Legendary actress Jenifer Lewis, aka “The Mother of Black Hollywood,” received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The ceremony Took place July 15, 2022 and was streamed live on WalkOfFame.com.
“Jenifer Lewis is considered a national treasure and a force to be reckoned with. She is one of those performers who always keeps the audience on their toes! said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
You may remember her on the hit show A Different World From 1992 to 1993 playing Dean Davenport in the sixth and final season and also her recurring role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will Smith’s Aunt Helen.
Recently Lewis completed an eight-season run on ABC’s Hit sitcom Black-ish playing the energetic grandmother Ruby Johnson. Lewis has a legendary career playing in over 400 episodic television shows, Multiple TV-shows and four Broadway shows including Friends, Twenties, Cast Away, What’s Love Got to Do With It, Think Like a Man, The Princess and the Frog, Mickey Mouse Funhouse, Rugrats, Cars I, II and III, American Dad, Hairspray and many more.
Her autobiography, The Mother of Black Hollywood, became a national best-seller in 2017 and In April, the International Press Academy presented Lewis with the 2022 Honorary Satellite Award for her charitable work and her contributions to the entertainment industry.
Her induction was hosted by Actress Lupita Sanchez Cornejo and she was joined by Emmy Award Debbie Allen and Tony and Grammy Award-winner Marc Shaiman.