Cassandra Lynn Scerbo (born March 30, 1990) 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).
Life and career
Scerbo was born on Long Island, New York. She 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. 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 to 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 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. 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.
In 2011, Scerbo starred in the ABC Family original movie 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 in August 2011 on ABC Family.
In 2013, Scerbo starred in the Syfy original film Sharknado as bartender Nova Clarke; she reprised her role in the sequel Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in 2015, 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.
|2005||Hitters Anonymous||Young Leah|
|2007||Natural Born Komics||Montana|
|Bring It On: In It to Win It||Brooke||Direct-to-video|
|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|
|2015||Take a Chance||Cynthia|
|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)|
2006: Dance Revolution (album)