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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 November 1986Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameKatherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy
Nicknames Bug
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Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Katie Cassidy was born Katherine Evelyn Cassidy on November 25, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a pop star in the 1970s. Her mother, Sherry Williams, was a high fashion model in the early 1970's. Sherry left her career to concentrate on raising her 3 daughters, with husband, Richard Benedon M.D., Katie's step-dad. Her famous relatives include uncles Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy, and grandparents Jack Cassidy, Evelyn Ward and Shirley Jones. As a child, Katie took gymnastics, studied piano, guitar and singing, then took dancing and acting lessons and eventually became a cheerleader for the California Flyers. She attended Calabasas High School in her neighborhood, where she also cheered as a freshman. Her mother insisted that she complete college prep classes in high school before she embarked on her acting career. For years prior to graduation in 2005, Katie was modeling and studying acting in community theater. Katie had just been accepted to 'Tisch' at NYU when she was offered her first role as "Dee Dee", which was one month before graduating. Katie has not stopped working since. Katie's early exposure to show business, the cosmopolitan culture of Los Angeles, her family upbringing, and her comprehensive education altogether produced a remarkable result. She grew up as a multifaceted person showing her many talents in a variety of professions such as recording her father's 1970s hit "I Think I Love You" and singing in VH1's TV special Bubblegum Babylon (2002), writing her own songs, modeling for Abercrombie and Fitch and Guess?'s Rock and Republic clothing lines in 2004, and acting. However, she was publicly criticized by her father who would have liked for her to wait before she covered his classic hit. During her stint with Artemis Records, she was introduced to the popular boy band Dream Street. There she met Greg Raposo, who wrote the song "We're In Love" for her when they dated in 2002, She also met her boyfriend, Jesse McCartney, there and later appeared as his love interest in his video hit "She's No You". A story on Jesse and Katie appeared in the January 2006 issue of Teen People magazine. At that time she was busy working on five feature film productions going on almost simultaneously. Katie made several appearances in TV series, such as 7th Heaven (1996) and Sex, Love & Secrets (2005), among others. She appeared as Samantha, the grown-up daughter of Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale in the comedy Click (2006). After the release of a teen horror film, When a Stranger Calls (2006), in which she co-starred as Tiffany, Cassidy went to Vancouver to work on her second horror film, Black Christmas (2006), in which she stars as a sorority girl. Katie recently beat out the likes of Jessica Simpson and Kristin Cavallari for the leading role opposite John Travolta as his daughter and the heir to the most powerful energy company in the world in Dallas, the big-screen remake of the cult TV series.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov

Trivia (17)

Started off her career modeling with Abercrombie and Fitch.
Daughter of David Cassidy and Sherry Williams.
Did a cover of her father's song, "I Think I Love You".
Granddaughter of the late Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward.
Has appeared in three remakes of three classic movie thrillers: When a Stranger Calls (2006) (originally released in 1979), Black Christmas (2006) (originally released in 1974) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (originally released in 1984).
Has 2 older sisters, Jenna & Jaime.
Jesse McCartney wrote his song "Tell Her" for Katie.
Was going to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
Stepdaughter of Sue Shifrin.
Ex-step granddaughter of Shirley Jones.
Is of German and Irish descent.
Cousin of Caitlin Cassidy and John Cassidy.
Has remained close with her Supernatural (2005) co-stars, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
She is a skilled guitarist and pianist.
She was a cheerleader in high school.
Katie is named after Katharine Hepburn.

Personal Quotes (18)

I try mainly to just focus on character and what my character's point of view is, with each person, and try to figure out story.
I loved being on stage. I was in elementary school when I started, so I couldn't say that it was about the building of characters.
To me, giving back is so important. It makes others feel good which then in return makes me feel good.
I love heels... whoever created heels is amazing!
Attending ComicCon for 'Arrow' was so much fun! Seeing the fans excited gets me excited and feels really good.
There is definitely something that has to be said for me liking the action, Lara Croft type stuff. I really want to explore that side of me.
My hair's been every color. My hair's been all over the map.
It's nice when your dad can be your friend.
I'd like to think I'm actually a nice person in real life.
I wanted to make a name for myself.
I was a freshman and auditioned for the school play. Freshmen usually never got cast. I was the first freshman to be actually given a legitimate part and it was that feeling of 'Wow! I broke the system!'
I try to keep myself in what I'm doing and focused on character stuff, as opposed to getting wrapped up in worrying or being nervous. It won't benefit me, in any way, to focus on that.
I ended up meeting my manager because my sister was a receptionist at a management company. My manager is actually my same manager that I have today. That's how it started. I worked my way.
Greg Berlanti, David Nutter, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are the people I wanted to work with. They're smart, they're funny, they're cool, they're edgy.
When I was younger, playing piano and guitar were all things that I wanted to do for a short period of time, like any kid.
My style during the day is very casual - boyfriend jeans, T-shirts, Converse, Uggs, whatever. At night, I love heels and thigh-highs, I like something fresh and new, and I'm not afraid to push the envelope.
I went to New York for Fashion Week and girls showed up waiting to see me. It's funny because there's a group of girls who I actually recognize because they always show up. It's nice and I'm like, 'Hi girls! I recognize your faces!' It's just like a feel-good experience.
I was in theater when I was in elementary, middle school and high school. I didn't know it would be an actual profession for me. I didn't think of it as a reality.

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