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Actress & Youtube Creator: Andrea Lewis

Actress & Youtube Creator: Andrea Lewis

Canadian-born actress and singer Andrea Lewis is a very talented young lady.  Best known for her role as Hazel from off the hit tv drama “Degrassi”,  Andrea has come a long way since then.   Besides starring in the Disney movie “Cadet Kelly”,  Nickelodeon’s musical “ Spectacular” and many other films, she created her own web series called” Black Actress” in 2014. While starring as the main character  is not only able to be funny, but she is  also able to shine a light on what it takes to be a black actress in the entertainment industry.

Yet besides being the entrepreneur that she is and working alongside with producers Issa Rae and Tatyana Ali on her series,  she  also starred in a BET Special called  “ A Very Larry Christmas” for Christmas of 2014. Yet despite all the entertainment, singing, and acting she does she still remains to be stay true to herself and inspire others through her youtube channel.  Her channel not only inspire others to love themselves, but to also realize that we all have a purpose in this world. That in order for others to love us, we must always love ourselves first despite whatever negativity may come our way. So definitely feel free to subscribe and share this amazing young woman’s channel.


 

Andrea’s Youtube Channel


Black Actress Trailer


Questions

1.) How did you get into acting? 

I was very blessed to have been approached by a casting director when I was toddler. My mom and I were in the mall and she gave my mom her card.  She thought I was cute enough to do “baby modeling” and my mom thought about it for a while.  After thinking, she decided to take a leap of faith and contacted the casting director.  So the rest is history and I started doing commercials and print ads. I stayed in the business because I liked it as a kid.  I was lucky enough to progress and book roles on TV and film.

2.) Any influences or people that inspired you?

I’m most influenced by my mom. She’s been my biggest supporter and inspiration for believing in my dreams and living the life that I want! I’m also inspired by all kinds of art and I am a huge art lover.  Whether it’s in the form of film, music, dance or anything else I always appreciate art.  I can find inspiration pretty much anywhere I go!

3.) As a kid, did you ever dream of becoming an actress?

Since I started in the business as a kid and i’ve always felt like it was a  natural fit.  I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else besides being an actress and a singer for the rest of my life.

4.) What do you like the most about acting?

I like the fact that I get to use my imagination all the time because it’s apart of my job. Our imagination is one of our greatest gifts.

5.) Do people still refer to you as Hazel from off the tv show Degrassi?

People definitely still recognize me for being Hazel. Degrassi was a very popular show so I don’t think that recognition will change any time soon.  I feel blessed to have had an opportunity to be on a show like Degrassi.

6.) Besides Degrassi, what other shows or projects have you been working on?

I’ve done a lot of work outside of Degrassi on TV and film such as the Disney movie, “Cadet Kelly”, HBO’s “Soul Food” Nickelodeon’s “Spectacular”, Showtimes “Moccasin Flats” and most recently “A Very Larry Christmas” for BET due out in Christmas 2014 and my web series “Black Actress” written by and starring myself and produced by Issa Rae and Tatyana Ali.

7.) What do you like to do outside of acting?

Besides acting,  I am also a singer.  So I spend most of my time writing and recording songs when I’m not acting in front of the camera. I also love traveling and trying to be on a beach relaxing as much as I can.

8.) If you had a choice to choose another career what would it be? 

I wouldn’t choose another career. Entertainment is what I was born to do.

9.) As an actress,do you ever find it a challenge to reinvent yourself?

Not really because as an actress your job is to portary different characters.  By doing this,  you’re in some way always “re-inventing” yourself. As a person I’m always in search of bettering myself and that is also in-directly “re-inventing” myself.  Because I’m constantly growing and improving and I’m not the same “Andrea” that I was last year.

10.) Do you have a motto or message that you like to live by?

My 2014 Motto is “Find A Way”. You’ve gotta find a way to do whatever it is you want to do!

11.) What is something about you that people do not know?

I’m left-handed.

12.) What are your future plans and endeavors for the rest of 2014?

I’m working on a 2nd season of my web series, “Black Actress” and a new album! 🙂

 

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Farrah
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Great interview! I’ve heard of the show Degrassi but haven’t actually seen it yet–this was a great sort of “behind-the-scenes” way to get to know Andrea better though! She seems like an awesome lady and I love her motto–it’s so true! 😛

MyYellowApron
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Great to know about ANDREA LEWIS. Thanks for sharing the information.

MegOhKay
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I love that you were able to take some time to interview her. I really enjoyed her positive outlook on things. Thank you for sharing.

RunningInHeels
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Great interview, she seems so fun and cool!

Bizarre Brunette
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Left handed people unite! 😀 Awesome interview.

Sondra Barker
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I used to love her on Degrassi so its so nice to see her being so real and down to earth. She seemed so sweet, I bet she was a pleasure to interview!

Tia | Pennies In My Pocket
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Love the motto, its true – you just have to find a way to make the things you desire happen.

Jasmine Watts
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Great interview! Its so nice to know about Andrea Lewis!

Tanea
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Awesome! Hazel was one of my fave characters on Degrassi. I didn’t know Andrea was a Youtuber!

CourtneyLynne
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Ooooo what a lovely interview!! I will have to check her YouTube channel out!

Lisa Rios
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Honestly I am hearing about Andrea Lewis for the first time, but the interview sounds really interesting. She is definitely very inspiring and positive towards her approach and love her motto as well!

Catrina
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I hadn’t heard of her until reading this article. Sounds awesome, I’m gonna check her out.

deehivedelights
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Oh wow, I don’t watch much TV but she seems like an awesome girl. Gotta watch those videos and take a deeper dive into your blog later because i’m in the middle of a full days work in my office. But so far I like what I see….awesome sauce!

Life with Larissa
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I LOVED watching Degrassi! I didn’t realize she was involved in so many other projects. It’s so great to see that she’s inspiring others to believe in themselves, and to love themselves. I love that her mom is her biggest inspiration, because my mom is mine as well! Awesome to see she’s so grounded. I’m going to have to check out her channel!

Kerri
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Oh wow, I would have loved to have met her. Great interview! 🙂

armidasworld
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Great interview. I hadn’t heard of this young lady but she seems talented, I wish her luck in all her projects.

Korin
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Great interview. I have been following Andrea since I saw her and Shannon Boodram on Youtube together for their channel!

Korin
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Jos A
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Awesome interview! It’s always interesting to get a behind the scenes of the entertainment industry. She’s a very talented woman!

The newly weds
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Great interview!!

Tina
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Haven’t heard of her Andrea before, so thank you for sharing this. I think people like her deserve more recognition! Thank you for expanding my horizon :p

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