Angelica Cassidy was born in Woodland Hills, California, and raised in Minnesota. She was a child actress, working in film, television, commercials and theater. She spent most of her high school years mastering musical theater and classical vocal training.
At age 17, Angelica returned to California, pursuing her dreams of being a professional actress and recording artist. Angelica studied with her peers, where she mastered her arts, doing improvisation, scene writing, auditioning, and script breakdown.
On the music side, she is an accomplished writer and producer working in the country, rock, pop, R&B, soul, and hip hop genres. Her first single release was in 2013 with a funky pop song entitled “Lullaby”. Between June and October of 2016, she independently wrote and produced five singles, and wrote/directed three music videos, in her "Heal the World" series. Her first single, “That Light” was released June of 2016, and mixed pop and hip-hop. She followed that up with “Heal The World”, the title track to the EP. The song was released July of 2016 and was a pop anthem for lets “heal the world with love”. The video included 30 of Angelica’s “super” fans. Three more singles would be produced in 2016 completing the EP, all in the electro-pop genre.
In late 2017 through mid 2018, Angelica starting working on a new album entitled “Rollercoaster”, a collection of pop, bluesy, rock and country tunes in support of her self-written, self-produced, and self-directed television series, also entitled "Rollercoaster”. She stars in this quirky, music filled comedy, with her now husband, Ian Paul Cassidy, and her father, Bob Chitwood, who also co-writes music with Angelica. Bob plays guitar on many tracks of Angelica’s, as well as Ian playing on drums. The couple started Mr. Mugs Productions together, and co-created the series. An epic love story, with ups and downs along the way, "Rollercoaster" is a feel good show based on Angelica's life, and the making of her new album. It’s a powerful female underdog story, full of ridiculous comedic moments and genuine modern life moments. The pilot is currently being shopped to production and entertainment companies.
Angelica released a new single and music video on September 3rd, 2019, entitled “Ask My Daddy”. A contemporary country song that talks about a woman asking her husband-to-be to get her fathers blessing for their marriage. The single is on all major platforms, and it has already been picked up by BWH Music Group, and is featured on their country compilation album entitled “Keepin’ It Country 2019”, which released August 26th, 2019, on all major platforms. The music video won “Best Music Video” at The Southeastern International Film & Music Festival in Nashville, on November 11th, 2019, Along with the season one album winning “Best Album”.
On November 19th, 2019, Angelica released another single, titled “I Won’t Go Back”. She released the song on all platforms, as well as a music video on YouTube, that was created to bring awareness to domestic violence and abuse. The music video features scenes from her self-produced Pilot that’s based on her life, and the abuse she encountered. Already, the single has been placed on WNIR Radio’s, “Best Songs of 2019” list. This is not the first socially powered song that Angelica has released. On International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2020, Angelica released another single, called “Ladylike”. She wrote the song to bring awareness to the #metoo movement and sexual abuse and rape victims. She also wrote the song for her mother, who’s a rape victim, to help empower victims everywhere to speak out. It’s already won the 2020 Women’s Freedom Song Contest, searching for the next female anthem, and Angelica plans to do much more with her release of “Ladylike”.
“Rollercoaster (The Pilot)” had it’s world premiere at The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on February 15th, 2020, where it won “Best Episodic Series”. It has since won “Best Tv Pilot” in The Los Angeles Film Awards, The Oniros Film Awards, The Hollywood Just4Shorts Film Awards, The Accolade Global Film Festival, and The Florence Film Awards. The Florence Film Awards also recognized Angelica as “Best Actress”, as well as the pilot winning in its category. The Queen Palm International Film Festival is screening the Pilot in September 2020, and has awarded Angelica with their “Best Writer” award in their television category, leaving the Pilot with 9 Festival wins so far. The Cassidy’s will continue to cruise the festival circuit as well as launch new campaigns to get this show made.
Angelica released her single “Tonight” on June 12th, 2020. A tender breakup song that will tug at every heart string. And “Safety” is coming out on August 22nd. It’s a song about finding that person you feel the safest with, and staying there, and also a tribute to veterans of war. The single is being released on the 2nd anniversary of Angelica and Ian’s wedding. Fitting, since she wrote the song, as well as the entire season one soundtrack, about him. She plans to release a single from the album every 4-6 weeks, so stay tuned. Her next release after “Safety” will be a remake of her 2016 electro-pop hit “Choose Joy”, but this time in a softer acoustic version. In honor of the global pandemic and all the pain the human race is feeling right now, she has remade this song because she feels the world needs this message so much currently. “Choose Joy” the acoustic version will be released on September 11th, 2020.