Sicily-Sewell
Sicily Sewell | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Sicily Sewell
  • Occupation Former Actress, Chef, Restaurateur
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pontiac, Michigan, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 01, 1985
  • Age 36 Years, 0 Months
Former Actress, Chef & Restaurateur, Co-owner of California Restaurant Pinky and Red's

Sicily Sewell | Biography

Former Actress Best Known for Her Role as Spirit Jones in the UPN comedy series 'One on One'

While Sewell was working on the 'One on One' show, her love for cooking and baking grew. She soon started spending much of her spare time in the kitchen. In an interview with The Shade Room in March 2019, Sewell shared she decided to change her career after having her eldest daughter in 2007. She subsequently enrolled in the Hollywood Campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. In November 2010, she was an intern at the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen. She graduated from the college with honors.


Sicily Sewell is a former American actress who now works as a chef and restaurateur. She is also a former actress best known for her role as Spirit Jones in the UPN comedy series 'One on One.'

Who Is Sicily Sewell?

Sicily Sewell is a former actress who made her professional acting debut at seven in an 'Emmy Award’-winning episode of Sesame Street. She then appeared in television series like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1995-1996) and Mama Flora's Family (1998) before landing her breakout role as Spirit Jones on One on One in 2001. She appeared in the first four seasons of the series till 2005. 

Later, she changed her career to follow her passion for cooking. She and her mother co-owns a restaurant called Pinky and Red's that serves soul food-inspired sandwiches. 

Early Life and Parents

Sicily Sewell was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on 1 October 1985. She has three brothers. Her mother, Bernadine Sewell, was a single parent who scraped by to make ends meet. 

Her mother had a cake-decorating business. Her mom also used to make cakes for her, her brothers, and everyone in the neighborhood. That's when she developed her passion for baking. 

She said her mother involved her and her brothers in the kitchen at a very young age. "By the time we turned six, Mom was actually teaching us how to cook dishes–- a culinary "right of passage," of sorts," Sewell said. Shortly after that, Sewell and her brothers were cooking Sunday dinners. In the meantime, she and her brothers got into the acting career, following the footstep of her oldest brother's close friend.

Acting Career

Sewell began her professional acting career at a very young age. At age seven, she did her first audition for the educational children's television series Sesame Street. She was hired to do some specials, one of which won an 'Emmy Award.' Shortly after that, she earned a recurring role of one of the Power Rangers, Young Aisha, in the Fox Kids superhero television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1995. She featured in six episodes of the show in 1995 and 1996. Describing the role she played in the series, Sewell said, "I played the Yellow Ranger when the rangers were transformed into little kids." She also played the same role as Young Aisha in the 1996 video titled 'Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest.'

In 1998, she appeared as Chloe in the supernatural horror-thriller film Children of the Corn V: Field of Terror. Written and directed by Ethan Wiley, Children of the Corn V: Field of Terror was the fifth part of the Children of the Corn film series and based on Stephen King's 1997 horror short story of the same title.

The same year, she portrayed the character, Chantel, in the 1998 romantic comedy-drama film How Stella Got Her Groove Back, based on Terry McMillan's 1996 novel of the same name. She appeared in the film alongside actors Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, and Taye Diggs. She also appeared in a teenage version of Diana in the television miniseries Mama Flora's Family in 1998.

In 2001, Sewell landed a role as series regular for the UPN comedy television series One on One, created by Eunetta T. Boone. She portrayed the role of Spirit Jones in 91 out of 113 episodes of the series from 2001 to 2005.

In 2004, she did the voice work for one episode of Disney's animated comedy family show The Proud Family. The following year, she was cast as Lise Jones in the biographical drama television movie Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story, directed by Andy Wolk. She then appeared as Chloe Spears in the 2007 comedy television movie Super Sweet 16: The Movie, directed by Neema Barnette.

What Is Sicily Sewell Doing Now?

While Sewell was working on the One on One show, her love for cooking and baking grew. She soon started spending much of her spare time in the kitchen. In an interview with The Shade Room in March 2019, Sewell shared she decided to change her career after having her eldest daughter in 2007. She explained, "I had been married for a bit, just had my eldest daughter and I was legit ready to not go back to acting. All I knew is I wanted to do something that I love and passionate about. So, I made the decision to go to culinary school and started a few weeks later. It was the best decision that I have ever made career-wise, it was hard and worth it!"

She subsequently enrolled in the Hollywood Campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. In November 2010, she was an intern at the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen. She graduated from the college with honors. After graduation, she worked at different food businesses, including a successful dessert food truck.

Sewell then co-founded a restaurant called Pinky & Red's with her mother in California. The restaurant serves soul food-inspired sandwiches. She had started the restaurant as part of the incubator program of La Cocina, a San Francisco-based nonprofit food incubator that focuses on solving problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants, and people of color.

Husband & Children

Sewell married her boyfriend of five years, drummer Chris Johnson, on 17 May 2006. She gave birth to their first child, daughter Madison Sierra Johnson, on 17 November 2007. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Marlee Johnson, on 12 December 2011. 

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