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Jenifer Lewis


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"... See full bio »

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 2015 The Wedding Ringer (post-production)
Doris Jenkins
 2014 Playin' for Love (post-production)
Alize Gates
 2014 The Magic City
Aunt Valerie
 2014 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Geraldine / Boss Willona
- Early Bird Special (2014) ... Geraldine
- Breaking Grandad (2014) ... Boss Willona
 2013 Tales from Radiator Springs (TV Series)
Flo
 2012 Zambezia
Gogo (voice)
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
Maggie
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series)
Pearl
- An Act of Simple Duplicity (2011) ... Pearl
- The Scarlet Bunny (2011) ... Pearl
- Pilot (2011) ... Pearl
- Episode #1.7 ... Pearl
- A Tryst of Fate ... Pearl
 2011 State of Georgia (TV Series)
Patrice
- Best Friends For-Never (2011) ... Patrice
 2011 Cars 2: The Video Game (Video Game)
Flo (voice)
 2011 Cars 2
Flo (voice)
 2011 When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren (Video short)
Retirement Home Waitress (uncredited)
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
Lessie
- School Lies (2011) ... Lessie (voice)
 2011 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Receptionist / Middle-Aged Woman / Woman / ...
- The Way the Cookie Crumbles (2011) ... Receptionist / Middle-Aged Woman (voice)
- A Short Story and a Tall Tale (2011) ... Woman / Kevin Garnett's Mom (voice)
 2009-2010 Meet the Browns (TV Series)
Vera Brown / Vera
- Meet the Confession (2010) ... Vera
- Meet the Baby (2010) ... Vera Brown
- Meet the Mom (2009) ... Vera Brown
 2010 Hereafter
Candace
 2009 Cars Race-O-Rama (Video Game)
Flo (voice)
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Riffing Prop 8'er
 2007-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Isabel Fisher
- Mad About You (2008) ... Judge Isabel Fisher
- No Brains Left Behind (2007) ... Judge Isabel Fisher (as Jennifer Lewis)
 1999-2008 The PJs (TV Series)
Bebe Ho
- Red Man's Burden (2008) ... Bebe Ho (voice)
- Clip Show (2001) ... Bebe Ho (voice)
- Cruising for a Bluesing (2001) ... Bebe Ho (voice)
- Smoke Gets in Your High-Rise (2001) ... Bebe Ho (voice)
- Scarthroat (2000) ... Bebe Ho (voice)
 2007 Cars Mater-National (Video Game)
Flo (voice)
 2007 Redrum
Therapist
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Ellie Broussard
- Backfire (2007) ... Ellie Broussard
 2007 Day Break (TV Series)
Elizabeth Hopper
- What If She's Lying? (2007) ... Elizabeth Hopper
 2006 The Heart Specialist
Nurse Jackson
 2006/I Dirty Laundry
Aunt Lettuce
 2006 Cars (Video Game)
Flo (voice)
 2002-2006 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Veretta Childs / Mrs. Childs
- Party Over Here (2006) ... Veretta Childs (as Jennifer Lewis)
- All God's Children (2005) ... Veretta Childs
- The Bridges of Fresno County (2005) ... Mrs. Childs
- On the Couch (2004) ... Veretta Childs
- The Wedding (2003) ... Veretta Childs
 2006 Cars
Flo (voice)
 2004 Nora's Hair Salon
Nora
 2004 Shark Tale
Motown Turtle (voice)
 2004 That's So Raven (TV Series)
Vivian Baxter
- To See or Not to See (2004) ... Vivian Baxter
 2003 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Aunt Spice
- Penny Potter (2003) ... Aunt Spice (voice)
 2003 The Sunday Morning Stripper (Short)
Demetria
 2002 Antwone Fisher
Aunt (uncredited)
 2002 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mrs. Summers
- Pilot: Part 1 (2002) ... Mrs. Summers
 2001 The Ponder Heart (TV Movie)
Narcissa Wingfield
 2000 Bette (TV Series)
Inez
- The Grammy Pre-Show ... Inez
 2000 Partners (TV Movie)
Detective Lancy
 2000 Little Richard (TV Movie)
Muh Penniman
 1998-2000 For Your Love (TV Series)
Mel and Reggie's Mother / Sylvia Ellis
- Father Fixture (2000) ... Mel and Reggie's Mother
- The Brother's Day (1998) ... Sylvia Ellis
 1999 Time of Your Life (TV Series)
Joss's Mother
- The Time They Had Not (1999) ... Joss's Mother
 1999 Grown Ups (TV Series)
Melissa's Mother
- Family Circus (1999) ... Melissa's Mother
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Mrs. Biggs
- A Den Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (1999) ... Mrs. Biggs
 1997-1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Hazel / Black Widow Spider
- The Bremen Town Musicians (1999) ... Hazel (voice)
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1997) ... Black Widow Spider (voice)
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Jackie Washington
 1999 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Josie
- Always Follow Your Heart (1999) ... Josie
 1999 Blast from the Past
Dr. Aron
 1998 The Temptations (TV Movie)
Mama Rose
 1998 An Unexpected Life (TV Movie)
Camille
 1998 Rituals (Short)
 1998 The Mighty
Mrs. Addison
 1998 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Linda
- Hurricane Linda (1998) ... Linda
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Queenie
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Queenie
- Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997) ... Queenie
 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
- Basketball Story (1996)
 1996 Girl 6
Boss #1 - Lil
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Judge Rosetta Reide
- Injustice for All (1995) ... Judge Rosetta Reide
- Fair-Weathered Friends (1995) ... Judge Rosetta Reide
- One Strike and You're Out (1995) ... Judge Rosetta Reide
- Child Support (1995) ... Judge Rosetta Reide
- Sex, Law and Videotape (1995) ... Judge Rosetta Reide
 1995 Dead Presidents
Mrs. Curtis
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Delia Deveaux
- Talk Showdown (1995) ... Delia Deveaux
 1995/I Panther
Rita
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Medina
- Private Enemy No. 1 (1995) ... Medina
 1994 Friends (TV Series)
Paula
- The One with the Thumb (1994) ... Paula
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Amanda Baldwin Cooper
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... Amanda Baldwin Cooper
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)
Amanda
 1994 Deconstructing Sarah (TV Movie)
Betty
 1994 Renaissance Man
Mrs. Coleman
 1993-1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Georgia Rodman / Georgia, Ervin's Mother
- Double Cheeseburger, Hold the Diploma (1994) ... Georgia Rodman
- Father Fairest (1993) ... Georgia, Ervin's Mother
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mystique
- All Shook Up (1994) ... Mystique
 1993 Moon Over Miami (TV Series)
Aurora Tyler
- If You Only Knew (1993) ... Aurora Tyler
 1993 Roc (TV Series)
Charlaine
- Joey the Bartender (1993) ... Charlaine
 1993 Undercover Blues
Cab Driver
 1993 Poetic Justice
Annie
 1990-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport / Susan Clayton
- A Rock, a River, a Lena (1993) ... Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
- Great X-Pectations (1993) ... Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
- Original Teacher (1992) ... Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
- The Little Mister (1992) ... Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
- Somebody Say Ho! (1992) ... Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It
Zelma Bullock
 1993 In Living Color (TV Series)
Various
- Bunny Clive (1993)
- Calhoun Tubbs ... Various
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Carolyn
 1992 Frozen Assets
Jomisha
 1992 Sister Act
Michelle
 1990-1991 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Sales Person / Salesperson
- Uh-Oh: Part 2 (1991) ... Sales Person
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Taylor Chase
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
Felicia Brown
- Psychosomatic (1991) ... Felicia Brown
 1988 Beaches
Diva (as Jenifer Jeanette Lewis)
 1988 Red Heat
Judge Jenifer Lewis (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (24 credits)

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TV commercial: Wal-Mart stores. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jenifer Jeanette Lewis | Jennifer Lewis
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Trivia:

Was once one of Bette Midler's Harlettes. See more »

Trademark:

She often plays a character's mother or grandmother in movies or shows

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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