Last Updated: June 24, 2020
Everyone loves Katie Cassidy courtesy of the various shades of a girl displayed by her on Arrow. One moment, she is the doting girlfriend and the other, you see her as a dangerous supergirl kicking asses of bad guys, breaking into buildings and hopping on to eighteen-wheelers.
She is the fruit that emerged from a brief romance between Sherry Williams, a high-end fashion model and actor/singer David Cassidy. She was born as Katherine Evelyn Anita “Katie” Cassidy on November 25, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, and is a well-known American actress. After her parents broke up, Cassidy was raised by her mother and her stepfather Richard Benedon.
After playing a number of minor roles on small screen, she became known as a scream queen after featuring in horror films such as When a Stranger Calls (2006), as Kelli Presley in Black Christmas (2006) and as Ruby in Season Three of Supernatural (2007-2008). She played lead roles in a mystery horror series Harper’s Island (2009) and Melrose Place (2009-2010). She played the starring role of Kris Fowles in A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) and a recurring role as Juliet Sharp during season four of Gossip Girl (2010-2012).
Cassidy’s major career breakthrough came when she got cast as Laurel Lance/Black Canary on The CW TV series Arrow. She has also reprised the role in Arrowverse shows such as The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow as well as given voice to the character in an animated web series titled Vixen. After the character was killed in fourth season of Arrow, Cassidy started playing Lauren Lance/Black Siren, a parallel universe version of the character that first appeared on The Flash and continued on to Arrow.
There are not many people who know that the talented actress is also a singer and has recorded a cover of the hit song “I Think I Love You” for her father’s band named the Partridge Family. The versatile and talented girl is a philanthropist involved in a number of noble causes.She is presently the spokeswoman for a charity organization H.E.L.P. Malawi.
Katie had previously romanced Jason Garrison and Jesse McCartney. She started dating Matthew Rodgers in 2016 and they eventually got married on December 8, 2018.