Cassandra Lynn "Cassie" Scerbo (born March 30, 1990) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her roles as Brooke in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007), as Lauren Tanner in Make It or Break It (2009–12), and as Nova Clarke in Sharknado (2013) and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015).
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 never formally graduated high school, but she did attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 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 TV series Dance Revolution which promoted nutrition and fitness to children. Slumber Party Girls original songs was 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 the midst of 2007 as the group began working on their sophomore 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 green-lit a planned fourth installment of the Bring It On film franchise 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 in December 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 appeared alongside Missi Pyle and Emily Osment in the direct-to-DVD comedy film Soccer Mom. In June 2009, Scerbo was cast in the ABC Family teen 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 cast mate Chelsea Hobbs in an episode of CSI: Miami...
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