What Happened To Katie Cassidy ?

Katie Cassidy

Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy (born November 25, 1986)[1] is an American actress. Following several minor television roles, she came to attention as a scream queen after starring in the horror films When a Stranger Calls (2006), as Kelli Presley in Black Christmas (2006) and as Ruby in the third season of the horror series Supernatural ( 2007–2008). Following a supporting role in the action film Taken (2008), Cassidy played leading roles in the mystery horror series Harper’s Island (2009) and the remake of the drama series Melrose Place (2009–2010). She starred as Kris Fowles in the slasher film remake A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and had a recurring role as Juliet Sharp during the fourth season of the teen drama Gossip Girl (2010–2012).

Cassidy had her breakthrough in 2012, after being cast as Laurel Lance / Black Canary, on The CW television series Arrow. Cassidy has reprised her role in the Arrowverse series The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, as well as voicing the character in the animated web series Vixen. Following her character’s death in season four of Arrow, Cassidy began playing Laurel Lance / Black Siren, an antagonistic version of the character from a parallel universe, originated on The Flash and continued on to Arrow.

Early life and family

Cassidy was born on November 25, 1986, in Los Angeles.[2] She is the child from the short-lived relationship of actor and singer David Cassidy and fashion model Sherry Williams.[2][3] Cassidy’s paternal birth were actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward and she is the niece of teen idol and television producer Shaun Cassidy and actor Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy.[2] Cassidy has a younger half-brother named Beau, born in 1991, from her father’s third marriage to Sue Shifrin.[4]

After Cassidy’s parents ended their relationship, she was raised by her mother and stepfather Richard Benedon. David Cassidy spoke of his absence from Katie’s life, saying in February 2017: “I’ve never had a relationship with her. I wasn’t her father. I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. She had a completely different life. I’m proud of her. She’s very talented. It’s hard for me to even accept how old she is now.”[5] In her youth, Cassidy was on the competitive cheerleader team the California Flyers.[3] A resident of Bell Canyon, California, she attended Calabasas High School. During her time there, she signed a recording contract, releasing a cover of “I Think I Love You”, a song which had been a hit for her biological father as part of the soundtrack to his TV show The Partridge Family.[6]

Acting career

In 2003, Cassidy made her television and acting debut when appearing in an episode of the Lifetime television series The Division. Cassidy went on to guest-star on television shows such as Celebrity Apprentice 4, Listen Up! and New Girl. In 2005, Cassidy appeared in a recurring role on the WB series 7th Heaven over the course of four episodes. That same year, she also appeared in the UPN teen drama Love & Secrets.

In 2006, Cassidy made her film debut as Tiffany Madison in the horror film When a Stranger Calls. Cassidy went on to have notable supporting roles in the films Click, [7] Taken and Live!.

In February 2006, Cassidy was cast as Kelli Presley in the Dimension Films murder thriller Black Christmas, a remake of the 1974 film. [8] The film revolves around a frenzied escape frenzy. returns to her childhood home on Christmas Eve, what is now a schoolgirl house, . The film was released on December 15, 2006 to negative reviews from critics. The film was a moderate success, grossing over $50 million worldwide. [9]

In 2007, Cassidy appeared in The CW’s supernatural drama series Supernatural. Cassidy plays Ruby, a demon. Making her debut in the show’s third season, Cassidy appeared in six episodes. In 2008, although her character returned for the show’s fourth season, Cassidy was replaced by actress Genevieve Cortese.

In October 2008, Variety announced that Cassidy had been cast in the CBS mystery horror series Harper’s Island. Cassidy portrays the role of Patricia “Trish” Wellington, a bride. The series revolves around a group of family and friends who gather for a wedding on an island famous for its criminal past rife with gruesome murders. In each episode, at least one character is killed. Cassidy and her other cast members were not informed of their characters’ deaths until the day they received the script. The film premiered on April 9, 2009 to an audience of 10.21 million. Although the ratings failed to sustain the pilot’s success, CBS aired the remainder of the series with the series finale airing on July 11, 2009.[10]

In February 2009, The CW cast Cassidy in the lead role in the long-running television series Melrose Place, a reboot of the 1990s series of the same name. [11] Cassidy stars as Ella Simms, a journalist. live in an apartment complex in West Hollywood and focus on its residents. [12] The film premiered on September 8, 2009 with 2.31 million viewers. Despite mixed reviews, Cassidy’s performance was praised by critics and was cited by New York magazine as “the best thing about the Melrose reboot”. [13] [14] The CW canceled the series in May 2010 due to low ratings. [15]

In April 2010, Cassidy appeared in another remake; this time it’s the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street,[16] originally released with the same name in 1984. Cassidy portrays the false protagonist Kris Fowles; a high school student who became a victim of Freddy Krueger. Filming began in Chicago with over $31 million in its opening weekend. [17] Cassidy was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Horror/Horror Actress category for her performance, which she lost to Megan Fox. [18] Cassidy’s work in the horror genre has earned her the label of The Scream Queen. [19] [20]

Shortly after the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Variety announced Cassidy had been cast in the adventure comedy Monte Carlo. The film, which also stars Leighton Meester and Selena Gomez, is about three friends posing as social rich people while on vacation in Monte Carlo. Production began in May 2010 with filming taking place in Monaco, Budapest, Paris and Texas. The film was released on July 1, 2011 to mixed to negative reviews from critics, and went on to gross $39 million worldwide. [21]

In June 2010, The CW announced Cassidy would have a major recurring part in the fourth season of the teen television series Gossip Girl. Cassidy plays Juliet Sharp, who attends Columbia University and intends to ruin the life of the film’s central character, Serena van der Woodsen. Cassidy first appeared in the season premiere and went on to appear in over 11 episodes of the season. [22]

In May 2012, Cassidy was cast as the title character in the film adaptation of the graphic novel The Scribbler, alongside Eliza Dushku, Michelle Trachtenberg and Gina Gershon. She plays the role of Suki, a young woman with dissociative identity disorder. [23]

In March 2011, Cassidy was cast as pilot Georgetown on the ABC drama series as Nikki, an intelligent and quick-witted junior in the White House Communications Office with connections to the First Lady. core. The pilot was created by executive producers of Gossip Girl Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. [24] The series was not picked up by ABC. [25]

In February 2012, Cassidy landed the lead role of Laurel Lance/Black Canary in The CW’s Arrow series, based on the Green Arrow comic strip. [26] The series premiered on October 10, 2012. [27] Cassidy left the show as a regular series after her character died in episode 18 of the fourth season on April 6. 2016. [28] On May 17, 2016, she guest-starred in the Arrowverse spin-off series The Flash for the second time, but as supervillain Black Siren, Laurel’s Earth-2 doppelgänger, [29] in second season episode “Invincible”. On July 23, 2016, it was announced that Cassidy had signed with Warner Bros. to appear on multiple CW Arrowverse shows. [30] On March 27, 2017, it was announced that Cassidy would return to Arrow as a series regular for season 6; reprise the role of the Black Siren. [31] She continued in that role for the rest of the show. Episode 8 “Leap of Faith” marks her directorial debut. [32]

In 2016, Cassidy portrayed the character Sharon (a character inspired by the late model and fashion actress Sharon Tate) in the HD direct-to-digital horror film Wolves at the Door. , based on the Manson Family murders. [33]

Cassidy also starred in the 2017 PS4 game Hidden Agenda.

Personal life

Cassidy is a spokesman for the charity H.E.L.P. Malawi.[35]

In 2016, Cassidy began dating Matthew Rodgers. The couple announced their engagement on June 5, 2017.[36] Cassidy and Rodgers wed on December 8, 2018.[37] Cassidy filed for divorce on January 8, 2020 in Los Angeles.[38][39] The divorce was finalized on March 22, 2021 and it became public on March 26th.