Kassie DePaiva

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Kassie DePaiva
Born Katherine Virginia Wesley
(1961-03-21) March 21, 1961 (age 53)
Morganfield, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) James DePaiva (1996–present)
Children 1
Official website

Katherine Virginia "Kassie" DePaiva (née Wesley; born March 21, 1961) is an American soap opera actress and singer. She was credited prior to 1996 as Kassie Wesley.


Most notable for her role as Bobby Jo in the cult film, Evil Dead II, DePaiva began her career at 18 as a solo artist at the Grand Ole Opry. After her stint in Nashville, she attended both Indiana University and UCLA, studying theatre, dropping out before graduation to entertain USO troops in Asia. DePaiva made her debut in daytime originating the role of Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light (October 1986-January 1991). On Monday, November 29, 1993, she began portraying her most notable role, the part of Blair Daimler Cramer on One Life to Live, formerly portrayed by half-Asian actress, Mia Korf. She first appeared onscreen Friday, December 17, 1993 and was with OLTL for nearly 19 years until the series was canceled. DePaiva's pairing with Roger Howarth's (and later Trevor St. John's) Todd Manning struck with viewers and the two became a supercouple.[1]In 2012, she reprised her role of Blair for several guest stints on ABC's daytime soap General Hospital.

In January 2014, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that DePaiva had joined the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives as Eve Donovan. DePaiva expected to make her debut sometime in Summer 2014.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

DePaiva has been married to fellow One Life to Live actor James DePaiva since May 31, 1996 and gave birth to their son, James Quentin DePaiva, on May 12, 1997. She was previously married to Richard C. Hankins.


Year Film Role Notes
October 27, 1986 – January 25, 1991 Guiding Light Chelsea Reardon
1987 Evil Dead II Bobby Joe as Kassie Wesley
1993–2013 One Life to Live Blair Cramer Role since: December 17, 1993
sometimes credited as Kassie Wesley DePaiva
1993 The Pro Shop Host
1993 Time Trax Caitlin Carlisle as Kassie Wesley
1994 Melrose Place Betty Benson-Chappell Episode: Reunion Blues
1994 Baywatch Crystal Harr Episode: Western Exposure
as Kassie Wesley
2005 Exit Andie Short Film
2006 Undone Associate Producer
2012 General Hospital Blair Cramer


Year Film Notes
Unknown One Life to Live Episodes: Unknown

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'One Life to Live' Star Proud of Son, Sounds Off on Blair and Todd's Romance". www.buddytv.com. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ "KASSIE DEPAIVA JOINS DAYS". January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Errol (January 24, 2014). "RUMOR NO MORE: Kassie DePaiva Joins ‘DAYS’". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 

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