Vandervoort, Cassidy in CW dramas


Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort has landed the coveted role of Kara/Supergirl on the CW's "Smallville," and Katie Cassidy has been added to "Smallville's" companion series, "Supernatural."

Kara/Supergirl (Vandervoort) will have a major presence on "Smallville" in the coming season. The character will be introduced in the show's seventh-season premiere.

Cassidy's character Ruby also will make first appearance on "Supernatural's" third season premiere. Ruby is a fellow demon hunter that Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) meet when they begin searching for the masses of demons who escaped from hell in the Season 2 finale.

Vandervoort is repped by Noble Caplan Abrams in Toronto and Anthem Entertainment.

Cassidy, daughter of '70s pop star David Cassidy, has appeared in such features as "Click," "When a Stranger Calls" and "Black Christmas." She also has been signed to play Lucy Ewing in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series "Dallas." On TV, she had a recurring role on "7th Heaven."