Biography/Profile/History Of South African Movie star “Meryl Cassie”

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THE TRIBE Monday to Friday from 9 August 9.00am A repeat showing from Episode 1 of the cult drama series from New Zealand. Ebony (MERYL CASSIE). Copyright: Channel 5 Broadcasting Channel 5 Stills: 0171 550 5546/5583/5509/5544/5501 Free for editorial press and listings use in connection with the current broadcast of Channel 5 Programmes only. This image may only be reproduced with the written consent of Channel 5. Not for any form of advertising, internet use or in connection with the sale of any product.THE TRIBE Monday to Friday from 9 August 9.00am A repeat showing from Episode 1 of the cult drama series from New Zealand. Ebony (MERYL CASSIE). Copyright: Channel 5 Broadcasting Channel 5 Stills: 0171 550 5546/5583/5509/5544/5501 Free for editorial press and listings use in connection with the current broadcast of Channel 5 Programmes only. This image may only be reproduced with the written consent of Channel 5. 
Date of Birth 2 April 1984, George, Cape Province, South Africa
Birth Name Meryl Danielle Cassie
Nickname Maz or Mezza
Height 5′ 1″ (1.55 m)

 

Profile: 

Meryl Cassie was born in South Africa, George, Cape Province on April 2nd 1984. Her mother Barbara Cassie, her sisters Megan and Monique and older brother Miquille emigrated to New Zealand in 1987 because of Apartheid. She has appeared in Cloud 9 shows like Shortland Street, an adventure series called Hercules and presented on a show called ‘What Now’.20110916_215112-copy

But The Tribe (1999) is the most high profile thing she has done. She began the series when she was 14 and is one of the few founding cast members left. Meryl likes to listen to R n’B and soul music and she really likes Craig David. She loves sports and has also been in the professional touch rugby team. As she was 13 and the others were 18+ she was so small she could squeeze through the gaps and they called her ‘The Little nipper!meryl-cassie-01

She also has a group with her sisters called Nubian Angels and is an aunt of a 6 year old niece called Tonica and a 3 year old nephew called Quelan (Keelan). Even though she is not a professional singer she has had a taste on the Tribe album. She also sings on the opening and closing credits of the acclaimed series.url

 

Trivia:

Meryl’s two sisters Megan Atatini and Monique Cassie are also in The Tribe. They play Java and Siva. Meryl sings the theme song “Keep the Dream Alive” at the beginning of the show.
Meryl and her sisters now called Tribe Sister sing “Tribe Spirit” the song featured during the closing credits.
Went to Pakuranga College for a year and a half before getting the role of Ebony on the Tribe.
Together with her partner rugby player Brendan Wyatt she welcomed their first child, son Rylon Ngarino, born September 16, 2006.
SOURCE:- IMDb Mini Biography