Celebrate Jenifer Lewis’ Birthday With These 5 TV Shows And Films

Did you know that the veteran actress has had more than 300 television and film appearances?

Happy Birthday, Jenifer Lewis!

The six-time NAACP Image Award winner and two-time nominated SAG award actress is celebrating her 66th birthday today, Wednesday, Jan. 24, and it's only right that we honor her by reminding her fans why she needs to be honored on her special day! has put together a list of five of our top TV shows and films that you should binge today to celebrate Lewis and all of her success!

  • Black-ish

    Lewis plays the witty Ruby Johnson, mother to Anthony Anderson's character (Dre) and mother-in-law to Tracee Ellis Ross' character (Rainbow) in the ABC series.  Black-ish ran for seven seasons from 2014 to 2022.

  • Think Like A Man and Think Like A Man Too

    In this hilarious romantic comedy movie film series, Lewis stars as Ms. Loretta the overprotective mother to Terrence J's character (Michael). 

  • Princess and The Frog

    Voicing the character, Mama Odie, in the 2009 animated film The Princess and The Frog, Lewis plays the 197-year-old voodoo priestess who resides deep in the swamps of Louisiana.

  • The Preacher’s Wife

    In this classic 1996 film, Lewis plays Margueritte Coleman, the mother of Whitney Houston's character Julia. 

  • Meet The Browns

    Playing Vera Brown, the half-sister to Angela Bassett's Brenda, in the 2008 movie Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns, Lewis' comedic approach to this role both in the projects play and film. 

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