Jenifer Lewis

Actress | Music Department | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Strong Medicine (2000-2006) | Cars (2006) | The Princess and the Frog (2009)
AWARDS 
1 win & 12 nominations More »
AKA 
The Harlettes | Jenifer Jeanette Lewis | Jennifer Lewis
NICKNAME  
The Black Mother of Hollywood
BORN 
Jan 25, 1957 (age 60)
HEIGHT 
5' 5½" (1.66m)

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Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Big Hero 6: Baymax ReturnsBig Hero 6: Baymax Returns (TV Movie) Professor Granville / Pregnant Wife (voice)  Less 2017 Post-Prod
Past Film & Video (49 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (62 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Big Hero 6: The SeriesBig Hero 6: The Series (TV Series) Professor Granville ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 2
    • Episode #1.3 Professor Granville (voice)  Less
    • Tumble Fight (Nov 20, 2017) Professor Granville (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Black-ishBlack-ish (TV Series) Ruby / Ruby Johnson / Rosy ( 63 episodes, 2014–2017 )  Less 2014–2017 63
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  • Primary photo for It Had to Be YouIt Had to Be You (TV Movie) Reggie  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Instant MomInstant Mom (TV Series) Delois ( 2 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015 2
  • Primary photo for The ExesThe Exes (TV Series) Caren Dupree ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Tales from Radiator SpringsTales from Radiator Springs (TV Series) Flo ( 2 episodes, 2013–2014 )  Less 2013–2014 2
  • Primary photo for The BoondocksThe Boondocks (TV Series) Geraldine / Boss Willona ( 2 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014 2
  • Primary photo for Piper's Picks TVPiper's Picks TV (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for FiveFive (TV Movie) Maggie  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Playboy ClubThe Playboy Club (TV Series) Pearl ( 7 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 7
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  • Primary photo for State of GeorgiaState of Georgia (TV Series) Patrice ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for American Dad!American Dad! (TV Series) Lessie ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show (TV Series) Receptionist / Middle-Aged Woman / Woman / Kevin Garnett's Mom ( 2 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 2
  • Primary photo for Meet the BrownsMeet the Browns (TV Series) Vera Brown ( 5 episodes, 2009–2010 )  Less 2009–2010 5
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  • Primary photo for Hewy's Animated Movie ReviewsHewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) Performer ("Dig a Little Deeper") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Boston LegalBoston Legal (TV Series) Judge Isabel Fisher ( 2 episodes, 2007–2008 )  Less 2007–2008 2
  • Primary photo for SharkShark (TV Series) Ellie Broussard ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
    • Backfire (Mar 29, 2007) Ellie Broussard  Less
  • Primary photo for Day BreakDay Break (TV Series) Elizabeth Hopper ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Veretta Childs ( 7 episodes, 2002–2006 )  Less 2002–2006 7
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  • Primary photo for Strong MedicineStrong Medicine (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 132 episodes, 2000–2006 ) , Lana Hawkins ( 131 episodes, 2000–2006 ) , Theme Vocals ( 2 episodes, 2005–2006 )  Less 2000–2006 132
    • Special Delivery (Feb 5, 2006) Lana Hawkins, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Dr. Thornton Hears a Who? (Jan 29, 2006) Lana Hawkins, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Baby BOOM! (Jan 22, 2006) Lana Hawkins, Composer (theme music), Theme Vocals  Less
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  • Primary photo for That's So RavenThat's So Raven (TV Series) Vivian Baxter ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for The Proud FamilyThe Proud Family (TV Series) Aunt Spice ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Family AffairFamily Affair (TV Series) Mrs. Summers ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The PJsThe PJs (TV Series) Bebe Ho ( 36 episodes, 1999–2001 )  Less 1999–2001 36
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  • Primary photo for The Ponder HeartThe Ponder Heart (TV Movie) Narcissa Wingfield  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BetteBette (TV Series) Inez ( 1 episode )  Less 2000–2001 1
  • Primary photo for PartnersPartners (TV Movie) Detective Lancy  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Little RichardLittle Richard (TV Movie) Muh Penniman  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for For Your LoveFor Your Love (TV Series) Mel and Reggie's Mother / Sylvia Ellis ( 2 episodes, 1998–2000 )  Less 1998–2000 2
  • Primary photo for Time of Your LifeTime of Your Life (TV Series) Joss's Mother ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Grown UpsGrown Ups (TV Series) Melissa's Mother ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for MoeshaMoesha (TV Series) Mrs. Biggs ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Hazel / Black Widow Spider ( 2 episodes, 1997–1999 ) , Performer ("Gonna Make It Big (In Bremen Town)") ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1997–1999 2
  • Primary photo for Jackie's Back!Jackie's Back! (TV Movie) Jackie Washington, Co-Producer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Jamie Foxx ShowThe Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) Josie ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for The Roseanne ShowThe Roseanne Show (TV Series) Performer ("Friends") ( 1 episode, 1998 ) , Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Episode #1.35 (Nov 2, 1998) Herself - Guest, Performer ("Friends")  Less
  • Primary photo for The TemptationsThe Temptations (TV Series) Mama Rose ( 2 episodes, 1998 )  Less 1998 2
  • Primary photo for An Unexpected LifeAn Unexpected Life (TV Movie) Camille  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Parent 'HoodThe Parent 'Hood (TV Series) Linda ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Promised LandPromised Land (TV Series) Queenie ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Queenie ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for CosbyCosby (TV Series) Bernice ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Aunt Helen ( 8 episodes, 1991–1996 ) , Performer ("This Little Light O' Mine") ( 1 episode, 1991 ) , Performer ("O Holy Night") ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991–1996 8
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  • Primary photo for CourthouseCourthouse (TV Series) Judge Rosetta Reide ( 11 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995 11
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  • Primary photo for Living SingleLiving Single (TV Series) Delia Deveaux ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna BuchananDeadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (TV Movie) Denice Cooper  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for New York UndercoverNew York Undercover (TV Series) Medina ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Paula ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Rebel HighwayRebel Highway (TV Series) Amanda Baldwin Cooper ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Shake, Rattle and Rock!Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie) Amanda  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Deconstructing SarahDeconstructing Sarah (TV Movie) Betty  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Hangin' with Mr. CooperHangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) Georgia Rodman ( 2 episodes, 1993–1994 )  Less 1993–1994 2
  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) Mystique ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Last Days of RussellLast Days of Russell (TV Movie) Aunt Yvette  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Moon Over MiamiMoon Over Miami (TV Series) Aurora Tyler ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for RocRoc (TV Series) Charlaine ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for A Different WorldA Different World (TV Series) Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport / Susan Clayton ( 9 episodes, 1990–1993 )  Less 1990–1993 9
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  • Primary photo for In Living ColorIn Living Color (TV Series) Various / Snookie ( 2 episodes, 1993 ) , Writer (characters) ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 3
  • Primary photo for Dream OnDream On (TV Series) Carolyn ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Murphy BrownMurphy Brown (TV Series) Sales Person ( 2 episodes, 1990–1991 )  Less 1990–1991 2
  • Primary photo for Sunday in ParisSunday in Paris (TV Short) Taylor Chase  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for StatStat (TV Series) Felicia Brown ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
Self (28 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for To Her Own RhythmTo Her Own Rhythm Herself  Less 2015 $10K
  • Primary photo for ExhaleExhale (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Sidewalks EntertainmentSidewalks Entertainment (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Special) Herself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The DoctorsThe Doctors (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Black ActressBlack Actress (TV Series) Herself  Less 2013–  $35K
  • Primary photo for Piper's QUICK PicksPiper's QUICK Picks (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Of Two MindsOf Two Minds Herself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Mo'Nique ShowThe Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for SAG Foundation ConversationsSAG Foundation Conversations (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Straight from the Horses MouthStraight from the Horses Mouth (Video) Herself  Less 2009 $15K
  • Primary photo for The Road to CarsThe Road to Cars (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for 21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Earth to AmericaEarth to America (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong SongsCMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs (TV Special) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Wayne Brady ShowThe Wayne Brady Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Hollywood SquaresHollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 15 episodes, 2001–2004 )  Less 2001–2004
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  • Primary photo for PyramidPyramid (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Rosie O'Donnell ShowThe Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1996–1999 )  Less 1996–1999
  • Primary photo for Get BruceGet Bruce Herself  Less 1999 $43K / —
  • Primary photo for The Roseanne ShowThe Roseanne Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Chris Rock ShowThe Chris Rock Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for 28th NAACP Image Awards28th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for 26th NAACP Image Awards26th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Bette Midler No FrillsBette Midler No Frills (TV Movie) Herself (as Jennifer Lewis, The Harlettes)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Allee Willis Loves DetroitAllee Willis Loves Detroit Herself  Less
Other (7 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
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