December 28, 1970
|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.
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.
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.
Caspary quit acting after two teen roles in 1989's "My Mom's a Werewolf" and Teen Witch, re-focusing on dance.
In 1996, Caspary launched a line of dance clothing called Katrina Activewear.
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.
|1982||Annie||Dancer||as Tina Maria Caspary|
|1985||Silver Spoons||Season 4, Episode 9 "A Magnificent Obsession"|
|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) |
|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
|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|