Reiya Downs
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Birth Name Reiya West Downs
Date of Birth August 31, 1999 (age 17)
Gender Female
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Occupation(s) Actress
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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.