Rochelle Aytes delves into diva decadence in ABC’s ‘Mistresses’


Story by Terry Shropshire

Photography by DeWayne Rogers

Styled by Marian Ingram

Makeup by Jazzmene Ellison

Hair by Greg Gilmore

Understand this about ”Mistresses” star Rochelle Aytes: She is not scared. When you inventory her thick résumé of TV and movie roles, you will quickly realize that Aytes has played the entire spectrum of characters during her illustrious career. The Harlem, N.Y., native has a versatility to her game that’s enabled her to tackle everything from playing an abused girlfriend (Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion) to a reporter (White Chicks) to a police officer (“Forgotten”), to a prosecutor (“Detroit 1-8-7”) to a record executive (“Crazy Sexy Cool”) to a confused girlfriend (“Desperate Housewives”) and everything in between.

That’s why this golden goddess of Hollywood was able to slip into her role on ABC’s “Mistresses” as easily as one of those enviable designer dresses she has flossed on red carpet movie premieres in the past.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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