Andrea Desiree Lewis
August 15, 1985
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Television and film
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 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 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 2011, she played a minor role in the musical Hairspray which travelled 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.
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.
|September 20, 2005||Float Away|
|October 10, 2010||54321|
|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|
|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|
- Ellis, Kathryn (2005). Degrassi Generations: The Official 411. Pocket.