Lela Rochon and her husband, American film director, Antoine Fuqua have been married for more than two decades. The marriage has produced two children, a daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua, and a son Brando Fuqua. Additionally, there is Zachary Fuqua, her husband’s son from a previous relationship.
As you already know, Antoine Fuqua has worked on various genres of movies, such as action, thriller, drama, and documentary. He has directed some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of the past two decades, such as Training Day, The Equalizer, Southpaw, and The Magnificent Seven.
Here’s Everything You Should Know About Lela Rochon’s Husband, Antoin Fuqua
Antoin Fuqua was born on May 30, 1965, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to African-American parents Carlos and Mary Fuqua. He is currently 58 years old.
Fuqua was born to be a filmmaker, but he didn’t know it until he saw the light, literally. He was dazzled by the dramatic use of light and shadow in the paintings of Caravaggio, the Italian master of the Baroque era. That’s when he decided to ditch his electrical engineering degree and pursue his passion for visual storytelling.
He cut his teeth as a music video director, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Usher. He won two awards for his creative vision: one for Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise, and another for the trailer of Dangerous Minds.
Rochon’s husband made his big screen debut in 1998 with The Replacement Killers, a stylish action thriller starring Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino. The film was a box office bomb, but it showed Fuqua’s flair for action and cinematography.
He hit the jackpot in 2001 with Training Day, a gritty crime drama starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The film was a smash hit, earning Washington an Oscar for Best Actor and Fuqua a nomination for Best Director at the Black Reel Awards.
He forged a strong bond with Washington, collaborating with him on five more films: The Equalizer (2014), The Magnificent Seven (2016), The Equalizer 2 (2018), The Guilty (2021) and The Equalizer 3 (2023). They are one of the most successful director-actor duos in Hollywood, delivering thrilling and compelling stories to audiences.
Fuqua is also a prolific documentary filmmaker, exploring various topics such as American Dream/American Knightmare (2018), What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019), The Day Sports Stood Still (2021), and Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers (2022). He is currently working on Michael, a biopic of the late king of pop Michael Jackson.
Meet Rochon’s Children With Her Husband
Lela Rochon and her husband Antoin Fuqua have two children, Asia Rochon Fuqua, and Brando Fuqua. Besides the two, her husband had Zachary Fuqua from a previous relationship. Here’s what we’ve gathered about them.
Asia Rochon Fuqua
Rochon’s eldest and only daughter with Fuqua, Asia Rochon Fuqua was born on July 29, 2002, in Los Angeles, California. She is currently 21 years old.
Growing up with her younger brother Brando, she had a privileged education at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. She graduated in 2021 and continued her studies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she is expected to graduate in 2025.
She made headlines in 2020 when she paid tribute to her mother by wearing the same dress that she wore to the premiere of Waiting To Exhale in 1995. The stunning red gown was a perfect fit for her prom night.
At the moment, her future plans are still unknown, but she has plenty of options to choose from.
Born on May 23, 2004, Brando Fuqua is the youngest and only son of Lela and Antoine. He is 19 years old and grew up in Los Angeles, California with his older sister Asia.
He was a star basketball player at Harvard-Westlake School, where he led his team to victory in the 2023 Open Division State Championship. He graduated in 2023 and enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing his degree until 2027.
At the moment, it is not clear whether he would pursue basketball full-time or would follow in the footsteps of his parents.
Zachary Fuqua is the other child of Antoine, but not of Lela. He was born on August 26, 1991, and is currently 32 years old. He is the result of Antoine’s previous relationship with another woman before he married Lela.
He has a good relationship with his father and his half-siblings, as they often spend time together as a family.