Who is Cassidy Freeman?
Cassidy is an American actress known for her role as Amber Gemstone in the HBO comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones” (2019-2023), in addition to numerous other roles she’s had in her career.
Cassidy Freeman Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Cassidy Freeman was born on 22 April 1982, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, of Jewish, German, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry, the daughter of Lee Freman and his wife Glynna, successful attorneys in Chicago. She has three older siblings, including brothers Crispin Freeman, a voice actor, and Clark Freeman, who is a musician.
Cassidy went to The Latin School of Chicago, and then enrolled at Middlebury College, graduating with degrees in theater and Spanish.
Freeman began her acting career in theater productions, before transitioning to television and film. She made her screen acting debut in the short film “Razor Sharp” (2006), while in 2007, she made her feature film debut as Shirley in “Finishing the Game”, a mockumentary that humorously explores the efforts to find a replacement for Bruce Lee after his death, directed by Justin Lin.
Rise to Stardom
Then in 2008, she secured her first major role as Tess Mercer in the TV supernatural drama series “Smallville”; she was part of the main cast from seasons eight to 10, in the series revolving around the early life of Clark Kent (played by Tom Welling) before he became Superman. Cassidy’s Tess Mercer was introduced in the eighth season as a businesswoman who takes over the daily operations of LuthorCorp, a prominent corporation in the show’s universe.
Being part of “Smallville” allowed Cassidy Freeman to showcase her acting abilities to a wide audience and gain recognition in the industry, after which Cassidy continued to build her career with appearances in various television shows and films. In 2009, Freeman had the guest role as Off. Donna Grayson in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” entitled “Coup de Grace”. She shared the screen with the regular cast members of the show, including William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, and George Eads.
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In 2010, Freeman ventured into the horror genre with the film “YellowBrickRoad”, in which she portrayed Erin Luger. The movie follows a group of documentary filmmakers investigating the mysterious disappearance of an entire town’s population. Freeman’s co-stars in the film included Anselm Clinard, Laura Heisler, and Clark Freeman.
Freeman made another appearance in the “CSI” franchise, this time in the series “CSI: NY” in 2011, playing the role of Devon Hargrove in the episode entitled “Indelible” alongside regular cast members Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes and Carmine Giovinazzo.
In the same year, Freeman had a guest role as Frances Dunhill in the drama series “The Playboy Club”. Set in the 1960s, the show focuses on the lives of employees at the original Playboy Club in Chicago. Eddie Cibrian, Amber Heard, and Jenna Dewan were among her co-stars in the series.
Freeman returned to the “CSI” universe once more in 2012, this time in “CSI: Miami” as Connie Jaden in the episode “No Good Deed”, co-starring David Caruso, Emily Procter and Adam Rodriguez, among others.
Also in 2012, Freeman appeared in several episodes of the hit supernatural series “The Vampire Diaries” as Sage, sharing the screen with regular cast members Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.
Then from 2012 to 2017, Freeman took on a main role in the crime drama series “Longmire” as Cady Longmire, the daughter of the show’s protagonist. The series, based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels, followed Sheriff Walt Longmire as he solved crimes in rural Wyoming. Freeman’s co-stars in “Longmire” included Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips.
In 2014, Freeman appeared in the psychological thriller film “Don’t Look Back” as Peyton Lake. The movie revolves around a woman who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of her past. Freeman starred alongside Lucy Griffiths, Tyler Jacob Moore, and Roddy Piper.
Cassidy Freeman continued to achieve success and took on roles in several notable television shows and films throughout the 2010s. In 2016, she made a guest appearance in the popular procedural drama series “NCIS” as Eva Azarova in the episode “Sister City, Part I”. Her character continued in “NCIS: New Orleans” in the episodes “Sister City, Part II”, “Pandora’s Box, Part II”, and “The Asset”.
Freeman also had a guest role in the science fiction crime drama series “Stitchers” in 2016, portraying Ellie in the episode “Hack Me If You Can”.
In 2017, Freeman had a recurring role as ADA Abby Burris in the legal drama series “Doubt”, appearing in multiple episodes, contributing to the show’s storyline.
While actively involved in television, Freeman also participated in film projects – in 2016, she appeared in the horror-thriller film “We Go On” as Young Charlotte and in the suspense film “Fender Bender” as Jennifer. Additionally, in 2017, Freeman was part of the cast of the drama film “Cortez”, in which she played Rosie.
Recent Work and Success with “Righteous Gemstones”
In 2017, Cassidy Freeman took on a recurring role as ADA Abby Burris in the legal drama series “Doubt”. Then in 2019, she took on the main role of Amber Gemstone in the TV dark comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones”, which follows the Gemstone family, a wealthy and dysfunctional televangelist family known for their extravagant lifestyle and questionable practices. As Amber Gemstone, Freeman brings a mix of charm, vulnerability, and rebellion to her character. Amber is the daughter of Eli Gemstone, played by John Goodman, and the sister of Jesse Gemstone, portrayed by Danny McBride. Freeman’s performance in the show has received critical acclaim, further establishing her as a talented actress capable of delivering compelling and memorable performances.
To speak further of her accomplishments, In 2021, Freeman appeared as Cassie Tucker in the horror film “The Forever Purge”. The movie is part of “The Purge” film franchise, which explores a dystopian future where all crime, including murder, is legal for one night each year. Freeman’s character is caught up in the violent events of the Purge, and becomes a key figure in the survival of the protagonists, starring Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, and others.
According to authoritative sources, Cassidy Freeman’s net worth is estimated at $3 million as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Single, Dating, Children
Cassidy Freeman isn’t married, however, she’s in a longtime relationship with a man named Ben Ellsworth. The two have welcomed a daughter named Gigi Kaya Ellsworth, born on 6 February 2022.
Cassidy is recognized for her philanthropic activities. She is a part of the Heal the Bay charity, a non-profit organization focusing on protecting the West Coast waters and cleaning them up.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Cassidy Freeman has light brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs approximately 125lbs (57kgs) with vital statistics of 31-25-29, and bra size 36B.