Dawnn Lewis

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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1961

Filmography

Actor (73)

Major Crimes 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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Better Call Saul 2015 (Tv Show)

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Lab Rats 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Megachurch Murder 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Rick & Morty 2015 (Tv Show)

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A Lesson in Romance 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

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Survivor's Remorse 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Boondocks 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories 2014 (Tv Show)

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Toy Story Of Terror! 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The Soul Man 2013 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2012 (Tv Show)

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Futurama 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Regular Show 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Cleveland Show 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Life and Times of Tim 2012 (Tv Show)

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Reed Between the Lines 2011 (Tv Show)

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Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 (Tv Show)

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Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Melba Early (Actor)

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Medical Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

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Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Any Day Now 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Hardball 2001 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

A Different World 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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King of the Hill 1987 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Odd Man Out 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Sliders 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Jamie Foxx Show 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Parent 'Hood 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Steve Harvey Show 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Wood 1999 (Movie)

Woman in Cleaners (Actor)

Under Pressure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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C-Bear and Jamal 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Faculty 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Cool Like That Christmas 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Spider-Man 1994 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Celebrate the Soul of American Music 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Kid 'N' Play 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XIX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 10th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Magical World of Disney (10/09/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

Bruno the Kid (TV Show)

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Dream On (TV Show)

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Let It Shine (TV Show)

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Stompin' at the Savoy (TV Show)

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The 10th Kingdom (TV Show)

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The Cherokee Kid (TV Show)

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The Divorce (TV Show)

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The Last Sentinel (TV Show)

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The Poof Point (TV Show)

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Sound (1)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

Voice(Skywalker Sound) (Sound)

Biography

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."

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