Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American stage, film and television actress known for her roles on Boston Public, Grey’s Anatomy, and Eli Stone. She captured attention in Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical. It premiered on December 20, 1981 and ran for over 1500 performances; it eventually won six Tony awards. She also provided her voice for the stop motion animated television series The PJs. Devine is a NAACP Image Award and Emmy award winning actress. Main Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.