In 1993 she played the role of Tina Turnerâ€™s mother in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It (film). In 1994, she followed with other supporting roles, including Mrs. Coleman the Unemployment Office lady in Renaissance Man and as Whoopi Goldberg’s sister in Corrina, Corrina. In 1995, she was cast in maternal roles to Kadeem Hardison in Panther and to Larenz Tate in Dead Presidents ahead of she accepted the role of a lesbian judge on the brief-lived CBS series Courthouse. Lewis returned to the massive screen as Theresa Randle’s telephone sex line boss in Spike Lee’s Girl 6. She then played Whitney Houston’s character’s mother in Penny Marshall’s The Preacher’s Wife. Lewis has performed for numerous years on Broadway and has lent her vocals to many of the television and film projects that she has been a portion of including the theme song for her most recognizable role, Strong Medicine. Lewis’ most recent singing role came with her role in the movie musical The Princess and the Frog.
|Day of Birth||25-January-1957|
|Place of Birth||Kinloch, Missouri, U.S.|