Cassandra Rae "Cassie" Steele (born December 2, 1989) is a Canadian actress and singer-songwriter best known for portraying Manny Santos on Degrassi: The Next Generation and Abby Vargas on The L.A. Complex. Steele is of British descent on her father's side and Filipino descent on her mother's side. In 2014, she played Sarah in the MTV horror television movie The Dorm. She is the voice of Tammy Gueterman in Adult Swim's Rick and Morty.
|Born||December 2, 1989|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(m. 2018; div. 2020)
Life and career
Steele 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. She was also a gymnast for an unspecified amount of time.
Steele married actor Trent Garrett in November 2018 and was stepmother to his son Luka, however Steele and Garrett broke up in the summer of 2020.
2001: Fib Finder
In 2001, Steele first appeared in a Fib Finder commercial alongside Cristine Rotenberg (Simply Nailogical)
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 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.
During the filming of Degrassi, Steele also starred in the Disney film Full Court Miracle as well as the MTV movie Super Sweet 16: The Movie and My Babysitter's a Vampire and had recurring roles in The Best Years and Instant Star.
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.
On August 12, 2014, Steele released the album "Patterns" to iTunes. The official video for "Games" was released the same year on September 1, and it premiered on her VEVO page. Steele released the single "Power" shortly afterwards. It was released to iTunes on October 21, 2014.
Steele started the band “psychocandy” with Jase Blankfort in August 2019. Their single “Hunger” is available to stream on SoundCloud. On January 1, 2020, the band posted a photo on a new account on Instagram with the caption “2020.”
|How Much for Happy
- "Things That God Cannot Explain" (2005)
- "Pavement" (2008) (featured on Songs from Instant Star 4)
- "Crash My Party" (2009) (featured on Degrassi Goes Hollywood: Music from the Original Movie)
- "Life Is a Show" (2009) (featured on Degrassi Goes Hollywood: Music from the Original Movie)
- "One Saturday Night Away" (2009) (featured on Degrassi Goes Hollywood: Music from the Original Movie; with the cast of Degrassi Goes Hollywood)
- "Something Sexy" (2010) (single release)
- "I Trust You" (2010) (featured on Degrassi Takes Manhattan: The Heat Is On (Music from the Original Movie); with fictional band The Studs)
- "Grain" (2010) (single release)
- "Mad" (2014) (single release)
- "Power" (2014) (single release)
|2001–2010||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Manny Santos||Main role (season 1–9); 128 episodes|
|2004||Full-Court Miracle||Julie||Television Movie|
|2007||Super Sweet 16: The Movie||Sophie||Television Movie|
|2007||The Best Years||Lucy Ramirez-Montoya||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|2007||Da Kink in My Hair||Girl||Episode: "Fass & Facety"|
|2008||Instant Star||Blu||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2008||Degrassi Spring Break Movie||Manny Santos||TV Movie|
|2009||Degrassi Goes Hollywood||TV movie|
|2010||Degrassi Takes Manhattan||TV movie|
|2010||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Rochelle||TV movie|
|2012||The L.A. Complex||Abby Vargas||Lead role|
|2014||Sorority Surrogate||Valerie Vont||TV Movie- Main role|
|2014||The Dorm||Sarah||TV Movie- Main role|
|2014–2020||Rick and Morty||Tammy Gueterman, Tricia||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2015||Zombie Shark||Amber Steele||TV Movie- Main role|
|2016||Twist of Fate||Kelly||TV Movie- Main role|
|2017||Mississippi River Sharks||Tara||TV Movie- Main role|
|2018||Paint it Red||Lana||Independent film|
- Steele, Cassie [@cassandrasteele] (3 December 2014). "I love you for all the wonderful 25th birthday wishes, you've made it my favourite age already! Goodbye 24, you sucked and I won't miss you" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Cassie Steele". IMDb.com. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Martinez, Favian [@faviem] (13 October 2020). "Love🐦's 📷😁❤️ #beautifulgirl #mylove #lifeisgreat". Retrieved 15 October 2020 – via Instagram.
- Cristine Rotenberg's "Reacting to my OLD COMMERCIALS as a child before YouTube" Video
- "'Star Wars' Alum Kelly Marie Tran Replaces Cassie Steele as Lead in Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon'". The Wrap. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
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