Lena James is a character from A Different World who appears in 46 episodes of the series. Lena was introduced in the Season 5 season premiere "We've Only Just Begun". The part of Lena is played by Jada Pinkett Smith.

Character BackgroundEdit

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, . She was originally an engineering major, but later switched to journalism. Lena was named after singer Lena Horne.

At the start of her sophomore year, she was roommates with Gina Deveaux and Charmaine Brown.

Lena worked part-time at The Pit. She ended her high school relationship with boyfriend Piccolo (with whom she later rejected his attempt to get back together with her) and developed a brief crush on Dwayne Wayne. Lena later entered a serious (yet celibate) relationship with Dorian Heywood.

Lena would later move off-campus with Charmaine, Gina, Dorian and Terrell Walker. By the end of the series, she had completed her sophomore year at Hillman and was still enrolled at the school.