Leona Louise Lewis
Islington, London, England
Leona attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, Italia Conti Academy, Ravenscourt Theatre School and The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in London, England.
Singer, songwriter, actress, vocal producer
- Father – Aural Josiah “Joe” Lewis (Youth offending officer and DJ)
- Mother – Maria Lewis (Social worker and former ballet teacher)
- Siblings – Bradley (Older Half-Brother), Kyle (Younger Brother)
Leona was signed to Modest Management from 2006 to 2013.
Pop, R&B, electronic, dance
Vocals (mezzo-soprano), piano, guitar
Island Records, J, RCA, Syco Music
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
59 kg or 130 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Leona Lewis dated –
- Lou Al-Chamaa (2002-2010) – Leona knew Lou Al-Chamaa since 9 years of age. But, childhood friends started dating in 2002. They dated together for a huge 8 years and split in June 2010. Leona said she would like to marry Lou Al-Chamaa. Lou later became an A&R scout for Sony records.
- Tyrese Gibson (2008) – The American actor Tyrese Gibson was RUMORed to be dating Leona in 2008.
- Dennis Jauch (2010-Present) – In 2010, dancer and choreographer Dennis Jauch started dating singer Leona Lewis after they met on Leona’s tour. He was a backup dancer on her tour. They are still going strong but because they remain busy, they have to spend time apart from each other many times. But, still, they try to manage it and find time to meet each other whenever possible. They also got engaged later on.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Afro-Guyanese descent on her father’s side, while she has Irish, Italian, and Welsh ancestry on her mother’s side.
Looks (due to mixed ethnicity)
34-27-35 in or 86-68.5-89 cm
8 (US) or 40 (EU)
7.5 (US) or 38 (EU)
The Body Shop (2013)
She has appeared in commercials on NBA, and Cotton clothes.
Best Known For
Her appearance on The X Factor and releasing albums such as Spirit (2007), Echo (2009), Glassheart (2012), Christmas, with Love (2013) and others.
Lewis released her first album Spirit on 9 November, 2007 via Syco Music, Sony BMG, and J Records.
The album charted at #1 in U.S., UK, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
It was certified as 10x Platinum and sold 3,115,366 copies of the album in UK.
Leona made her film debut in 2014 with the musical romantic comedy-drama film Walking On Sunshine for her role as Elena.
First TV Show
In 2006, she appeared in the reality singing show The X Factor as a contestant.
Later, in 2012, she returned to the same show as a judge.
In 2010, she lost weight and went from size 14 to size 10 after having a change in her diet regime. The singer went on a detox diet and ate specifically vegetables and nothing processed.
She loves food and was finding it hard to stay away from chocolates. Leona, though drank lots of water at the time for weight loss.
Leona Lewis Favorite Things
- Film – Labyrinth
Source – DigitalSpy
Leona Lewis Facts
- She started songwriting at 12.
- Lewis first trained herself in opera, and then learned jazz, blues and finally contemporary music.
- To fund her studio sessions, she has worked as a Pizza Hut waitress and as a receptionist at a solicitors office.
- Since the age of 12, she is a vegetarian.
- Leona won Europe’s Sexiest Vegetarian award in 2009. In 2008, she won the title of PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian.
- Leona has a Swedish Warmblood horse named Spirit.
- Leona Lewis is the first mixed-race winner of The X Factor UK.
- Her debut single was downloaded 50,000 times in only 30 minutes.
- Lewis owns a Rottweiler named Rome.
- She was classmates with singer Katie Melua at BRIT School in London.
- Hear more from Leona on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and iTunes.