Famous actress Lela Rochon gained public knowledge for her role as Robin Stokes in the romantic drama Waiting to Exhale in 1995. You could also see her in films like The Chamber, Gang Related, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and Knock Off. As of 2021, Lela has a current net worth of approximately $3 million.
How Did Lela Rochon Get So Rich?
Lela Rochon was born on April 17th, 1964, in Los Angeles, California. She earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism, with minors in Sociology and Theatre from the Dominguez Hills California State University. During her studies, she appeared in TV commercials and some music videos. Later she guest-starred in a number of sitcoms, such as The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
In 1985, Lela made her film debut, starring together with Fred Williamson in Fox Trap. You could see her in movies with Eddie Murphy, Harlem Nights in 1989 and Boomerang in 1992. Her career breakthrough was a role in successful drama Waiting to Exhale alongside Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine.
Her first marriage with dancer Adolfo Quinones lasted for three years, from 1984 to 1987. In 1999, Lela married her new love, director Antoine Fuqua. They have two children together, daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua and son Brando. Her husband has another son, Zachary, from a previous relationship. Lela was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world and as one of The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year by the Black Men Magazine readers.