Katie Cassidy

as Dinah "Laurel" Lance

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 works for the Assistant District Attorney’s office. Reeling from the death of her sister, Sara (Caity Lotz), Laurel takes on the persona of the Black Canary to seek justice for her sister’s murder and to protect the innocents of Starling City.

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 stars 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 will be released September 19.

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 PlaceSupernatural 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.

Cassidy recently launched her fashion blog Tomboykc.com — it’s more than a look, it’s a lifestyle.

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