Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

Highest Rated: 100% Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)

Lowest Rated: 57% Preacher's Kid (2009)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1961

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Best known for her portrayal of Jaleesa Vinson on "The Cosby Show" spin-off, "A Different World," singer/actress Dawnn Lewis made her television debut on the sitcom in 1987. The series followed "Cosby" kid Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) to college, where a new world of colorful characters mixed it up. Though Bonet left the show after the first year, the collegiate sitcom thrived and ran for six seasons. Lewis, who co-wrote the award-winning theme song for the series with Bill Cosby and Stu Gardner, left "A Different World" during its fifth season to join the cast of a new urban comedy series, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper." On this Mark Curry sitcom, Lewis played Robin Dumars for the show's first season and lent her voice to its chipper theme song. Shortly thereafter, she moved into the world of voice work, voicing a number of cartoon characters including the stern Lt. Terri Lee of the 1990s "Spider-Man" animated series, the buxom and brassy LaBarbara Conrad of the sci-fi sitcom "Futurama," and the force-of-nature superhero Storm in a number of X-Men video games, including "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance." She continues to balance these cartoon character roles with full-bodied performances in film and television like the memorable troll Blabberwort in the Emmy-winning fantasy miniseries "The 10th Kingdom."

Highest rated movies




No Score Yet No Score Yet Be the Light Gladys (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revival! The Experience Cleo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 40% Bunyan & Babe Maybelle (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megachurch Murder Lucille Williams (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 28% Second Chances Maria (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 84% Let It Shine Gail DeBarge (Character) - 2012
57% 63% Preacher's Kid Mya (Character) $514.5K 2009
100% 80% Futurama: Bender's Big Score LaBarbara Conrad/Amana/Jackie Anderson (Voice) - 2007
78% 71% Dreamgirls Melba Early (Character) $103.3M 2006
No Score Yet 47% Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Bessie (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet 29% The Poof Point Marigold Ballard (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nicolas Unknown (Character) - 2001
61% 92% The Wood Woman in Cleaners (Character) $25M 1999
No Score Yet 48% Under Pressure Sandy Tierra (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 60% The Cherokee Kid Stagecoach Mary (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 25% Bruno the Kid Di Archer (Voice) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Race to Freedom: The Story of The Underground Railroad Minnie (Character) - 1994
64% 70% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Cheryl (Character) $11.8M 1988


67% 46% Star Trek: Lower Decks Captain Carol Freeman (Voice) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rich and the Ruthless Beth (Character) 2021 2017-2019
90% 67% iZombie Mama Leone (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 80% Apple & Onion Patty/Croissant (Guest Voice),
Patty/Cinnamon Bun (Guest Star)
93% 74% This Is Us Rosemary (Guest Star) 2018
73% No Score Yet The Legend of Master Legend Tana (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc McStuffins Grandma McStuffins (Guest Voice) 2016
94% 93% Rick and Morty Assimilated Alien 1 (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First Helen Hanshaw (Guest Star) 2015
97% 96% Better Call Saul Judge (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soul Man Erika (Guest Star) 2013
93% 95% Futurama Singer (Guest Voice) 2009-2012 2007 2002-2003 1999-2000
56% 70% Breaking In Janet Jenkins (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Mrs. Bailey/Receptionist (Guest Voice) 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reed Between the Lines Trishelle (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 68% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Handy Manny Tanya (Guest Voice) 2007
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Jocelyn Barker (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Sharona Johnson (Guest Voice) 1999 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
40% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steve Harvey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
14% No Score Yet The Faculty Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Unknown (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Jaleesa Vinson Taylor (Character) 1987-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988


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