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DePaiva in 2015
|Born||Katherine Virginia Wesley
March 21, 1961
Morganfield, Kentucky, United States
|Occupation||Actress and singer|
|Spouse(s)||James DePaiva (m. 1996)|
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 to 2013. She plays the role of Eve Donovan on NBC's Days of Our Lives, first appearing in June 2014.
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 Friday, December 17, 1993, and was with OLTL for nearly 19 years until the series was canceled. DePaiva's pairing with the character Todd Manning struck a cord with viewers. In 2012, she reprised her role of Blair for several guest stints on ABC's daytime serial General Hospital.
In January 2014, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that DePaiva had joined the cast of the NBC serial Days of Our Lives as Eve Donovan. DePaiva made her debut on July 18, 2014. In September 2015, Depaiva was let go from the soap with her last appearance on February 2 2016.
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.
|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
|2013||We Are What We Are||Ma Parker|
|2012||General Hospital||Blair Cramer||Role held: March 2, 2012 – December 3, 2012|
|2014–2016||Days of Our Lives||Eve Donovan||Role held: June 18, 2014 – February 2, 2016|
Awards and nominations
|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|