Anais Granofsky (born May 14, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress. Her father is Russian-Jewish-Canadian and her mother is African American. She has a younger sister named Lea-Helen Weir, who played Norah-Jean Rivera in the Degrassi Junior High episode, ...He's Back. Anais got her acting start in the Canadian TV series as Karen Gillis in The Kids of Degrassi Street and then as Lucy Fernandez in Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, School's Out, and Seasons 1 and 2 of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

She also made appearances in the television shows Owl TV, My Secret Identity, Counterstrike, Forever Knight, Goosebumps, Fast Track, Nikita, Twice in a life Time, Soul Food.

She also appeared in some movies such as Deceived, We Are The Jury, Rebound, Mind Prey, Invitiation, The Loretta Claiborne Story.

After Degrassi High ended its run, Anais attended New York University where she graduated with a degree in film making. One of her short films won the top prize at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Granofsky in The Kids of Degrassi Street.

In 1999 Anais co-founded Have Mercy Pictures. She directed Have Mercy in 1999. In 2001 the second film she wrote, starred and directed On Their Knees, was awarded the Best Film by the Black Film & Video Network 2001 Reel Black Awards.

She is also has directed two other films, The Limb Salesman and Cross Country. She has also directed an episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation, Don't Believe the Hype.


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