Well-known as an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model, Cassie began her career as a result of meeting producer
Ryan Lesliein late 2002, who later signed her to NextSelection Lifestyle Group. Cassie's self titled debut studio album was released in August 2006, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and features the Billboard Hot 100 top three hit"Me & U", being a major hit in 2006.She is also known as a style icon due to her "edgy style" and "feminine" and "sophisticated" fashion. Her venturing into acting is her film debut in Step Up 2: The Streets (2008).
Cassie used to attend the Williams School, a preparatory school. At the age of fourteen, she began modeling, and when she was sixteen, she was modeling for local department stores. Encouraged by producer Rockwilder, Cassie took vocal lessons as well as using her schools performing arts program, taking modern ballet. Cassie finished high school in 2004 and then moved to New York City. There she began booking print and commercial modeling gigs and being represented by Wilhelmina Models.
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