Debuting in 2015 with her album Cheers to the Fall, Andra Day is an American singer and actress. The word on the street since April concerning the actress is if she is dating actor and director Brad Pitt. They were allegedly found flirting with each other at the Oscars. According to some media reports, there was an exchange of phone numbers between the two at the event. However, either of the two celebrities hasn’t confirmed and nor denied any of these media speculations as of now.
All You Need to Know About Andra Day
Andra Day’s claim to fame is her most noteworthy song ‘Rise Up’ in the year 2015 which brought her a Grammy nomination. Not much is known of the singer and actress. However, a lesser-known fact is that the name Andra Day is just a stage one for the singer. The actress was born Cassandra Monique Batie. The 36-year-old songwriter entered the world in December 1984.
Day sang gospel songs in her early childhood days at the First United Methodist Church located at Chula Vista. In an interview, Andra Day said that she initially caught the attention of American singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder. She went on to disclose that she, later on, got a phone call from this legendary singer and did not believe it immediately.
Day is a self-proclaimed fan of Billie Holiday. She considers Holiday to be one of her biggest inspirations for music. Andra Day’s stage name is also inspired by Billie Holiday’s one of the most noteworthy nicknames ‘Lady Day’. She even recently featured in the movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday currently streaming on the Hulu App. Andra Day plays the title character of Billie Holiday in the film.