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

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
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: (L-R) Cody Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford arrives for the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Cody Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford arrive at the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries at a private residence on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford attend Hallmark Channel Movies and Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour at The Tournament House on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford attend the premiere of 'The Gallows' at Hollywood High School on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Cassidy Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford arrives at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) on September 15, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for COTA)
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)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Cody Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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)
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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: (L-R) Kathie Lee Gifford, Cassidy Gifford, Kris Jenner and Kylie Jenner attend the premiere of 'The Gallows' at Hollywood High School on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford, Cody Gifford and Cassidy Erin Gifford attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance After Party for 'Scandalous The Musical' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on 11/15/2012 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
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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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