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(Actress, Singer, Voice Artist)

Voice artist Jenifer Lewis is married and a mother of one.

Relationship Facts of Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis is married to Arnold Byrd.
She is mother of One (Charmaine Lewis).
Jenifer Lewis is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Jenifer Lewis?

Jenifer Lewis is married to Arnold Byrd. Her husband is a retired Maine 1st Sergeant. They exchanged vows in the year 2012.

She has an adopted daughter, Charmaine Lewis.

Who is Jenifer Lewis?

Jenifer Lewis is a Black Reel Award-winning actress, singer, and voice artist. She is renowned as Lucille of Mystery Men.

Last, in 2020, she appeared in the series, Black-ish as Ruby.

Next, she will be appearing in the movie, Christmas on the Square as Marceline. Currently, the movie is being post-produced.

Who are the parents of Jenifer Lewis?

Jenifer Lewis was born as Jenifer Jeanette Lewis on the 25th of January 1957 in Kinloch, Missouri in a working-class family. She is of British ethnicity.

Her father, Edward James Lewis was a factory worker whereas her mother, Dorothy Lewis used to be a nurse assistant. She is the youngest among her six siblings.

Talking about her educational background, she completed her High School education from the Kinloch High School in Kinloch, Missouri. After that, she joined Webster University in her hometown. In 2015, she earned an honorary degree from the college.

Jenifer Lewis- Professional Life, Career

After graduating from college, Jenifer Lewis started her career as an actress. For that, she moved to Los Angeles and tried her luck in the theater. In 1979, she debuted on Broadway with the play, Eubie.

After the play, she appeared in the musical play, Dreamgirl. In the play, she was portraying the role of Effie White. Later, she was replaced by Jennifer Holliday on Broadway.

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Caption: Jenifer Lewis looks (Source: Zimbio)

After that, she became a backup singer of the TV series, Bette Midler for HBO. In the ’90s, she moved to Los Angeles and started making appearances in the TV series. Some of her initial series include Murphy Brown, A Different World, and A Different World.

Also, she appeared in various movies too. In 1993, she featured the biopic, What’s Love Got to Do with It as Zelma Bullock. The biopic became one of the milestones of her career. For the role, she was even nominated for NAACP Image Awards.

After that, she made an appearance in more than 45 movies and TV series. Currently, she is appearing in the TV series, Black-ish as Ruby. She has been playing the character since 2014. For the role, she is awarded Black Reel Award three times starting from 2017 in a consecutive manner.

Apart from being an actress, she has contributed her voice in the animated series, Big Hero 6: The Series, Tuca & Bertie, and Zambezia. 

Jenifer Lewis: Net Worth, Salary

As of 2023, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million. As an actress, her earnings are in the range of $20k to $214k. Besides that, as a singer, she makes in the range of $23k to $208k.

Apart from that, as a voice artist, she earns $29k to $585k.

Jenifer Lewis: Controversy, Rumors

She has been in the headlines when she revealed that she was conned by Antonio Mariot Wilson. They first met in the LA Fitness in Los Angeles. Antonio happens to be the fitness gym manager. Soon the romantic scam was started.

Antonio started approaching her in a romantic manner. Soon, he charmed her started a romantic relationship. Eventually, he convinced her to invest $50k in his film project that never exists. The actress was not the first to be caught in the scam.

Three more women were the victim of his scam. In total, he received $387k that he spent to pay on his credit card, rent, and other luxurious items.

When the actress came to know about the scam, she sued him in the charge of wire fraud. Later, Antonio pled guilty to the charge in the first count.

How tall is Jenifer Lewis?

Jenifer Lewis has black eyes with black hair. She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 60 kg. Furthermore, her body measurements are 32-26-32 inches.

Social Media

This actress has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram, over 86.3k followers on Twitter, and over 502k followers on Facebook.


  • Her nickname is The Black Mother of Hollywood.
  • In 1990, she was found to be suffering from Bipolar disorder.
  • She does not have a TikTok account.


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