Dawnn Lewis was born August 13, 1960. She is remembered mostly from her role as Jalessa Vinson on "Different World, A" (1987). Dawnn helped compose the theme song that was used for the series. She left the show in 1992 to join the cast of "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" (1992) as Robin Dumars. In 1995-1996 she continued a career in acting doing mostly voiceovers which include a character on "Spider-Man" (1995), "Bruno The Kid" (1996) and the movie "C Bear And Jamal" (1996) (TV). In 1998, she helped write the movie Black Jaq (1998) (TV). She continues to make guest appearances on various shows.