Jenifer Lewis Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

By | April 13, 2024

Jenifer Lewis Biography

Jenifer was born in the US, she is an actress, comedian, singer, and activist who is famous for his part in Broadway musicals and served as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before featuring in films Beaches and Sister Act.

How old is Jenifer Lewis?

She was born in 1957 in Kinloch, Missouri, United States. The American entertainer is 64 years old as of January 25th 2021.

Jenifer Lewis Family

She is the daughter to Edward James Lewis and psychiatrist Dorothy Lewis.

Jennifer Lewis marriage-children

Jennifer is wife to Arnold Byrd from 2012. Byrd is a retired Marine 1st Sergeant. The two adopted a daughter called Charmaine Lewis.

Jennifer Lewis Career

In Eubie the year 1979, Lewis made her Broadway first appearance. In Dreamgirls, she next bagged the role of Effie White, but her Holiday was featured in the role. In the film Poetic Justice, Lewis acted the mother of Tupac Shakur’s character. In 1992, in the film Sister Act, Lewis was featured as one of Whoopi Goldberg’s backup singers. In 1995, she acted the first main African American lesbian lead on TV, Judge Rosetta Reide.

Lewis featured as the mobile sex line manager of Theresa Randle in Girl 6 in 1996. She acted the mother of Whitney Houston’s character in The Preacher’s Wife towards the end of the year. In The Mighty, The Temptations television miniseries, and Blast from the Past, she as well had roles. Come 2000, in the action thriller film Cast Away, Lewis had a helping role. In 2000, on the Lifetime TV medical drama Strong Medicine, she featured as Lana Hawkins. In the Pixar Cars movies, she voiced Flo also.

Lewis came instead Darlene Love as Motormouth Maybelle in Broadway’s Hairspray on April 22nd 2008. In 2010, Clint Eastwood acted Lewis in Hereafter, his fantasy film. Lewis co-featured in The Playboy Club, the short-lived NBC series. In the box-office hit, Think Like a Guy, she acted Terrence J’s overbearing mother. The year 2014, in the ABC comedy series Black-ish, Lewis was featured as Ruby Johnson, the mother of Anthony Anderson’s character. In 2016, for her performance, she won the Critics’ Choice TV Award for excellent Guest Star in a Comedy Series Nomination.

Jennifer Lewis Net Worth

Lewis has a net worth estimated at $2 million from her profession as an actor and singer.

Jennifer Lewis Black-ish

Jennifer was featured as Ruby Johnson in the American sitcom TV series Black-ish. The part earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award.

Jennifer Lewis Movies

  •  2020 – Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
  • 2019 – The Addams Family
  •  2017 – Cars 3
  •  2015 – The Wedding Ringer
  •  2014 – Secrets of the Magic City
  •  2014 – Think Like a Man Too
  •  2013 – Playin’ for Love
  •  2013 – Baggage Claim
  •  2012 – Think Like a Man
  •  2012 – Zambezia
  •  2011 – Cars 2
  •  2010 – Hereafter
  •  2009 – Not Easily Broken
  •  2009 – The Princess and the Frog

Jennifer Lewis TV Shows

  •  2020 – Amphibia
  • 2019 – Elena of Avalor
  •  2019 – Tuca & Bertie
  •  2018 – Young Justice
  •  2018 – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
  •  2017–present – Big Hero 6: The Series
  •  2015 – The Exes – Caren Dupree
  •  2015 – Instant Mom
  •  2015 – It Had to Be You
  •  2014–present – Black-ish
  •  2014 – The Boondocks
  •  2011 – The Cleveland Show
  •  2011 – American Dad!

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