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Denise Boutté

Denise Boutté

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Growing up in the small town of Maurice, Louisiana, Denise Boutté dreamed the more practical dream of becoming a doctor, as conquering the “Lights and Cameras” of Hollywood never crossed her mind. Medical school no longer a passion, she switched gears, earning a degree in Mass Communications, minor in Marketing from Louisiana State University. Boutté’s creative intuition led her to Dallas, Texas and the world of advertising. She quickly climbed the ranks from account executive to director of leading brands including Frito Lay, Pampers, Fossil and Mary Kay Cosmetics, among others. While overseeing client campaigns, she was introduced to life on set, the seed was planted and she headed West.

Boutté is best known for her work on nationally syndicated TV series “Meet the Browns” and as Trina among star studded cast Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Tasha Smith, Jill Scott, Richard T. Jones in Lionsgate blockbuster Why Did I Get Married? She portrayed title character Ruth, in the critically acclaimed, highest trending TV One premiere of For the Love of Ruth alongside industry titans Loretta Devine, Gary Dourdan, James Pickens Jr. and directed by Christine Swanson. Other notable, lead roles include The Bounce Back, starring opposite Shemar Moore, “Key & Peele” alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele her role as Jasmine Washington in romantic drama Never and Again – still holding the #1 spot for most streamed program on BET+ and has aired across all BET platforms.

On the awards side, Boutté recently won LA Film’s 2023 Best Supporting Actress award for the series “Kombucha Cure.” In 2020 she received HAPA and Indie Series Awards for Best Ensemble-Drama, for her work as producer and actor in UMC’s “Bronx SIU.” Thanks to phenomenal ratings and critical acclaim including the 2019 Satellite Awards nomination for best Motion Picture Made for Television Her Only Choice can currently be seen on Netflix. She reprised her role as the voice of superhero Rocket and Raquel Ervin, in DC Comics fan favorite, “Young Justice.” Releases in 2023 include the series “Double Cross,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Terror Lake Drive,” “The Family Business” and films including To the Despaired and of course, A Mother’s Intuition.

Louisiana roots as inspiration, this self-proclaimed foodie recently added author to the list. Under her Weeziana Girl, Inc. culinary banner, Boutté released Southern Modified cookbook, alongside “Food Network Star” chef Jernard Wells. Between expanding upon Weeziana Girl Culinary and several drama and film projects being produced under her Imagine That Productions entertainment banner, this foodie, producer and actor is just getting started.

Follow Denise Boutté on Instagram at only this official page.

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