While A Different World ended in 1993, Dawnn Lewis said goodbye to the NBC sitcom one year early, in 1992, to join the cast of Hanginâ€™ With Mr. Cooper. The show lasted five years, but Lewis walked away from the series in 1993, but not before making sure fans would remember her for the showâ€™s season 1 theme song, which she sang alongside Holly Robinson Pete and En Vogue.
After Hanginâ€™ With Mr. Cooper, Lewisâ€™s next recurring role was on Spider Man the animated TV series as Detective Terri Lee, where she remained until 1997. Two years later, the New York native made a brief appearance in MTVâ€™s The Wood (1999). The following year, Dawnn landed a role on Lifetimeâ€™s Any Day Now (2000 â€“ 2002). Since then, the Brooklyn star has appeared in a plethora of titles, most recently known for her work on Futurama as a number of on-and-off characters, and NBCâ€™s daytime television show, Days of Our Lives.
Outside of film and television, Lewis released her debut album, Worth Waiting For, in the mid 2000s, which housed the titled song to Disneyâ€™s TV movie, The Poof Point (2001).