Andrea Lewis

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Andrea Lewis
Born Andrea Desiree Lewis
(1985-08-15) August 15, 1985 (age 31)
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress/singer
Years active 1998–present

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

Television and film[edit]

Lewis appeared with Diahann Carroll in the biopic The Natalie Cole Story. She also acted with 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, returning in 2003 for one episode, playing Dana. 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 and again in 2006, she was nominated in the category of Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) for her role in Degrassi: The Next Generation at the Young Artist Awards.

In 2006, after five series, her character graduated and Lewis left Degrassi to "do something new".

In 2009, she played Robin in Nickelodeon's first musical, Spectacular!, broadcast on February 16, 2009.

In 2011, she played a minor role in the musical Hairspray which traveled around Canada.

In 2013, she created and starred in her own web series called Black Actress, which can be seen 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.

She is a close friend of Lauren Collins, Christina Schmidt and Adamo Ruggiero with whom she co-starred with in Degrassi. She is also good friends with her Spectacular! castmates Victoria Justice and Avan Jogia.

Lewis and her best friend, Shannon T. Boodram, started their own blog, Those Girls Are Wild, which includes comedic skits performed by the two.


On September 20, 2005, her first album, Float Away, was released in Canada only. On October 10, 2010, Lewis released a second album, 5-4-3-2-1, free via her website.


Year Album
September 20, 2005 Float Away
October 10, 2010 54321


Year Title Album
2005 "Superwomen" Float Away
2005 "I'm Like (Ooh Oh)"[1] Float Away
2006 "Out of my Mind" Float Away
2008 "Do What I Want"
2010 "Voodoo"[2] 54321
2013 "I Can't Leave U Alone" 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, 87 episodes
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 Black Actress Kori Bailey Main role
2016 The Number: The Reboot Sasha 2 episodes


  1. ^ Ellis, Kathryn (2005). Degrassi Generations: The Official 411. Pocket.
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