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.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Morganfield, Kentucky
DATE OF BIRTH: March 21, 1961
HAIR: Light Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married, James DePaiva [May 31, 1996]
CHILDREN: James Quentin "J.Q." DePaiva