Katie Cassidy, born on November 25, 1986, is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Kelli Presley in “Black Christmas,” Ruby in the third season of “Supernatural,” Juliet Sharp in “Gossip Girl,” and Laurel Lance/Black Canary in “Arrow.” She has reprised the latter role in other CW Arrowverse shows like “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” along with voicing the character in “Vixen.” Cassidy originally rose to prominence for acting in horror films as various scream queens. She is the daughter of American actor and musician, David Cassidy.
Katie Cassidy was born in Los Angeles, California to parents David Cassidy and model Sherry Williams, though the two were never married. She was born into a prominent family in Hollywood on her father’s side. Cassidy was raised by her mother and stepfather, Richard Benedon, and grew up without her father. She graduated from Calabasas High School and was a competitive cheerleader.
In 2003 we saw Cassidy make her acting debut on an episode of Lifetime’s television show “The Division.” She continued to appear in minor roles on television shows like “New Girl” and “Listen Up.” In 2005, she got cast in a recurring role in “7th Heaven” for four episodes. The following year, Cassidy made her film debut in a horror film called “When a Stranger Calls,” playing the role of Tiffany Madison. That same year, she was cast as Kelli Presley in “Black Christmas.” adding to Cassidy’s image as a scream queen. In 2007, she was cast to play the role of Ruby in the third season of “Supernatural” and appeared in six episodes — she was replaced in the following season. Cassidy went on to have a few notable television roles like Trish Wellington in “Harper’s Island,” Ella Simms in “Melrose Place,” and Juliet Sharp in “Gossip Girl.” Cassidy’s breakthrough role, though, came in the form of Laurel Lance/Black Canary in CW’s Arrowverse. Her character was a regular feature of “Arrow.”
Cassidy got married to Matthew Rodgers in 2018 but broke up in 2020 when she filed for a divorce. The latter was finalized in 2021 and Cassidy has been single since.
Cassidy makes her acting debut in “The Division.”
Cassidy makes her film debut in “When a Stranger Calls.”
Cassidy plays the character Ruby in “Supernatural.”
Cassidy plays Laurel Lance/Black Canary in CW’s Arrowverse.
Why We Love Katie Cassidy
She is very talented
Cassidy is a very talented actor. She has been in many projects and has done justice to them all.
She doesn’t let it stop at talent
While she may be talented, Cassidy doesn’t take that for granted. She is known to keep taking acting classes to keep her skills sharp.
She has range
Though her earlier work was mostly horror, Cassidy has proven she has range. From action to comedy, she can do it all!
5 Surprising Facts
She has four names
Cassidy was given four names at birth — Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy.
She has two half sisters
Cassidy has two half-sisters, Jenna and Jamie.
She loves video games
Cassidy loves video games, especially “Mortal Kombat.”
She’s a trained gymnast
Surprisingly, Cassidy is a trained gymnast!
She used to model
Cassidy once modeled for an Abercrombie & Fitch advertisement.
Katie Cassidy FAQs
What is Katie Cassidy doing now?
Cassidy was recently confirmed to have been cast for the upcoming comedy movie “Daddy ISSUES.”
Who is Katie Cassidy related to?
Other than her father David Cassidy, her uncles are also famous personalities: Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, and Ryan Cassidy.
Why did Ruby get replaced in "Supernatural?"
According to the show’s staff, Cassidy’s departure was due to a tight budget. However, Cassidy has mentioned she saw a better opportunity and thought it best to leave the show.
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