Jenifer Jeanette Lewis is an American stage, film, and voice actress, comedian, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles in several films, such as Louise Smith in the 2001 comedy The Brothers. She also had a recurring role as Aunt Helen on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Lewis has made several contributions to Disney. She voiced Flo in the 2006 Disney/Pixar film, Cars and its sequels: Cars 2 (2011) and Cars 3 (2017). She also voiced Aunt Spice in The Proud Family, Tornado in Elena of Avalor and Mama Odie in the 2009 Disney film, The Princess and the Frog. She also plays Ruby Johnson in the ABC TV show, Black-ish. She even played Diva in the 1988 Touchstone Pictures film, Beaches, Michelle in the 1992 Touchstone Pictures film, Sister Act and its 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Zelma Bullock in the 1993 Touchstone Pictures film, What's Love Got to Do with It, Mrs. Coleman in the 1994 Touchstone Pictures film, Renaissance Man, Mrs. Curtis in the 1995 Hollywood Pictures film, Dead Presidents, Marguerite Coleman in the 1996 Touchstone Pictures film, The Preacher's Wife, Mrs. Addison in the 1998 Miramax film, The Mighty, and Vivian in the That's So Raven episode "To See or Not to See’’. She voiced Professor Granville in the Big Hero 6 TV series. She played Mama Hasselback in Amphibia, Patty in The Ghost and Molly McGee and Wheezelene in Mickey Mouse Funhouse.
- She portrays Raven-Symoné's grandmother on That's So Raven, and later portrays her mother in Black-ish.
- She originally auditioned to play Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It but was cast instead as Tina's mother, Zelma Bullock, despite being only a year older than Tina's actress, Angela Bassett.
- "The Voices You Love Are Back in Disney XD’s Big Hero 6". D23 (November 3, 2016).