Who is Cassidy Freeman?
Cassidy Freeman was born on 22 April 1982, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and is a musician as well as an actress, possibly best known for being a part of the television series “Smallville” playing the role of Tess Mercer. She was also one of the stars of the TV series “Longmire”, playing Cady Longmire.
The Net Worth of Cassidy Freeman
How rich is Cassidy Freeman? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. She’s also appeared in a variety of films throughout her career, and still finds time for charity work. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Cassidy is the daughter of Chicago area attorneys who were well known in the area. The family also owned a cattle ranch in Montana, which they would visit throughout her youth. She grew up with two older brothers, who would also pursue careers in the entertainment industry. She attended The Latin School of Chicago, and after matriculating, enrolled in Middlebury College.
She took up a degree in theatre and Spanish, completing it in 2005 as a magna cum laude. She quickly focused on her acting career after graduation, and one of her first film projects was the independent film “Yellow Brick Road” directed by Andy Mitton; this led to more work in independent films, film shorts, and guest roles in television series. She was one of the characters in the short film “Razor Sharp”, which gained several awards and won the Best Action Film award at the 2007 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, and in 2008 she started gaining more attention when she was cast as one of the stars in the DC Comics character Superman-inspired show “Smallville”.
Rise to Fame
“Smallville” starred Tom Welling as Clark Kent and his path to becoming Superman. It initially focused on him along with his high school friends, before departing to venture into more adult storylines and settings. The latter portion of the show focused on his career in “Daily Planet”, introducing other villains and superheroes. Cassidy was cast as Tess Mercer, and was introduced after the departure of Lex Luthor actor Michael Rosenbaum, staying with the show until its end in 2011, but continued to work on other projects, mainly as a guest star in popular television shows.
Cassidy made several guest appearances in the series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, which led her to also make an appearance in “CSI: NY” before returning to the main series; the procedural forensics crime drama was highly successful throughout its run which led to various spin-off series. In 2012, Freeman was cast in the television show “The Vampire Diaries” during its third season, as she was confirmed to play the character Sage. The show is based on the popular book series of the same name, and was also very popular throughout its run, actually the CW’s most watched show before the arrival of “Arrow”.
Longmire and Recent Projects
After her appearance in “The Vampire Diaries”, Cassidy was cast as one of the stars of the Netflix show entitled “Longmire”, and would stay in that role for the next five years. The show is based on the “Walt Longmire Mysteries” series of novels by author Craig Johnson, and follows the life of Sheriff Walt Longmire, who is assisted by staff, friends and family as he tries to investigate crimes within his Wyoming jurisdiction. It was initially aired through A&E, and stayed there for three seasons before moving to Netflix for its final two seasons.
Around that time, Cassidy was also given a recurring role in the show “NCIS: New Orleans”, playing the Russian spy Eva Azarova in another a spin-off and the third series of the “NCIS” franchise, which also led her to make an appearance in a crossover episode with the parent show. A few of her latest projects include the horror film called “Fender Bender”, which is about a 17 year old girl being stalked by a serial killer. She also has a recurring role in the show ‘Doubt” on CBS starring Katherine Heigl, but it only aired for one season before being cancelled.
This is the night @cassidyfreeman got me on Twitter! She grabbed my phone and took charge. A cast #longmire watching party in 2009 She’s my pal #ThrowbackThursday @netflix pic.twitter.com/sGwYOUH3Cg
— Louanne Stephens (@mamalou8) September 27, 2018
For her personal life, it is known that Freeman married Justin Carpenter in 2012, though very limited information is available about their relationship and marriage, except that they have a daughter together. When not doing acting projects, she often collaborates with her brother as they formed a band called The Real D’Coy, in which she sings and plays the piano. Her other brother is voice actor Crispin Freeman, who is best known for his work with English dubs of anime such as “Naruto”, “Hellsing”, and “Fate/stay night”. He is also the voice of the character Winston in the video game “Overwatch”.
Cassidy is an active member of the charity called Heal the Bay which works towards the goal of cleaning the waters of the West Coast. She also participates in the Virginia Avenue Project, and helps tutor children as a part of her work there. Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active on on social media accounts, including Instagram on which she posts a lot of personal travel photos and photos with friends, and many with her family including her brothers, daughter, and husband.