Ananda Lewis is an American model, television personality, and social activist. Ananda was an MTV Veejay from 1990 to 2001 when she began hosting her broadcast syndicated television talk show, The Ananda Lewis Show.
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Who is Ananda Lewis?
Amanda Lewis was born on March 21, 1973, in Los Angeles. She is 46 years old. Ananda hails from the Native American and African American descent, specifically of the Blackfoot and Creek tribes.
Career, Early Life
Ananda struggled with a speech impairment until she was eight years old. When Ananda was in grade school, she earned a reputation for outspokenness, and her comments provoked her teachers. For example, Ananda performed a dance routine that she had choreographed herself to Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s balled “Ebony and Ivory.”
Ananda attracted the attention of a talent agent, and later she began working on television and in local theatre productions. Lewis then enrolled at the San Diego School of Creative and Performance Arts (SDPA) where she studied for nine years. When she joined college, Ananda volunteered as a mentor with the Youth Leadership Institute and Youth at Risk. She was considering joining the graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree in education when she learned of the ongoing BET Teen Summit auditions.
Ananda succeeded in BET Teen auditions and became the host of Teen Summit. Ananda Lewis is known to have the courage to discuss taboo subjects without fear, and this is one of the reasons that she won the BET Summit. Lewis interviewed the then First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 on a show edition called “It Takes a Village.”
During the same year, Lewis was nominated for Cable ACE Award and in 1997, for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where she received an Image Award for work on BET. She later left MTV to start her talk show and was always compared to Oprah Winfrey for being one of the most powerful women on African American descent in television.
Ananda’s TV talk show targets women aged between eighteen to thirty-four years by addressing issues, such as breast cancer and domestic violence. In her talk show, she has interviewed Ryan Philippe, Don Cheadle, Dylan Ryder, Dyan Cannon, and Paris Hilton. Lewis also made guest appearances on several sitcoms.
Ananda Lewis Net Worth
Ananda has not publicly stated her net worth or her career income. However, she has hosted and presented numerous television shows. She has also participated in various charitable works.
Who is Ananda Lewis Married to? Meet her Husband and Children
Ananda Lewis is married to Harry Smith. Ananda Lewis husband is a former senior officer in the Australian Army and served during the Vietnam War and Malayan Emergency. Harry Smith was Officer Commanding of D Company in 1966. In 2011, Lewis gave birth to a baby boy, her first child and she and Harry reside in the San Fernando Valley.
Ananda Lewis Parents: Father and Mother
Ananda Lewis parents are Yvonne Lewis and Stanley Lewis. Yvonne Lewis worked as an account manager for Pacific Bell while Stanley Lewis was a computer animation specialist.
Ananda’s parents divorced when she was two years old, and her mother moved with them to San Diego, California. Ananda’s mother took a trip to Europe to escape the pain of her failed marriage and left Ananda and her sister with their grandmother.
Ananda admits feeling abandoned during the absence of her mother. While growing up, she often fought with her mother and locked horns with her grandmother. She felt upset by her parents’ divorce as she grew older, but as of now, she has forgiven both sides. However, she credits her grandmother mother and sister for offering her a supportive, positive environment.
Measurements: Height and Weight
Ananda stands at a height of 173 cm. There is no information about her weight.
What Happened To Ananda Lewis? MTV
Ananda Lewis began working for MTV in 1997 hosting TRL, MTV VMAs and MTV Live. She worked with MTV until 2001 when she left to work on her own show, The Ananda Lewis Show. Ananda Lewis has always been outspoken and probably left MTV to begin her show so she can have a much powerful voice and be an advocate for women and teenagers.
Ananda disappeared from the limelight for a while to take care of her sick grandmother until she passed on. These days, Ananda is in the construction business, painting, and renovating homes in her new career as a carpenter.
Ananda Lewis has a tribe of compelling women and has always been outspoken at a young age. She is active on social media and loves to inspire girls and women.
Amanda Lewis Age, Birth Name, Wiki-Bio
|Birth Name||Amanda Lewis|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles|
|Date of birth||March 21, 1973|
|Age||46 years old|
|Net worth||Under Review|
|Occupation||Model, TV Personality, Carpenter|
Ananda Lewis is a model and TV personality whose net worth has not been officially released yet. Ananda is married to husband Harry Smith, an ex-Army official in Australia. The couple is blessed with one child and resides in San Fernando.