Kassie DePaiva

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Kassie DePaiva
Born Katherine Virginia Wesley
(1961-03-21) March 21, 1961 (age 54)
Morganfield, Kentucky, United States
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) James DePaiva (m. 1996)
Children 1
Website Official website

Katherine Virginia "Kassie" DePaiva (née Wesley; born March 21, 1961) is an American soap opera actress and singer. She is well known for her portrayal of Blair Cramer on the soap opera One Life to Live from 1993 – 2013. She plays the role of Eve Donovan on NBC's Days of Our Lives, first appearing in June 2014.

Career[edit]

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 made her debut on July 18, 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.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1986–1991 Guiding Light Chelsea Reardon Role held: October 27, 1986 – January 25, 1991
1987 Evil Dead II Bobby Joe as Kassie Wesley
1993–2013 One Life to Live Blair Cramer Role held: December 17, 1993 – January 13, 2012,
April 29, 2013 – August 19, 2013
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
2013 We Are What We Are Ma Parker
2012 General Hospital Blair Cramer Role held: March 2, 2012 – December 3, 2012
2014– Days of Our Lives Eve Donovan Role held: July 18, 2014 –

Composer[edit]

Year Film Notes
Unknown One Life to Live Episodes: Unknown

Awards & Nominations[edit]

List of Acting Awards and Nominations
Year Film/Television Award Category Result
1998 One Life to Live Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Female Star Nominated
2001 One Life to Live Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2003 One Life to Live Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2005 One Life to Live Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2005 One Life to Live Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2005 One Life to Live Daytime Emmy Award Most Irresistible Combination (shared with Trevor St. John) Nominated
2008 Undone Festival Award Best Actress Won

See also[edit]

References[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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