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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dawnn Lewis was born August 13, 1961. She is remembered mostly from her role as Jaleesa Vinson on A Different World (1987). Dawnn composed the theme song with Bill Cosby and Stu Gardner that was used for the series. She left the show in 1992 to join the cast of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992) as Robin Dumars. From 1995-1996, she continued a career in acting, doing mostly voice-overs, which included characters on Spider-Man (1994), Bruno the Kid (1996), and C-Bear and Jamal (1996). In 1998, she helped write the movie Black Jaq (1998). Read more...

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Character: Melba Early

Dreamgirls 2006

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Character: Woman in Cleaners

The Wood 1999

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Character: Sandy Tierra

Bad Day on the Block 1997

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Character: Angel - Tallis' Rifle

The Last Sentinel 2007

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Character: Amber / Jesse

Hell on Earth 2007

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Character: Stagecoach Mary, Love GAng

The Cherokee Kid 1996

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Character: Marigold Ballard

The Poof Point 2001

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Character: LaBarbara Conrad / Womens' Prison Warden

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder 2009

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Character: Judge

Hero 2015

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Character: Temba's Sister

ABC Weekend Specials 1977

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Character: Jaleesa Vinson Taylor

A Different World 1987

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Character: Assimilated Alien #1

Auto Erotic Assimilation 0

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Character: Janet Jenkins

The Blind Sided 0

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Character: Mrs. Bailey / Receptionist

Sex and the Biddy 0

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Character: Brunette Woman / Hostess

Brown Magic 0

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Character: Lauren's mom

Let's Try That Again 0

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Character: Lauren's mom

The Rhythm of Life 0

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Character: Lauren's mom

Lady Liberty 0

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Character: Lauren's mom

Sweet and Sour 0

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Character: Civil Rights Protester

The Garden Party 0

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Character: Taeshawndretta Brown

Breaking Grandad 0

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Character: Stacy McCann

At Risk 0

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Character: Grim's Granny / Old Lady / Old Monster

Nergal's Pizza/Hey, Water You Doing? 0

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Character: Duck Lady / Woman 1 / Woman 3

Steak Me Amadeus 0

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Writing

Composing

Character: Jaleesa Vinson Taylor

A Different World 1987

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