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Andra Day Biography

Birth Name:
Cassandra Monique Batie
Birth Place:
Edmonds, Washington, United States
Singer, songwriter, actor

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in San Diego, California
  • Studied at Valencia Park Elementary School
  • Stevie Wonder introduced her to Adrian Gurvitz, who would later co-produce her debut album
  • Published unplugged covers and mashups on her YouTube channel, which became very popular
  • The second actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for playing Billie Holiday


  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2020Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2020Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated