Clea Lewis

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Clea Lewis

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Clea Lewis
Born (1965-07-19) July 19, 1965 (age 51)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Spouse(s) Peter Ackerman
Children Stanley (b. 2002)
Alvin (b. 2005)

Clea Lewis (born July 19, 1965)[1] is an American actress and singer, best known for her television role as Ellen’s annoying friend, Audrey Penney[2] in Ellen DeGeneres‘ sitcom Ellen.

Personal life[edit]

Lewis was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to a writer mother and a former vaudeville performer and lawyer father.[3] Lewis graduated from Brown University in 1987. Her husband, Peter Ackerman, and she have two sons, Stanley, born in 2002, and Alvin, born in 2005.


Lewis appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Flying Blind. She also appeared in the first episode of Friends, in which she played Frannie. She has appeared in numerous films, including Scotch & Milk, The Rich Man’s Wife, and Diabolique. In 2000, she did the voice of Amy Lawrence in Tom Sawyer. Lewis played Gina, a chatty ad agency worker, in 2007’s Perfect Stranger. She also voiced various characters in the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.

She also appeared on the short-lived Andy Barker, P.I. as Jenny Barker, the wife of the title character.

Her somewhat nasal, squeaky voice has meant a great deal of animation voice-over work for Lewis, including in both television (ABC’s Saturday morning cartoon, Pepper Ann) and film (Ice Age: The Meltdown). She also recorded the book-on-CD for The Princess Diaries.


Year Title Role Director Notes
1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. Lyla Scott Goldstein TV series (one episode: “It’s a Wonderful Laugh”)
1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cindy Shelley Jensen TV series (one episode: “Hilary Gets a Life”)
Hero Sylvia Stephen Frears
1992–93 Flying Blind Megan TV series (22 episodes)
1994 Friends Franny James Burrows TV series (one episode: “The Pilot“)
1995 Mad About You Salesgirl Michael Lembeck TV series (one episode: “Purseona”)
Double Rush Danielle Michael Lembeck (2) TV series (one episode: “Love Letters”)
1996 Diabolique Lisa Campos Jeremiah S. Chechik
The Rich Man’s Wife Nora Golden Amy Holden Jones
1994–98 Ellen Audrey Penney TV Series (80 episodes)
1998 Scotch and Milk Ilsa Adam Goldberg
1998–99 Maggie Winters Rachel Tomlinson TV Series (16 episodes)
1999 Tracey Takes On… Carol George McGrath TV series (one episode: “Road Rage”)
The Angry Beavers Wanda Robert F. Hughes TV series (one episode: “Tough Love/A Little Dad’ll Do You”)
1997–2000 Pepper Ann Nicky Little TV series (62 episodes)
2000 Madigan Men Wendy Suzanne Kiley TV series (one episode: “Pilot”)
The Office Party Grace Chiara Edmands Short
2004 Superstore Joan Sam Zalutsky Short
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Female Mini Sloth &
Dung Beetle Mom’s voice
Carlos Saldanha
2007 Perfect Stranger Gina James Foley
Andy Barker, P.I. Jenny Barker Jason Ensler TV series (six episodes)
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Heaven Moscowitz Peter Leto TV series (one episode: “Trade”)
2009 Motherhood Lily Katherine Dieckmann
Confessions of a Shopaholic Miss Ptaszinski P. J. Hogan
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Start Mom’s voice Carlos Saldanha (2)
Mike Thurmeier
2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Emily Andy Ackerman TV series (one episode: “Truth or Dare”)
2014 Life of Crime Tyra Taylor Daniel Schechter
2015 Royal Pains Nurse Margaret Redding TV series (season seven)
2017- Present The Americans Deirdre Kemp TV series (season 5)

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