Toronto native Cassie Steele joins the cast of THE L. Cassie was a 2003 nominee and the 2002 winner of a Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble Actor in a TV Series for... If those two fall through, I want to become a writer, probably, like a songwriter for other people, or a novel writer. I'm just in the middle of one of her vampire books. The aspiring Canadian actress is best known for her role as Manny Santos on 10 seasons of the internationally acclaimed drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Right now, my favorite author is probably Anne Rice.But he hasn’t forgotten his ‘Degrassi’ roots, even coming up with a ‘Wheelchair Jimmy’ dance move for one of his biggest hits, ‘The Motto.’ Then: Lauren Collins played popular cheerleader Paige Michalchuk, ‘Degrassi’s’ resident mean girl for the first few seasons of the show.
That same year, she landed her biggest role since ‘Degrassi,’ starring as Abby Vargas on the short-lived series ‘The L. Complex.’ Then: Before he became Drake, Aubrey Graham was most well-known for his role as Jimmy Brooks, Spinner’s best friend and Ashley’s BF who was infamously shot and paralyzed.
Gotta love ‘Degrassi.’ Now: During her time on ‘Degrassi,’ Mc Donald also starred in the Lifetime movie ‘She’s Too Young,’ playing a promiscuous teen who contracts syphillis.
Since ‘Degrassi,’ Mc Donald has acted sporadically, with occasional roles on ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Orphan Black.’ She has since become a yoga instructor and has a series of instructional yoga vids on You Tube. ) Mc Donald has also stayed close with her ‘Degrassi’ besties, frequently tweeting them and Instagramming pictures of her and Cassie Steele (Manny). Then: As Emma’s BFF, Cassie Steele’s Manny underwent quite the transformation throughout her time on ‘Degrassi,’ going from an innocent young girl to becoming pregnant with Craig’s baby (and ultimately choosing abortion) to dating Jay and becoming an actress in ‘Degrassi Goes Hollywood.’ And how could we forget the time she flashed Peter’s camera and drunkenly told the world she was going to be famous?
Remember ‘Degrassi,’ everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure Canadian TV show?
Ever since The N (now Teen Nick) brought the drama-licious series to the States in the early 2000s, we’ve been hooked.