Jenifer Lewis

Actress



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Jenifer Jeanette Lewis (born January 25, 1957) is an American film, theater, and television actress, comedian, and singer. Jenifer Lewis was born and raised in Kinloch, Missouri. She holds a bachelor\'s degree in theater arts from Webster University in St. Louis. Lewis has over 60 films and 200 TV appearances to her credit. Lewis\'s uniquely recognizable voice is adored by fans, worldwide, in such animated roles as \"Flo\" in Cars (2006) and in the sequel \'Cars 2\' (2011) and as \"Mama Odie\" in the Walt Disney Pictures\' animated film The Princess and the Frog (2009).<br><br> Lewis earned the title, \"Black Mother of Hollywood\", thanks to such memorable performances as the mother of Tina Turner, alongside Angela Bassett, in What\'s Love Got to Do With It (1993); alongside Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, in The Preacher\'s Wife (1996); in Think Like a Man (2012) and in the sequel Think Like a Man Too (2014). <br><br> Lewis is highly respected in the theatre world with five Broadway shows to her credit, including \"Hairspray\", as \"Motormouth Maybelle\". In 2006, Lewis co-starred opposite Meryl Streep in the Shakespeare in the Park presentation of \"Mother Courage and Her Children\", in New York City. Lewis has performed her acclaimed one-woman show, \"The Diva is Dismissed\", worldwide. Lewis portrayed the distraught mother, \"Candace\", opposite Matt Damon, in Clint Eastwood\'s Hereafter (2010). <br><br> From 2014, Lewis has a recurring cast role, as Ruby, in the American television sitcom series Black-ish alongside Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross on ABC.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>