There’s one woman who has played mother to the almost every one of our favorite  black actors. If you’ve seen classic films such as “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” then you know exactly who I am talking about! Jenifer Lewis is the 55-year-old, sassy vocalist with enough one-liners and neck rolls to fill a scribe. Today we mark her birthday with a collection of her greatest roles, maternal and plain real!

When She Revealed She Is Bi-Polar On Oprah

Character: Herself

Memorable line: “Doing the work, is getting up and saying ‘Take your meds.”

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