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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.
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.
- Anais Granofsky and Lea-Helen Weir are two of ten actors on Degrassi to be related. The others were Christopher Charlesworth (Scooter Webster) and Sarah Charlesworth (Susie Rivera), Duncan Waugh (Arthur Kobalewscuy) and Annabelle Waugh (Dorothy), Angela Deiseach (Erica Farrell) and Maureen Deiseach (Heather Farrell), and Cassie Steele (Manny Santos) and Alex Steele (Angela Jeremiah and Tori Santamaria)
- She was one of two original Degrassi cast members to guest star in an episode of the TV series My Secret Identity. The other was Kyra Levy.