Arrow’s Laurel Lance has gone through a lot of changes, resulting in the character undergoing quite the transformation. She struggled as the ex of Oliver Queen, who came back from the dead, before getting another bombshell that her sister was still alive. Since then she’s had a major falling out with her father, dealt with the second death of her sister, been through alcohol problems and became known as the Black Canary: a crime-fighter in her own right.
After three seasons the audience has come to like her again after a period in season 2 where she was regarded as the worst character on the show. The woman behind that Canary mask is Katie Cassidy, who has been starring in the show since the very beginning. Arrow is her biggest role to date, but she has had smaller parts in movies such as Click and Taken. Coming from a family of famous well-known actors, it’s no wonder acting is in her blood. She’s beautiful and is an amazing actress. So let’s take a look at 10 gorgeous images of Katie Cassidy as we get to know a little bit more about her.
1. Beautiful Katie Cassidy
She’s famous for Arrow, but it’s not the only time she’s appeared in a production for The CW network. She was cast as the lead actress in their reboot of the 90s TV series Melrose Place, which ran for 18 episodes before it was cancelled. Cassidy’s performance, however, was praised. She then went on to appear in a dozen episodes of Gossip Girl, portraying Juliet Sharp, a major antagonist in the fourth season and also appeared in six episodes of Supernatural back in 2007.
2. Katie Cassidy Long Legs
Cassidy had trained as a gymnast for 12 years, starting when she was just three years old, and took part competitively as well. She had a strict Russian coach, and had to train for 25 hours a week. In her own words, she would cry out of frustration at not being able to do the moves. She gave it up when she realised she’d never make it to the Olympics, and just generally wanted some free-time which worked out for the best.
3. The Beach Queen
While many actors would think that they are experts, the Arrow star has admitted that she still goes for acting classes because she feels that you can never know enough. That said, she has admitted that she finds the classes a pretty daunting experience: ”I feel like in acting classes, you’ll get up sometimes, that’s just the most vulnerable position you can be in. You’re among your fellow actors, yet they look at you and they’re like, you’ve been on TV. You’ve been in movies. It almost adds to the pressure.”
4. Katie Showing Off Her Fit Body
A self-confessed video game nerd, her favourite game growing up was Mortal Kombat.
“I was a huge Mortal Kombat fan and my favourite fighter was Sub-Zero. His special power was the ability to freeze people but you had to know the technique, which was called the thumb-blaster because you would do it so many times your thumbs would be blistered.”
Maybe the producers of the show could have her appear in a crossover episode of The Flash or Legends of Tomorrow alongside Captain Cold.
5. Katie Cassidy’s Saving Herself From Paparazzi
She was involved in a twitter feud with her Arrow co-star Stephen Amell about a sportscaster namely Erin Andrews, whose best friend – supermodel Chrissy Teigen got involved in the spat. It was all fairly childish from the tweets below, but people involved meant it did end up making a fair amount of headlines.
6. One Of The Most Beautiful Image Of Katie Cassidy
Cassidy started out first as a model, appearing in an ad-campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. Her mother, Sherry Williams, was a successful high end-fashion model back in the 1970s before leaving the industry to concentrate on raising her children. As for her Dad’s side of the family, she has followed more in her career path of acting
7. Katie’s Body Is Perfect For Her Arrowverse Role
Cassidy comes from an impressive acting background, so it was inevitable that she would follow down that same path. Her grandfather was Jack Cassidy, who was an extremely successful Broadway performer who won a Tony award for She Loves Me – before going on to guest star in TV shows such as Hawaii Five-O, Bewitched, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Columbo. His first wife, and Katie’s grandmother, was Evelyn Ward, who was a successful stage and TV actress. Her dad is former teen idol David Cassidy, star of the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. Although her parents weren’t together and she was raised by her mother, she grew up around her father and the industry, saying:
“We didn’t really talk about the business, but he did say, don’t take a job for the money.Of course, I did in the beginning because I needed to survive! But he also said: Don’t do it for fame and if there’s a role you love and they’re not going to pay you for it, take it. I definitely agreed with his advice.”
8. Katie Cassidy Posing For Maxim
She previously appeared on TV to sing a cover version of her dad’s Partridge Family hit song I Think I Love You.
9. Artistic Katie Cassidy
Her on-show sister Sara, led her to believe that she had actually died in a boating accident. Sara did eventually come back into her life, and the two sisters managed to patch up their differences and go back to having as good a relationship. In real life, Cassidy has two half-sisters Jenna and Jaime- and says she would not be so forgiving if they had done that to her: “If someone did to me what Sara did to Laurel, I would certainly not be open to having them back in my life!”
10. Gorgeous Katie Cassidy
The actress was set to appear in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, after a picture posted to Instagram by author E.L. James featured Cassidy with the caption Katie Cassidy. Many assumed she’d be in the movie, but not as the lead as that had already gone to Dakota Johnson.
However the rumours either ultimately didn’t come to pass. Cassidy herself commented :
”I’m flattered that people have been talking about me for the role of Ana in Fifty Shades Of Grey. I’ve read the book, it’s great and it would be unbelievable to play her even if it is a little risqué. I believe they’re in the process of writing a script for it and I’d love to be given the opportunity to take on a character like that. I don’t think the film would offend as many people as maybe the book has.”
11. Katie Looks Beautiful In Black Dress – Showing Off Her Thighs
12. She Cassidy Got Her Beautiful Looks From Her Father David Cassidy
13. Every Arrow Wants To Marry Her
14. Her Husband Is A Lucky Man
15. Stylish Katie Cassidy
16. Katie Cassidy Showing Off Her Hot Long Legs
17. Katie Cassidy Is Owning The World With That Mesmerizing Look
18. Spare Us Katie – Do not drive your fans nuts
19. Her Arrow Fans Would Do Anything To Be Katie Cassidy’s Boyfriend
20. Katie Is Our Black Canary
21. Katie Cassidy’s Eyes Are Dreamy
22. She Works Hard For Her Arrowverse Role, Look At Those Abs
23. Katie Cassidy Candid Picture
24. Katie Cassidy Beach Body Is To Die For
25. Katie Cassidy’s Body Can Fit In Any Kind Of Bikini And Still Look Good