Rease Cassity is a New York-based actor, filmmaker and writer who loves 90s R & B, hates that glitter isn’t a recognized color, and dreams of a day when being over a size four in Hollywood isn’t a capital offense. She grew up in Southeast Texas, where she performed in local theater, praised Jesus, and spent every Friday night at a high school football game. In college, she studied the music industry and was recruited by a major label’s marketing department to create grassroots campaigns for millennials. While working what for many was a dream job, she realized it wasn’t hers. It was time to commit to her dreams of telling stories, not just selling stories.
Her passion is creating content that promotes self-acceptance and authenticity. She's developed Starving Artists, a community all about inspiring NYC creatives through series, social media and events. Alongside Mexican filmmaker Maria Otero, she's also creating Foreplay, a scripted sex-positive comedy in which she plays a plus-size woman who wouldn’t know an insecurity if it bit her in the ass. On screen, she's played a Midwest mother in the upcoming Showtime drama, The Loudest Voice in the Room with Russel Crowe and Sienna Miller, and Judge Reinhold’s determined critical care nurse in the feature My Many Sons, and a confident mean girl in the GED comedy short Life EDU. On NYC stages, she's appeared in the Wives of King Henry VIII: The Musical and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NY Shakespeare Convention selection). When she's not working, she's volunteering with NYC Cares, singing Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” in karaoke, and dreaming of a day when she's the voice the first plus-size animated Disney princess.