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Denise Clinton
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Full name: Denise Clinton
Status: Alive
Gender: Female
Home: Forum Drive, Strawberry, Los Santos
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Family: Two unnamed sisters (one deceased)
Franklin Clinton (Nephew)
Tavell Clinton (Nephew)
Voiced by: Janet Hubert
"You know you always been like this, boy. I say left, you say right. I say become a doctor, you say become a patient."
―Denise Clinton to Franklin Clinton

Denise Clinton is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto V.


Denise is Franklin Clinton's maternal aunt. At the start of GTAV, she and Franklin co-own a safehouse in Strawberry, but the two have a tense and occasionally volatile relationship. Denise views Franklin as lacking ambition, and wants him to move out. She refers to him as the one mistake her sister ever made. Franklin for his part looks down on her for her shoddy housekeeping and nonsensical feminist views.

She identifies as a "new age feminist" and holds feminist group meetings at the house, frequently badmouthing Franklin in front of her friends when she gets the chance. She is seen on multiple occasions leading "spirit walks" with her friends, which involves chanting feminist phrases during cardio exercise. Her brand of spiritual feminism is sex-obsessed; the yoga routines she and her friends do involve orgiastic moans, and much of her 'philosophy' is about the importance of pelvic strength.

After Franklin moves into the Vinewood Hills house bought for him by Lester Crest, she forbids Franklin from entering the old house despite the fact that he is still legally the co-owner. She later turns the old house into a women's center, despite Franklin's disapproval.


Earlier in development Denise had a much different appearance. She wore a different hairstyle, glasses, green hoop earrings, and a green hoodie representing The Families. This version of Denise seemed to be inspired by Denise Robinson from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. She can be seen with this beta appearance in Franklin's trailer on the GTA V site.

Mission Appearences



  • On her Lifeinvader page, Denise posts, "No wonder I never get a second date with that boy walking in every time I have a man home for coffee.", a reference to the controversial Hot Coffee mod for GTA San Andreas.
  • It is indicated that Lamar Davis has a crush on Denise, as he constantly refers to her looks, much to Franklin's disgust.



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