Cassandra Jean has proved her significance in the entertainment industry as a successful actress and model. Jean is known for her roles in movies like Mad Men, One Tree Hill, and many others. The beautiful actress is also a beauty pageant and has competed in a lot of pageantries including Miss Texas Teen USA pageant and Miss Houston Teen USA. She has equally participated in Tyra Banks’ popular America’s Next Top Model reality show and drew both negative and positive reactions. Here is everything you need to know about her.
Cassandra Jean Bio, Age
She was born and named Cassandra Jean Whitehead on October 5, 1985, in Houston, Texas. Growing up, Jean was living an entirely different kind of life from what she is in recent years. She was a tomboy when she was much younger, dressing and acting like a boy. She is an alumnus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she studied marketing and public relations.
It was in the later part of her younger years that she started becoming drawn to feminine things. Jean worked as a part-time commercial print model in Houston before she started to make her way to bigger platforms.
While in school, she took part in Cycle 5 of the reality show America’s Next Top Model. She was 19 at the time. Jean’s stay in the cycle was one to remember as she always gave the public something to discuss. It seemed like all fun and games for Jean when she was first selected as the top 13 to compete in the show. But towards the third episode, she grew weary especially when her long brown hair was cut and dyed blond. Jean who didn’t like her short hair walked out of the show in the fourth episode.
Before America’s Next To Model, Cassandra Jean was a known face in Miss Texas Teen USA pageant starting from 2002. In 2003 she made it to the semifinals and also won the Miss Houston Teen USA. In 2004 she then competed, and again stopped at the semifinals. That same year she won Miss Corpus Christi and took over the title. In 2005 she was among the top 10 at the Miss Texas USA pageant. Jean did not give up, she went on to participate in the 2008 Miss California USA. However after it was discovered that she appeared in America’s Next Top Model, she was disqualified from the show. Cassandra was one of the judges for the Miss New Port Beach pageant.
Afterward, Cassandra Jean focused more on acting. In 2009, she starred in the movie 2 Dudes and a Dream. She appeared in a guest role in the popular series One Tree Hill. Jean went on to land more guest roles in many other series including CSI: Miami, CSI: Las Vegas, The Middlemen, and many others. She starred in Mad Men and is best known for her role in the series. Jean starred as Nora Fries in Elseworlds.
Her Net Worth
Cassandra Jean may not have won in all the competitions she competed in, but she is doing well for herself in many other ways. Her net worth is estimated at about $1 million which she has her on-screen endeavors to thank for. Apart from movie and modeling stints, she has also hosted some shows and has earned from them too. Jean won $500 thousand from her appearance on the 1 vs 100 game show in 2008.
Family – Spouse, Children
Many often get confused when they see the surname Amell and not Whitehead attached to Cassandra jean’s name. To make things clearer, the model and actress was born Cassandra Jean Whitehead but after her marriage to her husband Stephen Amell, she is often addressed as Casandra Jean Amell.
Jean and Amell got married in 2012 and have been together since then. Together they welcomed a beautiful daughter Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell, in October 2013. Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor and has briefly participated and appeared in professional wrestling.
Body Measurements – Height and Weight
For someone who has been active in the modeling world, Jean surely passes for cute, beautiful and soothing when it comes to physical attributes. She stands at a tall height of 5ft 8in (1.73m) which is quite proportional to her weight of 55kg and is known for her slim and curvy body.