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Caitlin "Caity" Marie Lotz (born on December 30, 1986 in San Diego, California) is an American actress, dancer, singer, and model.

She started her career as a dancer, dancing backup for Avril Lavigne and Lady Gaga and appearing in numerous music videos. She is also a martial artist, with some training in Taekwondo, Wushu and Muay Thai, as well as a skilled practitioner of Le Parkour and Tricking. All of this resulted in her doing most of her own stunts once she moved into acting.

She has had several movie roles but is nowadays best known for her work in television. She currently portrays Sara Lance / The (White) Canary across the Arrowverse, starting in Arrow on a recurring basis, before taking a lead role on its spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow.

She has also directed some episodes of Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash (2014).

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  • Action Girl: Her best known roles make good use of her extensive martial arts and gymnastics skills.
  • Badass Adorable: No doubt about it.
  • The Cast Showoff: In many of her roles she really gets a chance to show off her dancing, martial arts, Le Parkour and tricking skills.
  • Chronically Killed Actor:
  • Creator Backlash:
    • She wasn't happy with the way Sara Lance was killed off at the start of Arrow Season Three, with the show then adding insult to injury by asking her to come back to provide Laurel faking Sara's voice, then a hallucination that ends up giving Laurel her blessing to become the new Canary. After the latter, she announced that it would be the last such role she did for the show, until the producers appeased her (and the legions of fans who were also upset with the shoddy treatment of the character) by bringing her Back from the Dead to star in Legends of Tomorrow.
    • Like many of her co-stars, she wasn't fan of Laurel being Stuffed in the Fridge during Arrow Season Four either, believing that Sara's relationship with her sister is the character's strongest trait (that and she has become good friends with Katie Cassidy).
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: If the Arrow gag reel is any indication.
  • Dance Battler:
    Caity: "In high school, during lunchtime I would go in the room where the wrestling mats were and try different flips and different moves, like windmills. I just started mixing martial arts with jazz and contemporary stuff and it would get mashed together and became my style."
  • Enforced Method Acting: In Arrow's fourth season, she apparently trained with Katie Cassidy (her on-screen sister and Canary successor) occasionally. While the potential Sibling Team never came to pass because of the death of Cassidy's character, they did end up fighting against each other when Cassidy returned to the show to play said character's Evil Doppelgänger.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Many of her roles show off her amazingly fit body. Special mention goes to the scenes in Arrow where she uses the salmon ladder.
  • No Stunt Double: Given that she’s a trained stuntwoman herself, she gets to show off her amazing martial arts skills and athletic ability.
  • The Pete Best: A textbook example with her role as Sara Lance in the Arrowverse. Sara was originally portrayed by Canadian actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood in the Arrow pilot. For whatever reason, Wood was unable to reprise the role, hence why Sara is conspicuously absent for the rest of Season 1 despite playing a big role in the backstory. She was eventually replaced by Lotz come Season 2...just in time for Sara to undergo a massive increase in plot relevance that only gets prominent as time goes on, with her headlining a separate show and becoming one of the leading ladies of the franchise.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With her Arrowverse co-stars Katrina Law (Nyssa) and Jes Macallan (Ava), both of whom have something of a friendly rivalry regarding the Avalance and Nyssara ships.
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