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Jenifer Jeanette Lewis net worth:
$2 Million

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Jenifer Lewis Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Jenifer Jeanette Lewis was born on 25 January 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is an actress known for appearing in Broadway musicals as well as films. She was a part of “Sister Act”, “Beaches”, and “The Preacher’s Wife”, but all of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jenifer Lewis? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. Aside from her numerous films, she’s also been a part of television series and mini-series, including “Strong Medicine”, “Girlfriends”, and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. As she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Jenifer Lewis Net Worth $2 million

Jenifer attended Kinloch High School, and after matriculating went to Webster University, then after graduating, she moved to New York to pursue a career as a performer. She appeared in various Broadway musicals including “Eubie” in which she was cast as the titular character. She was also considered for a role in the hit musical “Dreamgirls”, but then went to work as a background singer for Bette Midler. The two also worked together in the film “Beaches” which would start to open up more on-screen opportunities for her. She also developed a nightclub act, and was a Pre-Show announcer at Disneyland’s Star Tours.

In 1990, Lewis moved to Los Angeles and started being cast in various television shows, including “Dream On”, “In Living Color”, and “Friends”. She appeared in the final season of “A Different World” and had recurring appearances in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1991 to 1996. She was also cast in the short lived drama “Courthouse”. During this time she became part of the comedy film “Sister Act” which starred Whoopi Goldberg, and continued with more films such as “Poetic Justice” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. Her performance in that film earned her a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Other films she was cast in during this period include “Renaissance Man”, “Panther” and “Dead Presidents”, all contributing to her net worth.

In 2000, Lewis became a part of the film “Cast Away” in a supporting role, and a regular cast member of the drama “Strong Medicine” until the end of its run in 2006; she also performed the theme song of the show. She then had a recurring role in the sitcom “Girlfriends”, and the following year she was cast in the romantic comedy “The Brothers”, as well as becoming part of several Tyler Perry films. In 2008, she continued her work on stage by being cast in “Hairspray”; she also guest starred in “Boston Legal” and “That’s So Raven’. Lewis then ventured into voice work, most notably in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” which won her an Annie Award.

In 2010, she was cast in the Clint Eastwood film “Hereafter”, and followed it up with 2011’s “Five”, a performance which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination. A few of her latest projects include “Baggage Claim” and “The Wedding Ringer”. She was also cast in the comedy series “Black-ish” which earned her a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.

For her personal life, it is known that she married retired marine Arnold Byrd in 2012. She also has a daughter from a previous relationship. Jenifer revealed that she has Bipolar disorder, and has been treating it for the past decade.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Panther 1995/I Rita
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Medina
Last Days of Russell 1994 TV Movie Aunt Yvette
Friends 1994 TV Series Paula
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series Amanda Baldwin Cooper
Shake, Rattle and Rock! 1994 TV Movie Amanda
Corrina, Corrina 1994 Jevina
Deconstructing Sarah 1994 TV Movie Betty
Renaissance Man 1994 Mrs. Coleman
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1993-1994 TV Series Georgia Rodman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series Mystique
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 Vegas Backup Singer #1
Moon Over Miami 1993 TV Series Aurora Tyler
Roc 1993 TV Series Charlaine
Undercover Blues 1993 Cab Driver
The Meteor Man 1993 Mrs. Williams, Lewis' Mother
Poetic Justice 1993 Annie
A Different World 1990-1993 TV Series Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport / Susan Clayton
What's Love Got to Do with It 1993 Zelma Bullock
In Living Color 1993 TV Series Various
Dream On 1992 TV Series Carolyn
Frozen Assets 1992 Jomisha
Sister Act 1992 Michelle
Murphy Brown 1990-1991 TV Series Sales Person
Sunday in Paris 1991 TV Short Taylor Chase
Stat 1991 TV Series Felicia Brown
Beaches 1988 Diva (as Jenifer Jeanette Lewis)
Red Heat 1988 Judge Jenifer Lewis (uncredited)
Big Hero 6: The Series 2017 TV Series filming Professor Granville (2017) (voice)
Black-ish 2014-2017 TV Series Ruby / Ruby Johnson / Rosy
It Had to Be You 2015 TV Movie Reggie
Instant Mom 2015 TV Series Delois
The Wedding Ringer 2015 Doris Jenkins
The Exes 2015 TV Series Caren Dupree
Think Like a Man Too 2014 Loretta
Secrets of the Magic City 2014 Aunt Valerie
The Boondocks 2014 TV Series Geraldine / Boss Willona
Baggage Claim 2013 Catherine
Disney Infinity 2013 Video Game Flo (voice)
Playin' for Love 2013 Alize Gates
Tales from Radiator Springs 2013 TV Series Flo
Zambezia 2012 Gogo (voice)
Think Like a Man 2012 Loretta
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2012 Video Game Mama Odie Shenzi (voice)
Five 2011 TV Movie Maggie
The Playboy Club 2011 TV Series Pearl
State of Georgia 2011 TV Series Patrice
Cars 2: The Video Game 2011 Video Game Flo (voice)
Cars 2 2011 Flo (voice)
When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren 2011 Video short Retirement Home Waitress (uncredited)
American Dad! 2011 TV Series Lessie
The Cleveland Show 2011 TV Series Receptionist / Middle-Aged Woman / Woman / ...
Meet the Browns 2009-2010 TV Series Vera Brown
Hereafter 2010 Candace
The Princess and the Frog 2009 Mama Odie (voice)
The Princess and the Frog 2009 Video Game Mama Odie (voice)
Cars Race-O-Rama 2009 Video Game Flo (voice)
Not Easily Broken 2009 Mary 'Mama' Clark
Prop 8: The Musical 2008 Short Riffing Prop 8'er
Meet the Browns 2008 Vera
Boston Legal 2007-2008 TV Series Judge Isabel Fisher
Cars Mater-National 2007 Video Game Flo (voice)
Redrum 2007 Therapist
Who's Your Caddy? 2007 C-Note's Mom
Shark 2007 TV Series Ellie Broussard
Day Break 2007 TV Series Elizabeth Hopper
The Heart Specialist 2006 Nurse Jackson
Dirty Laundry 2006/I Aunt Lettuce
Cars 2006 Video Game Flo (voice)
Girlfriends 2002-2006 TV Series Veretta Childs
Cars 2006 Flo (voice)
Madea's Family Reunion 2006 Milay Jenay Lori
Strong Medicine 2000-2006 TV Series Receptionist Lana Hawkins
Shark Tale 2004 Motown Turtle (voice)
The Cookout 2004 Lady Em
Nora's Hair Salon 2004 Nora Harper
That's So Raven 2004 TV Series Vivian Baxter
The Proud Family 2003 TV Series Aunt Spice
The Sunday Morning Stripper 2003 Short Demetria
Antwone Fisher 2002 Aunt (uncredited)
Family Affair 2002 TV Series Mrs. Summers
Juwanna Mann 2002 Aunt Ruby
The PJs 1999-2001 TV Series Bebe Ho
The Ponder Heart 2001 TV Movie Narcissa Wingfield
The Brothers 2001 Louise Smith
Cast Away 2000 Becca Twig
Bette 2000 TV Series Inez
Partners 2000 TV Movie Detective Lancy
Dancing in September 2000 Judge Warner
Little Richard 2000 TV Movie Muh Penniman
For Your Love 1998-2000 TV Series Mel and Reggie's Mother / Sylvia Ellis
Time of Your Life 1999 TV Series Joss's Mother
Grown Ups 1999 TV Series Melissa's Mother
Moesha 1999 TV Series Mrs. Biggs
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997-1999 TV Series Hazel / Black Widow Spider
Mystery Men 1999 Lucille
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Jackie Washington
The Jamie Foxx Show 1999 TV Series Josie
Blast from the Past 1999 Dr. Aron
An Unexpected Life 1998 TV Movie Camille
Rituals 1998 Short
The Mighty 1998 Mrs. Addison
The Parent 'Hood 1998 TV Series Linda
The Temptations 1998 TV Series Mama Rose
Promised Land 1997 TV Series Queenie
Touched by an Angel 1997 TV Series Queenie
The Preacher's Wife 1996 Margueritte Coleman
Cosby 1996 TV Series Bernice
Girl 6 1996 Boss #1 - Lil
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991-1996 TV Series Aunt Helen
Courthouse 1995 TV Series Judge Rosetta Reide
Dead Presidents 1995 Mrs. Curtis
Living Single 1995 TV Series Delia Deveaux
Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan 1995 TV Movie Denice Cooper

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strong Medicine TV Series composer - 132 episodes, 2000 - 2006 theme vocals - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Princess and the Frog 2009 performer: "Dig a Little Deeper"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Living Color 1993 TV Series characters - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie co-producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Her Own Rhythm 2015 Documentary short post-production Herself
Allee Willis Loves Detroit Documentary filming Herself
Exhale 2014 TV Series Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2013 TV Movie Herself
The Doctors 2013 TV Series
Black Actress 2013 TV Series Herself
Piper's QUICK Picks 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Of Two Minds 2012 Documentary Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Series Herself
SAG Foundation Conversations 2009 TV Series Herself
Straight from the Horses Mouth 2009 Video Herself
The Road to Cars 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Earth to America 2005 TV Movie Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs 2004 TV Special Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 2001-2004 TV Series Herself
Pyramid 2002 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1999 TV Series Herself
Get Bruce 1999 Documentary Herself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Herself
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Bette Midler No Frills 1983 TV Movie Herself (as Jennifer Lewis, The Harlettes)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series Black-ish (2014)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Baggage Claim (2013) · Djimon Hounsou
· Adam Brody
· Jill Scott
· Derek Luke
· Taye Diggs
· Lauren London
· Terrence Jenkins
· Trey Songz
· Tia Mowry-Hardrict
· Boris Kodjoe
· La La Anthony
· Christina Milian
· Affion Crockett
· Paula Patton
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Female Five (2011)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Five (2011)
2012 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Drama Five (2011)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Five (2011)
2010 Annie Annie Awards Voice Acting in a Feature Production The Princess and the Frog (2009)
2006 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Dramatic Performance Strong Medicine (2000)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actress Jackie's Back! (1999)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture The Preacher's Wife (1996)
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)


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#Fact
1 Despite playing her mother in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Lewis is just 1 year older than Angela Bassett.
2 Despite playing her mother in The Preacher's Wife (1996), Lewis was just 6 years older than Whitney Houston.
3 Graduated from Webster University, Missouri.
4 Has an adopted daughter named Charmaine.
5 She is the youngest of seven children.
6 Sang in her church choir at the age of five.
7 She starred in and co-wrote a one-woman show called "The Diva is Dismissed." It earned her two NAACP Theater Awards.
8 She began her career on Broadway in "Eubie".
9 Was once one of Bette Midler's Harlettes.

#Quote
1 I'm in the moment. I'm always in the moment of life.
2 If you don't love it, don't touch it.
3 I want to co-produce again.
4 If you just want to be a star, go away.
5 I've been burn when it comes to my hair that it ain't no joke.
6 I still go to a salon where a gal does my hair, and I don't know if it's because I'm a celebrity but by the time I leave there, we are eating chicken and talking and screaming.
7 You never know when you start a project just how good it can be.
8 You have to be a star to be in this business.
9 Whoopi and I have been friends ever since she claimed she couldn't sing on the set of Sister Act.
10 What if Whitney was at her top, and we brought in a name like Whitney Houston, it would sell.
11 It's important to e alive in those moment, especially when you're doing something you love to do.
12 Saturday night is when my hair would be fixed up and that was my memory.
13 Sometimes I think I take on a lot of work but that's me.
14 I had not starred in an independent film and it's about a woman who owned a hair salon.
15 If you can find something you love, go for it everyday of your life, and it would be really good to you.
16 America has a relationship with Bobby and Whitney.
17 Apart from being Jenifer Lewis. The name pulls people in.
18 We didn't have a beauty shop as I grew up.
19 I don't have any beauty shop memories. I remember the barber shop.
20 But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva's heart is open, and she's ready to play by her own rules - rules that are gentle and kind.
21 You are a black goddess when you come out the salon.
22 You think you can go into all those auditions not knowing who you are? The work came after I found my sense of self - when I wasn't so manic and desperate.
23 A diva is someone who pretends to know who she is and looks fabulous doing it.

#Trademark
1 She often plays a character's mother or grandmother in movies or shows
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