Rochelle Aytes

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Rochelle Aytes
Born(1976-05-17) May 17, 1976 (age 37)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School
State University of New York
Years active2000–present
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Rochelle Aytes
Born(1976-05-17) May 17, 1976 (age 37)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School
State University of New York
Years active2000–present

Rochelle Aytes (born May 17, 1976 in Harlem, New York) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Lisa Breaux in the 2006 Tyler Perry film Madea's Family Reunion. She currently stars as April Malloy in ABC drama series Mistresses. Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City, New York and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from State University of New York at Purchase college.[1]


In 2004, she starred in the film White Chicks as Denise Porter,[2] and the 2009 TV series The Forgotten as Detective Grace Russell who teams up with a volunteer group, including former Chicago police detective, Christian Slater, to solve cases of missing or unidentified homicide victims.[3] She is most remembered for playing Lisa Breaux in Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, where Aytes plays a woman who is caught in a relationship in which her fiancé (Blair Underwood) beats and threatens her.[4] In 2006, she played Nicole Jamieson in the test pilot episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne. She also provides the voice for Rochelle in Left 4 Dead 2. In 2007 she guest starred in the Fox series Bones as Felicia Saroyan, the sister of Lab Supervisor, Cam. She starred in the independent film Trick 'r Treat She played role Leigh Barnthouse in the 2007 Fox series Drive. She also played Tara Kole in the TV show NCIS from CBS. She also appeared in the TNT drama series Dark Blue in 2010.

From 2010 to 2011 she had a recurring role in the ABC-TV series Detroit 1-8-7 as prosecutor Alice Williams, until her character was murdered in the episode "Key to the City", which aired on January 11, 2011.[5] In 2011 she guest starred in three episodes as Amber James, the former girlfriend of Keith Watson, in the seventh season of ABC series Desperate Housewives.[5] She is represented by Ryan Daly of Zero Gravity Management.[6][7] She currently stars as Savannah, the girlfriend of Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan, on the television series Criminal Minds. Aytes stars on the 2013 ABC drama series Mistresses about the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships.[8][9]


2004White ChicksDenise Porter
2006Madea's Family ReunionLisa
2007Trick 'r TreatMaria
2011Inheritance, TheThe InheritanceLily
2013Butterfly Chasers, TheThe Butterfly ChasersDiana Lee
2003Sex and the CityHostessEpisode: "Great Sexpectations"
2005Jonny ZeroKeishaEpisode: "I Did It All for the Nooky"
2005My Wife and KidsNurseEpisode: "The 'V' Story"
200613 GravesKarenTV movie
2006ERTamaraEpisode: "Split Decisions"
2006CSI: NYSiennaEpisode: "Stuck on You"
2006Half & HalfYolandaEpisode: "The Big Who You Gonna Call Episode"
2007Day BreakWoman on PlaneEpisode: "What If He's Free?"
2007DriveLeigh Bartnhouse6 episodes
2007Las VegasCarleyEpisode: "When Life Gives You Lemon Bars"
2007BonesFelicia SaroyanEpisode: "Intern in the Incinerator"
2008DirtJasmine FordEpisode: "Ties That (Don't) Bind"
Episode: "And the Winner Is"
2008SharkKarla BallantineEpisode: "Leaving Las Vegas"
2009MistressesAvaTV film
2009NCISTara KoleEpisode: "Knockout"
2009–2010Forgotten, TheThe ForgottenGrace Russell17 episodes
2010Dark BlueEvaEpisode: "Shell Game"
Episode: "Home Sweet Home"
2010–2011Detroit 1-8-7Alice Williams5 episodes
2011Desperate HousewivesAmber James3 episodes
2011White CollarIsabelle WilsonEpisode: "As You Were"
2012Work ItVanessaMain role
2012Stupid HypeTinaTV film
2013–presentMistressesApril MalloyTV series
2013CrazySexyCool: The TLC StoryPerri "Pebbles" ReidTV film
2013-presentCriminal MindsSavannah HayesEpisode: "The Return"
Episode: "Mr and Mrs Anderson"
Episode: "What Happens In Mecklinburg"
Video games
2009Left 4 Dead 2RochelleValve Software
2013Resident Evil 6RochelleCapcom X Valve Crossover DLC


  1. ^ Star Pulse. "Rochelle Aytes Biography". Star Pulse. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Meye, George (June 23, 2004). "Lame comedy, bad makeup make this a real stinker flick". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hale, Mike (September 22, 2009). "Amateur Detectives Meet Unidentified Victims". The New York Times. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Saucedo, Robert (January 14, 2011). "Madea's Family Reunion – Blu-ray Review". Inside Puls. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "'Desperate Housewives' 7.13 Preview: Meet Keith's Ex". Ace's Showbiz. January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (January 13, 2011). "Ryan Daly Leaves Agenting for Zero Gravity Management". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 14, 2011). "Hollywood Agency Comings And Goings...". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2012). "ABC Series 'Mistresses' Casts 2 Leads". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ Hibberd, James (April 16, 2013). "Alyssa Milano's new soap 'Mistresses' gets a poster". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 

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