Degrassi: The Next Generation Cast Biography

Shane Kippel

Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Birthplace: Toronto, ON

Shane Kippel takes on the role of Spinner, a bully-turned-Mr. Nice GuyShane Kippel

Shane Kippel got his start in acting by performing in plays. He is a new face to television, and Degrassi: The Next Generation is his first TV gig. On the show, he takes on the role of Gavin "Spinner" Mason, a bully-turned-Mr. Nice Guy. Shane, who has a pierced tongue and two tattoos on his feet, is the drummer in the band, Two Left Feet. Though he's currently single, he says he has a crush on Lauren Collins, the actress who plays Paige on Degrassi.

Lauren Collins

Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Birthplace: Thornhill, ON

Lauren Collins stars as popular Paige Michalchuk.Lauren Collins

Lauren Collins isn't a newcomer to the tube. She has appeared on shows such as In A Hearbeat and I Was A Sixth Grade Alien. She has also appeared on the stage, and played the title roles in theater productions of Annie and Alice In Wonderland. On Degrassi, she stars as Paige Michalchuk, a popular student who had a self-centered attitude until she was sexually assaulted. Now, she's friendlier and willing to help out her classmates if they have a problem.

Cassie Steele

Birthdate: December 2, 1989
Birthplace: Toronto, ON

Cassie Steele plays flirtatious Manny Santos.Cassie Steele

Cassie Steele has appeared in a few episodes of Relic Hunter, starring Tia Carrere, as well as a number of commercials. In addition to being an actress, she is a talented singer and songwriter who is currently recording an album. Cassie plays Manny Santos on Degrassi. Manny has gone through some changes in the past year, going from a cutie to a hottie who toyed with boys' emotions. However, she ended up with a broken heart, and has toned down her playa skillz.

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