Jenifer Lewis: Multi-Talented Actress To Be Honored On St. Louis Walk Of Fame

by Gee NY
Jenifer Lewis at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2022. VALERIE MACON/AFP VIA GETTY

The multi-talented actress and activist Jenifer Lewis is set to be inducted into the prestigious St. Louis Walk of Fame, joining the ranks of other celebrated icons.

Lewis’ incredible career spans Broadway musicals, blockbuster films, and hit TV shows. The induction ceremony for the St. Louis native will take place at 11:30 a.m. on July 13 at 6166 Delmar Blvd., with a ragtime performance preceding it at 11:00 a.m.

Her name will be immortalized alongside a diverse group of honorees, including soul legend Donny Hathaway and track-and-field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

This honor comes on the heels of Lewis receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022 and the release of her book, Walking in My Joy: In These Streets. She was awarded the 2,726th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Born in Kinloch, Missouri, Lewis’ remarkable journey from Webster University to Broadway and ultimately to Hollywood has earned her the title “The Mother of Black Hollywood.” She has graced over 400 television episodes with her signature wit and warmth.

Her filmography includes memorable roles in movies such as Sister Act, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Poetic Justice, The Preacher’s Wife, Castaway, Madea’s Family Reunion, and Think Like a Man. Her TV credits feature popular shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, A Different World, Black-ish, and I Love That For You.

Established in 1988, the St. Louis Walk of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the city’s rich cultural heritage. Its mission is to celebrate the accomplishments of great St. Louisans and inspire community pride and career aspirations.

The Walk of Fame is lined with brass stars and bronze plaques embedded in the Delmar Loop’s sidewalks, recognizing St. Louis natives who have made significant national contributions.

Be sure to mark your calendars for this special event celebrating one of Hollywood’s most beloved and dynamic performers.

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