Let’s meet Katie Cassidy, a talented American born entertainer who gained her ‘Scream Queen’ title because of her recurring roles in different horror films.
Katie Cassidy has appeared in several movies and television series in both main and supporting roles and has even ventured into the world of music with the cover of the hit single, I Think I Love You which was originally performed by ‘The Partridge Family’. The young actress is also involved in humanitarian services and has undertaken a few noble causes over the years. Presently, she is with the charity organization known as H.E.L.P. Malawi where she serves in her capacity as a spokesperson.
Katie’s background, education, her early introduction to the world of entertainment, the cosmopolitan culture of LA and her natural inborn talent all came together to produce the multi-talented personality we know and love today.
Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy was born on the 25th of November 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a 1970s pop star while her mother, Sherry Williams, worked as a model. After her parents’ divorce, her mother got remarried to Richard Benedon.
As a child, Katie Cassidy took lessons in gymnastics, singing, piano, guitar, dancing and acting. She also attended Calabasas High School where she graduated from in 2005. But before her graduation, the rising star was already modelling and attending acting classes, preparing for her future in the entertainment industry.
Katie Cassidy’s Career
The talented young star began her career on the catwalk before venturing into acting. She made her acting debut on the set of the 2006 horror movie When a Stranger Calls. That same year, Katie Cassidy was featured in a second horror movie Black Christmas. Between 2007 to 2008, she was seen portraying the character of Ruby in the third season of Supernatural on the CW. In 2009, the actress appeared in another horror series Harper’s Island where she was cast in the lead role.
Katie Cassidy was featured in yet another horror film – A Nightmare on Elm Street remake which hit the big screen in 2010. The rising actress’ repeated roles in horror movies earned her a scream queen title from fans and the public.
Katie was also featured in 2008’s Taken where she had a supporting role before landing a lead role in the popular drama series Melrose Place which occupied the attention of the viewing public between 2009 to 2010. Her recurring role as Juliet Sharp in the fourth season of Gossip Girl was well received by fans but her breakthrough role came in 2012 when she appeared as Laurel Lance/Black Canary, a leading role in The CW comic book television series Arrow.
Katie reprised her role as the Black Canary in The Flash, Vixen and Legends of Tomorrow.
There are very few people who are aware of the fact that Katie Cassidy is also a talented singer though her sole recording is a cover of the hit single titled I Think I Love You which originated from her dad’s band, the Partridge Family.
Partner – Matthew Rodgers
The celebrated actress’ love life has been pretty interesting. Over the years, Katie Cassidy has dated stars like Jesse McCartney, Topher Grace and Dana Brunetti.
Katie also appears to have had a knack for dating celebrated athletes; briefly in 2009, she was involved with Sasha Vujacic, a former basketball player with the LA Lakers. She also dated Canadian hockey player, Jarret Stoll for two years and then Jason Garrison, another hockey player came into the picture in 2012 and the two were together till 2014.
However, since 2016 Katie Cassidy has been in a serious relationship with Matthew Rodgers. Not much is known about Katie’s fiancé since he prefers to keep a low profile. He has been successful at going under the radar and keeping details of his life with the actress away from the media. Matthew appears to be ‘the one’ because the duo announced their official engagement on the 5th of June 2017. The couple appears to be so in love with each other that we can only come to one possible conclusion, the jingles of wedding bells are imminent.
The versatile actress/singer has accumulated a tidy net worth of $3 million. Katie Cassidy’s wealth was accrued over the years through her consistent roles in the entertainment industry. Considering she has been acting since 2003 and has over a decade of experience in the industry, she deserves every penny of her net worth.