Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy (Los Angeles, California; November 25, 1986), better known as Katie Cassidy or Katie Cassidy Rodgers after her marriage, is an American film and television actress. She has participated in multiple television series, notably her roles in the American television series The CW, Supernatural, Gossip Girl and Melrose Place, and the CBS series Harper’s Island.
She also has an extensive repertoire of film work, especially in horror films such as When a Stranger Calls, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Taken, and Black Christmas. Her recent work includes the romantic comedy Monte Carlo, the horror film Wolves at the Door, and The CW series Arrow.
Early Life of Katie Cassidy:
Cassidy was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor David Cassidy and model Sherry Williams, who met and dated in the early 1970s. Sherry and David separated but remained close friends. Cassidy’s paternal grandparents were actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward.
She grew up in Calabasas, California with her mother and her stepfather, Richard Benedon, an ER physician. She has two older sisters, Jenna and Jamie. She also has a stepbrother named Beau Cassidy.
As a child, Cassidy did gymnastics, competing, and eventually became a cheerleader for the California Flyers, a competitive team. She was a freshman cheerleader for Calabasas High School where she attended high school and graduated with honors in 2005.
Personal Life of Katie Cassidy:
She is a spokesperson for the charity H.E.L.P Malawi. Cassidy had previously been romantically involved with singer Jesse McCartney. She had a relationship with Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll, which was confirmed in January 2010.
In 2016, she began dating Matthew Rodgers, whom she got engaged to on June 5, 2017. Cassidy and Rodgers were married in June. December 2018. On January 8, 2020, Cassidy filed for divorce in Los Angeles.
While in elementary school, Cassidy became interested in show business and participated in various community theater productions at the age of seven, and as a teenager studied with an acting teacher.
She has worked as a model, culminating in an advertising campaign for Abercrombie and Fitch in 2004. Her mother did not allow her to act professionally until she completed her high school education with college preparatory courses.
In 2006, he played supporting roles in films such as When a Stranger Calls and Click. Click was number one at the box office with $ 40 million, in addition to starring in the 1974 Dimension Films film version of Black Christmas. The film was released in late December 2006 and grossed close to $ 21 million.
In 2007 she appeared in several films such as Walk the Talk, You Are Here (later named Spin), and Live! She also had a supporting role in the film Revenge of the Nerds, along with Adam Brody and Jenna Dewan, although production was halted and the film was eventually canceled. In 2008, she appeared in the movie Taken and in several episodes of the hit series Supernatural, in which she played the role of Ruby.
In 2009, Cassidy appeared as Patricia ‘Trish’ Wellington in the CBS mini-series Harper’s Island. It was also in this year that Cassidy signed on to play one of the starring roles in the drama series Melrose Place, a remake of the TV series. 1990 by the same name. She played Ella Simms, a publicist working for Amanda Woodward’s company.
The media has drawn similarities of Cassidy’s character to Heather Locklear’s character, Amanda. Her role as Ella Sims has elicited positive comments from the Los Angeles Times: “Cassidy is already being singled out as a series delight to watch. “and has been cited as” the best of the Melrose reboot “by New York magazine. However, the series ended up being canceled after a single season of eighteen episodes.
Also in 2009 she appeared in Jesse McCartney’s video clip, “She’s No You.”
Cassidy also joined the cast of the horror film remake A Nightmare on Elm Street. In which she played Kris Fowles, a friend of the protagonist, Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara) and victim of Freddy Krueger. Filming began in Chicago and was released on April 30, 2010. Cassidy Role for which she was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in the category “Horror / Thriller Actress” for the role of her but lost to Megan Fox.
In June 2010, Cassidy landed a recurring role as the main antagonist Juliet Sharp on season four of Gossip Girl. Her character was that of a student at Columbia who showed interest in Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford). His first appearance was in the premiere of the fourth season and his stay in the series lasted for a total of eleven episodes. After leaving the series in the fourth season, he made a cameo in the series finale when the identity of the enigmatic Gossip Girl.
In 2011, Cassidy starred alongside Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester in the romantic comedy Monte Carlo that was filmed in Monaco, Budapest, and Paris.
In 2012 he again opted for television projects, such as an appearance in an episode of New Girl as well as the filming of the new series of The CW Arrow, a series that is based on the adventures of the comic character Green Arrow, playing Laurel Lance / Black Canary.
The series was a resounding success on its premiere day and has managed to remain stable with an audience of almost four million viewers, this being the most successful series that the actress has starred in. Cassidy reprized her role in the episode Who is Harrison Wells? from the first season of The Flash and in the Pilot episode, Part 1 of Legends of Tomorrow.
In 2016, she left the series after four seasons following the death of her character in the episode Eleven-Fifty-Nine. Despite the death of Black Canary, Cassidy returned to the Arrowverse in the Invincible episode of the second season of The Flash. , this time playing Black Canary’s Earth-2 double, Black Siren.
On July 23, 2016, at the San Diego International Comic Convention, Cassidy’s return to all Arrowverse shows was announced, appearing as Laurel Lance / Black Siren in the fifth season of Arrow, as Laurel Lance in the Aruba episode of the second season of Legends of Tomorrow and also lent her voice to portray Black Canary in the animated series Vixen.
In March 2017 her return as the main character was confirmed in the sixth season of Arrow, but playing Black Siren. In 2018, Cassidy played the third version of Laurel Lance, called Siren-X in the episode Fury Rogue of the fourth season of The Flash. Cassidy directed the third episode of the eighth season of Arrow, titled “Leap of Faith.”
In September 2019 The Hollywood Reporter reported that The CW would be developing an Arrow spin-off series, starring Cassidy, KatherineMcNamara, and Juliana Harkavy.