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Jennifer Diane Lewis (born January 8, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American indie pop/rock/folk musician. She began her career in the 1980s and early 1990s as a child actress (appearing most famously in The Wizard and Troop Beverly Hills); however, she really came to do what she does best when she began her music career as the lead singer of the lo-fi indie rock band Rilo Kiley. A standout of the band, she eventually started a solo career, coinciding with the gradual amicable breakup of Rilo Kiley.


Post-Rilo Kiley albums:

  • Rabbit Fur Coat (2006; with the Watson Twins)
  • Acid Tongue (2008)
  • I'm Having Fun Now (2010; with Johnathan Rice as "Jenny and Johnny")
  • The Voyager (2014)
  • Nice as Fuck (2016; with the eponymous girl group)
  • On the Line (2019)

Acting roles on TV Tropes:

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Tropes in Jenny Lewis' work:

  • Actor Allusion: The music video for "She's Not Me" makes references to many of her most famous roles as a child actress, including The Golden Girls, Troop Beverly Hills, The Wizard, and her commercials for Toys "R" Us.
  • Drag King: The music video for "Just One Of The Guys" depicts three of them, played by Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart.
  • Girl Group: Nice as Fuck, which she founded with fellow indie-rockers Erika Forster (Au Revior Simone) and Tennessee Thomas (The Like) in 2016; they released a Self-Titled Album and did a tour that same year.
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Nancy in "Late Bloomer" had eyes "changing like mood stones."
  • Murder Ballad: "Jack Killed Mom" is more or less what it says it is, although Jack didn't mean to kill Mom... (Maybe "manslaughter ballad" would be more accurate.)
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Lamented in "Just One of the Guys":
    There's only one difference between you and me
    When I look at myself, all I can see:
    I'm just another lady without a baby
  • Pretty in Mink: The titular rabbit fur coat of "Rabbit Fur Coat"
  • One of the Boys: "Just One of the Guys" is rather a subversion, or at least a discussion: it's about how women really can't be "just one of the guys."