Actress and new mom Angela Lewis is back for the fourth season of FX’s hit crime drama “Snowfall” (S4 Finale – Wednesday 4/21 at 10 pm). Created by the late Academy Award-nominated writer and director John Singleton, the drama series explores the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles. The cast includes Damson Idris (Netflix’s “Black Mirror”), Emily Rios (IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK), and Isaiah John (DOWNSIZED).
“Snowfall” was one of legendary filmmaker John Singleton’s last projects before passing away. In season three, Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) is out of jail and that experience changed him. He’s breaking bad, his mother is accepting of his illegal operation, he expands more into real estate and his close lieutenants are expanding their prospective operations. The show is set in the summer of 1984 as crack cocaine spreads like wildfire through South Central Los Angeles. Angela returns as ‘Aunt Louie Saint’ a hardened and tough-as-nails drug addict with ambitious dreams to escape the world of South-Central LA. In Season 4 she has taken over the trade and is ready to make her own name in the game.
After giving birth to their first child Brooklyn in 2019, Angela and her husband J. Mallory Cree are excited to be experiencing the joys of being first-time parents. What they have learned over the last 18 months, is the social injustices and inequalities that black and brown parents, face – especially black mothers who have a maternal mortality rate 31% higher than white women. That means that 1 in every 2,500 black mothers will die from childbirth in the United States. Disproportionally black and brown women receive disrespectful treatment or are deterred from using available treatments and face discrimination due to race, language, or socioeconomic status. When it came time for Angela to give birth herself, she was fortunate to have both a midwife and doula by her side who focused on both the wellbeing of her newborn baby but also on her maternal health as well. Having gone through that experience, Angela hopes to be able to help educate and support other mothers who may not have been as fortunate, and one of the non-profits she works with is Kindred Space LA.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Angela credits her drive and success to the city of Detroit and the public-school education she received attending Cass Tech High School where she was active in theater and found a role model in teacher Marilyn McCormick. At the age of three, she desired to be an actress and soon became the entertainer of the family. Her very supportive family had provided her with saxophone, as well as dance, jazz, and tap lessons, which molded her into a performer. She received a degree in Theater Performing at the University of Michigan, and soon after moved to New York City to pursue her acting career. She was soon booking lead roles on the stage for Off-Broadway plays “History of the Word” and “Milk like Sugar”, which became the winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Playwriting and 2011 San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play. She landed her first television role on the HBO critically acclaimed drama series “The Big C” as the role of Laura Linney’s nurse. Lewis quickly began working as a voice-over and commercial talent for brands such as Verizon, AT&T Wireless, and McDonald’s, to name a few. With appearances in many popular hit TV shows, such as TNT’s “The Last Ship,” Nickelodeon’s “iCarly”, CBS’s “Code Black”, and ABC’s Emmy-award winning show “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin”, Lewis has solidified herself as an in-demand talent.
Lewis currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and fellow co-actor J. Mallory Cree, and her 1-year-old daughter spends her time between her film and TV projects by giving back to The Cancer Society of America, Black & Missing, and Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She spends her time with yoga, weightlifting, and dance classes. Lewis is vegan, which helps her in making fun food recipes and she loves to dabble in arts and crafts.
Angela Lewis on S4 Finale and Motherhood