Anais Granofsky

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Anais Granofsky
Born (1973-05-14) May 14, 1973 (age 45)
Other namesAnais Granovsky
OccupationActress, director, screenwriter
Years active1982–present

Anais Granofsky (born May 14, 1973) is a Canadian actress, screenwriter, producer and director. She is best known for portraying Lucy Fernandez in the Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High series.

Early life[edit]

Granofsky was born in Springfield, Ohio, to an African American mother and a Canadian father of Romanian Jewish descent.[1] Her paternal grandfather is industrialist Phil Granovsky.[1]


She began her career as a child actor in 1985 playing Sophie of the Mighty Mites on "Owl TV". After that , she was cast in the Canadian children's television series The Kids of Degrassi Street

From 1987 to 1991, Granofsky portrayed Lucy Fernandez in both Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High.[2] She also appeared in the 1992 series finale television movie School's Out. Granofsky has since made guest appearances in television series including Counterstrike, Forever Knight, and Goosebumps.

After Degrassi, she moved to New York to attend film school at NYU, then returned to Toronto where she acted in film and TV for the next decade.[1] In 1997, she co-starred in the short-lived series Fast Track, starring Keith Carradine. She had recurring roles on La Femme Nikita and Soul Food.

In addition to acting, Granofsky has written and directed several films including On Their Knees (in which she also starred) and The Limb Salesman. She has directed episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation, Bliss and Da Kink in My Hair.[2]

Granofsky is married to husband, Craig, and has three children.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Deceived Ellen
1998 The White Raven Jill
1999 Three to Tango Amy's Girlfriend #4
Have Mercy
Director, writer
2001 Invitation Anais
On Their Knees Willie Walker Director, writer
2004 The Limb Salesman
Director, producer, writer
Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Kids of Degrassi Street Karen Gillis Unknown episodes
1985 Owl Tv Sophie Mite Unknown episodes
1987–1991 Degrassi Junior High Lucy Fernandez 36 episodes
1989 My Secret Identity Nina 1 episode
1992 School's Out Lucy Fernandez Television movie
Counterstrike Hospital Clerk 1 episode
1995 Forever Knight Nurse 1 episode
1996 Goosebumps Ms. Prince
We the Jury Naomi Budden Television movie
Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault E.R. Technician Television movie
1997–1998 Fast Track Vanessa Carter 22 episodes
La Femme Nikita Carla 8 episodes
1999 Mind Prey Ice Television movie
Twice in a Lifetime Isabel Sanchez 1 episode
2000 The Loretta Claiborne Story Alice Television movie
2001–2002 Soul Food Christine Hughes 10 episodes
2001–2003 Degrassi: The Next Generation Lucy Fernandez 3 episodes
2003 Bliss
Director, 1 episode
2009 Da Kink in My Hair
Director, 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b c d Granofsky, Anais. "Between Two Worlds". Toronto Life. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Stars of Degrassi: Where are they now?". National Post. Retrieved 12 December 2016.

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