Celebrities are getting into the Christmas spirit, posting festive photos on Instagram, and Arrow star Stephen Amell is the latest to get in on the action. Amell, along with wife Cassandra Jean, posted some family Christmas memories this week showing daughter Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell meeting Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Stephen Amell’s Instagram photos shot in Vancouver, Canada show the actor and family in full Christmas spirit.
There was just one catch. Amell was dressed in his costume from his hit T.V. show Arrow. Explaining why the actor is in full costume, the photo is captioned, “When your daughter is getting her photos with Santa taken at 1:00 but you have to be a superhero at 1:30.” The Santa meeting showed the family of three looking festive as they posed for their pictures. The family snap showed Amell’s daughter wearing her best Christmas outfit, complete with red stockings and a headband featuring reindeer ears, while Jean sported a stylish purple sweater accented with black leather shoulders.
Stephen Amell’s wife is a former model with a background in beauty pageants. The 31-year-old beauty has also worked steadily as an actress with on-screen roles in shows such as One Tree Hill, Mad Men, and Hart of Dixie. Stephen Amell and Cassandra Jean were married in December 2012 and later welcomed their first child in 2013.
Stephen and Mavi’s Holiday Cheer
Stephen Amell’s family, showing their holiday cheer, said Merry Christmas to fans by sharing a series of festive photos that show a special bond between Amell and daughter Mavi Jean. The father-daughter duo have posted a Snapchat video of themselves singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, complete with animated reindeer ears and antlers. Also pictured on Instagram is a family portrait of the happy family posing in front of their giant Christmas tree, complete with Christmas decorations by the pool in Palm Springs.
Cassandra Jean, known for her role on America’s Next Top Model cycle five, made waves on the show when the model quit competing mid-show during the fourth episode. She became emotional during the makeover episode, when her long dark-brown hair was cut extremely short and dyed blonde. During the judging, Tyra Banks was not pleased with Jean’s haircut and wanted to cut it even shorter, when Cassandra Jean refused and left the show. In 2009, she was voted one of the most memorable contestants on America’s Next Top Model by AOL.
Apart from playing a main character on the CW’s hit T.V. show Arrow, Stephen Amell is quite the entrepreneur. Amell is a founding partner in a music licensing start-up company, SourceAudio, and just recently started a new venture, Nocking Point. Amell and fellow business owner Mr. Harding, a former MTV executive, have founded a very lucrative wine club. To promote sales of their wine, they capitalize on Stephen Amell’s comic book fan-base by holding wine parties at comic conventions, and create graphic renderings of themselves for the bottle labels. They have also roped in celebrity friends like Jared Padalecki, a star of the show Supernatural, to produce their own wine under the Nocking Point label.
Watch Steve Amell in Arrow on the CW, Wednesday’s at 8pm/7c.
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Rachel P, ‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Is Married To Cassandra Jean, A Reality TV & CW Veteran You Might Recognize, Bustle web site, October 8 2014; https://www.bustle.com/articles/43245-arrow-star-stephen-amell-is-married-to-cassandra-jean-a-reality-tv-cw-veteran-you