Although one would assume it would be difficult to be taken seriously as an actress when your father is a former teen heartthrob, Katie Cassidy made her mark in Hollywood with a solid acting resume bo...
Modeled in a campaign ad for Abercrombie and Fitch
Cast as PR executive, Ella, on the CW's updated version of "Melrose Place"
First TV appearance was on an episode of Lifetime's "The Division"
Appeared in "Taken" with Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace
Guest-starred on two episodes of the UPN drama, "Sex, Love & Secrets"
Co-starred in the remake of the horror classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street," opposite Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger
Performed in community theatre and took acting classes, while still in high school
Cast on the fourth season of The CW's "Gossip Girl" as a love interest for Nate (Chace Crawford)
Cast in a recurring role as Zoe on the WB's "7th Heaven"
Played the bride-to-be, Trish Wellington, in the short-lived CBS series, "Harper's Island"
Released a single called, "I Think I Love You"
Played Ruby in season three of the CW drama, "Supernatural"
Appeared in Eminem's music video for "Just Lose It"
Played Adam Sandler's daughter at age 27 in the comedy, "Click"
Had a small role in the horror remake, "When a Stranger Calls"
Although one would assume it would be difficult to be taken seriously as an actress when your father is a former teen heartthrob, Katie Cassidy made her mark in Hollywood with a solid acting resume both in television and film. Daughter of "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-74) star David Cassidy, the actress captured viewers' attention as a scheming teen in a recurring role on "7th Heaven" (WB, 1996-2006; The CW, 2006-07) and a feisty demon who fought alongside the good guys in "Supernatural" (WB, 2005-06; CW, 2006- ). Cassidy was equally captivating on the big screen, with nail-biting appearances in slasher fests such as "Black Christmas" (2006) and "When a Stranger Calls" (2006). But it was her provocative and alluring role as resident party girl Ella Sims on "Melrose Place" (CW, 2009- ), a remake of the 1990s Fox drama about a group of backstabbing twenty-somethings who live in the same apartment complex, that successfully removed her out from under the long shadow cast by the Cassidy family, thrusting her firmly into her own spotlight.
Married Sherry Benedon Williams and helped raise Katie
Born April 12, 1950; starred as Keith Partridge on 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family"; had "on-again, off-again" relationship with Katie's mother Sherry Williams during 1970s-1980s, but they were never married