Katie Cassidy (Wikipedia Listing)
Plays "Kris" in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010
Other important role(s): "Ella Simms" Melrose Place
Other horror film(s): The Lost (2206), When a Stranger Calls (2006), Black Christmas (2006), Supernatural (TV show, 6 episodes as "Ruby")
Character notes (Kris): Anchors the first act of the story. Her turbulent relationship with Jesse is made into a plot point. She is also the one who begins the investigation into Freddy.
Katie Cassidy is the daughter of David Cassidy and Sherry Williams (a high fashion model in the early 1970's). She modeled for Abercrombie and Fitch, Guess Rock and Republic clothing lines in 2004. Her early acting credits include appearances on the TV series 7th Heaven (1996) and Sex, Love & Secrets (2005). She also appeared with Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale in the comedy Click.
The reason I picked Cassidy as the first Elm Street "teen" to profile is because she is the one I know the most about. I watch her every week on Melrose Place, and she is one of the better actresses on the show. Which makes it a shame that she is basically playing the Tina Gray role because it suggest she will be killed off early in the film.
She is killed by having her bloodied body levitating from the bed, and then slammed into the ceiling.
Katie Cassidy from "Saturday Night" magazine