Cassidy Freeman

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Cassidy Freeman
Cassidy Freeman Oct 2014 (cropped).jpg
Freeman at the Stars Strike Out Child Abuse Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on October 19, 2014
Born (1982-04-22) April 22, 1982 (age 33)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, pianist
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Crispin Freeman (brother)

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 and Cady Longmire in Longmire.[1]


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.


Freeman in 2010


Freeman starred in the thriller film YellowBrickRoad which was written and directed by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] Since 2012, Freeman has been starring as Cady Longmire in the A&E crime drama Longmire.[5][6]


Freeman, her brother, Clark Freeman and Andy Mitton formed the band called "The Real D'Coy", where Freeman sings and plays piano.[7][6]

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.[8]


Freeman is an active member of the Heal the Bay charity, which works toward cleaning up and protecting the West Coast waters and tutors children in Santa Monica as a part of the Virginia Avenue Project.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Razor Sharp Veronica Sharpe Short film
2006 Clock Short film
2007 Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Shirley Feature film
2007 An Accidental Christmas Kristine Television film
2008 Austin Golden Hour Charlie Television film
2008 Starlet Courtney Short film
2008 Cold Case Laura McKinney "True Calling" (Season 6: Episode 2)
2008–2011 Smallville Tess Mercer (Lutessa Lena Luthor) Series regular, Seasons 810; 46 episodes
2009 You've Reached the Richarde & Gribbeen Theresa Short film
2009 Shades of Gray Lisa Short film
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Officer Donna Grayson "Coup de Grâce" (Season 10: Episode 4)
2010 YellowBrickRoad Erin Luger Feature film
2011 CSI: NY Devon "Indelible" (Season 8: Episode 1)
2011 The Playboy Club Frances Dunhill "A Matter of Simple Duplicity" (Season 1: Episode 3)
2012 The Vampire Diaries Sage Recurring role, 3 episodes: "1912" (Season 3: Episode 16), "Break On Through" (Season 3: Episode 17) and "Murder of One" (Season 3: Episode 18)
2012 CSI: Miami Connie Jaden "No Good Deed" (Season 10: Episode 15)
2012–present Longmire Cady Longmire Series regular
2013 Once Upon a Time Jacqueline "Jack" "Tiny" (Season 2: Episode 13)
2014 Don't Look Back Peyton Lake Television film
2016 NCIS Eva Azarova TV series- Season 13 episode- "Sister City Part 1".
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Eva Azarova Season 2 episode, "Sister City Part 2".


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