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Cassandra Lynn Scerbo (born March 30, 1990)[citation needed] is an American actress, singer and dancer. She was one of the members of the all-girl pop band Slumber Party Girls in the CBS children's music variety series Dance Revolution. In acting, she starred as Brooke in the film Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007), as Lauren Tanner in the ABC Family comedy-drama series Make It or Break It (2009–2012), and as Nova Clarke in the Sharknado film series alongside Ian Ziering and Tara Reid (2013–2018).

Cassie Scerbo
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Scerbo in January 2009
Born
Cassandra Lynn Scerbo

(1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 29)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2005–present

Life and careerEdit

Scerbo was born on Long Island, New York. She is of full Italian ancestry.[1] Scerbo was raised in Parkland, Florida and played soccer for the Parkland Soccer Club. She lived in Florida from the time she was in kindergarten until she was cast in Make It or Break It. She attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. In 2006, Scerbo successfully auditioned for the music girl group Slumber Party Girls. Scerbo was chosen as one of the five members out of over 1,000 fellow applicants. In September 2006, the group hosted the children's music variety series Dance Revolution which promoted nutrition and fitness to children. Slumber Party Girls' original songs were dominantly featured through the series run. The group's debut album Dance Revolution was released but failed to chart. The series was not renewed for a second season. In mid-2007, as the group began working on their second record the group was confirmed to have split. That same year, Scerbo signed a solo-recording contract with Geffen Records.[citation needed] Her three original songs "Betcha Don't Know", "Sugar and Spice" and "Top Of The World" were all released to iTunes in 2008.[2]

In 2007, Universal Pictures has green-lit a planned fourth installment of the Bring It On film series with Scerbo confirmed to star.[3] She portrayed the role of Brooke the team captain of the East Coast Jets Cheerleading squad who have won three-years in a row at Camp Spirit-Thunder. It was released direct-to-DVD on December 18, 2007 to generally negative reviews from critics.[4] That same year, Scerbo appeared in the Disney Channel television pilot Arwin!.[5] The pilot was filmed in late 2006 but was not picked up by Disney Channel.[6]

In September 2008, Scerbo starred in the direct-to-DVD comedy movie Soccer Mom alongside Missi Pyle and Emily Osment. In June 2009, Scerbo was cast in the ABC Family teen comedy-drama series Make It or Break It which premiered to 2.5 million viewers.[7] Scerbo portrayed the role of a skilled gymnast named Lauren Tanner who aspires to make it to the Olympic Games.[8][9] Due to the series success ABC Family ordered an additional 10-episodes bringing the first season episode count to 20 episodes.[10] In January 2012, ABC Family renewed the series for a third and final season.[11] The series finale "United Stakes" aired in May 2012.[12] In April 2010, Scerbo also appeared with her Make It or Break It castmate Chelsea Hobbs in an episode of CSI: Miami.[13]

In 2011, Scerbo starred in the ABC Family original film Teen Spirit.[14] Scerbo portrayed the role of the Queen Bee of high school who is electrified to death and is not allowed to enter Heaven unless she helps the school's most unpopular girl become prom queen. Filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina.[15] The film premiered on August 7, 2011 on ABC Family.[16]

In August 2012, Scerbo was announced that she is the godmother to Tiffany Thornton's son.[17]

In 2013, Scerbo starred in the Syfy original film Sharknado as bartender Nova Clarke;[18] she reprised her role in the sequel Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in 2015,[19] Sharknado 5: Global Swarming in 2017, and The Last Sharknado: It's About Time in 2018, of which her character has turned into a hardened sharknado fighter.[20]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Hitters Anonymous Young Leah
2007 Natural Born Komics Montana
Bring It On: In It to Win It Brooke Direct-to-video
2008 Soccer Mom Tiffany
2011 A Holiday Heist Kate
Not Another Not Another Movie Ursula
Bench Seat Girl Short film
2012 Music High Candi Piper
Just Yell Fire: Campus Life Herself Short documentary
2013 Isolated Ambassador for Peace
Not Today Audry
2015 Take a Chance Cynthia
Agoraphobia Faye

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 House Broken Cassie Television film
2006–2007 Dance Revolution Slumber Party Girl Main role
2008 Mother Goose Parade Herself Television film
2009–2012 Make It or Break It Lauren Tanner Main role
2010 10 Things I Hate About You Lauren Tanner Episode: "The Winner Takes It All"
CSI: Miami Hilary Swanson Episode: "Spring Breakdown"
Sym-Bionic Titan Kimmy / Tiffany (voice) Episode: "Showdown at Sherman High"
2011 Teen Spirit Amber Pollock Television film (ABC Family)
2012 Hot in Cleveland Lindsay Episode: "Method Man"
2012–2014 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Heidi Wienerman Recurring voice role
2013 Sharknado Nova Television film (Syfy)
Bering Sea Beast Donna Television film (Syfy)
2014 Baby Daddy Heather Episodes: "Romancing the Phone", "The Bet"
2015 My Life as a Dead Girl Brittany Smith / Chelsea White Television film
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Nova Clarke Television film (Syfy)
2017 The Perfect Soulmate Lee Maxson Television film (Lifetime)
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Nova Clarke Television film (Syfy)
Truth or Dare Alex Colshis Television film (Syfy)
2018 The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Nova Clarke Television film (Syfy)
2019 The Filth Diane Episode: "Filthy Day Jobs"
Grand Hotel Vanessa 3 episodes

AlbumsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @CassieScerbo (June 24, 2012). "I'm full Italian heritage ;) All my ancestors are from Italy. I'm American by birth, Italian by blood. Love 'em both" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Cassie Scerbo". iTunes. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Universal announces 2007 slate for HD DVD". Forums.Highdefdigest.com. January 26, 2007. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bring It On: In It to Win It". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Daglas, Andy (April 28, 2006). "Disney Channel picks up Zack and Cody spin-off - News". TV.com. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  6. ^ Bonner, Julie (December 13, 2007). "Disney Channel Series Arwin was Not Picked up by the Disney Channel". Crushable.com. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "ABC Family's "Secret Life" Returns at Record Levels, While "Make It Or Break It" Sets Time Period Highs". The Futon Critic. June 23, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  8. ^ Lowry, Brian (June 21, 2009). "Review: 'Make It or Break It'". Variety. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Meet The Make It or Break It Cast - Make It or Break It". ABC Family. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 27, 2009). "ABC Family orders more 'Make It'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 7, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Mulcahy Jr., Kevin (March 26, 2012). "Preview: The Secret Life Of The American Teenager & Make It Or Break It Return Tonight". We Love Soaps. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 26, 2012). "'Make It Or Break It' Ending Run On ABC Family After This Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "'Spring Breakdown', 'Redemptio' & 'Field Mice' Official Details". CSIfiles.com. April 11, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  14. ^ Team Cambio (June 28, 2011). "Cassie Scerbo & Lindsey Shaw: "Teen Spirit" Premieres August 7 on Cambio". Cambio.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  15. ^ "New ABC Family movie begins production in Wilmington". WWAY. February 16, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  16. ^ Grillo, AJ (August 11, 2011). "Cassie Scerbo Stars in "Teen Spirit"". Scifivision.com. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  17. ^ @CassieScerbo (August 14, 2012). ""@ChrisGCarney: @therealTiffany and just had our first Son KJ!!! 8-14-12 So amazing!!!" What an amazing morning, my Godson is here!!!!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Barton, Steve (February 11, 2015). "Sharknado 3 Once Again Sweeps Up Cassie Scerbo". Dread Central. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  19. ^ Roberts, Katie (April 23, 2015). "Syfy Announces the Full 'Sharknado 3' Cast and Premiere Info". Moviefone. Archived from the original on August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  20. ^ Sorren, Martha (July 2, 2015). "'Sharknado 3' Star Cassie Scerbo Talks Nova's Return To The Syfy Series & Who Inspired Her Badass Character". Bustle. Retrieved October 3, 2017.

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