Tina Caspary

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Tina Caspary
Born Tina Caspary
(1970-12-28) December 28, 1970 (age 43)
California, U.S.
Other names Tina Maria Caspary, Katrina Caspary, Tina Cyphert
Occupation Actress; dance teacher
Years active 1982-1989; 1982-present
Spouse(s) Ryan Cyphert (???? - present) 2 children

Tina Caspary (born December 28, 1970) is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer and dance instructor. She gained moderate attention in the late 1980s with a supporting role in Can't Buy Me Love.

Personal life[edit]

Caspary was raised in Southern California. She developed an interest in dancing at a young age, along with her younger brother, Dewitt "Dee" Caspary, a choreographer/dancer. Caspary is married to Ryan Cyphert.[1]

Teen actor[edit]

As a child then a teen actor in the mid to late 1980's, Caspary had minor roles on television and movies. Her first role was as a dancer in the 1982 movie Annie, then appeared three years later on an episode of the TV series Silver Spoons.

In December 1986, the 15-year-old Caspary played the role of Kelly Bundy in the un-aired pilot episode of the TV series Married... with Children. She was replaced by Christina Applegate when the show's producers felt Caspary's acting did not fit the role.

Caspary's performance in the 1986 TV movie News at Eleven earned her a nomination for a Young Artist Award in the Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week category. Her 1987 supporting role in Can't Buy Me Love earned a second Young Artist nomination, for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy. Caspary's starring role in 1988's Mac and Me earned her a third Young Artist Award nomination.

Dance[edit]

Caspary quit acting after two teen roles in 1989's "My Mom's a Werewolf" and Teen Witch, re-focusing on dance.

She has appeared in music videos by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Reba McEntire, and was a principal dancer on the Academy Awards show for five years, working with Debbie Allen.[1]

In 1996, Caspary launched a line of dance clothing called Katrina Activewear.[2]

Caspary and her husband, Ryan Cyphert, are on the faculty of SHOCK the Intensive, a company that provides intense one-day dance training programs across the United States.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other Notes
1982 Annie Dancer as Tina Maria Caspary
1985 Silver Spoons unknown episode
1986 News at Eleven Gretchen Kent TV movie
Combat Academy Mary Beth TV movie
The Thanksgiving Promise 1st Girl TV special
1987 Totally Minnie Dancer TV special
Growing Pains Jamie "Choices" (Season 2, Episode 11)
Married... with Children Kelly Bundy 1 episode (unaired pilot) [4]
Can't Buy Me Love Barbara Alternative title: Boy Rents Girl
1988 Mac and Me Courtney as Katrina Caspary
1989 Day by Day Linda 1 episode, as Katrina Caspary
My Mom's a Werewolf Jennifer Shaber as Katrina Caspary
Teen Witch Shawn as Tina Marie Casapary

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1987 Young Artist Awards Nominated Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week News at Eleven
1988 Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Can't Buy Me Love
1989 Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Fantasy Mac and Me

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