Jenifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis
Real Name/Full Name Jennifer Lewis
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jenifer Jeanette Lewis
Birth Place: Kinloch, Missouri, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 January 1957
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 166 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Edward James Lewis
Mother – Dorothy Lewis
Siblings: Edward Lewis Jr., Vertrella Lewis, Wilatrel Rice, Lawrence “Larry” Lewis, Robin Jones, Jackie Davis
School: Kinloch High School
College: Webster College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: Arnold Byrd
Husband/Spouse Name: Arnold Byrd
Kids/Children Name: Chermaine Lewish
Profession: Actress, Comedian, Singer, Activist
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: April 2021

If you are a fan of the fan favourite comedy series, Black-ish, you must be familiar with Jenifer Lewis’s name. Jenifer Lewis is a prominent American actress who is known for her comedy and singing.

She has been seen in many movies and in most of the films like The Brothers, The Preacher’s Wife, and many more she played the role of mother. Due to this she also earned the title of “Black Mother of Hollywood”. She was also seen in the Lifetime medical drama, Strong Medicine which was aired from 2000 to 2006.

Well, how well do you know about Jenifer Lewis? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jenifer Lewis’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jenifer Lewis to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jenifer was born in Missouri, and her father was a factory worker then. She had six other siblings, and she is the youngest of all of them. At an early age, five she also used to sing at the church choir and then attended the Kinloch High School. She went to university at Webster University and there she also received an honorary degree in the year 2015.

Soon after college, she moved to New York so that she could focus on her acting and performing.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jenifer Lewis in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Jenifer Lewis’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 12th April 2021 having been born on 25 January 1957. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Brown.

Education

Jenifer Lewis attended High School at the Kinloch High School, and she went to University at the Webster University.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Jenifer Lewis With Husband Arnold Byrd
Jenifer Lewis With Husband Arnold Byrd

Jenifer Lewis got married to Arnold Byrd in the year 2012, and they then adopted a daughter whose name is Charmaine Lewis.

It was revealed some time back that Jenifer was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in the year 1990, and she then was able to overcome it with the help of 17 years of therapy and ten years of medication. First, she was embarrassed by it, but now she says that she embraces it. So she didn’t disclose this earlier.

Is Jenifer Lewis Lesbian?

No, Jenifer Lewis is married to Arnold Byrd, and they got married in 2012, and they have also adopted a daughter. So she has never been involved with any other girl sexually or had ever dated one. Jenifer is straight and is happy in her married life.

Professional Career

After she arrived in New York, she was seen acting on Broadway, and she did a small role of Eubie back then in the year 1979. She soon then accepted the position as a Harlette which means a backup singer. She then acquired her first on-screen role as the singer in Otto Titsling’s production Beaches.

In the year 1990, she moved to Los Angeles and then started appearing in different TV sitcoms, and some of them were Murphy Brown, Dream On, and Friends. She was also seen as Will Smith’s aunt in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and this show was broadcasted from the year 1991 to 1996. She obtained the lead role in Jackie’s Black in the late 90s, and she became very much famous due to it.

In the year 2000, it was seen that she had a supporting role in the adventure drama movie, Cast Away and soon she was starred in the Strong Medicine. She also gave voice to Flo in the Cars movie.

She got another big role in the Broadway, Hairspray as she replaced Darlene Love on April 22, 2008. She was also seen as the guest star in the That’s So Raven and the Boston Legal. She also did a voice role in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” which was released in 2009. She also received the nomination for Annie Award for Voice acting for this role later.

She is also the famous cast of comedy series, Black-ish and she also received the critics’ choice award for this role and was highly praised.

She also published a book on her life and career in the year 2017. She named this book by her nickname, The Mother of Black Hollywood. In this book, she shares her life experience with different actors.

Awards

Jenifer Lewis has been awarded the Black Reel Award three times. She has also won the Essence Black Women Award in the year 2019. She has been nominated for many other awards multiple times. She has also won the Critics’ Choice award two times in 2015 and 2017. She has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award two times in 2016 and 2017.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jenifer Lewis in 2021

Jenifer Lewis Net Worth
Jenifer Lewis Net Worth

Jenifer Lewis has spent a lot of time in Hollywood, and due to this, she has been able to garner a fortune for herself. As of 2021, due to this reason the total net worth of Jenifer Lewis is estimated to be around $3 million. She has earned most of her wealth from the movies and from the Broadway shows that she has done. This is one of the most outstanding achievements for her.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Jenifer began singing at the age of 5 as she started singing in the church choir.
  • She adopted her daughter Charmaine through the famous Big Brother/Big Sister Program.
  • She is also an activist and funds many AIDS research.
  • She had Bipolar Disorder.

This was all about one of the most influential actresses who made her mark in the film industry. She is known for her bold and diverse roles, and she is one of the faces of black Hollywood. She is really talented and is an inspiration to many aspiring actors today.

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