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Five Things You Don't Know About Cassie Steele
May 02, 2012
This Canadian actress and singer-songwriter is best known for portraying Manny Santos on Degrassi: The Next Generation. But she's now drawing a whole new fan base in her role as aspiring actress Abby Vargas on the new CW series The L.A. Complex. Here are five things you probably don't know about Cassie Steele.
1. Born December 2, 1989 in Toronto, Canada -- her father is of British descent and her mother's background is Filipino.
2. Got her start at age 12 in the Canadian TV series Relic Hunter.
3. Is an accomplished singer and her debut album, How Much for Happy, was released in 2005, followed by two Canadian concert tours.
4. Likes cooking and says among her favorite dishes to prepare are lasagna and shepherd's pie.
5. Says her biggest style faux pas was the time she grew a mullet for her role on Degrassi. She later said of her experience with the vintage 'do: "I thought I was pretty cool, all grungy and punky, but no -- I was just mullety."