Shenae Grimes played Darcy Edwards, first introduced in season 4 as a conservative, Christian girl. Her story line took a dramatic turn in season 7, when she’s sexually assaulted at a party. She becomes depressed and tries to commit suicide, but eventually gets better and moves to Kenya to help build schools. The TV actress has also had roles in films like The Roommate , The Perks of Being a Wallflower , Let’s Be Cops , Love Hard , and Redeeming Love . He vocally disapproved of her addiction and helped Anya train for the Army, but that’s the most good that came from them as a couple. How their relationship started and how he treated it after Anya left for the Army showed viewers how not to care for a significant other.

She ultimately breaks up with him when she feels he is choosing cocaine over her. She forms a fake relationship with Jay to get freedom from her parents, resulting in each of them developing real feelings for each other and their fake engagement turning into a real one. She breaks up with him when he calls her a «bitch» after he breaks into a pawn shop to steal the engagement ring she pawned off. She graduates from Degrassi and attends Smithdale University rooming with Emma, Liberty, and Kelly.

The stars of Degrassi: The Next Generation, then and now

Alex and Paige during one of their many “Degrassi” arguments.It took me a long time to embrace a label, but doing so has felt freeing in a way I didn’t even know I had been longing for. For the first 22 years of my life, when I pictured my future, I saw a cisgender man standing next to me. I saw a traditional life filled with heterosexual love, biological children and a dog; a life free from the fear of prejudice and judgement.

She becomes friends with Mia until she discovers that Mia has performed sexual acts on men to advance her modeling career. She develops a relationship with Danny and lies about knowing the band Fall Out Boy to impress him and his friends. He confronts her and tells her that he likes her for who she is and they have a fresh start. When the relationship becomes stale, Leia asks Chantay how to rekindle her romance with Danny, so Chantay advises her to break up with him thinking that he’ll come crawling back to her. Afterwards, Danny asks Chantay out on a date and Leia is heartbroken.

Savtaj «Sav» BhandariRaymond Ablack7 ; 8–11 Sav is Alli’s older brother. He has an on-and-off relationship lespark with Anya, despite his Muslim upbringing. He forms a band, The Stüdz, with Peter, Danny, and Spinner.

Emma Nelson was portrayed by Miriam McDonald.

He was also good friends with J.T., though they had ups and downs. She appeared in the 2010 Disney Channel movie «My Babysitter’s a Vampire» and on a drama series called «The L.A. Complex.» She was best friends with Manny Santos, and the two knew each other since they were children.

Fans found Manny to be one of the best characters in Degrassi. The relationship blossomed from friendship to obvious crushes to boyfriend/girlfriend. Then they were thrust into the role of parents when Liberty became pregnant. Zoe needed help with a website and offered Grace some of the earnings in exchange for help.

Since 2020, Dobrev has been publicly dating famous snowboarder, Shaun White. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)Stacey Farber’s character, Ellie Nash, arrived at Degrassi High during season 2 and remained through season 7. Farber has certainly racked up her fair share of acting credits since. She starred in the Canadian sitcom, 18 to Life, as well as the Canadian medical drama, Saving Hope, for three seasons. She has also appeared on many hit shows, including Netflix’s Virgin River, Grace and Frankie, Chicago Justice, UnReal, and Schitt’s Creek.

He feels too pressured to perform at hockey and has additional stress from living almost 10 hours from home, which causes him to develop depression. In one of his depressed moods, he jumps off the catwalk and breaks his arm. Additionally, Cam feels stress from the love triangle, Dallas, and feeling overall hopeless (as he tells Alli in Bittersweet Symphony Pt. 1).

Yes, JT eventually started dating and establishing a relationship with Mia, but the connection between JT and Liberty was always there, which could be considered as saving the show. Paige wrecked her boyfriend’s car, which forced Paige to get a job to pay off the damage. Paige obtained a job at a movie theater working right next to Alex.

Guest roles

If you saw this relationship in Degrassi, you can probably already guess why Alli and Leo as a couple hurt the show. They developed a relationship starting in season 13 and were one of the few couples that didn’t have a nickname. Because their love was real and strong enough to endure the toughest issues, and even though they stayed apart, it was nice to see that the couple remained in love with one another for quite some time.

The following is a list of characters who have appeared in the television series. Although she said she was grateful for her time on the show, Andrea Lewis, who played Hazel Aden, wrote in a blog post that she believes the show has issues with race. She says the writers were generally uninterested in writing storylines for her character, and were instead much more concerned about how to use Hazel in the storylines of white characters. Degrassi pushes boundaries and often asks its actors to do some fairly compromising things as a result.

Anya MacPhersonSamantha Munro6 ; 7 ; 8–11 Anya has transferred from Lakehurst to Degrassi with her classmates. She is Holly J.’s on/off best friend and a frequent target of her bossiness and criticism. She has a rocky relationship with her first love, Sav, mostly due to his family’s Muslim beliefs which differ from her own.