Jenifer Lewis

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Jenifer Lewis is an American actress, singer, and activist who was awarded by the Black Reel Award. Jenifer Lewis is prominent by her roles in the dreamgirls and beaches and as Lucille of Mystery Men.

What is the age of Jenifer Lewis?

Jenifer Lewis was born on 25th January 1957 and is currently 64 years old. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Likewise, Nathaniel was born in Kinloch, Missouri and his nationality is American. She belongs to the British ethnicity.

Her father’s name is Edward Jame Lewis and her mother’s name is Dorothy Lewis. Her father is a factory worker whereas her mother is a nurse assistant. Similarly, she has six siblings and lewis is the youngest one.


Talking about her education, she studied at Kinloch high school where she joined Winstar University College in Webster Groves, Missouri, and earned a degree from the college in 2015.

Career and Professional Life

After getting a degree from college, she moved to New York to pursue her career as an actress. She tried her best to get the role and feature in the theater. She appeared in a small role in a musical based on the work of Eubie in 1979. after this, she featured the role of Effie White in the workshop of Michael Bennett, and later Bennett replaced her with Jenifer holiday on Broadway for the role.

She landed as the backup singer for the Tv series entitled Bette Midler which got its first TV appearance on HBO. however, she relocated to Los Angele and e an appearance on Tv series such as Murphy Brown. A different world, in living color Mr copper and friends. She also appeared in the main role  NBC sitcom, named the Fresh Prince of bel- air. from 1991 to 1996. she was also featured in a short-lived legal drama named the courthouse as an African American lesbian character on television.

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Caption: Jenifer lewis at an event
source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


After appearing in various musical works,  she slowly appeared in the movie’s biopic what love goes to do with it as the character of the mother,  Zelma Bullock. This role gathered immense love and support which was the biggest achievement t in her life. Following the year she landed more than 45 movies along with TV series. Some of them renaissance Man, Girl 6, the Preachers wife, Jackies back, cast away. In 2014 she was portrayed in the Tv series Black-ish where she played the character of Ruby. And she is still featuring this role in the series. Besides appearing in all the movies and series, she comes up with her voice in the animated series, Ih hero 6: the series, Tuca & Bertie, and the Zambezi

Net worth

She is an actress and singer by profession. Likewise, her primary source of income is through her acting and singing career. Similarly, she has a net worth of around $2 million with an earning range of $20k to $214k.Additionally;y, she earns $29k to $585k with the range of $29k to $208k. She lives a very generous lifestyle with a good source of income which she has collected through his acting career.


Jenifer Lewis was controversies when she published that she was cheated by Antonio Mariot Wilson who was a  gym manager in Los Angeles. Antonion started to scam her by approaching her and starting a relationship, he persuades him to invest in the film project for $50k.Later she came to know that she was cheated, and she cased him in wire fraud. Antonio chated three more women along with Lewis. he received $387k from the scam which he used to spend on rent and other items.


Regarding his relationship status, Jenifer is straight and married to Arnold Byrd who is a retired main  1ST Sergeant. In 2012. and they exchanged  Vows. They haven’t given birth to the child however lewis has adopted a daughter and her name is Charmaine Lewis.

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Caption: Jenifer Lewis with his husband
source: Dailymail

Jenifer Lewis – Body measurement

The beautiful actress stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and has a decent weight). However, there is no information regarding body measurement. Similarly, looking at her physical appearance, Jenifer has a pair of black eyes with black hair.

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Caption: Jenifer lewis with a beautiful smile
source: fandango

Jenifer Lewis – Social media

Reflecting upon his social media presence, Jenifer is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. His Instagram handles is @jeniferlewisforreal) has over 1 million followers and more than 3.15million  followers on his Facebook account.  Similarly, he joined Twitter in October 2010 and has over 78.4j followers on his @JeniferLewis account.