Who is Tina Caspary?

Tina was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 28 December 1970, in Downey, California USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She’s a dancer, choreographer, and an actress with 15 credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her role as Barbara in the 1987 movie “Can’t Buy Me Love”, which brought her a nomination for the Young Artist Award Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy, in 1988.

Early life and education

Tina was raised in Downey alongside her two brothers Dennis and Dewitt ‘Dee’ Caspary, by their father Dewitt Caspary III, and mother Brenda who was a dance teacher, and had an influence on Tina to follow in her footsteps, and become a dancer.

She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1988, she didn’t enroll at college but launched her acting career.

Roles in series

Tina made her first appearance on television in 1985, portraying Amanda in the episode “A Magnificent Obsession” of the series “Silver Spoons”, starring Joel Higgins, Erin Gray and Ricky Schroder, followed by her appearance as First Girl in “The Magical World of Disney”, which had 21 award nominations, including one for the Oscar – Best Documentary, Short Subjects, and won 15.

In 1987, she portrayed Jamie in two times Primetime Emmy awarded “Growing Pains”, a comedy family drama created by Neal Marlens, and then she was cast to play Kelly Bundy in the pilot episode of the series “Married…with Children”, however, the role was later assigned to Christine Applegate, and she starred alongside Ed O’Neil in this comedy drama about an unsuccessful middle-aged man and his dysfunctional family; the series had 29 award nominations, including seven for Primetime Emmy, and won seven.

In the following years, Tina made an appearance in the series’ “Day by Day”, and “Valley of the Dolls” in 1994, which was her last role on television.

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Roles in movies

Tina made her debut as Dancer in the 1982 movie “Annie”, starring Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett and Albert Finney; this family comedy drama had 13 award nominations, including two for Oscars- Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Best Music, Original Song Score, and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, and won two.

Four years later, Tina was cast to play Gretchen Kent in the movie “News at Eleven”, alongside Martin Sheen, Barbara Babcock and Peter Riegert, and for her performance Tina was nominated for Young Artist Award Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week in 1986, followed by her portrayal of Mary Beth in “Combat High”.

In the 1987 movie “Can’t Buy Me Love”, Tina acted alongside Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson and Courtney Gains in this romantic comedy drama, about a high school boy who’s tired of being a nerd, so he pays one of the most popular girls in school to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month.

In the following years, she made an appearance in the TV movie “Totally Minnie”, before she portrayed Courtney in “Mac and Me” starring alongside Jonathan Ward and Christine Ebersole; the movie had six award nominations and won two, while Tina was nominated for the Young Artist Award Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy, in 1989.

Tina had a support role in the romantic comedy “Teen Witch”, before she was cast to play Jennifer Shaber in the 1989 movie “My Mom’s a Werewolf”, starring alongside John Saxson and Susan Blakely in this comedy horror, which was her last role in a movie.

Where is Tina Caspary now?

After she stopped acting, Tina focused her career on dancing; she was seen in the music videos for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Reba McEntire, and then worked as a principal dancer at the Academy Awards show for five years.

Sometime in 1996, Tina launched her own line of dance clothing – ‘Katrina Activewear’ – and nowadays is the owner of the dance studio called Studio C, in Downey, her hometown.

She’s active on social media networks, where she presents herself as a technical dance trainer, educator, healthy lifestyle coach, choreographer and actress.

Love life and relationships

There have been various rumors concerning Tina’s love life, however, she hasn’t spoken about any man whom she has been with, except her husband Ryan Cyphert, who was her long-time boyfriend before they married. Ryan presents himself on his Instagram as a creator, entrepreneur and lifelong learner, and it seems that he’s a dancer too, according to his posts.

They haven’t disclosed the exact date of their wedding, but it’s known that they married in December 1999. As of January 2022, they are still together, and have twins, a daughter and son, whose names and birthdate also haven’t been revealed.

Hobbies and other interests

Besides acting and dancing, Tina likes to work out every day at the gym for two hours, to keep her body in shape – she also likes swimming, tennis, and skateboarding.

She’s devoted herself to a healthy lifestyle, and so educates her children to be active, eat healthily, and take care of their bodies.

Tina is active on social media networks – her Instagram account has been followed by over 10,000 people, while her Facebook profile counts over 2,500 followers; she mostly shares updates of her work, but also some photos featuring her family and their two dogs, since they are all animal lovers.

She’s into traveling, and thanks to her dance career, has visited several US states, mostly to participate in dancing competitions with her team, but has also traveled to Europe with her family. Her favorite travel destination is Rome, Italy, while she dreams of visiting London, England.

Age, height, and net worth

Tina is 51 years old, with dark brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 136lbs (62kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall with a toned, perfectly shaped body, with vital statistics of 36-24-36.

As of January 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

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