Angela Lewis plays Franklin's “Aunt Louie,” a former party girl who has (mostly) left her wild days behind and settled into a relatively quiet life with Jerome. Unlike Jerome, Louie is captivated from minute one by Franklin's vision of the future, and begins helping him despite her husband's objections, bringing discord into a once peaceful home.
Lewis is a born-and-raised Detroiter and graduate of the University of Michigan. She has always had a desire to integrate her passion for exploring humanity through the arts, standing in the fullness of the light and love that is her core, and carving out a legacy for herself as an actress.
Apart from landing a series regular role on Snowfall, Lewis has also appeared in a recurring role on TNT’s The Last Ship, a supporting role in Chris Rock’s comedy feature Top Five and an Ariel Castro-inspired role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Some of her guest star credits include CBS’s Code Black, Showtime’s The Big C and CBS's The Good Wife.
No stranger to the stage, Lewis also has an extensive theatrical background including The Public Theater’s The Brother/Sister Plays, Yale Repertory Theater’s Good Goods and MCC Theater’s Don’t Go Gentle. Perhaps her most coveted role was that of “Annie” in La Jolla Playhouse and Playwrights Horizons' Milk Like Sugar, a role that Entertainment Weekly called a "definite showcase" for her and also earned her an AUDELCO Award nomination.