Young actress Alex Steele won't be returning for the 13th season of "Degrassi." She plays Tori Santamaria in "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Alex is the sister of Cassie Steele, who played in the original "Degrassi" series. She may be leaving, but Alex says she is "very proud" of her time on the show and considers the cast and crew "amazing." She plans instead to pursue a career in the movies.
"Degrassi: The Next Generation" is a Canadian teen drama series. It is the fourth fictional Degrassi series. The show follows a number of characters who face challenges such as child abuse, gang violence, self-image, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, death and more. It has been critically acclaimed by major media outlets. The show was more watched than any other domestic drama in Canada. More than a half million fans watched it in the United States as well. In the United States it is broadcast on TeenNick. It is also shown in more than 140 other countries.
Alex Steele is 18-years-old. She was born in Toronto and had her first audition for a television commercial when she was only five. She started to cry when her name was called at the audition, but she had been fine before that. After finishing the audition, however, she asked when she could do the commercial.
Alex Steele may not been seen in her television role anymore, but maybe next fans will see her on the big screen.