Jenifer Lewis Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Jun, 2020
Facts of Jenifer Lewis
Date of Birth: 1957 , January-25
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Jenifer Lewis
Birth Name Jenifer Jeanette Lewis
Father Edward James Lewis
Mother Dorothy Lewis
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Kinloch, Missouri
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Actress and Singer
Net Worth $2 Million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Married to Arnold Byrd
Education Webster University
Awards Black Reel Awards for Television
Movies Beaches, Cast Away, The Wedding Ringer
TV Show Murphy Brown, Courthouse, Black-ish
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Jenifer Lewis is an American actress, singer, and activist. She is known for her role in the series in Black(f)ish for which she won three Black Reel Awards for Television. She also appeared in many films including Beaches, Sister Act, Poetic Justice, and The Brothers.    

Youngest Among Seven Children

Jenifer Lewis was born as Jenifer Jeanette Lewis on 25th January 1957, in Kinloch, Missouri, United States. She belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds the American nationality. 

Lewis is the youngest daughter of factor worker father Edward James Lewis and nurse mother Dorothy Lewis. She was raised along with her six elder siblings in her home town Missouri. 

The actress completed her high school from Kinloch High School and then graduated with an honorary degree from Webster University in 2015.

Woked On Broadway Before Appearing In Television Sitcoms

The now 63-year-old actress, Jenifer Lewis, started her career as an actress from the Broadway Eubie in 1979. She also worked as a singer and also debuted from the feature film Beaches in 1988.  Two years later, she made her television debut from the TV show Stat. 

Jenifer Lewis attending Premiere of Hereafter SOURCE: Getty Image

In 1992, she appeared in movies Sister Act and Frozen Assets and TV show Dream On. She made her first major role in the television series Courthouse. She appeared in feature film Cast Away (2000) in which Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt had the main role. 

The actress appeared in the main role in television series Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006. Her other major role includes Black-ish for which she won three Black Reel Awards for Television series. 

the actress also gave voice in 2019 feature film The Addams Family and television series Big Hero 6: The series 2017 to 2020.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Jenifer Lewis?

Jenifer Lewis has collected a good amount of fortune. According to celebrity net worth, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of 2020. 

She has worked in various television films, series, and feature films and collected her income. She has an estimated earning of $2,049 to $3,415 per sponsored post from her Instagram page. 

Jenifer owns a house in Los Angeles California for which she spends a decent amount to own the house. 

Suffering From Biopolar Disorder 

Jenifer Lewis was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1990. She first hid her condition as she was ashamed. But she was fed up with and began her medication and embraced her mental illness. 

She was suffering from both sex addiction and bipolar disorder. Her sex addiction kicked when she started her career in the Broadway. 

Married Arnold Byrd In 2012

Jenifer Lewis is married to Arnold Byrd in 2012. The actress has not shared much information about her and husband Arnold Byrd's first meeting and dating life. 

Jenifer Lewis along with her husband Arnold Byrd SOURCE: Pinterest

The couple has not any biological child of their own but has adopted a child daughter Charmaine


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