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Steele at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
|Birth name||Cassandra Rae Steele|
December 2, 1989 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Grunge, alternative rock, indie pop, indie rock|
Life and career
1989-2001: Early life and career beginnings
Steele was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She began crafting her own songs to go with her poetry when she was in the first grade, she then began taking singing lessons. She attended London School of Dance in Scarborough, Ontario and trained in ballet and jazz dance. Steele is the older sister of Alexa (Alex) Steele, who appeared on Degrassi: The Next Generation as Angie Jeremiah in seasons one through five and as Tori Santamaria in seasons eleven and twelve.
2001-2010: Degrassi: The Next Generation
In 2001, Steele appeared on an episode of Relic Hunter as the ten-year-old version of Sydney Fox.
Since she was eleven years old, Steele has appeared as a regular cast member on Degrassi: The Next Generation playing the character of Manny Santos. She played the role for nine years, before exiting the show in 2010. She has also appeared in three Degrassi TV films: Degrassi Spring Break Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood and Degrassi Takes Manhattan.
Steele has also embarked on a music career. Her debut album, How Much for Happy, was released in 2005, followed by two Canadian tours. Steele's follow-up album, Destructo Doll, was released on July 21, 2009. She appeared on Channel One News to promote the album for the music segment.
2011-present: The L.A. Complex and other projects
In 2011, Steele was cast as Abby Vargas in the series The L.A. Complex, which premiered on CTV and Much Music on January 10, 2012, and aired regularly on Much Music. On the same day as the premiere, the series was officially picked up by The CW to begin airing in the United States in the spring. It was renewed for a second season, which aired simultaneously on both Much Music and The CW that summer. The L.A. Complex was officially cancelled on December 20, 2012.
She starred as Valerie Vont in the Lifetime film Sorority Surrogate, which was released on March 22, 2014. She will appear as Sarah in the film The Dorm later in the year.
|How Much for Happy
|2001||Relic Hunter||Sydney Fox - Age 10||Episode: "Sydney at Ten"|
|2001–2010||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Manny Santos||Seasons 1-9 (Series regular)|
|2003||Full-Court Miracle||Julie||TV movie|
|2004||Doc||Heidi Euchi||Episode: "No Pain, No Gain"|
|2007||Super Sweet 16: The Movie||Sophie||TV movie|
|2007||The Best Years||Lucy Ramirez-Montoya||3 Episodes|
|2007||'Da Kink in My Hair||Beautiful Girl||Episode: "Fass & Facety"|
|2008||Instant Star||Blu||5 episodes|
|2008||Degrassi Spring Break Movie||Manny Santos||TV Movie|
|2009||Degrassi Goes Hollywood||Manny Santos||TV movie|
|2010||Degrassi Takes Manhattan||Manny Santos||TV movie|
|2010||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Rochelle||TV movie|
|2012||L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. Complex||Abby Vargas||Lead role|
|2014||Sorority Surrogate||TV movie||Main role|
|2014||The Dorm||TV movie||Main role|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cassie Steele.|
- Official website
- Cassie Steele at the Internet Movie Database
- AOL Canada Interview With Cassie Steele