Shanice Banton as Marisol Lewis
Shanice Banton joined Degrassi in its 10th season as Marisol. Prior to Degrassi Shanice appeared in the Lifetime Network MOW Reviving Ophelia and as lead roles in the theatre productions of Rent, The Music Man, Snow Angel, Ordinary People, The Suite Life, Amen and Antigone. In addition to being vocally trained in R&B, soul and pop, Shanice enjoys swimming, running and cycling.
Fun, energetic, with a magnetic look and intense stare -- Imogen would hate for anyone to think she's boring, so she goes to great lengths to stand out from the crowd. She puts on the airs of being an enlightened individual, but it's a ploy to manipulate those around her. She worries one day someone will discover her secret: she's a normal kid looking for excitement in her life.
Degrassi is a fictional, dramatic television series that tackles tough teen issues in a realistic way. The internationally acclaimed Emmy-nominated series is the winner of a Television Critics Association Award, the Peabody Award and two Teen Choice Awards. Heralded as the most authentic teen drama on television, Degrassi explores an interesting group of adolescents and young adults going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School. In its twelfth season, the series follows Fiona (Annie Clark, Clare (Aislinn Paul), Alli (Melinda Shankar), K.C. (Sam Earle), Connor (AJ Saudin), Jake (Justin Kelly), Katie (Chloe Rose), Imogen (Cristine Prosperi), Jenna (Jessica Tyler), Dave (Jahmil French), Drew (Luke Bilyk), Adam (Jordan Todosey), Bianca (Alicia Josipovic), Eli (Munro Chambers), Owen (Daniel Kelly), Marisol (Shanice Banton), Tori (Alex Steele), Maya (Olivia Scriven), Tristan (Lyle O'Donohoe) and Zig (Ricardo Hoyos). Faculty include Ms. Oh (Cory Lee) and Principal Simpson (Stefan Brogren). Season 12 introduces new characters Mike Dallas (Demetrius Joyette), Cam (Dylan Everett), Becky (Sarah Fisher) and Luke (Craig Arnold) to the show.