DeEtta West is a multi-talented performer whose career encompasses film, television and stage acting, singing and voiceover and commercial work. DeEtta has starred in several feature films, including Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins and The Preacher’s Kid. She has also starred in a number of television series, including Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and 7th Heaven, and TV movies, including UP’s Trinity Goodheart and A Cross to Bear. DeEtta has also starred in several World Premiere Stage Plays for UP, including If You Really Love Me and For Richer and Poorer. She first garnered national attention for singing You Take My Heart Away and Gonna Fly Now on the soundtracks of Rocky and Rocky II. In addition to performing, DeEtta currently works as Manager, Community Relations for UP. She is the sister of the late Emmy ® and Tony ® Award-winning actor Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles, Dear John, Purlie).
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