One of the great regrets of the past 12 months of my life is that I have not yet been able to watch the cinematic masterpiece known as “Sharknado”. I find it shocking that a film starring such acting heavyweights as Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, and dealing with the very real threat of sharks causing havoc in urban environments after being deposited there by water spouts, has not run the table during awards season.
Ok…. while “Sharknado” is much more like to make the TV Movie Hall of Shame than to be remembered for anything fondly, it did introduce us to the young, incredibly attractive and tattooed actress, Cassie Scerbo.
Cassie is certainly no stranger to direct-to-video (or tv movie) cinema. One of her earlier roles was in “Bring It On: In It to Win It”. If the title sounds familiar, it should. This was the fourth installment of the “Bring It On” series. Of course, the original, starring Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku, was the only one to be released in theaters (all the sequels were essentially the same film, just with a different cast).
Miss Scerbo does seem to have a preference for energetic roles. In “Bring It On”, she was obviously a cheerleader. Before that, she spent two years as a member of one of the dance crews on the teen health-and-fitness series “Dance Revolution”. More recently, she starred in the entire run of the ABC Family series “Make It or Break It”, where she portrayed a young, elite-level gymnast with aspirations of making the Olympics.
Cassie has also dabbled in a singing career (before making her major ‘breakthrough’ in “Sharknado”). While she was on the series “Dance Revolution”, the dance crew she was a member of was called Slumber Party Girls. To cross-promote to show, the girls released an album of songs inspired by it. While this did not instantly make any of them pop stars, Cassie is interested in continuing to pursue that path.
This athletic, natural disaster heroine plans to keep having fun with her acting roles. She is returning to her “Sharknado” roots by starring in the next SyFy Channel epic “Bering Sea Beast” alongside Jonathan Lipnicki (you remember, the little kid from “Jerry Maguire”). It should be fun to continue to follow her career.
One of the great things about any young celebrity or athlete these days is that you can all but guarantee they will be sporting some nice body art. Cassie Scerbo is no different. She definitely has a lot of them. Her most prominent tattoo adorns the back of her neck. It is fancy script design that reads “I Breathe for You”.
You can find out more about Cassie on her fan site: http://cassie-scerbo.org/
You can also follow her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CassieScerbo