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Katie Cassidy
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Cassidy at the 2016 Heroes & Villains convention
Born
Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy

November 25, 1986 (1986-11-25) (age 33)
Other names Katie Cassidy Rodgers
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s)
Matthew Rodgers (m. 2018)
Parent(s)
Relatives
  • Jack Cassidy (paternal grandfather)
  • Evelyn Ward (paternal grandmother)
  • Shaun Cassidy (paternal uncle)
  • Patrick Cassidy (paternal uncle)

Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy (born November 25, 1986), better known as Katie Cassidy and later Katie Cassidy Rodgers after her marriage, 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 (2007–08).

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. In 2017, Cassidy instead began playing Black Siren, an antagonistic version from a parallel universe, originating on The Flash and continuing on to Arrow.

Early life and family

Cassidy was born in Los Angeles. She is the only daughter from the short-lived relationship of actor and singer David Cassidy and fashion model Sherry Williams. Cassidy's paternal grandparents 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.

In her youth, Cassidy was on the competitive cheerleader team the California Flyers. A resident of Bell Canyon, California, she attended Calabasas High School.

Music career

Katie Cassidy 2009
Katie Cassidy 2009

In 2002, Cassidy recorded a cover version of "I Think I Love You", which had been a hit for her father's made-for-television band, the Partridge Family. She was 15 at the time, five years younger than her dad when he recorded his version. It was the only song she released. In his 2007 autobiography, David Cassidy said he did not support his daughter's attempt at a music career, saying she was too young.

Personal life

Cassidy is a spokeswoman for the charity H.E.L.P. Malawi.

Cassidy was in a relationship with Jesse McCartney for four years. She also dated Jarret Stoll, a Canadian ice hockey player, for two years until December 2011. In 2012, she briefly dated actor Jerry Ferrara. In 2016, she began dating Matthew Rodgers. The couple announced their engagement on June 5, 2017. Cassidy and Rodgers wed on December 8, 2018.

Filmography

Film

Katie Cassidy and Paul Blackthorne HVFF 2016 01 (cropped)
Katie Cassidy 2016
Year Title Role Notes
2006 When a Stranger Calls Tiffany Madison
2006 Lost, TheThe Lost Dee Dee
2006 Click Samantha Newman at 27 years old
2006 Black Christmas Kelli Presley
2007 Spin Apple
2007 Live! Jewel
2007 Walk the Talk Jessie
2008 Taken Amanda
2010 Nightmare on Elm Street, AA Nightmare on Elm Street Kris Fowles
2011 Monte Carlo Emma Perkins
2013 Kill for Me Amanda Rowe
2014 Scribbler, TheThe Scribbler Suki
2016 Wolves at the Door Sharon
2018 Grace Dawn Walsh
2018 Cover Versions Jackie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Division, TheThe Division Young Candace "CD" DeLorenzo Episode: "Oh Mother, Who Art Thou?"
2005 Listen Up! Rebecca Episode: "Snub Thy Neighbor"
2005 7th Heaven Zoe 4 episodes
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Gabrielle 2 episodes
2007–2008 Supernatural Ruby / Lilith Main role (season 3)
2009 Harper's Island Patricia "Trish" Wellington Main role
2009–2010 Melrose Place Ella Simms Main role
2010–2012 Gossip Girl Juliet Sharp 12 episodes
2011 New Girl Brooke Episode: "Wedding"
2012–present Arrow Laurel Lance / Black Canary / Black Siren Main role (seasons 1–4, 6–present); special guest star (season 5)
Also credited as "Katie Cassidy Rodgers"
2015–2018 Flash, TheThe Flash Laurel Lance / Black Canary / Black Siren / Siren-X 3 episodes
2015 Superhero Fight Club Laurel Lance / Black Canary The CW short
2016 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself Episode: "Katie Cassidy"
2016–2017 Legends of Tomorrow Laurel Lance Episodes: "Pilot, Part 1", "Aruba"

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