|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2008)|
|Born||Andrea Desiree Lewis
August 15, 1985
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Television and Film
Lewis appeared alongside Diahann Carroll in the biopic The Natalie Cole Story. She also acted alongside Naomi Judd in A Holiday Romance, which was a television Christmas special. In 1998, she played Cassandra in the critically acclaimed[vague] feature, Down in the Delta.
In 2003, she was again on Soul Food: The Series for one episode, playing Dana.
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award in 2006 in the category of Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) for her role in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation‘. She had also been nominated for the same award in 2003, in the category of Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) for her role in the same television series (Degrassi: The Next Generation).
In 2006, after 5 seasons, her character graduated, Lewis left Degrassi to "do something new."
In 2009, she played Robin on Nickelodeon's first musical Spectacular! that came out on February 16, 2009.
In 2011, she played a minor role in Hairspray the musical which traveled around Canada.
In 2013, she created and starred in her own web series called Black Actress, which can be watched on Issa Rae's Youtube channel.
Lewis' mother is Jamaican and her father is from St. Vincent. Her maternal grandmother is of Indian descent and her maternal grandfather is Portuguese.
Andrea is close friends with Lauren Collins, Christina Schmidt, and Adamo Ruggiero with whom she co-starred with on Degrassi. She is also good friends with her Spectacular! castmates Victoria Justice and Avan Jogia.
Andrea and her best friend, Shannon T. Boodram, started their own blog, www.thosegirlsarewild.com which includes comedic skits performed by the two.
On September 20, 2005, her debut album "Float Away" was released in Canada only. On October 10, 2010, Andrea released her second album, 5-4-3-2-1, free via her website.
|September 20, 2005||Float Away||N/A|
|October 10, 2010||54321||N/A|
|2006||"Out of my Mind"||Float Away|
|2008||"Do What I Want"|
|2013||"I Can't Leave U Alone"||Airborne|
|1998||Down in the Delta||Cassandra||Film|
|1999||A Holiday Romance||Autumn||TV movie|
|2000||Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story||Natalie Cole||TV movie|
|2001-2003||Soul Food||Brigette||2 episodes|
|2002||Junk||Girl Scout #1||Film|
|2001-2006||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Hazel Aden||Season 1-2 recurring, Season 3-5 regular|
|2002||Cadet Kelly||Cadet Carla Hall||TV movie|
|2005-2006||Moccasin Flats||Melissa||7 episodes|
|2011||Warehouse 13||JoBeth||1 episode|
|2012||It takes a Village to Raise...Hell||Michelle||Play|
|2013- Present||Black Actress||Kori Bailey||Main Role|
- myspace.com, "Do What I Want".
- "Andrea Lewis - I Can't Leave U Alone". Retrieved 15 February 2014.