Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Highest Rated: 33% Foxfire (1996)

Lowest Rated: 14% Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1976

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jenny Lewis first found fame as a child star in "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989) and "The Wizard" (1989) before forging an acclaimed music career as a member of indie outfit Rilo Kiley and highly collaborative solo artist. Born in Las Vegas, NV in 1976 to a singer mother and harmonicist father, Jenny Lewis appeared in numerous commercials as a youngster and after making her acting debut in the pilot episode of "Baby Makes Five" (ABC, 1983), was cast as Lucille Ball's granddaughter Becky in another short-lived sitcom, "Life with Lucy" (ABC, 1986). Lewis went on to guest on prime-time hits "The Golden Girls" (NBC, 1985-1992) and "Growing Pains" (ABC, 1985-1992), appear in multiple TV movies and play a matchmaking baseball fan in big screen comedy "Trading Hearts" (1988). But her best remembered performances came opposite Fred Savage in gaming cult classic "The Wizard" (1989) and as Shelley Long's daughter Hannah in summer camp comedy "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989). Lewis continued to act into her early twenties, landing the recurring roles of Neala in legal drama "Shannon's Deal" (NBC, 1990-91) and Katie Monahan in cross-cultural sitcom "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS, 1991-93), appearing alongside a young Angelina Jolie in coming-of-age "Foxfire" (1996), Ryan Phillippe in indie drama "Little Boy Blue" (1997) and Reese Witherspoon in social satire "Pleasantville" (1998), and starring in the belatedly released black-and-white diner dramedy "Don's Plum" (2001). The latter was soundtracked by singer/guitarist Blake Sennett, who alongside drummer Dave Rock and bassist Pierre de Reeder would later join frontwoman Lewis in the indie-folk outfit Rilo Kiley. The group went on to enjoy cult success with 2001 debut Take Offs and Landing, 2002 sophomore effort The Execution of All Things and 2004 follow-up More Adventurous, eventually reaching the US Top 40 in 2007 with their swansong Under the Blacklight. By this point Lewis had already teamed up with the Watson Twins to record 2006 solo debut, Rabbit Fur Coat, and following Rilo Kiley's split continued to explore other musical avenues. She embraced the sounds of Americana on 2008's Acid Tongue, joined forces with then-boyfriend Johnathan Rice under the guise of Jenny and Johnny on 2010's I'm Having Fun Now and co-composed the scores for indie dramas "Very Good Girls" (2013) and "Song One" (2014). After reaching the US Top 10 for the first time with the adult-oriented rock of 2014's The Voyager, Lewis teamed up with The Like's Tennessee Thomas and Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster to form supergroup Nice as F***, who released their eponymous debut album in 2016. Featuring contributions from Beck, Ryan Adams and Ringo Starr, Lewis' fourth solo effort, On the Line, arrived in 2019.

Highest rated movies

Foxfire
The Wizard
Little Boy Blue
Troop Beverly Hills

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
32% 29% Song One Original Music $20.2K 2014
19% 33% Very Good Girls Original Music - 2013
No Score Yet 62% Don's Plum Sara (Character) - 2001
25% 70% Little Boy Blue Traci Connor (Character) $3.5K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk to Me Kelly Reilly (Character) - 1996
33% 65% Foxfire Rita Faldes (Character) $258.3K 1996
No Score Yet 50% Sweet Temptation Jade Larson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 22% Runaway Daughters Laura Cahn (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Father Marcia (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Ellie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 53% Daddy Melissa Watson (Character) - 1991
29% 59% The Wizard Haley (Character) $12.3M 1989
14% 62% Troop Beverly Hills Hannah Nefler (Character) $7.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shannon's Deal Neala Shannon (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 100% A Friendship in Vienna Inge Dournenvald (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trading Hearts Yvonne Rhonda Nottingham (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 53% Uncle Tom's Cabin Evangeline 'Little Eva' St. Claire (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Austin City Limits Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
84% 78% Gossip Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Amy (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
100% No Score Yet Brooklyn Bridge Katie Monahan (Character) 1991-1993
83% No Score Yet Shannon's Deal Neala Shannon (Character) 1990
No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Alex (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Spirit Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
76% 72% Roseanne Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charmings Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Daisy (Guest Star) 1987