Rich or Rehab: 'School of Rock,' Part DeuxJen_Chaney
In last week’s Rich or Rehab, I wrote about five of the musically gifted kids who starred in “School of Rock.” This week I attempt — and not always successfully — to track down a few more.
Without further delay, let’s get rockin’.
You probably have some sense of what’s happened to Aleisha Allen after her “School of Rock” turn as sassy back-up singer Alicia. She scored some more roles, most notably in the pair of Ice Cube comedies “Are We There Yet?” and “Are We Done Yet?” If Wikipedia is to be believed — and we like to believe it as long as what it says doesn’t sound too outlandish — Aleisha is majoring in theater and Pace University and taking on the occasional public speaking gig.
Robert Tsai — dubbed Mr. Cool by Jack Black — played the soft-spoken, nerdy synthesizer master Lawrence. Once again, virtually the only semi-updated bio for Tsai is Wikipedia, which says he graduated from high school in 2008 and currently attends Dartmouth College, where he plans to major in environmental studies.
Angelo Massagli was part of the band’s security team in “School of Rock.” But you may remember him more clearly as Bobby Baccalieri Jr. on “The Sopranos.” Massagli is still acting, or at least auditioning enough to have gotten a part as a bully in an episode of “Cupid” that aired earlier this year.
The current pursuits of several additional young rockers — including back-up singers Caitlin Hale and Maryam Hassan –could not be verified. In some cases, Wikipedia pages had been removed. In others, research didn’t take me anywhere conclusive. If you know what any of the other talented young stars from “School of Rock” are up to these days, feel free to share in the comments.