Jenifer Lewis


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Birth Name: Jenifer Lewis
Born: 01/25/1957
Birth Place: Kinloch, Missouri, USA

In 1988, Lewis relocated to Los Angeles and found herself in a decidedly dry spell, although she continued to hone her act. Finally, in 1992, she was cast as one of the back-up singers to Delores van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) in "Sister Act". Goldberg sponsored several performances of "The Diva Is Dismissed" in the hopes of producing the show for HBO and while that did not come about, Hollywood took notice of Lewis. She became Dean Davenport for one season (1992-93) on the NBC sitcom "A Different World" and had a recurring role as Will's occasionally-visiting Aunt Helen on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". Around the same time, Lewis and practically every other black actress was auditioning for... Continue Bio >>

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