While growing up in the small town of Maurice, Louisiana, Denise Boutte, dreamed a more practical dream of becoming a doctor, while conquering the mystical place called Hollywood and becoming a film and TV star never really crossed her mind.
After obtaining a degree in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University, Denise‘s creative intuition led her to the world of advertising where she quickly climbed the ranks as a respected account executive, then manager at leading Dallas, Texas based advertising agencies, tending to the clients of various brands including Pampers, Fossil, Mary Kay Cosmetics, among others. While overseeing commercial and photo shoots for her clients‘ campaigns, Denise was introduced to life on-set and became fascinated with the endless possibilities this new world offered.
After being approached by a local talent agent, Denise found herself in front of the lens for a variety of print and commercial campaigns. A chance introduction landed her a talent manager in Hollywood, and Denise decided to take a leap of faith, packed her bags and headed West.
Before long, Denise emerged as one of Hollywood‘s busiest new faces, highlighted with guest and recurring roles on an array of television TV shows. On the big screen, Denise teamed up with entertainment pioneer, Tyler Perry, as Trina alongside Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Malik Yoba and the star studded cast of Lionsgate‘s Why Did I Get Married?
Impressed with her chops and on-camera presence, Perry created the character of Sasha Brown, the fun loving yet convicted voice of reason on the highly rated and now syndicated TV series, Meet the Browns. On the production side, Boutte has multiple film and television concepts in development under her Imagine That Productions, Inc. banner. All that and this girl cooks, too!