Any actress hopes that, someday, they will be part of a project that becomes a reference point for future work, makes the ‘best of’ lists and defines their generation.
One could argue that Aubrey Peeples has already accomplished that.
A native Floridian, Aubrey grew up as a self-proclaimed theater rat, and started doing film work at the age of 11. Today, she is a multi-talented, intelligent and motivated young actress, evidenced by her already thorough resume, and the fact that she deferred Harvard to work on her acting career. But she is also modest, saying, “I feel silly bragging about myself.”
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In talking to Cassie, you begin to understand that though they aren’t the same person, she and her Degrassi: The Next Generation character Manny Santos, are a lot alike.
They are straight shooters, tenacious, sarcastic, inspired, caring, and a little dark. They even share similar interests, and a tendency towards creativity and performance.
Cassie was born in Toronto, Ontario to a Filipino mother, and British father. As a kid, she recalls being quirky, and a little unpredictable. “I think I was just a little weird kid. I just really weirded people out,” says Cassie. “I was really outgoing, and loud, and said a lot of inappropriate things.” Her knack for grabbing attention caused her parents to suggest creative outlets for Cassie to explore. “My dad thought it was good that I go to improve, or theater, and meet other weird kids,” she says. “And I did it, and it was awesome, and I did meet other weird kids.”
At just over five feet tall, Natalie Dreyfuss doesn’t seem to be an imposing character. But the rising actress is much more than meets the eye.
Born in LA to wardrobe stylist Kathy Kann and actor Lorin Dreyfuss, the younger brother of famed film star Richard Dreyfuss, Natalie is no stranger to the fast-paced world of life in the entertainment industry. From an early age, she was eager to perform, and and found the discipline and foundation of ballet as an outlet. At just 14, Natalie dropped out of high school to pursue her career in dance. She moved across the country to study dance at both The Rock School in Pennsylvania, and the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. (more…)