Alessandra Cannito is a Canadian actress known for portraying Nora, a Lakehurst student, on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Alessandra started her career at age 9 when she auditioned for a Canadian children's series, Ricky's Room. From a young age her hobbies included figure skating, acrobatics, lacrosse, skiing, and martial arts before finding her love for the arts.

Alessandra has graduated from Mayfield Secondary School for the Arts where she majored in Vocal Music and Vocal Jazz. She is a singer and actor with many theatre credits, her favorites include Dorothy in The WIZ, Gabriella in High School Musical, and The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts where she received the school's inaugural "Performer of the Year Award".

Her voice can be heard in cartoons and radio spots such as IKEA, Care Bears Big Wish Movies I & III and as Snow White in the hit animation series Super Why. She has also guest starred in movies and TV series, such as Disney's Jump In! and the Toronto-made feature film Saturday, and most recently Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure starring Ashley Tisdale.

Alessandra was accepted at Berklee College of Music with the World Tour Scholarship however she currently attends Ryerson University, Radio and Television Arts with a minor in English and Music.