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Actress Known as the "Mother of Black Hollywood"; Famous for her Roles in "Think Like a Man", "The Princess Frog", & "Black-ish"

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Jenifer Jeanette Lewis is an actress, singer and activist. She began her career appearing in Broadway musicals and worked as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before appearing in films Beaches and Sister Act. Lewis is known for playing roles of mothers in the films What's Love Got to Do With It, Poetic Justice, The Preacher's Wife, The Brothers, Think Like a Man and in the sequel Think Like a Man Too, Baggage Claim, and The Wedding Ringer, as well as in The Temptations TV miniseries. She also voiced Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog. As such, Lewis earned the title "Mother of Black Hollywood", which is also the title of her memoir.

On television, Lewis starred as Lana Hawkins in the Lifetime medical drama Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006. She also had recurring roles on sitcoms A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Girlfriends. In 2014, Lewis began starring as Ruby Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish, for which she received two Critics' Choice Television Award nominations.

In 1990, Lewis was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She always knew something was wrong, and at first hid her disorder, as she was ashamed of it, but after 17 years of therapy and 10 years of being medicated for the disorder, she now embraces her mental illness. "You have to look in the mirror... and say—before you can go or grow into anything—you have to say you love yourself," she says.

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Jenifer Lewis

Actress Known as the "Mother of Black Hollywood"; Famous for her Roles in "Think Like a Man", "The Princess Frog", & "Black-ish"

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Jenifer Lewis Biography

Jenifer Jeanette Lewis is an actress, singer and activist. She began her career appearing in Broadway musicals and worked as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before appearing in films Beaches and Sister Act. Lewis is known for playing roles of mothers in the films What's Love Got to Do With It, Poetic Justice, The Preacher's Wife, The Brothers, Think Like a Man and in the sequel Think Like a Man Too, Baggage Claim, and The Wedding Ringer, as well as in The Temptations TV miniseries. She also voiced Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog. As such, Lewis earned the title "Mother of Black Hollywood", which is also the title of her memoir.

On television, Lewis starred as Lana Hawkins in the Lifetime medical drama Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006. She also had recurring roles on sitcoms A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Girlfriends. In 2014, Lewis began starring as Ruby Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish, for which she received two Critics' Choice Television Award nominations.

In 1990, Lewis was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She always knew something was wrong, and at first hid her disorder, as she was ashamed of it, but after 17 years of therapy and 10 years of being medicated for the disorder, she now embraces her mental illness. "You have to look in the mirror... and say—before you can go or grow into anything—you have to say you love yourself," she says.

Jenifer Lewis Videos

  • Jenifer Lewis Talks Happiness & Addiction
    We sat down with Jenifer Lewis before this year's Black Women In Hollywood celebration to discuss life, growth, and the industry.
  • Jenifer Lewis on Her Book 'The Mother of Black Hollywood"
    The one and only Jenifer Lewis is here and she's talking about everything from Kanye West to Nike to mental health.
  • Jenifer Lewis Talks Self Awareness, Mental Illness, Sex Addiction and More

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  • How to book Jenifer Lewis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jenifer Lewis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jenifer Lewis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jenifer Lewis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jenifer Lewis?

    Booking fees for Jenifer Lewis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jenifer Lewis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jenifer Lewis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jenifer Lewis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jenifer Lewis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jenifer Lewis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jenifer Lewis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jenifer Lewis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jenifer Lewis for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Jenifer Lewis generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robin Givens, Logan Browning, Sean Astin, Elaine Welteroth and Mitzi Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jenifer Lewis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jenifer Lewis Speaker Videos

  • Jenifer Lewis Talks Happiness & Addiction
    We sat down with Jenifer Lewis before this year's Black Women In Hollywood celebration to discuss life, growth, and the industry.
    Jenifer Lewis on Her Book 'The Mother of Black Hollywood"
    The one and only Jenifer Lewis is here and she's talking about everything from Kanye West to Nike to mental health.
  • Jenifer Lewis Talks Self Awareness, Mental Illness, Sex Addiction and More

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