Katherine Evelyn Anita “Katie” Cassidy (born November 25, 1986) is an American actress who has performed in The CW TV series Melrose Place, Supernatural, and Gossip Girl, and is considered to be a modern-day Scream queen for her roles in When a Stranger Calls, Black Christmas, A Nightmare on Elm Street and the horror TV series, Harper’s Island. Cassidy also starred in Taken, and has roles in the upcoming films Fencewalker and Monte Carlo.
Early life and family
Cassidy was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor
David Cassidy and model Sherry Williams, who first met and dated in
early 1970. Sherry and David separated but remained close friends.
Cassidy’s paternal grandparents were actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn
Ward. She grew up in Calabasas, California with her mother and
stepfather, Richard Benedon, an ER physician. She has two older sisters,
Jenna and Jamie. She also has a younger half brother Beau Cassidy. As a
child, Cassidy took to tumbling, competing and eventually became a
cheerleader for the California Flyers, a competitive team. She cheered
as a freshman for Calabasas High School where she attended high school
and graduated with honors in 2005.
Source: David Cassidy Daughter