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

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Jenifer Lewis Biography

Jenifer Lewis born in the United States of America, she is an actress, comedian, singer, and activist best known for his roles in Broadway musicals. Before appearing in the films Beaches and Sister Act, he worked as a backup singer for Bette Midler.

Jenifer Lewis Age

How old is Lewis? The American comedian is 65 years old as of 2022. She was born Jenifer Jeanette Lewis on  January 25, in 1957 in Kinloch, Missouri, United States.

Jenifer Lewis Education

She went to Kinloch High School before attending Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. In 2015, she was awarded an honorary degree from Webster University. Lewis moved to New York after graduating from college.

Jenifer Lewis Height and Weight

She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches  1.66 m and weighs 60 kg. ALSO READ: The famous British Journalist, Jonny Dymond

Jenifer Lewis Family| Parents| Mother

Lewis was born in Kinloch, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb, to Dorothy, a nurse’s aide, and a factory worker father. Lewis is the seventh child in a family of seven.

Jennifer Lewis’s Husband and Daughter

Is she married?  Jennifer Byrd has been married to Arnold Byrd since 2012. Byrd is a former Marine First Sergeant. Charmaine Lewis, the couple’s adopted daughter, was born.

Jennifer Lewis Friends

She appeared in as Paula, Friends is an American television sitcom. The show revolves around six friends in their 20s and 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Kauffman, and Crane.

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Jennifer Lewis Career

Lewis started her career in Eubie in 1979. She next landed the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls, but Jennifer Holliday was cast in the role. Lewis portrayed Tupac Shakur’s mother in the film Poetic Justice. Lewis was cast as one of Whoopi Goldberg’s backup singers in the 1992 film Sister Act. Judge Rosetta Reide, the first major African American lesbian lead on television, played in 1995.

In 1996, Lewis played Theresa Randle’s mobile sex line manager in Girl 6. Later that year, she portrayed Whitney Houston’s character’s mother in The Preacher’s Wife. She has also appeared in The Mighty, The Temptations TV miniseries, and Blast from the Past. 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.

On April 22, 2008, Lewis took over as Motormouth Maybelle in Broadway’s Hairspray, replacing Darlene Love. Clint Eastwood cast Lewis in his fantasy film Hereafter in 2010. Lewis appeared on the short-lived NBC series The Playboy Club. She portrayed Terrence J’s overbearing mother in the box office smash Think Like a Guy. Lewis was cast as Ruby Johnson, the mother of Anthony Anderson’s character, in the ABC comedy series Black-ish in 2014. She was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Star in a Comedy Series in 2016 for her performance.

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Jennifer Lewis’s Net Worth

Lewis has an estimated net worth of $2 million from her career as an actor and singer.

Jennifer Lewis Movies and 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


♦ 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!