Reiya Downs is an actress who portrays Shay Powers in Degrassi and Degrassi: Next Class.
- Reiya is a Virgo.
- She has a younger sister named Riele Downs who portrays Charlotte on Nick's Henry Danger.
- She is the daughter of actress Elle Downs, who was in Sorority Surrogate with Cassie Steele and Daniel Kelly.
- She is of Jamaican, Cherokee, and African Canadian descent.
- Her favorite show is Once Upon a Time.
- Her first acting role was in the 2005 film "Four Brothers", as the daughter of characters portrayed by Andre Benjamin (of hip-hop group Outkast) and Taraji P. Henson.
- Shay's mother Mrs. Powers is played by her actual mother Elle Downs.