Andrea Lewis

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.

Andrea Lewis
Born
Andrea Desiree Lewis

(1985-08-15) August 15, 1985
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present

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 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 appeared in the Nickelodeon's musical film Spectacular!. She played Robin, a member in a high school choir, Spectacular, broadcast on February 16, 2009.

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.

Personal life

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 resides in Los Angeles.

She is a close friend of Christina Schmidt 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.

Discography

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.

Albums

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

Singles

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

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Down in the DeltaCassandraFilm
1999A Holiday RomanceAutumnTV movie
2000Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole StoryNatalie ColeTV movie
2001-2003Soul FoodBrigette2 episodes
2002JunkGirl Scout #1Film
2001-2006Degrassi: The Next GenerationHazel AdenSeason 1-2 recurring, season 3-5 regular, 87 episodes
2002Cadet KellyCadet Carla HallTV movie
2005-2006Moccasin FlatsMelissa7 episodes
2009Spectacular!RobinTV musical
2011Warehouse 13JoBeth1 episode
2012It Takes a Village to Raise...HellMichellePlay
2013Black ActressKori BaileyMain role
2016The Number: The RebootSasha2 episodes

References

  1. Ellis, Kathryn (2005). Degrassi Generations: The Official 411. Pocket.
  2. http://www.cambio.com/news/andrea-lewis-releases-voodoo/
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