Theresa E. Randle, born on December 27, 1964, is an American actress. Randle was born in Gary, Indiana. She began her performing career by studying dance (traditional, modern, jazz) and comedy. She entered Beverly Hills High School with a special program for the exceptionally gifted. At the end of college, she earned her first role at the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center and was seen in commercials. She was also involved in acting on the stage. Theatrical roles include In Command of the Children, Sonata, 6 Parts of Musical Broadway, and Fight the Good Fight.
In 1983, she appeared in a George Clinton video, "Last Dance". In 1987, she got her first big-screen break with Maid to Order. For the next three years, she appeared in small roles in films such as Easy Wheels (1989) and Heart Condition (1990), with Denzel Washington
. She continued in small roles by directors like Abel Ferrara (King of New York ) and Spike Lee
(Jungle Fever (1991) and Malcolm X ). Randle also starred with Wesley Snipes in the film Sugar Hill (1994) and also appeared with Eddie Murphy
in Beverly Hills Cop III in the same year. She co-starred in CB4 (1993) with Chris Rock
, Bad Boys (1995) with Will Smith
and Martin Lawrence
, its sequels Bad Boys II, and Bad Boys for Life
the latter marking her first acting role in 10 years.