Sharni Vinson is an Australian model, actress and dancer known for her work in the soap opera Home and Away, Bait 3D and the films Step Up 3D and You're Next.
Sharni Vinson was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in the southern beach superb of Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire. As a teenager, she trained and competed at a National Level in swimming, holding a total of 4 State records throughout high school. Sharni began singing, dancing and acting at a young age, becoming the 3rd generation in her family of performers. Her grandmother was Australia's youngest ballerina in 1945 to be offered a scholarship in the Borovansky Ballet Company in England. At the age of 12, Sharni enrolled as a student in the Brent Street School of Performing Arts in Sydney, where she trained for the next 10 years. At the age of 17, she was signed to Roadshow Music Australia as a member of the R&B band, "Foxfire IV", whose debut single 'Roses' reached the top 50 ARIA's charts.
Vinson is still best known amongst Australian audiences for her portrayal of 'Cassie Turner' in the long running television series, "Home and Away".