Cassidy Freeman

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Cassidy Freeman
CassidyFreemanComicCon + vagueonthehow 2.jpg
Cassidy Freeman at the Comic-Con 2010.
Born(1982-04-22) April 22, 1982 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer, pianist
Years active2006–present
 
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Cassidy Freeman
CassidyFreemanComicCon + vagueonthehow 2.jpg
Cassidy Freeman at the Comic-Con 2010.
Born(1982-04-22) April 22, 1982 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer, pianist
Years active2006–present

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

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Freeman was born in Chicago, Illinois to prominent Chicago-area attorneys, 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[edit]

Acting[edit]

Freeman starred in the thriller film YellowBrickRoad which was written and directed by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland.[1] 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.[2] In October 2009, Freeman appeared in the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in season 10: episode 4 called "Coup de Grâce" (French for "Stroke of Mercy") where she played Donna Grayson, an officer who witnesses her partner arrest, shoot and kill a suspect who turns out to be his former off-duty partner. On January 13, 2012, Freeman was confirmed to be in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries as Sage in the third season.[3] Since 2012, Freeman has been starring as the daughter of Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire in the A&E crime drama Longmire.

Music[edit]

Freeman, her brother, Clark Freeman and Andy Mitton formed the band called "The Real D’Coy", where Freeman sings and plays piano.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Freeman's hobbies include hiking, quilting, playing volleyball and waterpolo, singing and playing piano. She has a fifty-pound Swiss Mountain dog named Shasta.[5]

Philanthropy[edit]

Freeman is an active member of the "Heal the Bay" charity, which works toward cleaning up and protecting the West Coast waters and tutors underprivileged children in Santa Monica as a part of the "Virginia Avenue Project".[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Razor SharpVeronica SharpeShort film
2006ClockShort film
2007Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce LeeShirleyFeature film
2007An Accidental ChristmasKristineTelevision film
2008Austin Golden HourCharlieTelevision film
2008StarletCourtneyShort film
2008Cold CaseLaura McKinney"True Calling" (Season 6: Episode 2)
2008–2011SmallvilleTess Mercer (Lutessa Lena Luthor)Series regular, Seasons 810; 46 episodes
2009You've Reached the Richarde & GribbeenTheresaShort film
2009Shades of GrayLisaShort film
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationOfficer Donna Grayson"Coup de Grâce" (Season 10: Episode 4)
2010YellowBrickRoadErin LugerFeature film
2011CSI: NYDevon"Indelible" (Season 8: Episode 1)
2011The Playboy ClubFrances Dunhill"A Matter of Simple Duplicity" (Season 1: Episode 3)
2012The Vampire DiariesSageRecurring role, 3 episodes: "1912" (Season 3: Episode 16), "Break On Through" (Season 3: Episode 17) and "Murder of One" (Season 3: Episode 18)
2012CSI: MiamiConnie Jaden"No Good Deed" (Season 10: Episode 15)
2012–presentLongmireCady LongmireSeries regular
2013Once Upon a TimeJacqueline "Jack""Tiny" (Season 2: Episode 13)

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