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Jenifer Lewis is best known as Actress, Comedian, Singer, Dancer, Voiceover Artist, Activist who has an estimated Net Worth of $2 Million. Back-up singer who became a voice and screen actress, providing her voice for the Disney animated films Cars and The Princess and the Frog. Her roles in Dreamgirls and Beaches brought her additional fame. She's also appeared in The Black-ish since 2014. She was born on January 25,1957, Kinloch, MO. She provided the voice for Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog.  She made her acting debut in the Broadway musical Eubie in 1979. In 2006, she starred opposite Meryl Streep in a performance of Shakespeare in the Park. She married Arnold Byrd in 2012 and she has a daughter named Charmaine.  Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Jenifer Lewis Bio

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Best Known ForMovie Actress
Nick NameThe Black Mother of Hollywood
Full NameJenifer Jeanette Lewis
Birth PlaceKinloch, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
ResidenceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
EducationJenifer Lewis studied at Kinloch High School before getting enrolled at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri.
ProfessionActress, Comedian, Singer, Dancer, Voiceover Artist, Activist
ManagerJenifer Lewis is represented by –
  • Innovative Artists, Talent Agency, Santa Monica, California, United States
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Father – Edward James Lewis (Worked in a factory)
  • Mother – Dorothy Lewis (Nurse’s aide)
  • Siblings – She has 6 older siblings.
Build TypeAverage
Age63 years old
Date of BirthJanuary 25,1957
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm
Weight64 kg or 141 lbs
Sexual OrientationStraight
Distinctive Features
  • A beauty spot under her lips

  • Husky voice
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$2 Million

Jenifer Lewis Filmography

1989Body WarsRide Cue Instructional Video Announcer
1992Sister ActMichelle
1992Frozen AssetsJomisha
1993What's Love Got to Do With ItZelma BullockNominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1993Poetic JusticeAnne
1993The Meteor ManMrs. Williams
1993Undercover BluesCab Driver
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the HabitMichelle
1994Renaissance ManMrs. Coleman
1994Deconstructing SarahBettyTelevision film
1994Corrina, CorrinaJevina Washington
1994Shake, Rattle and Rock!AmandaTelevision film
1995Dead PresidentsMrs. Curtis
1996Girl 6Boss #1 — Lil
1996The Preacher's WifeMarguerite ColemanNominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1998The TemptationsMama Rose FranklinTelevision film
1998The MightyMrs. Addison
1998An Unexpected LifeCamilleTelevision film
1999Blast From the PastDr. Aron
1999Jackie's BackJackie WashingtonNominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actress
1999Mystery MenLucille
1999Get BruceHerself
2000Little RichardMuh PennimanTelevision film
2000Dancing in SeptemberJudge Warner
2000PartnersDetective LancyTelevision film
2000Cast AwayBecca Twig
2001The BrothersLouise Smith
2001The Ponder HeartNarcissa WingfieldTelevision film
2002Juwanna MannAunt Ruby
2002Antwone FisherAunt Mary WilliamsUncredited
2004Nora's Hair SalonNora Harper
2004The CookoutEmma “Lady Em” Andersen
2004Shark TaleMotown TurtleVoice
2006Tyler Perry's Madea's Family ReunionMilay Jenay Lori
2006Dirty LaundryAunt Lettuce
2006The Heart SpecialistNurse Jackson
2007Who's Your Caddy?Mrs. Hawkins
2008Tyler Perry's Meet the BrownsVera Brown
2009Not Easily BrokenMary 'Mama' Clark
2009The Princess and the FrogMama OdieVoiceNominated — Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production
2011Cars 2FloVoice
2011FiveMaggieNominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actress in a Television Miniseries or MovieNominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialNominated – NAMIC Vision Awards for Best Performance – Drama
2012Think Like a ManLoretta Hanover
2013Playin' for LoveAlize Gates
2013Baggage ClaimCatherine MooreNominated — Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2014Secrets of the Magic CityAunt Valerie
2014Think Like a Man TooLoretta Hanover
2015The Wedding RingerDoris Jenkins
2015It Had to Be YouReggieTelevision film
2017Cars 3FloVoice
2019The Addams FamilyGreat Auntie SloomVoice

Jenifer Lewis TV Shows

1990–1991Murphy BrownSales PersonEpisodes: “Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way” and “Uh-Oh: Pt. 2”
1990–1993A Different WorldDean Dorothy Dandridge DavenportRecurring role, 9 episodes
1991StatFelicia BrownEpisode: “Psychosomatic”
1991–1996The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirAunt Helen SmithRecurring role, 8 episodes
1992Dream OnCarolynEpisode: “To the Moon, Alex!”
1993In Living ColorVarious charactersEpisodes: “Bunny Clive” and “Calhoun Tubbs”
RocCharlaineEpisode: “Joey the Bartender”
Moon Over MiamiAurora TylerEpisode: “If You Only Knew”
1993–1994Hangin' With Mr. CooperGeorgia RodmanEpisodes: “Father Fairest” and “Double Cheeseburger, Hold the Diploma”
1994Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanMystiqueEpisode: “All Shook Up”
FriendsPaulaEpisode: “The One With the Thumb”
1995New York UndercoverMedinaEpisode: “Private Enemy No. 1”
Living SingleDelia DeveauxEpisode: “Talk Showdown”
CourthouseJudge Rosetta ReideSeries regular, 11 episodes
1996CosbyBerniceEpisode: “Basketball Story”
1997Touched by an AngelQueenieEpisode: “Amazing Grace: Part 1”
Promised LandEpisode: “Amazing Grace: Part 2”
1997–1999Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildBlack Widow Spider (voice)Hazel (voice)Episode: “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”Episode: “The Bremen Town Musicians”
1998The Parent 'HoodLindaEpisode: “Hurricane Linda”
1998-2000For Your LoveSylvia Ellis / Mel and Reggie's MotherEpisodes: “The Brother's Day” and “Father Fixture”
1999The Jamie Foxx ShowJosieEpisode: “Always Follow Your Heart”
MoeshaMrs. BiggsEpisode: “A Den Is a Terrible Thing to Waste”
Grown UpsMelissa's motherEpisode: “Family Circus”
Time of Your LifeJoss's motherEpisode: “The Time They Had Not”
1999–2001The PJsBebe HoVoice, Series regular, 35 episodes
2000BetteInezEpisode: “The Grammy Pre-Show”
2000–2006Strong MedicineReceptionist Lana HawkinsSeries regular, 131 episodesNominated – NAMIC Vision Awards for Best Performance – Drama (2006)
2002Family AffairMrs. SummersEpisode: “Pilot: Part 1”
2002–2006GirlfriendsVeretta ChildsRecurring role, 7 episodes
2003The Proud FamilyAunt SpiceVoice, Episode: “Penny Potter”
2004That's So RavenVivian BaxterEpisode: “To See or Not to See”
2007Day BreakElizabeth HopperEpisode: “What If She's Lying?”
SharkEllie BroussardEpisode: “Backfire”
2007–2008Boston LegalJudge Isabel FisherEpisodes: “No Brains Left Behind” and “Mad About You”
2009–2010Meet the BrownsVera BrownRecurring role, 4 episodes
2011The Cleveland ShowWoman / Kevin Garnett's Mom / Receptionist / Middle-Aged Woman (voices)Episodes: “A Short Story and a Tall Tale” and “The Way the Cookie Crumbles”
American Dad!LessieEpisode: “School Lies”
State of GeorgiaPatriceEpisode: “Best Friends For-Never”
The Playboy ClubPearlRecurring role, 7 episodes
2014The BoondocksBoss Willona / GeraldineEpisodes: “Breaking Grandad” and “Early Bird Special”
2014–presentBlack-ishRuby JohnsonRecurring (Season 1), Series regular (Season 2-)Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2017)Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series (2016)Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2017)Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2017-2018)
2015The ExesCaren DupreeEpisode: “Requiem for a Dream”
Instant MomDeloisEpisode: “Not Full House”
2017–presentBig Hero 6: The SeriesProfessor GranvilleMain cast; Voice
2018Young JusticeOlympia Savage (voice)Episode: “Evolution”
RuPaul's Drag Race All StarsGuest JudgeEpisode: “All Star Super Queen Variety Show”
2019Elena of AvalorTornado2 episodes
Tuca & BertieTallulah2 episodes
2020AmphibiaMama Hasselback (voice)Episode: “The Ballad of Hopediah Planter”

Jenifer Lewis Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth 2020$2 Million
Income SourcePrimary Income source Movie Actress (profession).

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