Cassie Steele's mother is of Filipino descent, while her father is British-Canadian.Steele appeared in the 2007 MTV movie, Super Sweet 16: The Movie.Which "TNG" stars were the Neville Longbottoms of Degrassi High? Our central protagonist Emma Nelson was cute as a button when we first met her as a seventh grader in 2001.Back then, crimping was all the rage, so we can't really blame bb Emma for her love of crimped pigtails, but those early photos probably make Miriam Mc Donald cringe. Mc Donald, now 28, is still acting in Toronto, and judging from her Insta account, she's really into #fitspo selfies and brunching with her BFFs, which still includes her onscreen bestie Cassie Steele. Long before "thong-gate" and her trajectory to Degrassi's resident wild child, Manny Santos was the epitome of BFF.The young actress is a trained dancer and self-proclaimed nerd who loves a good Peter Pan collar and obsessively lurking on Tumblr. Sure, Connor wasn't a total bae when he made his "Degrassi" debut in season 8, but he was very smart. Of course, as time went on, we started to notice a change in Connor -- and it wasn't just his social anxieties... You can catch her in the "Heroes Reborn" prequel web series, "Dark Matters." A. She, too, experimented with a crimping iron -- oftentimes to more success than her classmates. The hair dye and piercings may be gone, but Stacey Farber will always be our favorite ginger -- and the realest girl who ever stepped foot inside Degrassi High. Clare eventually learned the value of a pair of comfy jeans and a little mascara as her time at Degrassi went on. The 28-year-old is still acting in Toronto, where most recently, she played a doctor on the CTV series "Saving Hope." Charlotte Arnold (Holly J) then... We have so many conflicted feelings over Jimmy's best friend. He picked on Emma and Manny for being, what, a year younger than him? By Year 10, she was actually having Aislinn Paul is nothing like Clare IRL.
We all know where Drake ended up, but what happened to the rest of the cast? Believe it or not, Spinner is still a drummer (and he doesn't have that platinum blond hair anymore, thank God). In his Twitter bio, he describes himself thusly: "actor, tech enthusiast, Sinatra." Make of that what you will.Shane has had a few minor acting roles over the years, and is currently the drummer for the Toronto-based band Dear Love. Adamo Angelo Ruggiero can now be seen on his Youtube channel, The Dot with Adamo, where he describes himself as "an ex-child addicted to T-Swift ballads," proving that even in real life, Marco is still the cast member you'd most want to be friends with.If you watched Degrassi back in its heyday, chances are you're probably still heartbroken over J. These days, Degrassi's resident bad boy is a self-proclaimed news junkie, serving as producer and news correspondent for the Fusion network."Degrassi: The Next Generation" may be over, but that's not stopping us from taking a minute to reflect on all of the important life lessons the Canadian teen show taught us.
For example, be cautious when talking to randos on the Internet.
(In hindsight, this was probably a good thing.) Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty) now...