Ananda Lewis Biography and Wiki
Ananda Lewis is an American television host, former model, carpenter, and a social activist. She was an MTV veejay from the late 1990s until 2001, when she quit the network to host her own broadcast syndicated television chat show, The Ananda Lewis Show.
While a student at Howard University in 1993, Lewis was heavily featured in the hit R&B video “Baby, I’m Yours” by fellow HU alumni Shai, which was filmed on campus. She played vocalist Carl “Groove” Martin’s love interest.
Lewis has participated as a mentor with the organization Youth at Risk and at the Youth Leadership Institute during her college years. She was considering attending graduate school to get a master’s degree in education when she learned that auditions for the role of on-screen host of BET’s Teen Summit would be held.
She claims that the kids she worked with that summer were the ones who pushed her to attend to the auditions. While a student at Howard University in 1993, Lewis was heavily featured in the hit R&B video “Baby, I’m Yours” by fellow HU alumni Shai, which was filmed on campus. She played vocalist Carl “Groove” Martin’s love interest.
During this time, she also became a recognizable face at celebrity-attended events in and around New York City.
People magazine named Lewis one of the world’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2000. She decided to leave MTV in 2001 to launch her own talk program. The Ananda Lewis Show premiered on September 10, 2001, following extensive prior publicity in which Lewis was compared to Oprah Winfrey.
Lewis, an animal lover, has worked as a spokeswoman for the Humane Society and as co-host of the A&E television show America’s Top Dog. She has been known to routinely introduce interviewers to her two pet chihuahuas. She has also served as a spokeswoman for the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental.
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Ananda Lewis Age
Lewis is 48 years old as of 2021, she was born on March 21, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ananda Lewis Height
Lewis stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches with a moderate weight of 62 Kg.
Ananda Lewis Family and Parents
Lewis is of African American and Native American descent, specifically of the Creek and Blackfoot tribes. Her mother was an account manager for Pacific Bell while her father worked as a computer-animation specialist.
Lewis has a sister named Lakshmi, a physician. Her parents divorced when Ananda was two years old and her mother moved with her two daughters to San Diego California to settle with their grandmother.
Lewis attended San Diego School of Creative and Performance Arts (SCPA), a public magnet school, in fourth grade and she remained there for nine years. She majored in history and graduated cum laude from Howard University in Washington D.C.
Ananda Lewis Husband
Lewis had an affair with Harry Smith and got married after dating. In their marriage, Lewis and Smith were blessed with a son named Langston. Lewis resides in the San Fernando Valley, and it is unclear whether she is still in their marriage with Smith.
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Ananda Lewis Net Worth
Lewis has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022.