Steele is of British descent on her father's side and Filipino descent on her mother's side.
She attended London School of Dance in Scarborough, Ontario, and trained in ballet and jazz dance.
During the filming of Degrassi, Steele also starred in the Disney film Full Court Miracle as well as the MTV movie Super Sweet 16: The Movie and My Babysitter's a Vampire and had recurring roles in The Best Years and Instant Star. Her debut album, How Much for Happy, was released in 2005, followed by two Canadian tours.
Steele's follow-up album, Destructo Doll, was released on July 21, 2009.
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.
When we first met her, she was nothing more than a spoiled rich girl, but as time went all, we learned that life on the other side of the grass isn't always greener. -- but because of her sudden exit from the teen series. Her friends Paige and Ashley tried to tell her he was bad news, but this was her first bf and she ~loved~ him. Shanae Grimes was always edgier than her Degrassi counterpart, so when it came time to graduate, the actress went straight from the 6 to 90210.
That all changed one day when Rick violently shoved her to the ground. She was kind of a spoiled brat in the beginning, which would explain why she wore shirts with "HOTTIE" branded across her chest for funsies. But way back in season 4, before she was a regular on "Degrassi," Darcy was just a girl, standing in front her mirror, asking herself what Jesus Camp hoodie she should wear to school that day. Now married and living one fabulous life (at least, according to her Insta), Grimes-Beech is still acting -- and even stepping behind the camera, too. Clare used to be the biggest wet blanket that ever graced the halls of Degrassi.
(In hindsight, this was probably a good thing.) Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty) now...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.She was Emma's best friend, and a member of the Spirit Squad with popular girls Paige and Hazel. But it wasn't until season 3 that she really blossomed into the fierce and fabulous Manny we know and love.For example, be cautious when talking to randos on the Internet.Oh, and getting your period in the middle of class is super embarrassing, but all you need is a BFF to have your back (literally) and you'll be fine.She played the role for nine years, before exiting the show in 2010.