Which "TNG" stars were the Neville Longbottoms of Degrassi High? Our central protagonist Emma Nelson was cute as a button when we first met her as a seventh grader in 2001.Back then, crimping was all the rage, so we can't really blame bb Emma for her love of crimped pigtails, but those early photos probably make Miriam Mc Donald cringe. Mc Donald, now 28, is still acting in Toronto, and judging from her Insta account, she's really into #fitspo selfies and brunching with her BFFs, which still includes her onscreen bestie Cassie Steele. Long before "thong-gate" and her trajectory to Degrassi's resident wild child, Manny Santos was the epitome of BFF.Cassie Steele also left after nine seasons and also continues to act, appearing in made-for-TV movies like Sarah Barrable-Tishauer played the adorably geeky Liberty Van Zandt.She also left after nine seasons, and it seems like she continued being a smarty pants IRL.
Snake goes over the deep end when he discovers Emma buying birth control.Produced since 2001, Degrassi’s 385 episodes tell the stories of students experiencing issues as far-reaching as homophobia and abuse, to violence and burgeoning sexuality, to dating and heartbreak.With equal measures of humour, angst and heart, the students of Degrassi struggle with a series of “firsts” as they begin their journey into adulthood.She graduated from Concordia University with a degree in communications and now works as a Digital Marketing Coordinator.Every high school has a bad boy, and Degrassi's was Sean Cameron, played by Daniel Clark.