Cassandra Lynn Scerbo 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).
Years active: 2005–present
Born: March 30, 1990, 33 years old and 11 months, Long Island, New York, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Hair Color: Dark Brown (Natural), but she often opts to dye her hair blonde.
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5 ft 3 in – 1.60 m
Measurements: 36-25-37 in – 91.5-63.5-94 cm
Bra Size: 34B US – 75B EU
Genre: Teen Pop
Siblings – Johnny Scerbo (Brother), Alaina Scerbo (Older Sister)
She was one of the members of the Slumber Party Girls in the CBS children 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.
Life and career
Scerbo is of full Italian ancestry. 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 and later got enrolled in an online college course from Southern New Hampshire University and also studied at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.
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. Her three original songs “Betcha Don’t Know”, “Sugar and Spice” and “Top Of The World” were all released on iTunes in 2008.
In 2007, Universal Pictures has green-lit a planned fourth installment of the Bring It On film series with Scerbo confirmed to star. 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. That same year, Scerbo appeared in the Disney Channel television pilot Arwin!. The pilot was filmed in late-2006 but was not picked up by Disney Channel.
In September 2008, Scerbo starred in the direct-to-DVD comedy film 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. Scerbo portrayed the role of a skilled gymnast named Lauren Tanner who aspires to make it to the Olympic Games. Due to the series success ABC Family ordered an additional 10-episodes bringing the first season episode count to 20 episodes. In January 2012, ABC Family renewed the series for a third and final season. The series finale “United Stakes” aired in May 2012. In April 2010, Scerbo also appeared with her Make It or Break It castmate Chelsea Hobbs in an episode of CSI: Miami entitled “Spring Breakdown“. The episode aired on April 12, 2010.
In 2011, Scerbo starred in the ABC Family original film Teen Spirit. 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. The film premiered on August 7, 2011 on ABC Family.
In August 2012, Scerbo announced that she is the godmother to Tiffany Thornton‘s son.
In 2013, Scerbo starred in the Syfy original film Sharknado as bartender Nova Clarke; she reprised her role in the third installment Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in 2015, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming in 2017, and the final installment The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time in 2018, in which her character has become a hardened sharknado fighter.
As a Singer
She was a member of the pop group, Slumber Party Girls. They had released their debut studio album, Dance Revolution in October 2006. However, the album didn’t achieve much success and wasn’t even charted and they disbanded shortly after.
Having inked a solo-recording contract with Geffen Records, she released three singles, Betcha Don’t Know, Sugar and Spice, and Top of The World via iTunes in 2008.
In 2005, Cassie made her theatrical film debut in the comedy film, Hitters Anonymous. However, her role in the movie wasn’t credited.
Her first credited theatrical film work came in the movie A Holiday Heist, where she played the role of Kate, in 2011.
First TV Show
In 2006, she made her first TV show appearance in the CBS reality TV show, Dance Revolution.
Cassie Scerbo Favorite Things
Sports – Boxing
Food – Pizza and her mother meatballs
Role Model – Meryl Streep
Actor – Robert De Niro
Actress – Meryl Streep
90 Jam – Any Spice Girls single
Cassie Scerbo Facts
Her interest in acting dates back to her early childhood days. At the age of five, she used to perform for her family after dinner.
She started dancing at the age of 4 and went on to perform at the annual Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. She sang at the event as well.
She is very much involved with the Boo2Bullying charity, which she joined in 2011 as a Girl Youth Ambassador. The organization uses creative avenues to battle bullying and she has managed to rise to the Vice President rank in the organization.
She has worked with 18 for 18, which is a not-for-profit organization that works to raise awareness about s*x trafficking. She has participated in the skydiving events on multiple occasions to raise funds for the organization.
While growing up, she managed to bag the second place finish in the International Hip Hop Championships, which was held in Miami.
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