- Father was U.S. Ambassador to South Africa under President Clinton.
- Began acting as a child and appeared in Storyville at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., at age 11.
- Named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts at 18.
- First break came when he was cast in the title role of the short-lived CBS sitcom Teech in 1991.
- Gayle Lewis — Mother
- Delano Lewis Jr. — Brother
- Geoff Lewis — Brother
- Brian Lewis — Brother
- Delano Lewis — Father