Jenifer Lewis Biography
Jenifer Lewis was born in the United States Jenifer Jeanette Lewis is an actress, comedian, singer, and activist who is known for his roles in Broadway musicals and worked as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before appearing in films Beaches and Sister Act.
How old is Jenifer Lewis? -Age
The American entertainer is 64 years old as of January 25, 2021. She was born in 1957 in Kinloch, Missouri, United States.
Jenifer Lewis Family
Lewis is the daughter of Edward James Lewis and psychiatrist Dorothy Lewis.
Is Jennifer Lewis still married? – Husband- Who is Jenifer Lewis, daughter?
Jennifer is a married man who is married to Arnold Byrd since 2012. Byrd is a retired Marine 1st Sergeant. The couple adopted a daughter named Charmaine Lewis.
Jennifer Lewis Career
In Eubie in 1979, Lewis made her Broadway debut. In Dreamgirls, she next landed the part of Effie White, but Jennifer Holliday was cast in the role. In the film Poetic Justice, Lewis played the mother of Tupac Shakur’s character. In 1992, in the film Sister Act, Lewis was cast as one of Whoopi Goldberg’s backup singers. In 1995, she played the first major African American lesbian lead on television, Judge Rosetta Reide.
Lewis starred as the mobile sex line manager of Theresa Randle in Girl 6 in 1996. She played the mother of Whitney Houston’s character in The Preacher’s Wife later that year. In The Mighty, The Temptations TV miniseries, and Blast from the Past, she has also had roles. In 2000, in the action thriller film Cast Away, Lewis had a supporting role. In 2000, on the Lifetime Television medical drama Strong Medicine, she appeared as Lana Hawkins. In the Pixar Cars movies, she voiced Flo as well.
Lewis replaced Darlene Love as Motormouth Maybelle in Broadway’s Hairspray on April 22, 2008. In 2010, Clint Eastwood cast Lewis in Hereafter, his fantasy film. Lewis co-starred in The Playboy Club, the short-lived NBC series. In the box-office hit, Think Like a Guy, she played Terrence J’s overbearing mother. In 2014, in the ABC comedy series Black-ish, Lewis was cast as Ruby Johnson, the mother of Anthony Anderson’s character. In 2016, for her performance, she won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Star in a Comedy Series Nomination.
Jennifer Lewis Net Worth
Lewis has an estimated net worth of $2 million from her career as an actor and singer.
Jennifer Lewis Black-ish
Jennifer was cast as Ruby Johnson in the American sitcom television series Black-ish. The role 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!