A renowned model, Cassandra Jean is the wife of widely popular Canadian actor, Stephen Amell. She began her career at a young age and has participated in numerous pageantries including Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss Texas USA 2005, and Miss California USA 2008. The gorgeous model also competed in the 5th season of the reality TV series, America’s Next Top Model hosted by Tyra Banks. She left the show during the 4th episode of the said season and would later make a name for herself as an actress.
Her most memorable performance as an actress has been her portrayal of Carolyn Jones in the TV series, Mad Men. She is also admired for the characters she played in films like Yellow and 2 Dudes and a Dream. Other popular projects he has been a part of include CSI: Miami, Hannah Montana, and Arrow. As much as her career has made her famous, her love story with Stephen Amell continues to pique the interest of many. It has been concluded in some quarters that her rise to fame revolves around her husband, this is hardly true as you will soon learn.
She met Amell in 2011 After He Divorced His First Wife
It is no secret that the model isn’t the first wife of the award-winning actor. Before her, he was married to a fellow Canadian named Carolyn Lawrence but the union only lasted for a few years. Reports have it that they got married on the 8th of December 2007 and before 2010 ran out, the union had packed up.
Cassandra and Amell met and began dating the following year and things went pretty fast for them. The actor once related through a lengthy Instagram post that they met in 2011 and were so much in love that Jean missed Coachella, a festival she had not missed for almost a decade, to be with him.
Amell wasn’t a fan of the music festival until he attended it with her. Based on what he shared, the experience strengthened their love as it brought them closer.
They got Married on Christmas Day of 2012
Based on the foregoing, it is apparent that Cassandra Jean and Adam Amell only dated for a while before they moved their relationship to the next phase.
News of their marriage came as a surprise to many as it was not known that they were engaged. In fact, people are yet to begin taking them seriously as a couple when the news emerged.
The couple solemnized their union in a private ceremony in the Caribbean on the 25th of December 2012. As it was reported, they had a romantic sunset ceremony officiated by a friend while on holiday in the Caribbean.
The Couple had a Second Wedding in 2013 and Welcomed their Daughter same Year
For reasons that are not clear, Cassandra Jean and her husband decided to have a second wedding. This time, they tied the knot in New Orleans on the 26th of May 2013.
As time would tell, Jean was already pregnant when the two walked down the aisle a second time.
It was sometime in October 2013 that the couple had their first child, a daughter named Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell. From the pictures Jean and her husband have been sharing on social media sites, it is obvious they are having a great time together.
Cassandra lives for her husband and daughter as much as Amell has made it clear that his family is his priority.
Cassandra Jean was Already Famous Before She Met Stephen Amell
Cassandra Jean Whitehead was born in Houston, Texas on the 5th of October 1985. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and Public Relations from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. As hinted earlier, Stephen Amell’s wife is a model who participated in Miss Texas Teen USA pageant from 2002 to 2004. During that time, she reached the semifinal stage of both the 2003 and 2004 edition of the competition.
Disregarding the above, she competed in other pageantries like Miss Houston Teen USA 2003, Miss Corpus Christi 2004, Miss Texas USA 2005, and Miss California USA 2008. She was among the top 10 finalists in Miss Texas USA and emerged the winner of Miss Corpus Christi 2004.
Furthermore, she was the first model to be chosen for the fifth season of America’s Next Top Model, a reality TV show which was hosted by Tyra Banks. However, the multi-talented model quit the reality TV show on the fourth episode as a result of the show’s request of her to cut her hair; this was in 2005.
Cassandra Jean only met Stephen Amell in 2011, so it’d be mischievous of anyone to suggest that her marriage to the actor made her famous.
Stephen Amell’s Wife had Her Acting Debut as a Murder Victim on CSI: Miami
Cassandra has hosted several popular events including Miss Corpus Christi 2006 and Tommy Lee’s Super Bowl XL event. Although she wasn’t a new face on television, Jean debuted as an actress in 2007 when she appeared as a murder victim on CSI: Miami.
It was an uncredited role, one of the three she had that year: she was seen in Hannah Montana and Las Vegas. Her first notable role was as Pola Chesterwood in 2007’s The Chick Chop Flick Shop episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She played Missy in two episodes of One Tree Hill and a character named Carolyn Jones in Mad Men.
Interestingly, the supermodel has featured alongside her husband, Stephen Amell, in the popular television series, Arrow, wherein she portrayed Nora Fries. Her other credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: NY, Hart of Dixie, Supergirl, Love and Skin, and several others
While Cassandra Jean has a lot to attain if she must be regarded as an elite actress, delving into acting has broadened her earning power in showbiz. Given the different characters she has portrayed in films and television shows, coupled with the fortune made through her modeling career, it is safe to conclude that Cassandra has accumulated an impressive net worth for herself. Jean’s financial value is reported to be around $1 million in some quarters; if that’s true her husband is six times richer as his wealth is estimated at around $7 million.