On July 15, Jenifer Lewis was honored with a star on the Television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis, whose estimated net worth is over $2 million as of November 2022, has featured in over 400 television episodes, 68 films, 40 cartoons, and four Broadway productions.
Lewis was accompanied by Debbie Allen and composer Marc Shaiman at the presentation of the star. As Lewis exited the event, she was questioned about the significance of the award. She said that the star was more significant to her than a presentation or performance since it is eternal. Lewis stated that she was blown away by the acclaim she got for her work on and off camera and on stage. The actress also disclosed that she had a bipolar illness and that she sought treatment after discovering it.
“When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, somehow I found the strength and the courage to say 3 of the most powerful words in the English language: I need help.”
Jenifer Lewis receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame pic.twitter.com/Sd7MUmvNE6
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 15, 2022
Jenifer Lewis’s Net Worth
Jenifer Lewis is an accomplished actress, singer, comedian, and activist. She debuted in Broadway musicals and afterward acted in other films. The 65-year-old actress became well-known for her mother roles in films such as Poetic Justice, The Brothers, The Cookout, and Think Like a Man. CelebrityNetWorth estimates the star’s net worth to be about $2 million in August 2023. Despite the lack of information on her assets, she has amassed a substantial fortune via her work in the entertainment sector.
After performing on Broadway and as a backup vocalist for Bette Midler, she made her cinematic debut with the comedy-drama Beaches in 1988. Lewis subsequently relocated to Los Angeles and started starring in a variety of comedies, including Murphy Brown, In Living Color, Roc, and Friends. Jenifer Lewis rose to prominence for her roles as Dean Davenport in A Different World and Aunt Helen in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She portrayed the mother of both Tupac Shakur and Tina Turner in the films Poetic Justice and What’s Love Got to Do with It.
In films like Corrina, Corrina, Renaissance Man, and Dead Presidents, she continued to portray humorous supporting parts. Jenifer has been cast as Lana Hawkins in the medical drama Strong Medicine on Lifetime. She has portrayed significant characters in films such as Meet the Browns, Juwant to Mann, and Nora’s Hair Salon, among others. The actor had a few guest appearances on television programs and had a few voice-over gigs in 2009, including The Princess and the Frog.
Awards And Achievement
Five earned Jenifer Lewis an NAACP Image Award nomination and a role in the 2010 fantasy picture Hereafter. She then starred in the NBC sitcom The Playboy Club and in films such as Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too, Baggage Claim, and The Wedding Ringer. Since the second season of the ABC program Black-ish, she has featured often as Anthony Anderson’s mother. The singer has also appeared in a number of television advertisements. In 2017, Lewis released The Mother of Black Hollywood, a book based on her life and work.