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Jenny Lewis

Biography

Indie rock and roll singer and songwriter who released her initial single album, Rabbit Hair Layer, in 2006. She offered as the business lead singer from the music group Rilo Kiley from 1998 to 2011 and started touring with her sweetheart Johnathan Grain as Jenny & Johnny this year 2010. She began her profession in display business as an celebrity, appearing within a Jell-O industrial when she was a kid. She starred as you of Lucille Ball’s grandchildren within the sitcom Lifestyle With Lucy in 1986. She was raised within a musical family members as both of her parents had been performers. She started dating Johnathan Grain in 2007. She previously dated bandmate Blake Sennett. She collaborated with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij on the tune for the HBO series Young ladies, starring Lena Dunham in 2014.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jenny Lewis
Date Of Birth January 8, 1976
Place Of Birth Las Vegas, NV
Height 1.55 m
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality American
Parents Linda Lewis, Eddie Lewis
Siblings Leslie Lewis
Music Groups Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service, Nice As Fuck
Nominations NME Award for Hottest Woman, Satellite Award for Best Original Song
Movies The Wizard, Troop Beverly Hills, Foxfire, Pleasantville, Bolt, Don's Plum, Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even, Very Good Girls, Sweet Temptation, Song One, Little Boy Blue, Runaway Daughters, Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter, It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown, Daddy, Uncle Tom's Cabin, A Friendship in Vienna, Runaway Father, Talk to Me, Shannon's Deal, Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story, Trading Hearts
TV Shows Life with Lucy, Brooklyn Bridge, Shannon's Deal
Star Sign Capricorn

  • Facts
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#Fact
1Her father, Eddie Gordon, was a member of the Harmonica Gang.
2Her parents once had a lounge act in Las Vegas.
3Daughter of Linda Lewis and Eddie Gordon.
4Friend of Conor Oberst and Tommy Cody.
5Her first solo album, "Rabbit Fur Coat," was released in January 2006. Her second solo album, "Acid Tongue" was released in September 2008.
6As well as providing the lead vocals for her band Rilo Kiley, she also does backup vocals in the band "The Postal Service" on some tracks.
7She has starred with both Fred Savage (in The Wizard (1989)) and Ben Savage (in Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992)).
8She once appeared on the TV game show Card Sharks (1978), hosted by Bob Eubanks, as a contestant during a teen or junior week of the game.
9Lead singer of Los Angeles-based band Rilo Kiley.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas2015The Waitress
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me2015Video shortJenny Lewis / Daisy / Hannah Nefler / ...
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys2014Video shortMan
Comedy Bang! Bang!2014TV SeriesNew Bandleader
American Dad!2010TV SeriesAmy
Jenny Lewis: See Fernando2009ShortThe Scorpion
Bolt2008Assistant Director (voice)
Rilo Kiley: Silver Lining2007ShortBride / Band
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005ShortFamily
Don's Plum2001Sara
Once and Again2000TV SeriesJenny
Get Real1999TV SeriesMeg O'Donnell
Pleasantville1998Christin
Little Boy Blue1997Traci Connor
Talk to Me1996TV MovieKelly Reilly
Foxfire1996Rita Faldes
Sweet Temptation1996TV MovieJade Larson
Run a Mile in My Shoes1995Short
Rebel Highway1994TV SeriesLaura Cahn
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesLeslie Walden
Brooklyn Bridge1991-1993TV SeriesKatie Monahan
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even1992Corinne
Daddy1991TV MovieMelissa Watson
Runaway Father1991TV MovieMarcia
Shannon's Deal1990-1991TV SeriesNeala Shannon
Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story1991TV MovieEllie
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter1990TV MovieMelanie Benson
The Wizard1989Haley
Baywatch1989TV SeriesAlex
Free Spirit1989TV SeriesChris
Roseanne1989TV SeriesDiane
Shannon's Deal1989TV MovieNeala Shannon
Just the Ten of Us1989TV SeriesPamela
Troop Beverly Hills1989Hannah Nefler
Growing Pains1988TV SeriesJudy Jones
Mr. Belvedere1988TV SeriesKimberly
A Friendship in Vienna1988TV MovieInge Dournenvald
Trading Hearts1988Yvonne Rhonda Nottingham
My Father, My Son1988TV MovieMaya
Who Gets the Friends?1988TV Movie
A Place at the Table1988TV MovieRachel Singer
The Charmings1987TV SeriesSara
The Golden Girls1987TV SeriesDaisy
Uncle Tom's Cabin1987TV MovieEvangeline 'Little Eva' St. Claire
Convicted1986TV MovieShelley Forbes
Life with Lucy1986TV SeriesBecky McGibbon
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesSarah (segment "If She Dies")
Suburban Beat1985TV MovieJennifer
It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown1983TV MovieRuby (voice)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nice as Fuck: Guns2016Video short performer: "Guns" / writer: "Guns"
Nice as Fuck: Door2016Video short performer: "Door" / writer: "Door"
A Very Murray Christmas2015performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Fairytale Of New York", "Good King Wenceslas" uncredited
Ricki and the Flash2015writer: "Cold One"
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me2015Video short performer: "She's Not Me" / writer: "She's Not Me"
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
ConanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys2014Video short performer: "Just One of the Guys" / writer: "Just One of the Guys"
GirlsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Rilo Kiley: Emotional2013Short performer: "Emotional Until Crickets Guide You Back" / writer: "Emotional Until Crickets Guide You Back"
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String2013Short performer: "A Tattered Line of String"
Rilo Kiley: Let Me Back In2013Short performer: "Let Me Back In" / writer: "Let Me Back In"
Very Good Girls2013performer: "You Are What You Love", "Razor Burn" / writer: "You Are What You Love", "Razor Burn", "Go Ahead"
Gossip Girl2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends with Kids2011performer: "You Are What You Love" / writer: "You Are What You Love"
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "Bad Man's World" / writer: "Bad Man's World"
Jenny and Johnny: Big Wave2011Short performer: "Big Wave" / writer: "Big Wave"
Homecoming2009writer: "Capturing Moods", "Rest Of My Life"
Jenny Lewis: See Fernando2009Short performer: "See Fernando" / writer: "See Fernando"
Jenny Lewis: Black Sand2009Short performer: "Black Sand" / writer: "Black Sand"
Jenny Lewis: Carpetbaggers2009Short performer: "Carpetbaggers"
The Messenger2009/Iwriter: "The Angels Hung Around" 2007
Bones2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bolt2008performer: "Barking At The Moon" / producer: "Barking At The Moon" / writer: "Barking At The Moon"
CSI: Miami2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rilo Kiley: Silver Lining2007Short performer: "Silver Lining" / writer: "Silver Lining"
Rilo Kiley: The Moneymaker2007Short performer: "The Moneymaker" / writer: "The Moneymaker"
Weeds2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
John Tucker Must Die2006writer: "I Never"
Ira & Abby2006writer: "Ripcord"
Jenny Lewis: Rise Up with Fists!!2006Short performer: "Rise Up With Fists!!" / writer: "Rise Up With Fists!!"
Rilo Kiley: It's a Hit2005Short performer: "It's a Hit" / writer: "It's a Hit"
Must Love Dogs2005writer: "I Never"
Grey's Anatomy2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005Short performer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
Rilo Kiley: Portions for Foxes2004Short performer: "Portions for Foxes" / writer: "Portions for Foxes"
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight2003Short performer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
American Psycho II: All American Girl2002Video writer: "Wires and Waves"
Rilo Kiley: Wires and Waves2001Short performer: "Wires and Waves" / writer: "Wires and Waves"
Don's Plum2001writer: "Go Ahead", "Always"
Once and AgainTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Rilo Kiley: The Frug1999Short performer: "The Frug" / writer: "The Frug"
Desert Blue1998writer: "85", "Papillon", "The Frug"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nice as Fuck: Guns2016Video short music producer/vocals/keyboard
Nice as Fuck: Door2016Video short music producer/vocals/keyboard
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me2015Video short vocals: songwriter
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys2014Video short vocals/guitar/songwriter
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String2013Short backing vocals
Very Good Girls2013music supervisor
Jenny and Johnny: Big Wave2011Short music producer, electric guitar, vocals - as Jenny
Jenny Lewis: See Fernando2009Short music producer: vocals
Jenny Lewis: Black Sand2009Short music producer, piano, vibraphone, vocals
Jenny Lewis: Carpetbaggers2009Short music producer: vocals
Rilo Kiley: The Moneymaker2007Short vocals/keyboards/guitar
Jenny Lewis: Rise Up with Fists!!2006Short music producer
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005Short backing vocals
Rilo Kiley: Portions for Foxes2004Short vocals/keyboards/guitar
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight2003Short backing vocals
Rilo Kiley: Wires and Waves2001Short vocals/keyboards/guitar

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nice as Fuck: Guns2016Video short
Nice as Fuck: Door2016Video short
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me2015Video short
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys2014Video short
Song One2014
Rilo Kiley: Emotional2013Short
Rilo Kiley: Let Me Back In2013Short
Very Good Girls2013
Rilo Kiley: Silver Lining2007Short
Rilo Kiley: It's a Hit2005Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nice as Fuck: Door2016Video short
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me2015Video short
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys2014Video short
Jenny Lewis: See Fernando2009Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nice as Fuck: Door2016Video short
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me2015Video short
Jenny Lewis: Just One of the Guys2014Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nice as Fuck: Guns2016Video short producer
Nice as Fuck: Door2016Video short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real2015Documentary short additional footage

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real2015Documentary shortInstagram Girl
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Bridge School News2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Artbound Presents: Studio A2015TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Conan2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself (as Jenny)
CBS This Morning: Saturday2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Rilo Kiley: Emotional2013ShortHerself (voice, as Rilo Kiley)
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rilo Kiley: Let Me Back In2013ShortHerself (as Rilo Kiley)
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2014)
Gossip Girl2011TV SeriesHerself
Jenny and Johnny: Big Wave2011ShortHerself (as Jenny)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Jenny Lewis: Black Sand2009ShortHerself
Jenny Lewis: Carpetbaggers2009ShortHerself - Vocals, Music Producer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
Pancake Mountain2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
mtvU Woodie Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Rilo Kiley: The Moneymaker2007ShortHerself (as Rilo Kiley)
The Album Chart Show2006TV Series
Later... With Jools Holland2006TV SeriesHerself
Jenny Lewis: Rise Up with Fists!!2006ShortHerself - Vocals
Coachella2006Video documentaryHerself
Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek2005Video documentaryHerself
Rilo Kiley: It's a Hit2005ShortHerself (voice, as Rilo Kiley)
Rilo Kiley: Portions for Foxes2004ShortHerself (as Rilo Kiley)
Rilo Kiley: Wires and Waves2001ShortHerself (as Rilo Kiley)
Rilo Kiley: The Frug1999ShortHerself (as Rilo Kiley)
Baby M1988TV MovieTuesday
Card Sharks1988TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
Nostalgia Critic2013TV SeriesHerself
The Golden Girls1989TV SeriesDaisy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Cable Family ShowA Friendship in Vienna (1988)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Special, Pilot, Movie of the Week or Mini-SeriesMy Father, My Son (1988)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Co-starring in a Television SeriesBrooklyn Bridge (1991)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a TV MovieRunaway Father (1991)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a Motion PictureThe Wizard (1989)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Guest Starring in a Drama or Comedy SeriesThe Golden Girls (1985)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Cable Series or SpecialUncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
1987Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the WeekConvicted (1986)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress - Guest in a Television SeriesThe Twilight Zone (1985)


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#Quote
1I'm not necessarily coming from a religious standpoint, but I guess there is a lot of questioning in my songs. Sometimes people come to my shows and think I'm a Christian artist and they put their hands up in the air, like they do. But first of all I'm a Jewish girl from the valley, and I'm from Los Angeles. It's funny to be misinterpreted.


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