Cassidy Freeman

Cassidy Freeman


4/22/1982, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Cassidy Bree Freeman
  • Cassidy Freeman stars as Tess in Smallvi...
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Cassidy was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1982. Her parent's occupation is cattle ranchers while her siblings all went into the performance arts.

Most of Cassidy's early days was spent honing her acting skills. As a child she attended the Latin School of Chicago. It is a private…more


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    • Cassidy: (on where she learned to act) The easy answer would be: life. We never stop learning how to act, which is why if we stick with it, we become like a fine wine with age. Life experience is the best thing you can do for an acting career.

    • Cassidy: (on studying at the PlayhouseWest) This school took all the training I have had throughout my years, and made it real, honest and relevant. I can't tell you what a gift it is to find not only teachers but a group of people with whom you feel comfortable enough to truly explore your craft. I hope I find many people like this along the way.

    • Cassidy: My family continues to play an enormous role in my life. My parents are the greatest supporters and teachers I've known, and my two older brothers, who are also actors, have inspired me since I was born. Although there are many actors, artists and close friends I admire, I try to be influenced by all types of stimulus. I believe there's something to be learned from everyone. There's a quote out there in quote-land that says something to the effect of, "The smartest man is the one who knows he'll never know everything." However, actors that have inspired me include Laura Linney, Emma Thompson and Juliette Binoche. There's something so wonderfully effortless seeming to their talent. And I recently listened to an NPR interview with Terrence Howard. He blew me away.

    • Cassidy: (on acting) What I like best is digging in deep. I have a love and appreciation for human emotion and relationships. How they work. How they don't. Why we do what we do and how, through storytelling, we can open someone's eyes to create compassion or understanding. There is something so satisfying about getting to explore different parts of yourself to make a new character come alive. When I get a script and work on it, I'm allowed to find and explore all the reasons why a character may do something one way or another, it's a bit like I get to live many lives."

    • Cassidy: I have done a fair bit of fight choreography, both in theater and in film. And I am athletic, so I find it really fun. I dive into it. For me, it's like a free workout, right?... I love it. I always get really excited and feel like a kid in a candy shop when I get to have a fight scene.

    • Cassidy: (on joining "Smallville" in its 8th season) To be able to be part of a show that already has such a solid fanbase, for an actor, is an incredible opportunity, because you it's like a guaranteed experience. So many pilots these days get shot and they don't get picked up and it's such a struggle, and so to be offered something like this is just exhilarating.

    • Cassidy: In times of great change, I try not to have too many expectations, because things rarely work out the way you think they will.

    • Cassidy: I've lived in a lot of places and called them all home, but feel that home is where we're happy.

    • Cassidy: (the best advice anybody ever gave her) Wherever you are right now, is exactly where you're supposed to be.

    • Cassidy: I don't stay up late at night Googling myself too often. I will say that I do like to hear [fans' reactions] because I don't take things very personally and I know that a lot of the time I am just more impressed and excited that people care so much, even if it's negative.

    • Cassidy: (on playing Isabella in "Measure for Measure") My main goal was to just try and make her refusal of that offer as believable… as possible. She feels lucky because Isabella has, "just gorgeous speeches…and whether you're religious or not, you feel the passion she feels.

    • Cassidy: I am always looking for a challenge, an opportunity, and a chance to work hard, be true, and make honest art.

  • For Cassidy Freeman, the most beautiful woman of Smallville. Tess Mercer recently that I know you and I since saw you have illuminated everything my being, you have become my adoration of every days and I want to be that hero that protects you for alwaysmoreless

    Hi, much pleasure in greeting them... I adore to this beautiful girl Cassidy Freeman, I since saw first in the series of Smallville for time, I felt a great fixation for her. Their character I was attracted by many, Tess Mercer is something as well as the sign zodiacal of pound, yes, that of the scale, she is a woman that resides between the good and the bad, she have not had an easy life and that it it has made stronger and willing to see their in route to the border of both ends of the scale, if we see it like the YIN-YAN, she is in the side of the good but their minimum negative part could dominate it if leaves influence for the wrong transform in a cold and vengeful character. Tess is an admirable woman, with much attitude and decision has learned how to survive in a world full of fights, intrigues and secrets happened by strange phenomenons. I would love know it and be that blue prince that so much has been looking for in their life... I thank them any information or comment that they could give me on her, sincerely, Hugo Díaz, Cabimas/Zulia Venezuela, dantesparta74@yahoo.commoreless