About 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 tv teen drama “Degrassi” Andrea Lewis has come a long way since then. Besides starring in the Disney movie Cadet Kelly, she has also starred in a variety of other films. Some of which includes Nickelodeon’s musical “Spectacular” and her web series called “Black Actress”.
Working alongside producers Issa Rae and Tatyana Ali, her series is a great motivator for other aspiring black actresses. In the series, she plays herself as the main character. In which she portrays the role of a young black actress trying to make it into Hollywood.
Along with featuring different black actresses in every episode that are successful. Some of which include Amber Riley, Vanessa Bell, Essence Atkins, and more.
Besides that, she also starred in a BET Special called “A Very Larry Christmas” for the Christmas of 2014. Through her acting, and singing skills Andrea Lewis has been able to make her dreams come true. Though despite it all, she remains to stay humble while inspiring others through her youtube channel. So below you can find an episode from Degrassi which centers mostly around her character, her youtube channel, and her interview that I did on her. So I hope you all enjoy this post and be sure to check out her website at missandrealewis.com
Oh her youtube channel you can find topics about self-love, motivation, inspiration, happiness, and more!
Q: How did you get into acting?
A: 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.
Q: Any influences or people that inspired you?
A: 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!
Q: As a kid, did you ever dream of becoming an actress?
A: Since I started in the business as a kid 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.
Q: What do you like the most about acting?
A: 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.
Q: Besides acting, what are other things you enjoy doing off camera?
A: 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 as welll as relaxing on the beach as much as I can.
Q: As an actress, do you ever find it a challenge to reinvent yourself?
A: 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.
Q: Do you have a motto that you live by?
A: My 2014 Motto is “Find A Way”. You’ve gotta find a way to do whatever it is you want to do!
Q: What is something about you that many people may not know?
A: I’m left-handed
Q: What are your future plans and endeavors for the rest of 20l4?
A: I’m working on a 2nd season of my web series, “Black Actress” and a new album! 🙂