Drake started from the bottom, now he’s here. Well, if you’d really consider Degrassi “the bottom.” Before Drake was even Drake, a wide-eyed Canadian teen by the name of Aubrey Graham booked the role of a lifetime: Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
That’s right! Drake got his start on the Canadian teen soap Degrassi when he was 15 years old — and he wasn’t the only star to get his start at Degrassi High! Do you know which uber famous TV star starred alongside Drake on Degrassi?
We posed the question to Viggle users during a game of Viggle LIVE!, and surprisingly, Vigglers were split! A majority of Viggle users (40 percent!) guessed that Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen was the one who starred in Degrassi with Drake, but that would be incorrect. It was Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev who got her start at Degrassi High. Congrats to the 35 percent of Viggle users who answered correctly! (And sorry to the 25 percent who thought Canadian actress Ellen Page was a Degrassian, but that’s just false information.)
Nina may be into vampires now, but before she was Elena Gilbert, she was high school student — and teen mom — Mia Jones on Degrassi. Nina and Drake both left Degrassi to pursue other projects in 2009 — Nina booked The Vampire Diaries and Aubrey became chart-topping rapper, Drake — but it's nice to see the two have remained friends. The two most recently reunited at one of Drake’s concert in November.
Although Mia and Jommy never shared much screen time on Degrassi, back in 2012, Nina told Nylon, “He was so sweet. It’s almost weird to me that he’s a rapper and a sex symbol now. I remember being in the car going to a party, singing along with the radio, and somebody said ‘Isn’t that your buddy Drake?’ I was like, ‘Who’s Drake?’”
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