Andra Day

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Actress

Birth Date: December 30, 1984

Age: 39 years old

Birth Place: Spokane, Washington

Born on December 30, 1984,in Edmonds, Washington, Cassandra Monique Batie, known professionally as Andra Day, is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter and actress. She grew up in Southeast San Diego, California. She began singing in church at a young age. At age 5, Day began taking dance lessons. After high school, Day worked at several different jobs. In 2010, Stevie Wonder's then-wife, Kai Millard, noticed Day performing at a strip mall leading to a call from Wonder himself soon after. Day was signed in 2011 to a development deal with Buskin Records. Day performed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where she caught the eye of director Spike Lee. He volunteered to direct the video for her single, "Forever Mine." Day has also performed at the 2015 BET Awards, the closing ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics and the Essence Music Festival. She has also appeared on several television shows. Day's first studio album, "Cheers to the Fall," was released on August 28, 2015. Her first national tour took place in August and September 2015. In October 2015, she sang "Rise Up" at The White House and again performed the song for A&E's live special, "Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America." In December 2016, Day received the Powerhouse Award at the Billboard Women in Music event. Day performed with the Baltimore Children's Choir for the opening musical performance at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018. In 2022, it was announced that Andra Day will be starring in the Lee Daniels' horror/thriller "The Deliverance."

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NAACP Image Awards

Music Performer
Awards
2024

Exhibiting Forgiveness

Actor
Aisha
Movie
2024

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

Music Performer
Show
2023

Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Music Performer
Special
2022

International Jazz Day Celebration

Music Performer
Show
2022

The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Music Performer
Show
2021

CBS Mornings

Guest
News
2021

We the PeopleStream

Music Performer
Series
2021

Friday Night Vibes

Guest
Series
2021

Lifetime Presents Women Making History

Self
Show
2021

A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change

Music Performer
Show
2021

Soul of a NationStream

Music Performer
News
2021

The United States vs. Billie Holiday Special

Guest
Show
2021

Andra Day: Tigress & Tweed

Music Performer
Show
2021

Andra Day: Phone Dies

Music Performer
Show
2021

Andra Day Feat. Refi Sings: Phone Dies

Music Performer
Show
2021

The United States vs. Billie HolidayStream

Actor
Billie Holiday
Movie
2021
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Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change

Music Performer
Special
2020

2020 Soul Train Awards

Self
Show
2020

Phoenix Awards

Music Performer
Show
2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

Variety's Power of Women: Frontline Heroes

Music Performer
Show
2020

United We Sing: A Grammy Tribute to the Unsung Heroes

Music Performer
Show
2020

GMA3: What You Need to Know

Guest
Show
2020

D.L. Hughley: Uncut

Guest
Show
2020

Andra Day: MC Gospel Stands With

Music Performer
Show
2020

Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul

Music Performer
Special
2019

Desus & Mero

Guest
Show
2019

My olympic moment

Self
Show
2019

All For Love

Music Performer
Show
2019

J.Period Feat. Dead Prez, Andra Day: See the Light

Music Performer
Show
2019

Sheryl Crow Feat. Chuck D, Andra Day & Gary Clark Jr.: Story of Everything

Music Performer
Show
2019

Tamela Mann: Gospel Inspirations

Music Performer
Show
2019

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Music Performer
Show
2018

The Best of Tavis Smiley

Music Performer
Show
2018

The Oscars

Music Performer
Show
2018

Sisters Speak

Music Performer
Show
2018

Andra Day: Burn

Music Performer
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2018

CMT Artists of the Year 2017

Music Performer
Show
2017

One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief

Music Performer
Show
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined HistoryStream

Self
Series
2017

Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees

Music Performer
Show
2017

NeedToBreathe Feat. Andra Day: HARD LOVE

Music Performer
Show
2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Music Performer
Show
2017

Andra Day Feat. Common: Stand Up for Something

Music Performer
Show
2017

The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Music Performer
Show
2016

Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

Self
Show
2016

Desus & MeroStream

Guest
Talk
2016

The 2016 ESPYs

Music Performer
Show
2016

Andra Day

Music Performer
Show
2016

Greatest Hits

Music Performer
Series
2016

Sunday Today With Willie Geist

Guest
Talk
2016

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards

Music Performer
Show
2016

Andra Day: Rise Up (Inspiration Version)

Music Performer
Show
2016

Andra Day: I Rise (Latoya Cantrell Segment)

Music Performer
Show
2016

Andra Day: I Rise (Brandice Daniel Segment)

Music Performer
Show
2016

Andra Day: Rise Up (Introspective Version)

Music Performer
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2016

Andra Day: I Rise (Andra Day Segment)

Music Performer
Show
2016

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

Music Performer
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2015

The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration

Music Performer
Show
2015

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Music Performer
Talk
2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Guest
Talk
2015

Andra Day: Forever Mine

Music Performer
Show
2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Guest
Show
2014

q

Guest
Show
2014

Good Morning Britain

Guest
Show
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Music Performer
Talk
2014

The Real

Guest
Talk
2013

The Real

Music Performer
Talk
2013

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Music Performer
Talk
2012

CBS This Morning: Saturday

Music Performer
Show
2012

CBS This Morning

Guest
Show
2012

Super Soul SundayStream

Guest
Talk
2011

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

The Wendy Williams Show

Guest
Talk
2008

The Wendy Williams Show

Music Performer
Talk
2008

Inas Nacht

Guest
Show
2007

America's Got TalentStream

Music Performer
Reality
2006

etalk

Guest
Show
2006

Dancing With the StarsStream

Music Performer
Reality
2005

Tavis Smiley

Guest
Talk
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Music Performer
Talk
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Music Performer
Talk
2003

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Guest
Show
2002

The View

Music Performer
Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

Extra

Guest
News
1994

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

Austin City LimitsStream

Music Performer
Series
1976

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Good Morning America

Music Performer
News
1975

Great PerformancesStream

Music Performer
Franchise
1972

Today

Music Performer
News
1952

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