Cassie Scerbo

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Cassie Scerbo
Cassie Scerbo 2009.jpg
Born Cassandra Lynn Scerbo
(1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 24)
Long Island, New York, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 2005–present
Website
www.cassiescerbo.com

Cassandra Lynn "Cassie" Scerbo (born March 30, 1990) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her roles as Brooke in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007), as Lauren Tanner in Make It or Break It (2009–2012) and Nova in Sharknado (2013).

Life and career[edit]

Scerbo was born in Long Island, New York. She is of Italian ancestry.[1] Scerbo was also raised in Michigan where she cheered for her junior high school squad in Shelby Township. In 2006, Scerbo successfully auditioned for the Music Girl Group Slumber Party Girls. Scerbo was chosen as one of the five members out of over 1,000 fellow applicants. In September 2006, the group hosted the Children's Music television series Dance Revolution which promoted nutrition and fitness to children. Slumber Party Girls original songs was dominantly featured through the series run. The groups debut album Dance Revolution was released but failed to chart. The series was not renewed for a second season. In the midst of 2007 as the group began working on their sophomore record the group was confirmed to have split. That same year Scerbo signed a solo-recording contract with Geffen Records.[2] Her three original songs Betcha Don't Know, Sugar and Spice and Top Of The World were all released to iTunes in 2008.[3]

In 2007, Universal Pictures green-lit a planned fourth installment of the Bring It On trilogy with Cassie confirmed to star.[4] Cassie portrayed the role of Brooke the team captain of the East Coast Jets Cheerleading squad who have won three-years in a row at Camp Spirit-Thunder. It was released Straight-to-DVD in December 2007 to generally negative reviews from critics.[5] That same year Scerbo appeared in the Disney Channel television pilot Arwin!.[6] The pilot was filmed in late 2006 but was not picked up by Disney Channel.[7]

In September 2008, Scerbo appeared alongside Missi Pyle and Emily Osment in the Straight-to-DVD Comedy film Soccer Mom.[8] In June 2009, Scerbo appeared in the ABC Family Teen Drama television series Make It or Break It which premiered to 2.5 million viewers and mixed reviews from critics.[9] Scerbo portrays the role of a skilled gymnast named Lauren Tanner who aspires to make it to the Olympic Games.[10] Due to the series success ABC Family ordered an additional 10-episodes bringing the first season episode count to 20-episodes.[11] In January 2012 ABC Family renewed the series for a third and final season.[12] The series finale "United Stakes" aired in May 2012.[13] Scerbo has appeared in 47-episodes of the series.[14] In April 2010, Scerbo appeared with her Make It or Break It cast mate Chelsea Hobbs in an episode of CSI: Miami.[15]

In June 2011, Scerbo was confirmed to star as the antagonist in the ABC Family Original Film Teen Spirit.[16] Scerbo portrays the role of the Queen Bee of high school who is electrified to death and is not allowed to enter Heaven unless she helps the schools most unpopular girl become Prom Queen.[17] Filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina.[18] The film premiered in August 2011 on ABC Family.[19] It was announced that Cassie is the godmother to Tiffany Thornton's son. In 2013, Scerbo appeared in the Syfy original movie Sharknado as bartender Nova.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Hitters Anonymous Young Leah
2006 House Broken Cassie TV Movie
2007 Natural Born Komics Montana
Bring It On: In It to Win It Brooke ABC Family Original Movie
2008 Soccer Mom Tiffany
Mother Goose Parade TV Movie
2011 A Holiday Heist Kate
Not Another Not Another Movie Ursula
Bench Seat Girl Short Film
Teen Spirit Amber Pollock ABC Family Original Movie
2012 Music High Candi Piper
2013 Isolated Ambassador for Peace
Not Today Audry
Sharknado Nova Syfy Original Movie
Bering Sea Beast Donna Syfy Original Movie
2014 Take a Chance Post-production
Series
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Dance Revolution Slumber Party Girl Main Cast; 26 episodes
2007 Arwin! Cassie Main Cast (not picked up)
2009–2012 Make It or Break It Lauren Tanner Main Cast; 47 episodes (absent in the episode "The Great Wall")
2010 CSI: Miami Hilary Swanson Episode: "Spring Breakdown"
Sym-Bionic Titan Kimmy / Tiffany (voice) Episode: "Showdown at Sherman High"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Lindsay Episode: "Method Man"
2012–2014 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Heidi Wienerman (voice) Secondary character; 15 episodes
2014 Baby Daddy Heather Episodes: "Romancing the Phone", "The Bet"

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scerbo, Cassie (June 24, 2012). "Twitter / Cassie Scerbo : @MissLucyxxx I'm full Italian heritage". Twitter.com. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cassie Scerbo | New Music And Songs". MTV. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Cassie Scerbo". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Universal announces 2007 slate for HD DVD". Forums.highdefdigest.com. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  5. ^ "Bring It On: In It to Win It". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  6. ^ Daglas, Andy (2006-04-28). "Disney Channel picks up Zack and Cody spin-off - News". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  7. ^ "Disney Channel Series Arwin was Not Picked up by the Disney Channel". Crushable. 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1059980/
  9. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/5o9ZCLRHL
  10. ^ "Meet The Make It or Break It Cast - Make It or Break It- ABCFamily.com". Abcfamily.go.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  11. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/5o9XwpqOb
  12. ^ Love, We (2012-03-26). "Preview: The Secret Life Of The American Teenager & Make It Or Break It Return Tonight". We Love Soaps. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Make It Or Break It' Ending Run On ABC Family After This Season". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  14. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2628561/filmoseries#tt1332030
  15. ^ "‘Spring Breakdown’, ‘Redemptio’ & ‘Field Mice’ Official Details « CSI Files". Csifiles.com. 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  16. ^ Cambio, Team (2011-06-28). "Cassie Scerbo & Lindsey Shaw: "Teen Spirit" Premieres August 7 on Cambio". Cambio.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1845866/
  18. ^ "New ABC Family movie begins production in Wilmington | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington, NC News". Wwaytv3.com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  19. ^ Interviews (2011-08-11). "Cassie Scerbo Stars in "Teen Spirit"". Scifivision.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  20. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast

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