Kassie DePaiva
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Kassie DePaiva
Salem Presence
June 18, 2014 to Present
At A Glance

Born and raised in Kentucky with two older brothers and a younger sister, Kassie DePaiva worked at Nashville, Tennessee's Opryland as a singer and, at the age of 18, debuted as a soloist at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, performing two songs. While working at Opryland, she realized that she wanted to entertain. Towards that end, she enrolled in Indiana University and later, at the University of California at Los Angeles, to study theater. While attending UCLA, she became a member of a four-part harmony band called Newport, which performed in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas areas. Kassie ultimately dropped out of college to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: To travel with the USO on its Orient tour to Japan, Korea and Okinawa.

Shortly after her return to the United States, Kassie sang back-up for soul singer Bobby Womack during two United States and one Great Britain tour. Not long afterwards, she landed her first professional acting role, as Bobbie Jo in the feature film, Evil Dead II.

Just before joining One Life to Live, Kassie completed guest-star appearances on episodes of primetime television's Melrose Place, and the syndicated series, Baywatch and Timetrax. She also appeared on Guiding Light in the role of Chelsea Reardon.

Kassie is married to former One Life to Live co-star James DePaiva (Max Holden), and gave birth to son James Quentin on May 12, 1997.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
Days of our Lives
Eve Donovan
June 18, 2014 to Present

General Hospital
Blair Cramer
March 2, 2012 to March 13, 2012; July 18, 2012 to July 24, 2012 [recurring]

One Life to Live
Blair Cramer
December 15, 1993 to January 13, 2012

Crystal Harris
in episode: "Western Exposure" (episode # 4.19) 25 April 1994

Melrose Place
Betty Benson-Chappell
in episode: "Reunion Blues" (episode # 2.16) 5 January 1994

Time Trax
Caitlin Carlisle
in episode: "Beautiful Songbird" (episode # 1.18) 8 November 1993

The Pro Shop

Guiding Light
Chelsea Reardon
1986 to 1991
Acting Portfolio: FILM
Evil Dead II
Bobbie Joe
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys: Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2016; for Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmys: Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2005; for One Life to Live)

Daytime Emmys: Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2016; for Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmys: Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012; for One Life to Live)

Soap Opera Digest Awards: Nominee, Hottest Female Star (1998; for One Life to Live)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Morganfield, Kentucky

DATE OF BIRTH: March 21, 1961

HEIGHT: 5'9"

HAIR: Light Brown

EYES: Green

MARITAL STATUS: Married, James DePaiva [May 31, 1996]

CHILDREN: James Quentin "J.Q." DePaiva

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