Laya Lewis Biography – Laya Lewis Wiki
Laya Lewis is an English actress, best known for her role as Liv Malone in the fifth and sixth series of the hit British TV drama Skins. While in the sixth form she made her television debut in the fifth series of E4’s teen drama Skins, which started on 27 January 2011. She gained the role of Liv Malone through open auditions in Bristol. Members of the show’s production team visited some of the local schools and she was asked to attend an audition. At the age of 16, she auditioned for the second generation of Skins, however, when she arrived she decided not to participate.
In April 2012, she starred in Emeli Sandé’s music video “My Kind of Love”, directed by Dawn Shadforth. It recounts the story of the ambiguous relationship of two female characters, and how the younger girl, played by Lewis, lives with cancer. In 2013 she filmed The Line, a short movie written and directed by BAFTA-nominated Faye Gilbert about a teenage girl and young boy running for their lives in a futuristic world. After that, she then played the lead role of Beverly in Beverley, a short film produced by Cass Pennant telling the true story of a mixed-race girl growing up in the city of Leicester in the 1980s. Laya once provided the idents for BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. She has since continued to do voice-over (VO) work. She won the BBC award for the up-and-coming artist at the British Urban Film Festival. She studied at Fairfield Secondary School and then 6th Form at Cotham School. She went on to study Media and Cultural Studies at the University of the Arts London.
In May 2021, she spoke out in a podcast, that she felt unprotected during adult themed scenes and together with the other cast of the series Skins, they were told to skip meals before they went for bikini shoots.
Laya Lewis Age
She was born on May 14, 1992 in London, United Kingdom.
Laya Lewis Parents
She was born in South London, St George’s Hospital but grew up in Bristol. Her mother was born in Britain to Jamaican parents who moved to England in the 60’s as part of the wind rush generation.
Laya Lewis Instagram
Laya Lewis’s Instagram account is @layalewis.