Cassie Ventura has been a household name in America’s showbiz industry for well over a decade. A singer, songwriter, model and actress, this fabulous bundle of talents certainly possesses all it takes to remain relevant for a pretty long time. Better known by her stage name Cassie, she shot into the limelight in the summer of 2006 with the release of her eponymous debut studio album.
The album made it to number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart while it’s lead single “Me & U” peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Despite the huge success of her first album, the multi-talented star shifted her attention to her modeling career and she also ventured into acting. Just as she is known for her illustrious career, Cassie has also made headlines for her pretty interesting love life.
Cassie Ventura’s Bio
Cassie was born Casandra Elizabeth Ventura on the 26th day of August 1986. She was born and raised in the seaport city of Connecticut. Her father is Filipino while her mother has African American, Mexican and West Indian ancestry. She attended William School in New London Connecticut and she graduated in 2004.
Cassie Ventura began modeling as a young teenager and among several notable modeling gigs, she appeared on the popular teen magazine Seventeen. She later began taking voice and dance classes following the advice of a music producer. After finishing high school in 2004, she moved to New York City and there, she got signed to Wilhelmina Models. Her musical talents were eventually noticed by record producer Ryan Leslie who introduced her to music executive Tommy Mottola. Mottola offered her a management deal marking the beginning of her career in music.
Cassie’s first gained popularity in 2005 following the release of her first single “Me & U” which was written and produced by Ryan Leslie. Leslie also produced all other songs on her debut album and he equally secured her a partnership with P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records for the release of the album.
The self-titled album Cassie was ultimately released in August 2006 and it was met with a fair level of commercial success. It received positive reviews from music critics and it also earned a cult following. The album performed favorably on music charts both in the US and on the international scene. In addition to the album’s lead single “Me & U”, it’s second single “Long Way 2 Go” was also a favorite among international audiences.
Cassie Ventura began working on her second album sometime in 2008 and to this effect, she released three singles each of which featured music stars Lil Wayne, P. Diddy and Akon respectively. She also recorded several other singles for the album which was to be titled Electro Love but it did not eventually come to fruition. Following many years of anticipation and speculations, the talented singer blessed her fans with her first mixtape RockaByeBaby. The mixtape was released in April 2013 and it featured collaborations with , , Meek Mills, and several other big names in the industry.
While her music career has continued to progress steadily over the years, Cassie has achieved success in other facets of show business. She marked her acting debut in the dance film Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and she has equally starred in The Perfect Match (2016), Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016) and Wonderland (2019). She also achieved major success as a model as she featured in advertising campaigns for some of the biggest names in the world of fashion.
Cassie Ventura’s net worth is pegged at an enviable estimate of $8 million. This comes as no surprise seeing that the multitalented star has put in many years of hard work into the multifaceted showbiz career. Still in her 30s, Cassie definitely has all it takes to further expand her already vast financial empire.
Other Facts About Cassie Ventura, Diddy’s Ex-Girlfriend
Her Dating History
Cassie Ventura had a relatively long relationship with music mogul . The duo began dating in 2007 and their romance lasted a little over a decade. They eventually parted ways in 2018.
Her Boyfriend, Kids
Cassie found love again in late 2018 when she got together with Alex Fine, a fitness trainer and competitive bull rider. Their romance progressed really quickly though they kept it under the radar for a while. The picture-perfect duo announced in June 2019 that they were expecting their first child together.
Cassie Ventura’s Body Measurements
Cassie Ventura is 5 feet 6½ inches (169 cm) in height. The gorgeous singer-model is well known for her enviable physique. She maintains a body weight of about 55 kg (121 lb). She has black hair and her eyes are dark brown in color.