Rochelle Aytes is an American actress best known for her role as Denise Porter in the 2004 feature film White Chicks, and as Detective Grace Russell in the television drama series The Forgotten, from 2009-2010.
She can also be seen in a lead role in the thriller My Place in the Horror, starring D.B. Woodside, Darrin Henson and Golden Brooks, and in Trick r Treat, in which she has a strong supporting role.
In 2007 Aytes starred in Drive. She is also known for her breakout role in 2006 in the Tyler Perry hit movie, Madea's Family Reunion. Her big screen debut was as the love interest of Shawn Wayans in the hit comedy, White Chicks.
On television she has guest starred on Sex & The City, My Wife & Kids, Johnny Zero, ER, CSI: NY, Half & Half, Las Vegas, Bones, Dirt, Shark, NCIS, Dark Blue, Detroit 1-8-7 and Desperate Housewives, among others.
A native of New York, Aytes' first love was ballet. As a trained dancer, she appeared with Ballet Hispanico, as well as the national tour and Broadway cast of Aida.
Fueled by her growing passion to pursue acting, she quickly built up a commercial resume by appearing in the advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, McDonald's, L'Oreal and Mercedes Benz.
In 2004 she was also featured in the campaigns for Dasani, Tylenol, Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken and Burger King.
She also has a starring role as April Malloy, a widowed single mother who is the owner of home furnishings boutique and cafe, in television drama series Mistresses.