Deanna Casaluce

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Deanna Casaluce

Born February 7, 1986 (1986-02-07) (age 38)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Deanna Casaluce (born February 7, 1986) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for playing the lesbian character Alex Nuñez on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

She originally auditioned for the parts of both Paige Michalchuk and Ashley Kerwin. Three years later, the casting director called her to play the role of Alex.

She played major supporting character in seasons 3 and 4, and finally was credited as a regular character for seasons 5 and 6, and guest starred in season 7. Deanna stated that season 7 would be her last season on Degrassi, because she was moving to Los Angeles to further her acting career in film. [1]

She was a series regular on "I Was a Sixth Grade Alien".[2]

In 2007, she starred in a Lifetime movie, Devil's Diary, alongside Degrassi actress Miriam McDonald and Alexz Johnson from Instant Star. She also had a small role in the 2007 Lifetime Movie "They Come Back".


Casaluce is an artist, taking after her mother who painted murals all over their basement when Deanna was a child.

Casaluce was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada[3] of Italian descent. She is a graduate of the Regional Arts Program at Cawthra Park Secondary School. As of 2007, Casaluce attends the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.[4]


  1. CTV. June 4, 2007. Retrieved July 30, 2010
  2. CTV. October 18, 2007. Retrieved July 30, 2010
  3. Torres, Jamar (October 4, 2004). "Your S.T.U.F.F.: On a 'Degrassi' high: Hit show's stars dish on fame and fun", Boston Herald, p. 28.
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