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Elaine Cassidy Biography

Elaine Cassidy
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Birth Nation: Ireland
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inch
  • Birth Sign: Sagittarius
  • Name: Elaine Cassidy
  • Birth Name: Elaine Cassidy
  • Nick Name: Elaine
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Birth Place/City: Kilcoole, Republic of Ireland
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Acting, Modeling
  • Net Worth: $7 Million USD
  • Eye Color: Brown - Dark
  • Hair Color: Brown - Dark
  • Body Measurements: 34-25-30 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
  • Breast Size: 34 in
  • Waist size: 25 in
  • Hip Size: 30 in
  • Neck Size: 8.6
  • Shoe Size: 10
  • Weight in KG: 56 kg
  • Famous for: Actress
  • Affair with: Stephen Lord
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Stephen Lord
  • Children: Lynott Lord Cassidy
  • Awards: 3 Awards won
  • Online Presence: Yes
  • Movies: The Loft(2014)
  • TV Show: The Paradise(2012)
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Elaine Cassidy is an Irish actress. She is best known for playing the lead role as Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series named Harper's Island. She has been nominated for several awards in her career.

Early Life and Education

Elaine Cassidy was born on 31 December 1979 in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland. She is an Irish by nationality belonging to the White ethnicity.

Cassidy has two older sisters. Her family Kicoole, County Wicklow, when she was three years old.

Cassidy can speak Irish, English, Spanish, and German. Her first role was as the title character in a school production of Pinocchio when she was five. There is no official record about her school or college life.


Elaine worked as a Data Entry Clerk for Global Tele systems Group in Ireland before landing her role as Felicia in Felicia's Journey (1999). She also worked as a waitress for two months at a Cork bistro to get her accent right to play Runt in Disco Pigs (2001).

In 1996, Cassidy was nominated for the Most Promising Actress at the Geneva Film Festival for her role in The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. She played the starring role in Felicia's Journey with Bob Hoskins, for which she was nominated "Best Actress" at the 20th Genie Awards.

Cassidy has won 2 Irish Film and Television Awards IFTA, for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Film" in 2003 for her role as Runt in Disco Pigs, opposite Cillian Murphy, and in 2010 for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island.

Cassidy was also nominated for an IFTA in 2005 for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as "Maud Lilly" in the BBC BAFTA-nominated drama Finger Smith. 

In 2007, Cassidy was nominated for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Film" for her role as Sandra in And When Did You Last See Your Father? alongside Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth.

In 2009, Cassidy was nominated for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as Annie Mulcahy in Little White Lie.

Cassidy is also a stage actress, appearing in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2002) and The Crucible (2006) with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in There Came A Gypsy Riding at the Almeida Theatre in 2007. She appeared in the music video for Coldplay's "The Scientist".

Cassidy also plays Maureen in the one-off ITV drama special of the book Just Henry, which was made to film in August 2011 and screen on ITV on 18 December 2011.

Personal Life

Cassidy is married to actor Stephen Lord, whom she met on the set of The Truth. They live in Greenwich, London, with their daughter Kila, born on 16 September 2009.

The couple welcomed their second child, a son named Lynott Lord Cassidy on 23 January 2013. They are maintaining the good relationship and there is no sign of divorce.

Height, Weight, Net Worth and Salary

Her height is 5 feet 5 inches and in 2013 she weighed 56 kg. She is currently 34 years of age in 2014 A.D. According to a recent survey, her total net worth is $7 million.

Awards and achievements

Cassidy has won the Geneva Film festival award for the Best Actress role in 1996 for her movie The Sun, the moon, and the Stars. Also, she has won the IFTA award for Best Actress in a feature film in 2003 for Disco Pigs. She also won the 2010 IFTA award for Best Actress in a Television for her film Harper’s Island.

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