Cassandra Naud
Actor, Dancer
“Our differences are not a reflection of our limitations.”
– Cassandra Naud

Cassandra Naud was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada to two French Canadian parents. She is the second eldest of four children; two boys and two girls. At the age of five her mother enrolled her in dance class where Cassandra’s passion for performing quickly grew. Along with an intense dance schedule she also trained in speech arts, voice, and would often take part in local musicals.

As Cassandra grew older her desire to dance at a professional level grew stronger. After graduating high school Cassandra worked for a year to save enough money to move to Los Angeles where she would attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and receive a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Theatre. At completion Cassandra was given a one year work visa to pursue her life as a dancer in LA and she tackled her endeavours head on. She had immediate success as a featured soloist in Leona Lewis’ music video “Fire”, and a Saturday Night Football promo collaboration with ESPN and Maroon 5. She also was invited to speak at the TEDX University of Piraeus conference in Greece on embracing uniqueness.

After a successful year and with an expired visa, she relocated to Vancouver, Canada while she applied for an 0-1 visa to continue working in LA. But continuous dance work in high profile projects such as The Magicians (SyFy), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), The Flash (CW), and the Descendants trilogy (Disney) kept her busy, and she planted her roots back in Canada.

Although Cassandra always had a passion for acting, her unique look stopped her from ever considering it as a career choice. With a push from her agent and casting directors, she eventually made the leap and decided to pursue acting full time. Her acting debut was a small recurring role in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix). Vancouver’s independent film community caught on quickly, and Cassandra garnered attention as the lead in the award winning short film “Small Fish” which debuted at Vancouver’s Crazy8s film event. She went on to accept the award for Best Actress at the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, and then star in several Vancouver indies. After a whirlwind of auditions, she made her television debut as Fiona in Snowpiercer (TBS/Netfilx), followed by recurring roles in “See” (Apple TV) and “The Good Doctor” (ABC).

Watch for Cassandra as Cappy in Audience Network’s “Loudermilk” Season 3 airing fall 2020.