Ananda Lewis

Television Personality and Activist
Born Mar 21, 1973

Ananda Lewis is an American television personality and social activist. She was an MTV veejay from the late 1990s until 2001, when she left the network to host her own talk show, The Ananda Lewis Show.

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1973 Birth Lewis was born on March 21, 1973, in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
1981 8 Years Old …  In 1981 Lewis entered herself in the Little Miss San Diego Contest, a beauty pageant, and won. … Read More


1995 22 Years Old She majored in history at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., from which she graduated, cum laude, in 1995. … Read More
1996 23 Years Old …  Her executives knew that this kind of gumption was the right stuff for a live show host," In 1996, on an installment of the show entitled "It Takes a Village," Lewis interviewed then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, whose book with that title had been published earlier in the year. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old In a reference to Lewis's broadcasting savvy, Bob Kusbit, MTV's senior vice president for production, told Douglas Century for the New York Times on November 21, 1999, "In the past our talent was sometimes just pretty people who could read cue cards. … Read More
MTV also called upon Lewis to host other, topical programs, including two MTV forums on violence in schools, which aired after the Columbine High School massacre and several memorial tributes for the singer Aaliyah, who perished in a plane crash in 2001.


2004 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 Lewis became the chief correspondent on celebrity subjects for the nationally syndicated, nightly entertainment program The Insider, a spin-off of the popular Entertainment Tonight.
2005 32 Years Old In the spring of 2005, she has interviewed Paris Hilton, Dylan Ryder, Don Cheadle and Ryan Phillippe (two of the stars of Paul Haggis's ensemble film Crash), and actress Dyan Cannon. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old In 2011, Lewis gave birth to a boy, her first child. … Read More
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