Deanna Casaluce (b. February 7, 1986 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian actress best known for portraying Alex Nuñez on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She originally auditioned for the main parts of Paige Michalchuk and Ashley Kerwin, but did not land either. But the casting director did like her and later asked her to play the part of Alex. Later, she got a role on The Devil's Diary as Georgia along with her Degrassi co-star Miriam McDonald. It has been alleged that Deanna had a romantic relationship with Lauren Collins, who plays her character's lover Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Her most recent appearance was a web show, Hooking Up, where she portrays Emily, one of four characters who go to Bask University. Deanna also does Emily's Vlog, and has also been seen on Life Of A Crime a couple of times. Deanna studied Honours Major Psychology at University of Guelph.
She once stated in interviews that, unlike Alex, who would often use violence (until after the school shooting), she prefers to talk things out when it comes to conflicts.
She enjoys singing, rollerblading, iceskating, yoga, swimming, cycling and kickboxing.
Her favourite books are "1984", "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier"
She loves Frank Sinatra's music.
Deanna's favorite movies are Grease, It’s a Wonderful Life, Some Like It Hot, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz.
If Deanna wasn't an actress, she would love to be a psychologist.
Because Deanna and Lauren Collins were already good friends, they didn't mind too much that they had to kiss each other in Degrassi: The Next Generation.
According to her, dinner and dancing with her friends is her perfect Saturday night.
Deanna was to star in the film Psycho next to Canadian actor/singer, Richard Hoggard, but the film never got lifted off the first stage of production, and Richard moved on to X-men 3.
If Deanna was a superhero, her name would be Super Skrawnks.
Deanna loves to eat cotton candy, dim sims and fettuccine alfredo.
The character Deanna wished she could have played was 'Maria Singer' in Fight Club.
Deanna's favourite TV shows to watch in her spare time is The Daily Show, King of the Hill, Bewitched, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Sex and the City.
Deanna in, March 2007, made a small screen appearance in the Lifetime original movie, They Come Back.