as DINAH "LAUREL" LANCE
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Familiar to audiences from her roles on "Gossip Girl" and "Supernatural," Katie Cassidy now stars in The CW's "Arrow." Cassidy plays Laurel Lance, a brilliant and tough attorney who fights for the rights of the less fortunate. Laurel is also Oliver's (Stephen Amell) ex-girlfriend, and is struggling with her feelings towards the former playboy.
Cassidy recently wrapped production on Independent Edge Films' "Kill for Me," a thriller centered around two female college roommates whose lives take an unexpected dark and deadly detour. Produced by Kyle Mann and directed by Michael Greenspan, Cassidy will star opposite Tracy Spiridakos and Donal Logue. Additionally, she is currently filming another thriller titled "The Scribbler," in which she plays the character Suki. The film also stars Michelle Trachtenberg and Eliza Dushku, and is set to be released in 2013.
Cassidy’s other film credits include "Monte Carlo," "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Taken," "Black Christmas," "Click," "The Lost" and "When a Stranger Calls."
No stranger to the small screen, Cassidy's other television credits include playing the female lead in the murder mystery mini-series "Harper’s Island." She also starred on "Gossip Girl," "Melrose Place," "Supernatural" and "7th Heaven."
Off screen, Cassidy is very involved in H.E.L.P Malawi. She and H.E.L.P Board Members journeyed to Malawi in 2009 to visit and participate on the ground. Cassidy witnessed first hand H.E.L.P's ongoing efforts. While in Malawi, she learned how H.E.L.P. utilizes resources in the natural environment to teach the children and the community self-sustaining skills. She helped plant crops, make stoves out of mud and clay, and harvest the jam and peanut butter ingredients which were grown at the local school. Cassidy left her special mark in Malawi by creating The Katie Cassidy and Friends Garden. She also designed a necklace to raise money for the foundation that can be purchased online.