Cassidy Freeman is one of many Hollywood starlets who is making a name for herself as an actress. According to her fans, she has a lot of talent and brings her characters to life on the big screen, as well as on television. She is best known for her role as Tess Mercer in ‘Smallville’. Let’s see who Cassidy really is.
Early life and family
Cassidy was born on April 22, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Her parents, Lee and Glynna Freeman, were prominent lawyers in the area. They also have a cattle ranch in Montana. Cassidy is the youngest of three children and also the only girl. Her brothers are Clark, an actor, and Crispin, a voice actor.
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Cassidy has Jewish, Scottish and German descent. In the absence of scandalous reports, Cassidy is believed to have had a normal and happy childhood and upbringing.
Despite being a popular actress, not much is known about her education. She attended the Latin School of Chicago and graduated from Middlebury College in 2005 with degrees in Spanish and Theater.
Cassidy toured Vietnam with her mother. and when she returned home, she took on the role of Gemma in the critically acclaimed stage production Cigarettes and chocolates‘. She did very well, as in her role of Gemma, who championed the Catholic tradition of Lent.
A Los Angeles talent manager took note of her during production. After this, she skyrocketed to fame in 2006 when she landed the role of high-tech thief Veronica Sharp in the award-winning short film ‘Razor Sharp’. Two years later, Cassidy appeared in ‘Smallville’ as Tess Mercer and stayed with the show for three years until its end in 2011.
Cassidy has appeared on many shows since then – “CSI,” “NCIS,” and “The Vampire Diaries,” among others. She is also admired for her role as Cady Longmire in the Netflix show ‘Longmire’.
In 2010, she also starred in (and executive produced) the gritty indie film ‘Yellow Brick Road’ along with her brother Clark. The film was based on true events that took place in a remote area of New Hampshire, about a group of friends who bravely went into the woods in search of an entire town that went missing in the 1940s.
Since 2019, Cassidy has starred in ‘The Righteous Gemstones’, portraying Amber Gemstone.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Cassidy largely keeps her private life out of the spotlight, but we understand she can sing and also play the piano. She is part of a three piece band – ‘The Real D’Coy’ – with Clark (her brother) on the drums and herself on the piano. Cassidy’s hobbies are all about being outdoors, taking things slow, or being active. She often plays volleyball and water polo, and also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, water skiing, scuba diving and horseback riding depending on her mood. She has a Swiss mountain dog named Shasta.
She is part of the charity ‘Heal the Bay’, which focuses on cleaning and protecting the waters of the West Coast. As part of the “Virginia Avenue Project,” Cassidy has also tutored children in Santa Monica. However, it is not entirely clear what she taught the children. Apart from being a talented actress, she is also considered to be good at modern dance and hip-hop.
As someone who values her privacy, Cassidy hasn’t let much slip about her romantic experiences.
Not much is even known about her husband, Justin Carpenter. ‘Affair Post’ reports that Cassidy and Justin got married in 2012, on September 23. The two had been secretly dating for some time before they tied the knot. Their wedding was a private affair likely attended by loved ones and close friends.
Cassidy and Justin have a daughter together. but nothing is known about her and it seems that the actress prefers to keep it that way.
- Hair color: red
- Eye color: blue-green
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
- Weight: 57 kg
- Vital Stats: 32-26-30
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Bra Size: 32 W
She is reported by ‘Biographical world’ to have an estimated net worth of around $3 million based largely on her acting career with no doubt some income from her music endeavors and endorsements as well.