Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis was born in the year 1985 in the city of Islington in London. She is of English nationality. Her ethnicity is of a mix of Guyanese and Welsh heritage. She was born with an older half brother and a young brother. She started to sing when she was still young and she was enrolled at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Afterwards, she did studies at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at Ravenscourt Theatre School. She went to BRIT School for the Performing Arts and Technology.


According to her biography, Leona Lewis first role was in the Walking on Sunshine. It was directed by Diana Pasquini and Max Giwa. Other stars of the film were Katy Brand, Hannah Arterton, Giulio Berruti and Annabel Scholey. The film did not get good reviews by the critics. She made the Broadway debut in 2016 with Cats revival music under Andrew Lloyd Webber.


Leona Lewis’s debut album is called Spirit. It has become the most significant and also successful work in her career. She had the singles that became hit like Better in Time, Homeless and Bleeding love. This album topped at the charts of different countries like US Billboard and UK albums chart. It got nomination for the BRIT Awards and it had three Grammy Awards. It won MOBO Award in the Best Album category. Leona Lewis got a World Music Award in the category of Best Pop Female and best new artist.

Another album that became successful is the album called Christmas, with Love and it was for Christmas period. Even if was not successful as the first one, it picked at 113 in US Billboard 200 and 13th on UK Album chart. The album had some tracks like Winter Wonderland and One More sleep.

Married, divorce, husband

Leona Lewis does not have any record of having been married or having any divorce. She was in the relationship with Tyrese Gibson, Lou Al Chamaa and Dennis Jauch. She became a vegetarian when she was 12 years old. In the year 2012, she became the Sexiest Vegetarian and in 2008, she was the Person of the Year according to PETA. She is in support of animal welfare work and she supported World Animal Protection. She works as a philanthropist. She supports Little Kids Rock which is a non for profit organization. It is meant to restore the music education in the disadvantaged US schools.

Net worth, salary

Her family has to save for a long period to be able to send her to musical school. However, she left without finishing since the savings were not enough. She got a job at Pizza Hut and saved a salary as a waitress at this diner so that she can record for the first time. For some time she suffered a back injury when she was skating and she had to move with some difficulties. Her net worth now is 24 million dollars.

Last Modified: Mar 5, 2020

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