Biography - Leah Lewis

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Leah Lewis
Best Known For
The Half of It (film)
Net Worth
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Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Leah Marie Liang Lewis N/A
Born on
December 9, 1997 (age 26)
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Fred Lewis
Fred Lewis
Lorraine Wenz Lewis
Lorraine Wenz Lewis
Lydia Lewis
Adopted sister
Lydia Lewis
Adopted sister
Payson Lewis
Payson Lewis
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Black N/A
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6.5 US N/A
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4 US N/A
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Social Media Presence

Who is Leah Lewis?

Leah Lewis is an actress, singer by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring as Ellie Chu in the Netflix film The Half of It and in Nancy Drew as Georgia "George" Fan.

Leah Lewis – Age, Parents, Siblings

Leah Lewis’ birth took place on December 9, 1997, in China. She was adopted from a Chinese orphanage by her adoptive mother Lorraine Wenz Lewis and adoptive father Fred Lewis at eight months of age. Her full name is Leah Marie Liang Lewis.

She was raised in Gotha by her parents, real estate agents, alongside her sibling, sister Lydia Lewis (non-biological) who was also adopted from the same orphanage in Shangai, China.

Leah Lewis (right) with her sister (Image: Instagram- posted May 2018)

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up Lewis took Russian ballet at Central Florida Ballet and acting lessons at age four. For education, Leah Lewis attended Thornebrooke Elementary School where she discovered performing arts. After attending Gotha Middle School, Southwest Middle School, and The Crenshaw School, she graduated from Olympia High School. 

Her ethnicity is Chinese.

Leah Lewis – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Leah Lewis has been in a long-term relationship with Payson Lewis, a singer since well before 2016.  Payson is a singer and released his single Nothing To You in January 2020.

The couple seems to be very much in love and frequently shares their pictures on social media.

Payson Lewis, Leah Lewis (Image: Instagram - posted Aug 2016)

Leah Lewis – Career

Early years

She booked her first commercial at a young age, which was for Nature's Own Bread, and later on for The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride at Islands of Adventure. 

Lewis lived between Los Angeles and Orlando during her teen years, traveling for auditions and roles with her mother. After she turned 19 she moved to Los Angeles on her own. Her earliest role was in the film Nanking (2007) and in the short films Lullaby (2006), Gua zi (2007), etc. 

She also had guest appearances on the episode(s) of the TV series The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006), Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (2015-2016), in the TV film Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012) and the main role of Leah in Paloozaville (2006).

Lewis also auditioned for The Voice in 2013. As a singer, she has performed with Natalie Cole and Sting in a benefit to raise funds for UNICEF.

TV Series, Films

In the last few years, Leah Lewis has guest-starred in the episode(s) of Best Friends Whenever (2016), Light as a Feather (2018), The Good Doctor (2018), Charmed (2018), Station 19 (2018-19), The Gifted (2019). Finally, in 2019 she was cast as the main role of Georgia "George" Fan in Nancy Drew, which is considered her breakthrough role.

Lewis has also gained fame after starring in the 2020 Netflix films The Half of It as Ellie Chu and in How to Deter a Robber as Heather Williams.

Maddison Jaizani, Leah Lewis in Nancy Drew (Image: IMDb)


On The Half of It, Leah Lewis has starred alongside Enrique Murciano, Becky Ann Baker, Alexxis Lemire, Daniel Diemer, and Catherine Curtin. The Netflix movie was directed by Alice Wu.

Leah Lewis – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on Leah Lewis’ net worth and salary is under review and will be updated.

Leah Lewis – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Leah Lewis is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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