Andrea Lewis

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Andrea Lewis
Born Andrea Desiree Lewis
(1985-08-15) August 15, 1985 (age 30)
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress/Singer
Years active 1998–present

Andrea Desiree Lewis (born August 15, 1985) is a Canadian-born actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Hazel Aden on the teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Television and Film[edit]

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 2001, she played Brigette in an episode of Soul Food: The Series on Showtime. She also began her role as "Hazel Aden" in Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In 2002, she played Hilary Duff's best friend Carla Hall in the made for television movie Cadet Kelly.

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.

Personal life[edit]

One of two children, Lewis is the daughter of Caribbean-born parents. Her mother is from Jamaica, and her father is from St. Vincent. Lewis now resides in New York City.

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, 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.


Year Album Sales
September 20, 2005 Float Away N/A
October 10, 2010 54321[1][2] N/A


Year Title Album
2005 "Superwomen" Float Away
2006 "Out of my Mind" Float Away
2008 "Do What I Want"[3]
2013 "I Can't Leave U Alone"[4] Airborne


Year Title Role Notes
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
2009 Spectacular! Robin TV musical
2011 Warehouse 13 JoBeth 1 episode
2012 It takes a Village to Raise...Hell Michelle Play
2013- Present Black Actress Kori Bailey Main Role


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