Andrea’s artistic talents emerged at age 5 and even before celebrating her 16th birthday, this Toronto born, Entertainer had already acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Diahann Carroll in The Natalie Cole Story and Wesley Snipes and Dr. Maya Angelou in her directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Down in the Delta. After wrapping up on the Disney movie Cadet Kelly alongside Hilary Duff, Lewis soon spent 6 seasons on the hit show Degrassi: The Next Generation and became known around the world as “Hazel” as millions of North Americans tuned in each week to watch Andrea in the Gemini Award-winning drama, which is ranked No. 1 in Canada and the US. Lewis has garnered international attention from Degrassi which landed her in the pages of Teen People; New York Times and Entertainment Weekly magazines. After Degrassi, she went on to other leading roles in Moccasin Flats III as Melissa and starred in the Nickelodeon comedy movie Spectacular as Robin. Then hit the stage in Dream Girls as the character Lorrell and Hairspray as “Peaches”. Lewis made her New York City stage debut in Oct 2012 as the lead character “Michelle” in “It takes a village to Raise Hell” receiving outstanding reviews and having a sold out run. In December 2014 Lewis played “Dinah” the Santa’s feisty helper in the original BET Movie “A Very Larry Christmas”. Taking her career to another level now you can watch her every week on her daring and witty new web series “Black Actress” written by and starring Lewis. The first and second Season can be watched at youtube.com/AndreaLewisChannel.
But despite her natural talent and many accomplishments in the field, acting is only one of Lewis’ many passions. At the age of 12, she began writing her own songs and in 2005 she released her first album, Float Away with Universal Music.
Lewis’ 2nd album 5-4-3-2-1 was released for free on her website, and had over 300,000 downloads. 5-4-3-2-1, introduced listeners to a side of Andrea that she says embodies the truest she’s ever been able to share with her fans. Lewis is currently working on her 3rd album due in late 2015.
Andrea is also well-known for giving back to the community, whether it’s participating in charity events, World AIDS Day, Purple Day for Epilepsy, YWCA and UNICEF campaigns or hanging out with underprivileged youth.