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JENIFER LEWIS (Mama Odie) is best known for her sassy portrayal of "Lana Hawkins” on Lifetime Television's six-year hit series "Strong Medicine.” She has performed on Broadway in "Eubie,” "Comin' Uptown,” "Rock and Roll, the First 5000 Years” and "Hairspray.” Lewis starred on stage as "Dolly Levi” in the 5th Avenue Theatre's hugely successful production of "Hello, Dolly!,” and also starred with Meryl Streep in New York's Shakespeare in the Park's production of "Mother Courage and Her Children.” She received two NAACP Image Award Nominations for "What's Love Got to Do with It” and "The Preacher's Wife,” with Denzel Washington.

Lewis has appeared in more than 60 films, including "Antwone Fisher,” "Corrina, Corrina,” "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns” and "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion,” "Renaissance Man,” "Sister Act,” "Sister Act 2,” "Dead Presidents,” "Blast from the Past,” "The Brothers,” "Mystery Men,” "Beaches,” "Not Easily Broken,” "Poetic Justice,” "Girl 6,” "Jackie's Back!,” and "Cast Away.”

Her numerous television credits include starring roles in "The Temptations,” "Friends,” "Murphy Brown,” "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” "That's So Raven,” "Shark,” "The Little Richard Story,” "Girlfriends” and "Boston Legal.” Lewis' distinctive voice is heard in animated films, including "Shark Tale,” "The Proud Family,” "The PJs” and "Cars.” Lewis resides in Los Angeles with her adopted daughter Charmaine and is a relentless supporter of finding cures for breast cancer and HIV/AIDS.

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