Birth Name: Leona Louise Lewis
Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 3 April, 1985
*father – African-Guyanese
*mother – Welsh, Italian, Irish
Leona Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model, and activist. She won the third season of The X Factor in 2006, covering “A Moment Like This,” which became a hit single for her. Her songs also include “Bleeding Love,” “I See You,” “One More Sleep,” and the collaborations “Collide” and “You Are The Reason.” She co-starred in the film Walking on Sunshine and on the show The Oath; and was a judge on drag queen singing competition show Queen of the Universe. Leona has sold over 35 million records worldwide. She has supported charities, particularly animal rights and welfare.
Her father, Aural Josiah, is Guyanese. Her mother, Maria Lewis, is said to be of Welsh, Italian, and Irish descent. Leona has said “My mum is Welsh-Italian and white and my dad Joe is Guyanan and black.” A picture of Leona with her parents can be seen here. The ancestry of the population of Guyana is East Indian (43%), African (30%), mixed heritage (16%), and other ethnic groups (11%).
Leona is married to professional dancer and choreographer Dennis Jauch, with whom she has a daughter.