“First Kill” is Imani Lewis’ 16th acting role (via IMDb). Prior to First Kill, she had a recurring role in the 2020 Starz TV series Hightown, about a National Marine Fisheries Service agent investigating the underground drug economy in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Lewis plays Charmaine, a drug lord’s niece who takes over the operation after he goes to jail. Lewis has appeared in a total of 13 episodes.
In 2017, Lewis was cast in a recurring role on the Fox musical drama series Star, about three musicians navigating the Atlanta music industry. Lewis plays Karen Williams, a friend of one of the three leads, Simone Davis-Rivera (Brittany O’Grady). Karen is a troubled teenager who has served multiple stints in juvenile detention. She dies at the end of Season 2.
Lewis also occasionally appears in films. In 2018, she starred as Aniyah in Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age dramedy Eighth Grade. Aniyah is a friend of Olivia (Emily Robinson), the high school grad that main character Kayla (Elsie Fisher) follows for orientation as a freshman.
Co-leading a TV series is a big step for any cast member, and First Kill should lead to bigger and better things for Imani Lewis.