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Katie's latest projects
Across All DC shows on CW (2016-)
Role: Laurel Lance / Black Canary / Black Siren
Status: Season 5, Season 3, Season 2
Genre: Drama, action
Episodes of Arrow: 5x01, 08, 09, 10, 5x22, 5x23
Episodes of The Flash: -
Episodes of Lot: 2x17
Katie Cassidy is the latest Berlantiverse actor to have a new deal, by which she is now a series regular across multiple CW superhero shows, namely Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and hopefully, some point Supergirl.
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WOLVES AT THE DOOR (2017?)
Role: Sharon Tate
Director: John R. Leonetti
The film is sets in 1969, and follows four friends spending a night in a posh Los Angeles mansion, who find themselves beset by a quartet of deadly killers.
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Director: Devin Adair
Genre: Dark Romantic Comedy
The film follows Charlie Ellison, a formally famous writer living in a world of faded glory and writers block whose best friend and agent, Bernie has spent the advance on Elliston’s upcoming novel and is being stalked by his publisher, the IRS, loan sharks and his wife. In an effort to get a first draft, Bernie sends a belligerent young woman, Dawn to inspire and check on Charlie… but she has ideas of her own.
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Cover Versions (2018?)
Director: Todd Berger
Genre: Murder Mistery
The film takes place in Coachella and is about four band members who tell varying accounts of a night of sex, drugs, and murder before their first big show at a popular music festival.
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TOMBOY KC (2013-)
Role: Creative director & editor
Type: Lifestyle & fashion blog
Status: Online since 2013
TomboyKC is a fashion project of Katie's, that she started in late 2013. As of now it is just a fashion blog, that shows Katie's personal tomboyish style, but it might actually grow into a fashion line soon.
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Katie’s Family Background
Katie was primarily raised by her mother Sherry and her step-father Richard Benedon in California. She wanted to pursue a career in performing at a very young age, but her mother insisted that she should continue her studies before taking a direction towards singing or acting. It wasn’t until her early teens that she established a relationship with her biological father but was close to her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Ward, whom she sees as a true inspiration. On her step-father’s side, Katie has two older sisters, Jenna and Jamie with whom she is very close with, and has one half-brother on David’s side, Beau Cassidy.
The Beginning of a Career
She was also interested in gymnastics, which lead to her eventually becoming a cheerleader for the California Flyers, a competetive team. Additionally she also did some modelling, which lead her to get a campaign for Abercombie and Fitch in 2004. And while she wanted to pursue her dream to go and pursue her dream as an actress, her mother wouldn’t let her do that, before she finished her high school education. Katie attended the Calabasas High School, where she continued her cheerleading carrees, and she graduated with honors in 2005.
After graduation she planned to go to New York to the famous Tisch School of Performing Arts, but a few acting jobs came along her way. She made her television debut in 2003 on a TV show called Division, where she played a girl who got raped by her mother’s boyfriend. She continued her modeling career for a while, and she made a few other TV appearances, her biggest role at that time was a recurring role on 7th Heaven.
In 2005 she quit modelling, and decided to concentrate on acting only. After a smaller role in Click as Adam Sandler’s daughter, she got her first main role on the horror remake Black Christmas, working alongside Michelle Trachtenberg. Then three minor roles in independent movies followed, Walk the Talk, Live! and You Are Here in 2006.
The next milestone came in 2009, where she got cast as Ella Simms, a sarcastic and ambitious publicist on the new Melrose Place reboot. Katie got her very first main role on a television show, and was praised for her dynamic acting and incredible screen presence by critics. Sadly the show did not bring the best numbers ratings concerned, so it was not renewed for a second season. Over hiatus Katie travelled Europe for a coming of age movie called Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Cory Monteith, and by the time summer was over, it was already announced that in the fall she will appear on the fourth season of Gossip Girl, in a role that was written especially for her, having an 11 episode long arc.
In early 2012, The CW started developing a comic book based TV show based off the Green Arrow stories by DC Comics, and Katie fell in love with the character of Laurel Lance, based on the pilot script and the possibility that she may eventually become a superhero called the Black Canary, because she wanted to do an actionpacked role for a while.
After she was done filming the pilot for Arrow, she did another indie film called Kill for Me with Tracy Spiridakos, and then went back to shooting the series.
The show was incredibly popular among viewers and critics as well, and by the end of season 2, Katie got very close to putting the black leather costume of the Black Canary on and in season three she finally got to suit up. However the lead female role was not an immediate path to popularity, as Katie was and still is frequently bullied online by people who are supposedly fans of the show. Thankfully she does not let the hate get to her, and concentrates on acting and her newly founded fashion blog, TomboyKC, which serves as another creative outlet for her.
Her Public Romantic Relationships
Her earliest celebrity love interest was Jesse McCartney back in 2005. They dated for about two years, and during that time he wrote several songs about her, and reportedly never stopped looking at their relationship for inspiration, not even after it ended in 2007. Katie inspired Jesse to write songs like, “She’s No You” (Katie also appeared in the music video for this song), “Tell Her” and “Bleeding Love” (performed by Leona Lewis).
Her next reported relationship was with NBA star Sasha Vujačić, and we know little about that, the two ended things around the time Katie was still shooting Melrose Place in 2009. The writers of the show even made a comment dissing Sasha in a joke, as a way to refer to him treating Katie poorly, who around that time was the main star of Melrose, playing Ella Simms. Katie later in 2009 started dating Jarett Stoll, NHL hockey player, who travelled Europe with her when she was shooting Monte Carlo and Gossip Girl in 2010. His other celebrity boyfriends include Entourage star Jerry Ferrara, and hockey player, Jason Garrison. She is currently dating Hollywood producer Dana Brunetti.