Jenifer Lewis Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Daughter, Net Worth, Movies


Jenifer Lewis is an American singer known for being the back-up singer for Bette Midler. Likewise, she is an actress known for potraying the role of The Masked Singer in Miss Cleocatra. Some of her other popular films include The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Browns, and Jackie’s Back!

How old is She? – Age

Lewis is 67 years old as of 2024. She was born on January 25, 1957, in Kinloch, Missouri, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is She? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.66 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Jenifer was born to parents; Dorothy Lewis and Edward James Lewis in Kinloch, Missouri, United States. It is known that her mother worked as a nurse’s aide while her father worked in a factory. She experienced her childhood along with her six siblings. They include; Lawrence Lewis, Jackie Davis, Vertella Lewis, and Wilatrel Rice.


Lewis enrolled at Kinloch High School where she studied and graduated. Afterward, she graduated with an honorary degree from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri, in 2015.

Is She Married?Husband

Jenifer has been married to her lovely husband, Arnold Byrd, since 2012. He is a retired US Marine who served as a 1st Sergeant. Further details regarding their marital status are still under review and will be updated soon.

Actress And Singer Jenifer Lewis Photo
Actress And Singer Jenifer Lewis Photo


Lewis is a proud mother to her adopted daughter, Charmaine Lewis. Further information regarding her child are still unclear but will be updated soon.

Acting And Music Career

Jenifer is a vastly recognized actress who potrayed the role of Jacqueline Burton in So Help Me Todd. Likewise, she had the roles of Grandma and Crimean War nurse in History of the World, Part II. She also starred the voice role of Virginia Tuskmon in Monsters at Work.

Most noteworthy, she is was a cast in Christmas on the Square musical film as Margeline. Afterward, she landed on the role of Jacqueline Burton in So Help Me Todd. It is also known that she starred the role of Aunt Valerie in Secrets of the Magic City.

Furthermore, she voiced the character of Great Auntie Sloom in The Addams Family. In addition, she was featured in The Princess and the Frog in the voice of Mama Odie. She was also played the role of Mystique in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

On the other hand, she is an author known for her book entitled The Mother of Black Hollywood. She is also a professional singer known for songs such as Mama Odie’s Kitchen Song, Turn Back The Hands Of Time, and The Greatest Medley Ever Told.

Net Worth

Citing her career, Jenifer has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

Movies And TV Shows

  • The Preacher’s Wife
  • I Love That for You
  • Sister Act 3
  • What’s Love Got to Do with It
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
  • Think Like A Man
  • The Cookout
  • This Is Me… Now: A Love Story
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Poetic Justice
  • Not Easily Broken
  • Think Like a Man Too
  • Strong Medicine
  • Christmas on the Square


  • Mama Odie’s Kitchen Song
  • Night and Day
  • Turn Back The Hands Of Time
  • The Greatest Medley Ever Told
  • Dig a Little Deeper
  • Dig A Little Deeper – The Princess and the Frog
  • The Lounge Medley
  • Shout
  • Havin’ a Plan
  • Turtle Babies
  • Stay With Me
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