Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis

actress, music department, producer

Jenifer Lewis was born on Jan 25, 1957 in USA. Jenifer Lewis's big-screen debut came with Red Heat directed by Walter Hill in 1988. Jenifer Lewis is known for I Love That for You directed by Desiree Akhavan, Vanessa Bayer stars as Joanna Gold and Molly Shannon as Jackie. Jenifer Lewis has got 6 awards and 20 nominations so far. The most recent award Jenifer Lewis achieved is Satellite Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Jenifer Lewis plays is Cars on the Road - Season 1 which will be released on Sep 08, 2022.

Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a "national treasure" by TV, Jenifer stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), where her hilarious portrayal of "Ruby Johnson" earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award.Jenifer's most recent movies include The Wedding Ringer, Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man Too and Baggage Claim. She delivered legendary performances as Tina Turner's mother in What's Love Got to Do With It and in The Preacher's Wife as the mother of Whitney Houston's character. Jenifer starred opposite Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and for director Tyler Perry, Jenifer created unforgettable characters in Madea's Family Reunion and Meet the Browns. In the movie Castaway, Jenifer portrayed Tom Hanks' boss. In animated films, Jenifer's uniquely recognizable voice is adored by Disney fans worldwide in roles such as "Flo" in Cars and Cars 2 and as "Mama Odie" in The Princess and the Frog.Jenifer's TV roles have ranged from regular appearances as "Aunt Helen" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to guest star roles on Friends, Boston Legal and Girlfriends. For six seasons, Jenifer portrayed "Lana Hawkins" on Lifetime's hit series Strong Medicine.Although best known for her Hollywood success, Jenifer has enjoyed a wide-ranging and varied career in music and theater. Jenifer has performed in four Broadway shows, including Hairspray in the role of "Motormouth Mable." In 2014, she received an electrifying standing ovation at Carnegie Hall when she sang with the New York Pops orchestra. All told, Jenifer has presented more than 200 concerts, performing in 49 states and on four continents.Jenifer was born and raised in Kinloch, Missouri. Her accomplishments as an entertainer and community activist have been recognized with an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Webster University in St. Louis and by the American Black Film Festival's Career Achievement Award.

  • Birthday

    Jan 25, 1957
  • Place of Birth

    Kinloch, Missouri, USA
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Known For


6 wins & 20 nominations

Satellite Awards
Winner - Honorary Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner - Honorary Satellite Award
Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows