Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1961-08-13 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

28 Movies · 39 TV shows

Biography

Dawnn Jewel Lewis (born August 13, 1961) is an American actress, singer, voice actress and songwriter. Lewis is best known for her role as Jaleesa Vinson–Taylor on the NBC television sitcom A Different World from the series beginning in 1987 until the end of its fifth season in 1992, in addition to being on the show; Lewis co–wrote the theme song. Lewis's other notable roles include portraying Robin Dumars on the ABC sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper for its first season (1992–93) and as Cheryl Spade in the 1988 film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Since then, Lewis has appeared in numerous TV series, including other sitcoms, and has also performed on stage.

Early Life

Dawnn Lewis was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Carl and Joyce Lewis, who are of African-American and Guyanese descent, She began singing at the age of four and acting at eleven. Lewis graduated at 16 from the High School of Music & Art in New York City, now known as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Then she majored in musical theatre with a minor in journalism at the University of Miami, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, in 1982.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
Reunion Road Trip

Reunion Road Trip

2021
Some of the most popular TV shows come back together for a day of fun. Each episode brings back players from a different show, and they look back, share their favorite behind-the-scenes stories and ex...

2020.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Be the Light

Be the Light

2020
BE THE LIGHT is the story of a down and out girl, Celina, who tries to make amends with and save her dying father. To do this, she sparks a musical movement that will save her family in the most beaut...
TV
Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks

2020
One of the least important ships is the U.S.S. In 2380, the town of Cerritos is located. The captains have to keep up with their social lives as the ship is being hit by a lot of sci-fi anomalies.
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal

Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal

8
2020
You drive the action in this interactive adventure, helping Carmen save Ivy and Zack when V.I.L.E. captures them during a heist in Shanghai.

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Boys

The Boys

6.65
2019
A group of people known as the "The Boys" set out to take down corrupt superheros with no more than a willingness to fight dirty and blue-collar work ethic.
Revival!

Revival!

2019
A unique visual and musical experience based on the Gospel of John. Originally a Passion play, it freely blends elements of stage and cinema, creating a fresh take on this well known story.

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Legend of Master Legend

Legend of Master Legend

2017
A dark comedy about the life of Master Legend, a real life superhero, whose mission is the security and safety of the people of Las Vegas. Master Legend has to balance the demands of justice with the ...
Bunyan and Babe

Bunyan and Babe

2017
During the summer, when he goes to visit his grandparents, he goes through a portal that takes him to the world of American hero Paul Bunyan and his ox, Babe.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
This Is Us

This Is Us

6.48
2016
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in the present and past times are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than ...

2015.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Stitchers

Stitchers

6
2015
A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency that will use her memories to investigate murders.
Megachurch Murder

Megachurch Murder

2015
After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver...
Inside Out

Inside Out

6.59
2015
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Di...
TV
iZombie

iZombie

6.24
2015
A medical student who becomes a zombie joins the Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity She needs the help of the Medical...

2014.

2 Movies
The Divorce

The Divorce

2014
A successful TV anchorwoman is celebrating her recent divorce by throwing herself a divorce party. Eva, her younger sister, CeCe, and her new-found friend, Victoria, are coming along for the ride. Thr...
A Lesson in Romance

A Lesson in Romance

8
2014
A successful career Mom gets a case of empty nest syndrome when her children go off to college, and her husband decides to join them and follow his own dreams. Fearing she might be losing her family ...

2013.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Monsters University

Monsters University

6.57
2013
They weren't always the best of friends.
TV
Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty

6.24
2013
Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted older man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time with his grandson. Morty's family life causes a lot of distre...
Toy Story of Terror!

Toy Story of Terror!

9
2013
The Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when they detour to a roadside motel while on their road trip. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a m...
Second Chances

Second Chances

2013
Jenny is a single mom working at a call center trying to make ends meet while raising her two children. Although still reeling from her divorce, Jenny can't help but flirt when she gets emergency call...

2012.

2 Movies
Jennifer

Jennifer

2012
In the near future, a tough job market results in a creative solution for handling dangerous convicted felons.
Let It Shine

Let It Shine

7.67
2012
The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. The Disney Channel has an o...

2010.

2 Movies
Preacher's Kid

Preacher's Kid

2010
Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom.
Sinbad: Where U Been?

Sinbad: Where U Been?

2010
Sinbad returns to the stage in this brand-new one-hour comedy special and answers the question his legions of fans have been asking him, “Where Ya Bin?”

2009.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
The Cleveland Show

The Cleveland Show

6.31
2009
The adventures of Cleveland Brown.
TV
Glenn Martin, DDS

Glenn Martin, DDS

2009
Glenn Martin, DDS was aired on August 17, 2009, by Nick at Nite. The series was created by Tornante. Sky1 broadcasted the show in the UK and Ireland. The second season started on June 11, 2010. The sh...
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

5.61
2009
Leela becomes an outlaw when she and a group of ecologically-minded feminists attempt to save an asteroid of primitive life forms and the Violet Dwarf star from being destroyed, while Fry joins a secr...
TV
Castle

Castle

6.85
2009
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigati...

2007.

1 Movie
Futurama: Bender's Big Score

Futurama: Bender's Big Score

5.66
2007
The Planet Express crew was robbed of their money when they returned from cancellation. Will the crew be able to save the day or be doomed by their incompetence?

2005.

2 TV shows
TV
The Boondocks

The Boondocks

5.67
2005
When he became legal guardian of his two grandsons, Robert "Granddad" Freeman moved from the south side of Chicago to the Woodcrest neighborhood. He can enjoy his golden years in safety. suburbia is a...

2004.

3 TV shows
TV
CSI: NY

CSI: NY

5.96
2004
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The investigations of a t...
TV
Medical Investigation

Medical Investigation

2004
Medical Investigation was an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was co-produced b...
TV
Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

5.81
2004
In the fictional town of Neptune, California, a student named Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while working as a private investigator under the guidance of her detective father.

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

6.58
2003
Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a tale...
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure

Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure

6
2003
The pig learned how important friendship is from a spider. He immediately made Cardigan his friend when they met.

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Andy Richter Controls the Universe

Andy Richter Controls the Universe

7.5
2002
A writer is working for a company.

2001.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

6.71
2001
The best friend of two children has been forced into being the Grim Reaper. The show is a spin-off of Grim & Evil.
TV
The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

6
2001
The Legend of Tarzan is an American animated television series created by The Walt Disney Company in 2001, based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The series aired on ABC from J...
The Poof Point

The Poof Point

6
2001
This is a movie about two scientists who invent a time machine. A critical part falls out of the time machine before they get into it to test it. Nothing seems to happen at first, but when they wake u...

2000.

2 TV shows
TV
Static Shock

Static Shock

8
2000
A person is fighting crime.
TV
Girlfriends

Girlfriends

2000
Girlfriends is an American comedy-drama sitcom that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being cancelled in 2008. The final episode aired on Feb...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Wood

The Wood

9
1999
In the hours leading up to his wedding, a groom with nerves and his two best friends reminiscing about growing up together in the middle class African American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. T...
TV
Futurama

Futurama

6.15
1999
The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an ...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs

The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs

1998
The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs is a children's animated series, produced by Saban Entertainment, that aired on Fox Kids from 1998 until it was cancelled in 1999.

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Under Pressure

Under Pressure

1997
The heat is at a record high, the air conditioner is broken, and the repairman can't find the house. The neighbor is there. A celebrated firefighter whose disdain for the Braverton family next door tu...
TV
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

6.33
1997
The life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne, is the subject of an animated series. H...

1996.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
The Jamie Foxx Show

The Jamie Foxx Show

8
1996
Jamie King is an aspiring actor who wants to find fame and fortune in the entertainment industry. He supports himself by working at his Aunt Helen and Uncle Junior's Los Angeles hotel.
TV
Early Edition

Early Edition

5
1996
Gary Hobson thinks he may even be losing his mind when tomorrow's newspaper mysteriously arrives today giving him a disconcerting look into the future. What will he do with tomorrow's news?
TV
The Steve Harvey Show

The Steve Harvey Show

1996
Down on his luck and out of money, former R&B star Steve Hightower lands a music teacher gig at an inner-city Chicago school. Steve is at Washington High School.
TV
Bruno the Kid

Bruno the Kid

1996
Bruno the Kid is an animated series.
The Cherokee Kid

The Cherokee Kid

1996
He wanted revenge and didn't want to be a hero. When both of his parents were murdered by Cyrus Bloomington, the youngIsaiah had to find the man who killed his folks and take him down.

1995.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale

Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale

1995
Temba is going to find food and water for his village. When he gets a set of bones, he uses them for his own benefit rather than sharing with his friends.
TV
The Parent 'Hood

The Parent 'Hood

1995
The WB broadcasted the American sitcom The Parent 'Hood from January 18, 1995 to July 25, 1999. One of the four sitcoms that aired as part of the original Wednesday night two-hour lineup that helped l...
TV
Sliders

Sliders

5.67
1995
In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximill...

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Spider-Man

Spider-Man

6.17
1994
PeterParker develops powers after being bitten by a spider. He is balancing his personal life with his fight against crime.
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

1994
A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.

1993.

2 Movies
Mouse Soup

Mouse Soup

1993
A mouse caught by a hungry weasel must think of ways to delay the prospect of becoming lunch. Includes all four stories from the book: 'Bees & the Mud', 'Two Large Stones', 'The Crickets' and 'The Tho...
A Cool Like That Christmas

A Cool Like That Christmas

1993
A funky hip-hop holiday special features a teenage boy who lives in an underprivileged neighborhood.

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

1992
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of Oakland, Cal...
Stompin' at the Savoy

Stompin' at the Savoy

1992
As the Harlem Renaissance flourishes in jazzy New York City, Pauline (Vanessa Williams), Esther (Lynn Whitfield) and Alice (Jasmine Guy) struggle to survive. By day, they toil at dreary jobs, dreaming...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Dream On

Dream On

6
1990
Brian Benben is playing a divorced New York City book editor in a comedy called Dream On. The show used clips from older black and white television shows to show Tupper's feelings. It was created by t...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
The Simpsons

The Simpsons

6.22
1989
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...

1988.

1 Movie
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

6
1988
Jack Spade was in the army at the time of his brother's death. Jack declared war on Mr. Powerful local criminal. A man who fought bad guys in the 70s leads his army.

1987.

1 TV show
TV
A Different World

A Different World

6.11
1987
A Different World aired on NBC. The life of students at a fictional mixed but historically black college in Virginia was the focus of the series. The rest of the series focused on the southerners afte...

1976.

1 TV show
TV
Battle of the Network Stars

Battle of the Network Stars

1976
Battle of the Network Stars was a series of competitions where television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events. A total of nineteen of these competitions were held, al...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

6
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first ten years, Cars...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The Savage Dragon

The Savage Dragon

In 1995, the Savage Dragon appeared in an eponymous half-hour animated television series as part of the Cartoon Express on the USA Network. Produced by Universal Cartoon Studios, it ran for 26 episode...
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