Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year and all the best to Orlagh her family, friends, and fans for a prosperous 2011!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

A very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to Orlagh, her family, friends, and fans!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Orlaghs Narration The Kitchen House Chosen One Of Best Of 2010!

Another winner and big congratulations goes out to Orlagh! Her narration of The Kitchen House by author Kathleen Grissom was chosen as one of the Editor Picks Best of 2010 audiobooks at!

If you haven't already listened to this fabulous audiobook be sure and check it out along with the complete list of all the Editor Picks & Customer Picks Best Audiobooks of 2010 at

Congratulations again Orlagh on another job well done!

"I would like to add my congratulations. I was delighted with Orlagh's interpretation of Lavinia's voice. No one could have done it better."
~Kathleen Grissom (author of The Kitchen House)~

Friday, December 3, 2010

Orlaghs Narration - The Postmistress - One Of Best Audiobooks 2010!

A big congratulations goes out to Orlagh for her narration of The Postmistress by author Sarah Blake. It was nominated by reviewers as one of the Best Audiobooks of 2010 at Library

"Actress/narrator Orlagh Cassidy (The Piano Teacher) superbly renders the characters in Blake's (Grange House) "quietly powerful" narrative set during the lead-up to America's entrance into World War II."

You can check out the review/listing at

Congrats again to Orlagh as she certainly deserves it for her fabulous work and talent!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to Orlagh, her family, friends, and fans! To help celebrate this special holiday, I thought I would share a flashback - the Thanksgiving episode scene from Guiding Light with Orlagh as Doris Wolfe and Caitlin Van Zandt as her daughter Ashlee.

If you haven't yet seen this great scene I know you will enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Orlagh Attends Wings - Talk Back At Second Stage In NYC!

Orlagh attended the performance of "Wings" and talk-back of Guiding Light & Empire The Series cast mate Tina Sloan. The talk-back was hosted by Empire The Series creator Greg Turner. The nights event and performance was held at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Orlaghs Latest Audiobook Release - Hell's Corner

Orlaghs latest audiobook narration Hell's Corner by author David Baldacci was released this week. It is available by digital download at or Amazon.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Orlagh Attends Premiere Party For Empire The Series Season 3

Orlagh attended the Season 3 premiere for the indie web soap Empire The Series on 11/08/10. The red carpet premiere party was held at Cinema Village in New York City.

Other cast members who attended included Guiding Light and As the World Turns alumni Tina Sloan and Yvonne Perry.

Empire kicked off its new season with its first episode premiering on 11/09/10. A new episode will be posted each Tuesday. Orlagh will continue her role as Colleen Lively.

You can check out Empire at their official web site:
Empire The Series

or on Youtube:
Empire The Series Youtube Channel

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Outstanding Reviews - Orlaghs Narration - An Incomplete Revenge

Orlagh shines with many outstanding reviews of her audiobook narration of An Incomplete Revenge part of the Maisie Dobbs series by author Jacqueline Winspear:

"Jacqueline Winspear adds a fascinating episode to the Maisie Dobbs series, which justly gains fans with each new story...Cassidy nicely conveys Maisie’s honest wisdom, sensible approach to her “inquiries,” and spirited manners. The details of village life, a community of Gypsies, and the shifts in attitudes of the late 1920s make a vivid audio mystery."
- AudioFile -

"Orlagh Cassidy, who also read Messenger of Truth, not only captures a range of London and Kentish accents, but she also individualizes even the most minor characters...This engrossing mystery will be hard to put down, and the listener will be sad when the final, lively strains of a fiddle are heard."
- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review -

"Cassidy, the reader of Pardonable Lies (2006), also featuring sleuth Dobbs, narrates with precision and care...[Her] reading is personal and moving."
- Booklist -

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Audiobook Review - Orlaghs Narration Of Blood Vines

Kristin Dreyer Kramer, Editor-in-Chief at Nights and did a fabulous review of Orlaghs audiobook narration of Blood Vines by Erica Spindler.

A great Halloween listen, or anytime you are wanting a good mystery and suspense.

You can check out the review at the Nights and Weekends website:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Orlagh At ARC 6th Annual Rock Show For Charity

Orlagh attended the 6th Annual Rock Show For Charity event for the American Red Cross of Greater New York in NYC on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

The event was hosted by Guiding Light alumni and included several performances.

Many Guiding Light items were auctioned off and the event celebrated and featured music from the 80s!

If you are in the New York area, please donate to the American Red Cross of Greater New York:

Outside of New York, please donate to your local American Red Cross:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review - Orlaghs Narration - The Mapping Of Love And Death

Susan Rife at did a great review on Orlaghs audiobook narration of The Mapping Of Love And Death by author Jacqueline Winspear.

Be sure and check out the article at:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Orlagh In Season 3 Of Empire Starting Soon!

Season 3 of the indie web series Empire with Orlagh as Colleen Lively will start on November 9th, 2010. It promises to be a fantastic new season with many exciting things in store. Mark your calendars and check back often for more updates, teasers, trailers, and news.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Orlaghs Newest Audiobook Recording Now Available For Preorder

Orlaghs most recent audiobook recording is Hell's Corner by author David Baldacci. It is due for release on November 9, 2010 and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Orlagh - The Meaning Behind The Name

There are different spellings to the enchanting name Orlagh but many people do not know the origin or the meaning behind it. Orlagh (and its variations Orla, Orlaith, and Orrla) is of Irish/Celtic/Gaelic origin meaning Golden Princess, Golden Queen, Golden Lady, or Golden Woman.

In Chinese the variation Orla means Golden Goddess, Beautiful Woman, Woman of Gold, or One Of True Beauty.

The name Orlagh is also seen in the fantasy & folklore world.
Here is a picture of Orlagh the Mystical Golden Princess Faerie.

This is a picture of Orla the Seelie Court Fairy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Orlagh & Princess Grace Kelly Have Connections

Orlagh and Princess Grace Kelly share some interesting tidbits that some of you may not know. Yes these two wonderful ladies do have a few connections.

In 1989, Orlagh received the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship award for theater. Both the award and foundation were named after actress Grace Kelly who later became the renowned Princess of Monaco.

Orlagh attended the 2009 Princess Grace Foundation Benefit Cocktail and is shown here with the chairman of the foundation and several other award winners.

In the February 16, 2007 episode of the daytime soap opera Guiding Light, where Orlagh is best known for her 11 year portrayal as DA-Mayor Doris Wolfe, Doris married Alan Spaulding. Alan gets shot during the wedding reception and Doris rushes to his aid getting blood all over her hands and wedding gown.

The elegant wedding gown shown here that Orlagh/Doris wore in this episode is called the "GraceKelly."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Orlagh!!

Lots of Happy Birthday wishes go out to Orlagh today on her very special day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Orlagh In Empire - Season 3 Filming Begins Today!

Orlagh will be continuing her recurring role as Colleen Lively in Season 3 of the Indie web series Empire. The web soap which is a racy modern day Dynasty about the rich and famous behaving badly will begin filming its new season this weekend. If you haven't already caught a glimpse of this intriguing series it is a must see. You will not want to miss one moment of Orlagh as the saucy spicy Colleen! Stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Orlaghs Audiobook Narration Of The Doctor And The Diva Due Out Today!

Orlaghs audiobook recording of The Doctor & The Diva by author Adrienne McDonnell is being released today. It's currently available by digital download at BooksOnBoard or

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Orlaghs Audiobook Narration Of Thin Rich Pretty Released Today

Orlaghs audiobook narration Thin, Rich, Pretty by author Beth Harbison was released today.

It is available on CD at and for digital download at

Friday, July 2, 2010

Orlagh To Appear In HBO Miniseries Mildred Pierce!

Orlagh will be appearing with actress Kate Winslet in the upcoming HBO miniseries remake of the 1945 classic Mildred Pierce which starred Joan Crawford. The miniseries is set to come out in early 2011. Stay tuned for more updates about release dates. You will not want to miss Orlagh!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Orlagh To Do Staged Reading In NYC!

Orlagh will be doing a staged reading June 17 & 18, 2010 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City at 8:00 p.m. The center is located at 199 Chambers Street. It will be a multiple media Irish American play.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Orlaghs Audiobook Narration Due Out July 6th

Orlagh recently recorded a new audiobook Thin, Rich, Pretty by author Beth Harbison that will be released on July 6, 2010.

You can pre-order it now at Amazon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Orlagh At Love Out Loud AIDS Walk 2010

Orlagh attended the Love Out Loud AIDS Walk fundraiser event held on May 12, 2010 in New York City. Other friends and fellow Guiding Light cast members that attended were Caitlin VanZandt, Bonnie Dennison, and Kim Zimmer.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Orlagh In Upcoming Film With Former GL Cast!

Orlagh will be part of the former Guiding Light cast in the upcoming DVD feature film La Lumiere. The film is the first project by 9 After 7 Productions which is comprised of actors, writers, directors, and producers from the long running daytime TV soap opera Guiding Light. Stay tuned for more information and updates on this exciting new project for Orlagh as it develops!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Orlagh Currently In Indie Web Series Empire

Orlagh is currently in the Season 2 Indie web series Empire. She is playing Colleen Lively a partying stage mom to two daughters - Lucy a 16 year old Lindsay Lohan type starlett who parties with her mom, and the conservative Marin who consistently disses her mother for her parenting skills. A new episode of EmpireTheSeries is released every Tuesday online. Be sure to check it out and tune in - you don't want to miss Orlagh!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Orlagh In NBC's Law & Order Episode Love Eternal

Orlagh recently played Detective Sheila Ray in the long running NBC television series Law & Order episode Love Eternal.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Orlagh In God Of Carnage On Broadway!

One of Orlaghs current projects includes understudying for Janet McTeer and Lucy Liu in the 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play God Of Carnage currently on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre in New York City. This is a must see!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome Fans & Friends Of Orlagh Cassidy!

This official fan page was created for the fabulous actress Orlagh Cassidy best known for her 11 year role as Doris Wolfe in the long running daytime TV soap opera Guiding Light. She has also appeared in many prime time TV shows including Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, and Sex And The City. Her film appearances include Motherhood with Uma Thurman and many others.

Orlagh made her broadway debut in Present Laughter with Frank Langella. She has appeared in numerous off-broadway productions including Bright Ideas, Aristocrats, and The Field in which she was nominated for the 2007 Drama Desk Award for outstanding actress.

Orlagh is of Irish descent and her many talents include using her unique voice and dialects as a audio book narrator. Some of her most noted narrations include her first audiobook Pardonable Lies, and An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear, both of which received Earphones Awards.