Katherine Evelyn Anita “Katie” Cassidy (born November 25, 1986) is an American actress who has performed in The CW TV series Melrose Place, Supernatural, Harper’s Island, and Gossip Girl, and on the films When a Stranger Calls, Black Christmas, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Taken, Monte Carlo, and has roles in the upcoming film Fencewalker. Cassidy’s paternal grandparents were actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward. She has two older sisters, Jenna and Jamie. Her mother would not allow her to act professionally until completing her high school education with college prep courses. Click opened at #1 at the box office with $40 million. She also starred as the protagonist, Kelli Presley, in Dimension Films remake of the 1974 film Black Christmas. The media has drawn similarities from Cassidy’s character and Heather Locklear’s character, Amanda. Cassidy also joined the cast of the 2010 remake of the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street.