After 18 years in the business, Rochelle Aytes is a certified Hollywood veteran with an ever-expanding resume that she can now add the producer role too. Along with currently shooting an arc on the CBS program “S.W.A.T” and recently wrapping a nine-episode arc on the SyFy series “The Purge,” she starred in and produced the drama feature, Miss Havisham Effect, loosely based on her life. Aytes was also recently seen on the Netflix series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.” In 2017, she wrapped her fourth and final season of ABC’s nighttime drama “Mistresses” opposite Alyssa Milano.
On the big screen, Aytes was last seen as the lead in My Favorite Five opposite Brian White. She also heavily recurred in ABC’s “Criminal Minds” and CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O.” Additionally, Aytes has appeared as a series regular on several high-profile shows such as the “Bosom Buddies-esque” ABC sitcom, “Work It,” and ABC’s “The Forgotten,” which marked Christian Slater’s first foray into television. From there, she went on to recur on hit series “Desperate Housewives,” and “Detroit 1-8-7.”
Aytes had a series of big studio films that release when she first came to Los Angeles, including the Warner Bros. feature Trick r Treat, opposite Anna Paquin and for director Michael Doherty. Before that, she landed the female lead in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion, opposite Blair Underwood, Tyler Perry and Boris Kodjoe. The film opened #1 at the box office with an impressive $30 million in just three days. In 2008, Aytes shot two series for FOX and was a series regular in the pilot “13 Graves,” opposite Matthew Lillard, as well as a full season as a series regular on FOX’s “Drive” opposite Emma Stone and Nathan Fillion.