Who is Tina Caspary?
Katrina Caspary was born on 28 December 1970, in the United States of America. She is an actress, dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer, best known for her roles during the late 1980s, mainly as a supporting character in such projects as “Mac and Me” and “Can’t Buy Me Love”.
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The Riches of Tina Caspary
Tina Caspary has a net worth estimated to be over $5 million, earned through success in acting and dance. After withdrawing from her acting career in the early-1990s, she decided to pursue dance instead, gaining a lot of wealth in the process.
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Life and Career Beginnings
At a young age, Tina discovered her love for acting, leading her to audition for roles as a child. During the early 1980s, she had her first role as a dancer in the musical entitled “Annie”, which is based on the Broadway play of the same name. It follows the story of a New York City orphan who is adopted by a billionaire, and although the film received mixed reviews, it was nominated for two Academy Awards.
She took a three-year break afterward, focusing on her studies. She then returned in an episode of the television show “Silver Spoons” on NBC. The following year, she had a lot of television work, beginning with “News at Eleven” and “The Thanksgiving Promise”. She was also cast in the movie “Combat Academy” which featured George Clooney, who at the time was just starting his career.
She then made a guest appearance in “Growing Pains”, a sitcom on the ABC that ran for seven seasons, following the lives of the Seaver family living on Long Island, New York.
Married… with Children and More
In 1987, Caspary was cast as Kelly Bundy for the pilot of “Married… with Children”, filming alongside Hunter Carson who played Bud Bundy, though this pilot was never aired. After the episode was shown to the producers, they felt that the two didn’t fit their roles well, so she was replaced by Christina Applegate while Carson was replaced by David Faustino. The sitcom would become the longest live-action sitcom to air on Fox, holding the Primetime slot for years. It tells the story of the Bundy family over 11 seasons, and is considered a television classic.
This did not deter her, however, as she went to work on another project that year, called “Can’t Buy Me Love”, a romantic comedy starring Amanda Peterson and Patrick Dempsey. The story is about a high school nerd who offers a cheerleader $1,000 so that she could pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. The title of the film is taken from the Beatles song of the same name. Her role in the film led to a Young Artist Award nomination.
In 1988, she appeared as a dancer in the television special “Totally Minnie”, aired on NBC and featuring the character Minnie Mouse in the lead role, the only time the character starred in a show.
Latter Career in Retirement
Near the end of the year, Tina worked on the science fiction film “Mac and Me”, in which she was credited as Katrina Caspary, starring her alongside Christine Ebersole and Jonathan Ward. The name ‘Mac’ stands for Mysterious Alien Creature, who becomes friends with a disabled boy.
The film did not do well in the box office or with critics, due to its numerous comparisons with “ET the Extra-Terrestrial”. It was regarded as one of the worst films ever made, but eventually attained cult status, and even led to another Young Artist Award nomination for her.
1989 was the final year she did work as an actress. She had a guest role in “Day by Day”, an NBC sitcom that starred Douglas Sheehan and Linda Kelsey.
She then worked on “Teen Witch” which has also become a cult classic – the film was originally set to be a female version of “Teen Wolf”, but was instead made into a different film. Her final project was the horror film entitled “My Mom’s a Werewolf”.
When she became an adult, she decided to move away from acting, instead focusing on her career in dance. She began working as a dance choreographer and instructor, so largely avoiding the spotlight.
Most of her family members were also involved in dance, particularly her older sister and mother.
Caspary is married to Ryan Cyphert, although details of when and where the ceremony took place are unknown. They have twin children. She is not one to keep in touch with any of the actors she worked with in the past which built more mystery about her current endeavors. There has yet to be any updates on the status of her life in recent years.