Speaking to some true “Degrassi” fans out there, the name Andrea Lewis should definitely ring a bell — and not just for being Drake’s elongated love interest in the show.
It was an honor to catch up with a young woman who has capitalized on her extended role as Hazel in the aforementioned Nickelodeon hit show to pursue her lifelong dreams. Ms. Lewis, the creator of popular video blog, “Those Girls Are Wild,” and a former Degrassi star, is officially Queen of her own Jungle.
As a true web series fanatic and theoretical third cast member to “TGAW,” Andrea has mastered the ability to deliver natural and engaging parody skits that showcase her double-sworded knack for acting and singing. Alongside her partner and fellow Canadian, Shannon Boodram, in 2009 the comedic duo kick started their first video blog. To date, it has brought in over 7 million viewers and has received more than 50,000 subscribers.
Climbing her way up the totem pole, Andrea recently announced the launch of her new production company, “Jungle Wild Productions,” in which she is sticking to the “wild girl” trademark. An umbrella encompassing her creative panache for all things television, film, music and web, JWP is set to debut the first grand production: a web series entitled “Black Actresses.”
The scripted monumentary spotlights and stars Andrea as the primary black actress while featuring Hollywood’s most prominent in the industry with cameos from Tatyana Ali, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Kim Coles, Keke Palmer, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union and an enumeration of greats. The series is demanding women in their twenties to DREAM BIG while honing in on the ups and downs of pursuing unconventional careers.
Partnering up with none other than Ms. Awkward Black Girl and web magnate, Issa Rae, Andrea is releasing a collaborative project under her company that will be featured on Issa’s highly successful YouTube channel.
At just 27 years old, Andrea is making a name for herself as an actor, singer, and now.. a BOSS. There is no doubt that her infectious personality, the birth of her own creative company and her collaboration with Issa Rae are a master formula for achieving greatness in the entertainment world.
Check out her indie go go campaign here which she launched in efforts to contribute towards project funding.
Congrats, Andrea Lewis!
Check out her big announcement here: