'Work it': Meet Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy and rest of the cast of Netflix dance comedy movie

Quinn Ackerman wants to get into her dream college and she decides to begin a dance group to do this but the only problem is, she doesn't know how to dance


                            'Work it': Meet Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy and rest of the cast of Netflix dance comedy movie
Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher and Liza Koshy (Getty Images)

If you were into the 'Step up' franchise or just love Liza Koshy's comedic presence, 'Work it' is the Netflix movie from you. As Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) decides that getting into her dream college might require more than just good grades and her charming attitude, she decides to begin a dance group, grooming them to win a dance competition. Thing is, she doesn't know how to dance. With obvious comedy and a bit of coming-of-age-drama, the movie seems to be a good set-up for a movie night in for the family. Here is the talented cast bringing this movie to life.

Sabrina Carpenter as Quinn Ackerman

Sabrina Carpenter attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

Carpenter's first acting role was in the hit show 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (1999) where she played the role of Paula. Interestingly enough, the actress has also been on Chinese television, according to her IMDb page where she had sung the Etta James classic 'Something's Got a Hold on Me'. The roles that she is recognized for include her roles as Young Chloe in the 'The Goodwin Games' (2013), as Lucy in an 'Austin & Ally' episode (2013), Merrin Williams in 'Horns' (2013), Maya Hart in 'Girl Meets World', Jenny Parker in 'Adventures in Babysitting' (2016), Hailey in 'The Hate U Give' (2018).

In 2015, Carpenter won a Joey Award for 'Horns' that she shared with cast members, Erik McNamee, Dylan Schmid, Laine MacNeil, Mitchell Kummen and Jared Ager-Foster. She was also nominated for the Young Artist Award in 2015 for her role in 'Girl Meets World', also shared with her castmates, and in 2017 she was a nominee for BTVA Television Voice Acting Award (shared with her castmates) for 'Milo Murphy's Law' where she played Melissa Chase. She was also the lead dancer in the game 'Just Dance Kids 2!'

Liza Koshy

Liza Koshy attends Time 100 Next at Pier 17 on November 14, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Most know Koshy for her social media presence, she is a YouTube comedian, actress and also a Vine celebrity. Her recognizable works include her roles as Liza on 'Liza on Demand' (2018-2019), Aday in 'Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween' (2016), Violet Adams in 'Freakish' (2016-2017) and The Explorer in 'Escape the Night' (2017-2019). In 2017, Koshy won the Diamond Creator Award for her YouTube content, and in 2018 she won the Streamy Award for Best Comedy Series for 'Liza on Demand'. Her other works include 'Sugar Pine 7' (2017), 'Welcome to the Wayne' (2019) and 'Betch' (2019).

Keiynan Lonsdale

Keiynan Lonsdale attends the Spotify Best New Artist 2020 Party at The Lot Studios on January 23, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Lonsdale is known for his role as Wally West in 'The Flash' (2015-2020), Bram in 'Love, Simon' (2018), Uriah in 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' (2015) and Eldon Hanan in 'The Finest Hours' (2016). In 2018, Lonsdale won the MTV Movie + TV Award with castmate Nick Robinson for 'Love, Simon' and Screen Australia Breakthrough Award as well. That same year he was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the same production with Robinson. His most recent works include 'Like.Share.Follow.' (2017), 'Supergirl' (2017), 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' (2017-2018), 'Camila Cabello: Liar' (2019) and 'Love, Victor' (2020).

Drew Ray Tanner

Drew Ray Tanner attends the World Premiere Of Warner Bros 'The Sun Is Also A Star' at Pacific Theaters at the Grove on May 13, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images,)

Tanner is known for his roles as Fangs Fogarty in the CW's 'Riverdale' (2017-2020), Young Lover #2 in 'Power Rangers' (2017), Todd Shutner in 'The Order' (2019), Jesse Reed in 'Somewhere Between' (2017) and Alex in 'You Me Her' (2016).His most recent works include 'Secret Millionaire' (2018), 'The Order' (2019), '50 States of Fright' (2020) and 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' (2020)

Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau attends the opening night screening of 'Sell By' during NewFest Film Festival at SVA Theater on October 23, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Buteau is known for her roles as Veronica in 'Always Be My Maybe' (2019), Martina in 'Isn't It Romantic' (2019), Private Robinson in 'Enlisted' (2014) and the girlfriend in 'Key and Peele' (2012-2013). Her recent works include 'Tales of the City' (2019), 'Thirsty' (2019), 'The First Wives Club' (2019), 'Bless the Harts' (2019-2020) and 'Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens' (2020).

Jordan Fisher

Singer-songwriter, actor and dancer Jordan Fisher attends the National Geographic Awards on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Fisher is known for his works such as the soundtrack in 'Moana' (2016), as Doody in 'Grease Live!' (2016), Matthew in 'Until Dawn' (2015) and Holden Dippledorf in 'Liv and Maddie' (2015-2017). His most recent productions include his roles as John Ambrose in 'To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' (2020), Finly in 'Archibald's Next Big Thing' (2019-2020), Sea Hawk in 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' (2018-2020) and Kissgo Muah in 'Royalties' (2020). In 2015, Fisher was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for 'Teen Beach 2' where he played the role of Seacat. He shared this nomination with his castmates, Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Gracie Gillam and John DeLuca.

The official synopsis reads: "When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school... now she just needs to learn how to dance." Watch the trailer below.



 

Catch 'Work It' on August 7, 2020, on Netflix.

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