Leah Lewis, born on December 9, 1997, in Shanghai, is a multi-talented Chinese-born American actress, singer, songwriter, and social media sensation. Her television career began with the series “The New Adventures of Old Christine” in 2006.
In the episode titled “The Passion of the Christine,” she played a minor role as Tess. During that same year, she was also featured in two short films, namely, “Lullaby” and “Circumstance.”
The actress took on the role of Young Alice in the short film “Lullaby,” directed by Margreth Olin. Additionally, Lewis had a recurring part as the Vietnamese Girl in Lena Khan’s “Circumstance.”
Leah catapulted to stardom following her prominent role as Leah Liang in the 2006 animated/live-action series titled “Paloozaville.” The show’s primary cast included Caleb Babcock as Craft Boy, Carmen de la Paz as Suza Palooza, and John Lithgow as The Mayor.
Career, Movies & TV Show
The emerging actress marked her first appearance in a film with a small role as a banner girl in the 2007 movie “Nanking.” Fast forward to 2012, Leah seized an opportunity to take the lead in the TV film titled “Fred 3: Camp Fred,” under the direction of Jonathan Judge.
She portrayed the character Spoon alongside fellow actors such as John Cena, Adam Herschman, Lucas Cruikshank, Tom Arnold, Jake Weary, and more. The TV film was released on July 28, 2012. Her role as Peyton Hall in “Madison High” received high praise from the audience.
Lewis gained a surge in her fan base following her appearance on the 2013 singing reality series “The Voice,” which premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Despite her talent, she did not secure a spot on any of the coaches’ teams.
The actress made guest appearances in two episodes of the TV show “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” as Lika. In 2018, she played the role of Angela Wu in three episodes of the popular series “Charmed.”
Rose to Stardom & Recent Project
Leah’s career took a significant leap when she landed the pivotal role in the 2019 mystery drama series “Nancy Drew.” In this series, Leah had the opportunity to portray the central character, Georgia “George” Fan, who serves as Nancy’s supervisor at the local eatery, The Bayside Claw.
The television series takes its inspiration from the mystery novels penned by Edward Stratemeyer, also bearing the same name. Stephanie Savage, Noga Landau, and Josh Schwartz spearheaded the adaptation of “Nancy Drew” for The CW network.
The primary ensemble cast members of “Nancy Drew” include Kennedy McMann in the titular role of Nancy Drew, Maddison Jaizani portraying Bess Marvin, Alex Saxon as Ace, Tunji Kasim in the role of Ned “Nick” Nickerson, and Riley Smith taking on the character of Ryan Hudson, among others.
Leah Lewis’s latest project, “The Half of It,” premiered on Netflix on May 1, 2020. This American film falls within the coming-of-age drama genre and was both written and directed by Alice Wu, an accomplished American filmmaker.
In “The Half of It,” she took on the pivotal character of Ellie Chu, Edwin Chu’s daughter (portrayed by Collin Chou). The film also featured a talented ensemble cast, including Daniel Diemer as Paul Munsky, Alexxis Lemire as Aster Flores, Wolfgang Novogratz as Trig Carson, Becky Ann Baker as Mrs. Geselschap, and many other notable actors.
|Quick Info & Wiki|
|Full Real Name||Leah Marie Liang Lewis.|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Songwriter, and Social Media Sensation.|
|Famous for||her roles in projects such as “Nancy Drew” and “The Half of It”|
|Social Media Profiles||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leahmlewis/?
|Birthday (DOB)||December 9, 1997.|
|Age (as of 2019)||22 years old.|
|Place of Birth||Shanghai, China (but raised in Florida, USA)|
|Gay or Lesbian||No.|
|Current Residence||Los Angeles, California, USA.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$1.5 million US dollars (As of 2020).|
|Source of Income||TV shows, films, brand endorsements, advertisements, and much more.|
|Various TV series||1. Nancy Drew.
2. The New Adventures of Old Christine.
4. Madison High.
5. The Voice.
6. Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything.
8. Best Friends Whenever.
9. Playing Dead.
10. Light as a Feather.
11. Sing It!
12. Teens React.
13. The Good Doctor.
15. Station 19.
16. My Dead Ex.
2. Fred 3: Camp Fred.
3. The Half of It.
|Past Affair(s)||not known.|
|Parents||Father: Fred Lewis.
Mother: Lorraine Wenz Lewis.
|Siblings||Sister: Lydia Lewis.|
|School||1. Olympia High School.
2. Southwest Middle School.
3. Gotha Middle School.
4. The Crenshaw School.
|College||Name not known.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5′ 3″.
Centimeters: 160 cm.
Meters: 1.6 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 51 Kg.
Pounds: 112 lbs.
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-24-33.|
|Shoe Size (US)||5.|
|Favorite TV Series||Stranger Things, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, etc.|
|Best Cuisine||Continental Cuisine.|
|Hobbies||Listen to Music, Travel, Sing, watch TV series, etc.|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Holland.
Actress: Scarlett Johansson.
Singer: Katy Perry.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Leah Lewis
- Her real full birth name is Leah Marie Liang Lewis.
- The Half of It famed actress was born in 1997 in Shanghai, China (Leah Lewis’s age is 22 years old, as in 2019). She celebrates her birthday on the 9th of December.
- Her father “Fred Lewis” and mother “Lorraine Wenz Lewis” adopted her from an orphanage where she took birth.
- Later, Leah’s parents moved to Gotha, Florida, USA. She also has a sister named Lydia Lewis who was also adopted from the same orphanage.
- The actress became interested in the entertainment industry during her time at Thornebrooke Elementary School.
- Lewis also attended Southwest Middle School, Gotha Middle School, and The Crenshaw School.
- She completed her secondary school studies from Olympia High School.
- In 2007. Leah also acted in the short film “Gua Zi” as Mei.
- Furthermore, she starred in the 2016 show “Best Friends Whenever” as Alex in an episode “Girl Code”.
- She also played as Cassie in the 2018 Playing Dead.
- Some of her other popular projects are “Light as a Feather”, “Sing It!”, “Teens React”, “The Good Doctor”, “Guidance”, “Station 19”, and “My Dead Ex”.
- As per the source, Leah’s upcoming film is 2020 “How to Deter a Robber” where she will be seen as Heather Williams.
- In her successful career, the actress got nominated for awards such as Young Artist Awards and Young Entertainer Awards.
- As of April 2020, Leah Marie is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend “Payson Lewis” (singer). The couple often posted their pictures together on their respective social media accounts.
- Leah Lewis’s height is 160 cm (5 ft 3 in tall) and her body weight is estimated to be around 51 kg.