For almost two decades, Kassie DePaiva has entertained
fans playing the role of Blair Crammer Manning on the daytime television drama One Life to Live. During the time,
she has also found time to record two albums.
Katherine Virginia Wesley learned the value
of the arts at a young age. The Kentuckian discovered painting at age ten, then the following year, she graced the stage for
the very first time in her school drama production. Through her school years, Kassie enjoyed many extra curricular activities,
including joining her high school debate team, as well as participating in various plays, choir, and cheerleading.
attended the Indiana University for two years, then transferred to the University of California in Los Angeles, where she
studied theatre. During her college years, she took a job as a job at Nashville's Opryland. She also joined a singing quartet
and later was given the opportunity to travel overseas with the USO.
Once back into the states, she sang backup with rock
'n' roll legend Bobby Womack before returning to California to concentrate on acting. At the age of 25, Kassie landed her
very first professional acting role as Bobbie Jo in Evil Dead II. When shooting ended for the film, she auditioned
for and was given the role of Chelsea Reardon in Guiding Light, who she played from 1986 to 1991.
Two years later,
the role of a lifetime came along, and Kassie read for the part of Blair on One Life to Live. Though she felt the
role didn't fit her, destiny had a different plan; she auditioned for it and got the part. She met her husband James DePaiva
on the show (at the time they met, he was playing the role of Max on OLTL). The two have a son, James Quentin (they
call him J.Q.) and daughter Dreama, James son from a previous marriage.
In 2001, Kassie released her debut album entitled
Naked. Four years later, she has recorded and released her followup No Regrets. Kassie's One Life to
Live contract allows her to sing four times each year. She has performed "Simply Love" from Naked and "Sweet
Angel of Mine" from No Regrets!!
Catching Up With Kassie:
Mark your calendars for May 23!! That is the
day that Kassie will release her third CD, titled I Want to Love You!! She will also co-host The View, aired
on ABC, the same morning!
Tickets for Kassie's Annual Fan Club Breakfast are on sale now!! Check out Kassie's website
for details and to purchase YOUR tickets TODAY!! (see below for link)
Make sure y'all check out the One Life, Many
Voices album - this compilation was organized and recorded solely by the actors and actresses in One Life to Live.
Proceeds from the project benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund. Please visit http://www.OneLifeManyVoices.com and JOIN Kassie and her OLTL co-stars by reaching
out and purchasing YOUR copy of this great album!
Pick up a copy of Jim Brickman's NEW album The Disney Songbook
- Kassie is featured on the project singing "Baby Mine" (from Disney's Dumbo)!!
Kassie and several of her One
Life to Live co-stars will star in an Independent feature titled "UNDONE." Kassie's husband, Jim, will direct this suspense
thriller, which also Heather Tom (Kelly, OLTL), Dan Gauthier (Kevin, OLTL), Forbes March(Nash, OLTL),
Tim Stickney (RJ, OLTL), and Roy Thinnes.
Catch Kassie on One Life to Live - the daytime drama airs daily
Did y'all know?
** Kassie, a hooker?! She's become dubbed
the "Hat Hooker" by her fans. Aside from acting and singing, she recently started making Happy Hats, which she sells on her
official site. The proceeds benefit The League for the Hard of Hearing (an organization for which she is an active
advocate). Each hat is handmade by Kassie, therefore each one is completely unique from the next. Click on the photo to the
left to buy YOUR Happy Hats today!!!!
** Kassie continues paints in her spare time. While none of her works are currently
for sale, you can view a few of her finished pieces via her official site (link is below)!!
Kassie's albums, Naked AND No
Regrets are available for purchase by cliking on each respective CD cover!