Arrow: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Katie Cassidy

She's a lot more than just a Canary.

Arrow€™s Laurel Lance has undergone something of an identity crisis, resulting in quite the character transformation. She was struggling as the ex of Oliver Queen, her former boyfriend who came back from the dead, before the bombshell that her sister was also alive. Since then she€™s been through alcohol problems, the second death of her sister, and a major falling out with her father, and emerged on the other side as a crime-fighter in her own right: the Black Canary. After three seasons the audience knows Laurel pretty well, and has come to generally like her again after a period in season 2 where she was regarded as perhaps the worst character on the show. But what of the woman behind that Canary mask, the one playing Laurel? That would be Katie Cassidy, who has been starring in the show since the very beginning. Arrow is her biggest role to date, but she has had smaller parts in movies such as Click, with Adam Sandler, and alongside Liam Neeson in Taken. Next year she€™ll be in the thriller Wolves At The Door, crossing the streams of Marvel and DC as she appears with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D€™s Elizabeth Henstridge, aka Jenna Simmons. Here€™s a look at 10 other things you may not have known about one of Arrow€™s leading ladies€

 
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