Kathie Lee Gifford's daughter is all grown up and forging her own path

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Cassidy Gifford Is All Grown Up

Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford's daughter Cassidy is turning 22 next month and she's already landed her first major movie role. She spoke to ET about the challenges of pursuing acting as the child of a celebrity.

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"It's important for me to have my career completely compartmentalized and separated from my mom's," Cassidy told ET. "It's hard because 90 percent of the time there's a preconceived notion about me going in for an audition, or anything, whatever it is. But at the end of the day, she's a mom and she wants to share in the experiences and be a part of it."

Growing up famous also meant having many well-known friends. Cassidy told us that Kendall and Kylie Jenner are practically family.

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Kathie Lee Gifford's daughter is all grown up and forging her own path
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Cassidy Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford attends the 'Scandalous' Broadway Opening Night at Neil Simon Theatre on November 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
273047 12: Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford sit with their children at the dedication of Cassidy's Place June 10, 1996 in New York City. The Association to Benefit Children created Cassidy's Place, which is a therapeutic day nursery for one hundred underprivileged children who suffer from serious medical conditions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 6: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford and daughter Cassidy arrive at the opening night of her new musical 'Under The Bridge' on January 6, 2005 at The Zipper Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and daughter Cassidy Gifford attend a special screening of 'I Love You, Beth Cooper' hosted by Seventeen Magazine, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Kathie Lee Gifford poses on the set of her play,"Under the Bridge," at the Zipper Theatre in New York on Dec.17, 2004. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)
273047 09: Kathie Lee Gifford sits with her daughter at the dedication of Cassidy's Place June 10, 1996 in New York City. The Association to Benefit Children created Cassidy's Place, which is a therapeutic day nursery for one hundred underprivileged children who suffer from serious medical conditions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
Regis Philbin with Kathie Lee Gifford in October 1992. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and daughter Cassidy attend the American premiere of "Mamma Mia" at the Ziegfeld Theater on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 9: Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford seen on Access Hollywood Live in New York City on June 9, 2015. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Kathie Lee Gifford (L) and Hoda Kotb attend CAA Foundation's School Day event benefiting donorschoose.org at The Palm One on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CAA)
Kathie Lee Gifford, left, and Hoda Kotb dress as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World" during a Saturday Night Live themed Halloween episode of NBC's "Today" show on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Photo by: Peter Kramer STAR MAX, Inc. - copyright 2000 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 5/2/00 Kathie Lee Gifford at Coconuts. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Kathie Lee Gifford holds the Lifetime Achievement Award trophy presented to her husband Frank Gifford, second from left, at New York’s Waldorf Astoria on Monday, May 7, 1990 in New York. The former New York Giants football quarterback was presented the award by Jack Kemp, left, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Buffalo Bills quarterback. At right is Charlie Conerly, former Giants player. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Entertainer Kathie Lee Gifford and her husband Frank Gifford make their way through a crowd of photographers as they arrive for a news conference Monday, July 15, 1996, on Capitol Hill. Gifford later testified before the House International Relations subcommittee about lending her name to a line of Wal-Mart clothes made by children. Gifford said revelations of her links to child labor were "an assualt on my very soul" and promised to champion the cause of keeping kids out of the workplace. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Photo by: Henry Lamb/Photo Wire STAR MAX, Inc. �2002 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 4/2/02 Kathie Lee Gifford, Walter Cronkite and his wife attend the Parkinson's Disease Foundation benefit. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Regis Philbin and co-host Kathie Lee Gifford hold a cake presented to her during her final appearance on their televison program, in New York, Friday July 28, 2000. After 15 years of chatter, camaraderie and controversy, Gifford bid farewell Friday to Philbin and their morning talk show, "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Kathie Lee Gifford and her daughter Cassidy Gifford attend the world premiere of "War Horse", in New York, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
273047 07: Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford sit with their children at the dedication of Cassidy's Place June 10, 1996 in New York City. The Association to Benefit Children created Cassidy's Place, which is a therapeutic day nursery for one hundred underprivileged children who suffer from serious medical conditions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
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"I love Kendall. I grew up with them," Cassidy said. "It's definitely different. Our careers are so different, but she's doing great and I couldn't be happier for her. We're at different stages of our life, doing different things. It's hard to stay in touch. I'm back and forth from Los Angeles to New York a lot. They're like family in a weird way."

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Cassidy stars in the horror film The Gallows, opening Friday. In the movie, tragedy strikes a small town again when students try to honor the victims of a horrific accident that took place during a school play 20 years before.

She admits that seeing herself on movie posters is taking some getting used to.

"I've been seeing [them] everywhere, and honestly every time I see it I've been taken aback," Cassidy said. "I'm so grateful and excited about it."

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