Jenifer Lewis of "Black-ish" Talks About Her New Book, "The Mother of Black Hollywood"

PHOTO COURTESY OF HARPER COLLINS

PHOTO COURTESY OF HARPER COLLINS

I sat down for a one-on-one interview with Jenifer Lewis in her wonderful home to discuss her new book, The Mother of Black Hollywood. In her book, Jenifer discusses her acting career, including starring on "Black-ish," being sexually assaulted, how she dealt with a scam artist, being bipolar, advice to the millennials and many other things. 

Growing up in Kinloch, MO, Jenifer knew that she was destined for fame. She headed to New York and pursued a career on Broadway, and since then, she has starred in a number of television shows and movies, including What's Love Got to Do With It, The Preacher's Wife, Jackie's Back, Meet the Browns and Disney's The Princess and the Frog. Definitely known as everybody's mother in movies, the title of her memoir is befitting. She's played everybody's mama from Whitney Houston in "The Preacher's Wife," Tina Turner's (Angela Bassett) mama in "What's Love Got to Do With it, to playing Tupac's mama in "Poetic Justice."

 
Quencie and Jenifer Lewis

Quencie and Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis and Tam

Jenifer Lewis and Tam

 

Check out this wonderful and real interview with Jenifer. You'll also get a behind-the-scenes treat as Jenifer invites me and Tam (my Producer and best friend) to sing "In These Streets" with her at the piano. The initial song went viral and was sang by Jenifer, Brandy and Roz Ryan. 

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