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Jenifer Lewis (Jenifer Jeanette Lewis)

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Biography

Kinloch, Missouri, USA
Jenifer Lewis was born and raised in Kinloch, Missouri. She holds a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Webster University in St. Louis. Jenifer has over 60 films and 200 TV appearances to her credit. Her uniquely recognizable voice is adored by fans, worldwide, in such animated roles as "Flo" in Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) and as "Mama Odie" in The Princess and the Frog (2009). Jenifer earned the title, "Black Mother of Hollywood", thanks to memorable performances as Tina Turner's mother in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and, alongside Denzel Washington, in The Preacher's Wife (1996). Read more...

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Character: Aunt Valerie

The Magic City 2014

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Character: Alize Gates

Playin' for Love 2015

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Character: Flo

Cars 2 2011

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Character: Maggie

Five 2011

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Character: Mary 'Mama' Clark

Not Easily Broken 2009

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Character: Flo

Cars 2006

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Character: Milay Jenay Lori

Madea's Family Reunion 2006

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Character: Aunt Lettuce

Dirty Laundry 2006

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Character: Motown Turtle

Shark Tale 2004

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Character: Lady Em

The Cookout 2004

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Character: Becca Twig

Cast Away 2000

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Character: Margueritte Coleman

The Preacher's Wife 1996

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Character: Rita

Panther 1995

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Character: Jevina

Corrina, Corrina 1994

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Character: Vegas Backup Singer #1

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993

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Character: Zelma Bullock

What's Love Got to Do with It 1993

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Character: Mrs. Williams, Lewis' Mother

The Meteor Man 1993

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Character: Jomisha

Frozen Assets 1992

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Character: Diva

Beaches 1988

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Character: Judge Jenifer Lewis

Red Heat 1988

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Character: C-Note's Mom

Who's Your Caddy? 2007

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Character: Boss #1 - Lil

Girl 6 1996

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Character: Muh Penniman

Little Richard 2000

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Character: Detective Lancy

Partners 2000

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Character: Narcissa Wingfield

The Ponder Heart 2001

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Character: Ruby / Rosy

Pops' Pops' Pops 2015

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Character: Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport

A Different World 1987

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Character: Ruby

Stuff 2015

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The Word 0

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Chop Shop 0

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Character: Pearl

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Character: Caren Dupree

Requiem for a Dream 0

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Character: Receptionist / Middle-Aged Woman

The Way the Cookie Crumbles 0

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Character: Vera Brown

Meet the Mom 0

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Meet the Mom Again 0

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Meet the Anniversary 0

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Meet the Baby 0

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Character: Vera Brown

Meet the Confession 0

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Character: Ellie Broussard

Backfire 0

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Character: Boss Willona

Breaking Grandad 0

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Character: Judge Isabel Fisher

No Brains Left Behind 0

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Character: Judge Isabel Fisher

Mad About You 0

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Character: Vivian Baxter

To See or Not to See 0

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Character: Aunt Spice

Penny Potter 0

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