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Katherine Evelyn Anita "Katie" Cassidy (formerly Cassidy Rodgers; born November 25, 1986) is an American actress. She portrayed Laurel Lance/Black Canary in a lead role in the first four seasons of Arrow, and also special guest starred in its fifth season. She also special guest starred in season one of The Flash and in the first two seasons of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. She also voiced her character in a major role in season two of Vixen.

In 2016, it was announced that Cassidy signed a deal that made her a universe regular across all the Arrowverse shows (like Wentworth Miller and John Barrowman). She then had the freedom to make guest appearances in season five of Arrow, season three of The Flash, and season two of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. However, she only appeared in Season 2 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Season 5 of Arrow.

She portrayed the Earth-2 doppelgänger Laurel Lance/Black Siren as a special guest star in season two of The Flash, and in the fifth season of Arrow. She was promoted back to series regular for the show's sixth and seventh seasons, and as special appearance in the eighth season, reprising her roles as Laurel Lance (Earth-2) and [periodically] Laurel Lance.

She is set to reprise her role as Earth-2 Laurel Lance/Black Canary in the potential spin-off, Green Arrow and the Canaries.

Credits

Arrow

Actress

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8


Director

Season 8

The Flash

Actress

Season 1
Season 2
Season 4

Superhero Fight Club shorts

Actress

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Actress

Season 1
Season 2

Vixen

Voice Actress

Season 2

Trivia

  • Cassidy is the daughter of David Cassidy. She is also the niece of Patrick Cassidy, who portrayed Leslie Luckabee on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Henry Small on Smallville.
  • Cassidy was a series regular for the first four seasons of Arrow as Laurel Lance/Black Canary. Although the character died in season 4, Cassidy made guest appearances in season 5 as Laurel Lance and as the Earth-2 doppelgänger Laurel Lance/Black Siren. She returned to Arrow as a series regular for Season 6 and Season 7, playing the latter role in addition to Laurel. This makes her the first cast member of Arrow who has played two different main characters.
    • Although Cassidy is billed in the "special appearance" bill in Season 8, she is still considered to be a series regular.[1]
  • Cassidy was credited as "Katie Cassidy Rodgers" in season 7's midseason after she got married on December 8, 2018 to Matthew Rodgers. However, it has since reverted to her original credit name in Season 8 prior to their divorce in January 2020.

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