she was the female lead. She had also done a film with Tupac Shakur and Jim Belushi, which was a crime thriller.

The crime thriller “Gang Related” was released in 1996. The actress made her comeback to television series with a drama series called “The Division” in 2001. She appeared alongside Katie Holmes in the 2004 film First Daughter. “Brooklyn’s finest”, which was directed by the popular director Antoine Fuqua, who is also Rochon’s husband, had her guest appearance. She was seen in the film adaptation of  ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s novel, released in 2013.

In 2019, she appeared in David Makes Man and her last appearance was in the year 2021 where she was seen in an episode of the television series “Insecure.”

Awards & Achievements

Throughout her career, the actress has been nominated for any award thrice. In 1996, she was nominated twice for her fantastic role in “Waiting to Exhale”. Her role in Mr And Mrs Loving gave her the third nomination in the year 1997.

Net Worth & Salary of Lela Rochon in 2024

Lela Rochon Net Worth
Lela Rochon Net Worth

The current net worth of Lela Rochon is estimated to be $12 Million as of June 2024. Though her monthly salary is not known, her salary is estimated to be around $1 million every year because of her hard work. She has worked in movies such as Waiting to Exhale and Knock Off, which were global hits.

The versatile actor with around thirty movies and twenty-five television series in her bag is currently 60 years old, and her fans cannot wait to see more from her. The actor’s last appearance was in 2021 where she played the role of Jackie in an episode of the television series “Insecure”.


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