Tina Caspary is a multi-talented American entertainer. She is an actress, choreographer, dancer, and a dance instructor. Caspary’s name may not ring a bell to many, thus it might come as a bit of a shock to learn that she has been active in the entertainment business since the late 1980s. She rose to fame almost immediately after he started her career in the late 1980s which is thanks to her role in the cult film, Mac and Me, as well as Can’t Buy Me Love. We attempt to reveal all that there is to know about Tina Caspary in the underlying paragraphs.
Tina Caspary’s Acting Career
Tina Caspary displayed a deep interest in dancing at a very tender age. Thanks to her dance skills, Caspary had the doors of an acting career open to her, leading to her debut acting role in the 1982 film Annie. She was only a teenager at the time and subsequently, she got to act alongside big Hollywood stars, like in 1986 when she acted in the TV film Combat Academy aka Combat High alongside George Clooney – she had earlier appeared on an episode of the TV series, Silver Spoon in 1985.
At 15 years of age in December 1986, Tina Caspary was cast as Kelly Bundy in the unaired pilot episode of the Fox sitcom Married… with Children. The pilot episode which was aired didn’t include Caspary as her role was replaced by Christina Applegate. The producer gave the reason to be that Caspary’s didn’t portray the role to their satisfaction.
Also in 1986, Tina Caspary got a role in the TV film News At Eleven which earned her a nomination for a Young Artist Award.
1987 was a good year for her as she landed a supporting yet prominent role in the movie, Can’t Buy Me Love. The film which also featured Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson, earned her another Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress in Motion Picture – Comedy category. She got her third Young Artist Award nomination in 1989 for her role in the film, Mac and Me.
In 1989, she played a lead role in My Mom’s a Werewolf as well as Teen Witch which also starred actors Dan Gauthier and Robyn Lively. Tina Caspary took a break from acting in 1989 to focus primarily on dancing. She made an appearance in an episode of the TV show Valley of the Dolls.
Moving on from acting to dancing, Caspary made appearances in Music Videos by Reba McEntire and Chilli Peppers and featured in a couple of television commercials. Working alongside Debbie Allen, she was a principal dancer on the Academy Awards for a period of five years.
She owned Studio C, a dance studio in Downey, California which she operated for ten years. While operating her dance studio, she was known to have tutored today’s top-notched choreographers and dancers. Tina Caspary has since worked as a touring choreographer. She travels with Radix, a dance company which conducts dance contest, lectures workshop and offers scholarships.
In 1996, Caspary launched her own line of dance-inspired outfits called Katrina Activewear. She runs the company as both Chief Designer and President. Caspary was received by the Spotlight Youth Theatre as choreographer for The Rhythm Experience (2018-2019 season) which is the advanced performance troupe program.
Parents and Siblings
Tina Caspary, also known as Tina Maria Caspary was born on December 28, 1970, in Downey, California, the United States of America to her parents Dewitt Caspary III (father) and Brenda Caspary (mother). Caspary’s dance skill was inherited from her mother Brenda who was in her prime, a dancer in her own right.
She has a younger sister called Dee Caspary who is also an actor, dancer, and choreographer. She also has a brother Dennis Caspary who is a dancer and choreographer. Obviously, artistic genes flow in the Caspary blood.
Caspary is married to Ryan Cyphert and together, they have two awesome children; a boy and a girl. Caspary has been known to keep a low profile as regards her personal life. She and her husband, Cyphert are both on the faculty of SHOCK the intensive which is a firm that offers intense one-day dance training programs and incentive filmography within the United States of America.