Katherine Evelyn Anita “Katie” Cassidy is an American actress best known for playing the role of Ruby in the horror TV series ‘Supernatural’ as well as of Laurel Lance in the drama ‘Arrow’. She is also famous for portraying the character of Ella Simms in the television show ‘Melrose Place’ from 2009 to 2010. Cassidy has appeared in several films and has also done a few voice roles. She is the only child from a short-lived relationship between fashion model Sherry Williams and actor/singer David Cassidy. After her parents ended their relationship, Cassidy was raised by her mother and her stepfather Richard Benedon. Very few people know that the talented actress is also a singer and has recorded a cover of the hit single "I Think I Love You" for her father’s band, the Partridge Family. This multitalented personality is also a philanthropist involved in several noble causes. Currently, she serves as a spokeswoman for the charity organization H.E.L.P. Malawi.
Katie Cassidy made her acting debut in 2003 in an episode of ‘The Division’. She then appeared in a few episodes of ‘7th Heaven’ as well as ‘Sex, Love & Secrets’. In 2006, she did the movies ‘When a Stranger Calls’, ‘The Lost’ and ‘Black Christmas’. The actress then played the role of Ruby / Lilith in the horror TV program ‘Supernatural’ from 2007 to 2008. During this time, she also appeared in the films ‘Spin’ and ‘Live’. After this, she was cast as Patricia "Trish" Wellington in the horror mystery TV series ‘Harper's Island’ in 2009. The same year, she joined the cast of the drama ‘Melrose Place’.
From 2010 to 2012, Cassidy appeared in the program ‘Gossip Girl’ as Juliet Sharp. During this time, she also got featured in the films ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Monte Carlo’. The actress began playing Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary in the series ‘Arrow’ in 2012. In the year 2014, she did the thriller movie ‘The Scribbler’. After this, she appeared in three episodes of ‘The Flash’ and two episodes of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. Cassidy also had a voice role in the web series ‘Vixen’ in 2016.
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Katie Cassidy was born on November 25, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA to David Cassidy and Sherry Williams. She also has a stepfather named Richard Benedon and three half-siblings Beau, Jenna, and Jamie. Cassidy is the niece of actor Patrick Cassidy and television producer Shaun Cassidy. She attended Calabasas High School. Coming to her love life, the American actress previously dated Jason Garrison and Jesse McCartney. In 2017, she got engaged to Matthew Rodgers.