PROFILE
Name:
Denise Boutte
Birth Date:
Maurice, Louisiana, USA
Birth Place:
January 19, 1982
BIOGRAPHY
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Meet the Browns

Background:

American actress and model Denise Boutte is maybe most popular to television audiences for playing Sasha Brown on the Tyler Perry television sitcom “Meet the Browns” from 2009 to 2011 and for her recurring role as Danielle Calder on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in 2007. She is also known for her performances in the films “Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill” (2004), “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) and “Extreme Movie” (2008). Prior to entering the showbizz, Boutte worked in advertising as account executive. 


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Childhood and Family:

Denise Boutte was born Denise Joseph on January 19, 1982, in Maurice, Louisiana. She attended North Vermilion High School, where she was a valedictorian of her class and homecoming queen. After high school, she majored in Microbiology, Pre-Med at Louisiana State University, but later graduated with a degree in Mass Communications. Denise is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.       

In 2003, Denise married her husband Kevin Boutte.


Extreme Movie

Career:

With a Mass Communications degree on her pocket, Denise Boutte began her career in the advertising world, and quickly became a reputable account executive at major Dallas, Texas-based advertising agencies. She was introduced to life on-set while overseeing commercial and photo shoots for the campaigns of her clients and subsequently developed an interest in this new world. It was not long before Boutte found herself in front of the cameras for various print and commercial campaigns. She later headed to Hollywood to try more opportunities.

In 2004, Boutte made her first film appearance in Brad Keller's thriller/drama “A Killer Within,” where she had an uncredited part as hitchhiker. It was followed by a significant role on the drama/horror film “Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill” (2004), opposite Chelsea Jean and Gregory Bastien, and a guest appearance in the television series “Caliente” (2004). IN the following year, Boutte co-starred in the action/horror film “Way of the Vampire,” opposite Rhett Giles, Andreas Beckett and Paul Logan, and in the short film “Black Leather Soles,” by Leslie Small, as well as appeared in the “Noah's Arc” episode “Got 'til It's Gone.”  

2006 marked a busy year for Boutte. She played the role of Brianna Douglas on the comedy film “Pieces of Eight,” which was written and directed by Adam Carl, had the title role on the drama film “Nola,” by director Harold Sylvester, worked with Robin Givens, Reggie Gaskins and N'Bushe Wright in Reggie Gaskins's drama, “Restraining Order,” which was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Feature Film/Television Movie - Comedy or Drama, and landed the role of Lady at piano in Damon Wayans's drama film, “Behind the Smile,”starring Jessica Anderson, James Belushi and Steven Bernstein. She also guest starred in television series such as “Happy Hour” (as Kit), “Cuts” (as Lisa), “Everybody Hates Chris” (as Mrs. Johnson), “Boston Legal” (as a reporter) and “Girlfriends” (as waitress) and starred in the short film “Only in Your Dreams,” with Madinah Ali and Sahr Ali.  

Boutte, who previously guest starred as hostess (2004) and wedding planner (2005), returned to the NBC daytime soap “Days of Our Lives” in 2007 to portray the recurring role of Danielle Calder. She appeared in five episodes. 2007 also saw the actress appear in the pilot of the television series “Notes from the Underbelly” as well as in such films as “Splitting Hairs” (short), Kent Faulcon's “Sister's Keeper” (as Diane), the winner of  Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Hollywood Black Film Festival, and Tyler Perry's “Why Did I Get Married?” (as Trina). She went on to co-star in the film “15 Minutes of Fame” (2008), with Markee Adams and Priscilla Bonnet) and  play the roel of New Tabitha in the comedy “Extreme Movie” (2008), starring Frankie Muniz, Michael Cera and Ashley Schneider.

In 2009, Boutte landed the main role of Will's wife, Sasha, on the television sitcom “Meet the Browns,” which was created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. She stayed with the show throughout its five season run from January 7, 2009 to November 18, 2011. In the meantime, she portrayed Tina Simpson in the film “N-Secure” (2010).

Recently, in 2012, Boutte starred as Aliyah in the made for television movie “To Love and to Cherish,” which was directed by Roger Melvin and written by Cas Sigers, and appeared in an episode of “Key and Peele.” She has completed filming a role on the family movie “What She Wants for Christmas,” which is set to be released in theaters on December 1, 2012.


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