Cassidy Freeman

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Cassidy Freeman
Cassidy Freeman Oct 2014 (cropped).jpg
Freeman at the Stars Strike Out Child Abuse Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on October 19, 2014
Born (1982-04-22) April 22, 1982 (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, pianist
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Crispin Freeman (brother)

Cassidy Freeman (born April 22, 1982)[1] is an American actress and musician. She is known for her role as Tess Mercer in The CW's superhero drama Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire.[2]

Early life and education

Freeman was born in Chicago, Illinois[1] to prominent Chicago-area attorneys Glynna and Lee Freeman, who also own a cattle ranch in Montana. She is the youngest of three children, with two brothers, voice actor Crispin Freeman and musician Clark Freeman.

Freeman graduated from The Latin School of Chicago and then magna cum laude from Middlebury College in 2005 with degrees in theater and Spanish.

Career

Freeman in 2010

Acting

Freeman starred in the thriller film YellowBrickRoad which was written and directed by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland.[3] She has appeared in several films and television series. Freeman played the character Veronica Sharpe in the award-winning short film Razor Sharp. The film won "Best Action Film" at the 2007 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. In September 2008, she began starring in The CW Superman-inspired drama Smallville where she played Tess Mercer after the departure of Michael Rosenbaum's Lex Luthor and continued this role until the show ended in May 2011.[4]

Freeman has appeared three times in the CBS crime drama franchise CSI. In October 2009, she appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 10, episode four called "Coup de Grâce". In September 2011, she appeared in CSI: NY season 8, episode one called "Indelible". In March 2012, she appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 10, episode fifteen called "No Good Deed".

On January 13, 2012, Freeman was confirmed to be in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries as Sage in the third season.[5] Between 2012 and 2017, Freeman starred as Cady Longmire in the A&E and Netflix crime drama Longmire.[2][6]

Music

Freeman, her brother Clark Freeman, and Andy Mitton formed the band called The Real D'Coy, in which Freeman sings and plays piano.[6][7]

Philanthropy

Freeman is an active member of the Heal the Bay charity, which works toward cleaning up and protecting the West Coast waters, and tutors children in Santa Monica as a part of the Virginia Avenue Project.[8]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Razor Sharp Veronica Sharpe Short
2006 Clock Short
2007 Finishing the Game Shirley
2008 Starlet Courtney Short
2009 Shades of Gray Lisa Short
2009 You've Reached Richarde & Gribbeen Theresa Short
2010 YellowBrickRoad Erin Luger
2012 Guitar Face Hope Short
2013 Brahmin Bulls Ellie
2014 One Last Look Kate Short
2014 Don't Look Back Peyton Lake
2016 We Go On Young Charlotte
2016 Fender Bender Jennifer
2017 Cortez Rosie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2007 An Accidental Christmas Kristine TV film
2008 Austin Golden Hour Charlie TV film
2008 Cold Case Laura McKinney (1991) "True Calling"
2008–2011 Smallville Tess Mercer Main role (seasons 8–10)
2009 Buzz Serena Zorn TV film
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Off. Donna Grayson "Coup de Grace"
2011 CSI: NY Devon Hargrove "Indelible"
2011 The Playboy Club Frances Dunhill Guest role (4 episodes)
2012 CSI: Miami Connie Jaden "No Good Deed"
2012 The Vampire Diaries Sage "1912", "Break on Through", "The Murder of One"
2012–2017 Longmire Cady Longmire Main role
2013 Once Upon a Time Jacqueline 'Jack' "Tiny"
2016 NCIS Eva Azarova "Sister City, Part I"
2016 Stitchers Ellie "Hack Me If You Can"
2016–17 NCIS: New Orleans Eva Azarova "Sister City, Part II", "Pandora's Box, Part II", "The Asset"
2017 Doubt ADA Abby Burris Recurring role

References

  1. ^ a b "Cassidy Freeman". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  2. ^ a b "Cassidy Freeman as Cady Longmire - Longmire Cast & Characters". A&E TV.
  3. ^ "DON'T Follow the YellowBrickRoad". Dread Central.
  4. ^ "Slamdance '10: First Stills from 'YellowBrickRoad'". Bloody Disgusting.
  5. ^ "See the Extended Preview of The Vampire Diaries Episode 5.08 - Dead Man on Campus". Dread Central. November 15, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Cassidy Freeman Talks LONGMIRE, SMALLVILLE, and Her Band, THE REAL D'COY". Collider.com. June 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Steven Eramo (May 1, 2009). "'Lex Schmex' – Meet SMALLVILLE's Tess Mercer". Newsarama.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  8. ^ "Bios – Cassidy Freeman". CW TV. Archived from the original on 2010-12-15.

External links

  • Cassidy Freeman on IMDb
  • Cassidy Freeman interview with BuddyTV (October 23, 2008).
  • Cassidy Freeman interview with ACED Magazine (November 25, 2008).
  • Cassidy Freeman on Twitter
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