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Tina (or Katrina) Caspary (born December 28, 1970) is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer and dance instructor.She had supporting roles in the late 1980s with Can't Buy Me Love and cult film Mac and Me .
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 American teen romantic comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. The film was directed by Steve Rash and takes its title from a Beatles song with the same title.
A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following. Cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fanbase, an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. Inclusive definitions allow for major studio productions, especially box office bombs, while exclusive definitions focus more on obscure, transgressive films shunned by the mainstream. The difficulty in defining the term and subjectivity of what qualifies as a cult film mirror classificatory disputes about art. The term cult film itself was first used in the 1970s to describe the culture that surrounded underground films and midnight movies, though cult was in common use in film analysis for decades prior to that.
As a child then a teen actor in the mid to late 1980s, Caspary had roles on television and films, while her debut role was as a dancer in the 1982 movie Annie , then she appeared three years later on an episode of the TV series Silver Spoons .
Annie is a 1982 American musical comedy-drama film based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan which in turn is based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray. Directed by John Huston and written by Carol Sobieski, the film stars Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann and Aileen Quinn as the title character. Set during the Great Depression in 1933, the film tells the story of Annie, an orphan from New York City who is taken in by America's richest billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Filming took place for six weeks at Monmouth University in New Jersey.
Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986, and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. The series was produced by Embassy Television for the first four seasons, until Embassy Communications moved the series to syndication.
In December 1986, the 15-year-old Caspary played the role of Kelly Bundy in the un-aired pilot episode of the TV series Married... with Children . She was replaced by Christina Applegate.
Married... with Children is an American television sitcom that aired on Fox, created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. Originally broadcast from April 5, 1987 to June 9, 1997, it is the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on Fox and the first to be broadcast in the network's primetime programming slot.
Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer. As an adolescent actress, she started playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children (1987–97). In her adult years, Applegate established a film and television career, winning an Emmy Award and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations.
Caspary's performance in the 1986 TV movie News at Eleven earned her a nomination for a Young Artist Award in the Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week category. Her 1987 role in Can't Buy Me Love earned a second Young Artist nomination, for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy. She earned a third Young Artist Award nomination for her performance in 1988's Mac and Me , a cult film that is regarded as one of the worst films ever made.
The Young Artist Award is an accolade presented by the Young Artist Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to honor excellence of youth performers, and to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically challenged or financially unstable.
Mac and Me is a 1988 American comic science fiction film co-written and directed by Stewart Raffill. Starring Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward and Tina Caspary alongside Lauren Stanley and Jade Calegory in their only film appearances, the film centers on a "Mysterious Alien Creature" (MAC) that escapes from nefarious NASA agents and is befriended by a wheelchair-using boy named Eric Cruise. Together, Eric and MAC try to find MAC's family, from whom he has been separated.
Caspary quit acting after two teen roles in 1989's My Mom's a Werewolf and Teen Witch , re-focusing on dance.
My Mom's a Werewolf is a 1989 comedy/horror film directed by Michael Fischa, written by Mark Pirro, starring Susan Blakely and John Saxon.
Teen Witch is a 1989 American teen fantasy comedy film directed by Dorian Walker, written by Robin Menken and Vernon Zimmerman, and starring Robyn Lively and Zelda Rubinstein.
She has appeared in music videos by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Reba McEntire, and was a principal dancer on the Academy Awards show for five years, working with Debbie Allen.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of many of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members vocalist Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea, longtime drummer Chad Smith, and former touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide, have been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, of which they have won six, and are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history, currently holding the records for most number-one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
|1982||Annie||Dancer||as Tina Maria Caspary|
|1985||Silver Spoons||Amanda||Season 4, Episode 9 "A Magnificent Obsession"|
|1986||News at Eleven||Gretchen Kent||TV movie|
|Combat Academy||Mary Beth||TV movie|
|The Thanksgiving Promise||1st Girl||TV special|
|1987||Growing Pains||Jamie||"Choices" (Season 2, Episode 11)|
|Married... with Children||Kelly Bundy||1 episode (unaired pilot)|
|Can't Buy Me Love||Barbara||Alternative title: Boy Rents Girl|
|1988||Totally Minnie||Dancer||TV special|
|Mac and Me||Courtney||as Katrina Caspary|
|1989||Day by Day||Linda||1 episode, as Katrina Caspary|
|Teen Witch||Shawn||as Tina Marie Casapary|
|My Mom's a Werewolf||Jennifer Shaber||as Katrina Caspary|
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1987||Young Artist Awards||Nominated||Exceptional Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week||News at Eleven|
|1988||Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy||Can't Buy Me Love|
|1989||Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Fantasy||Mac and Me|