By peoplestaff225
Updated June 20, 2007 12:00 AM

The Shield and Fantastic Four star Michael Chiklis stopped by TheTonight Show with Jay Leno and spoke about how his daughter AutumnIsabella, 13, landed the role of Cassidy, daughter of his corrupt copalter ego Vic Mackey, on the violent FX drama. The script had calledfor his character to have an 8-year-old daughter and Michael suggested Autumn, then 7,audition for the part – and she did audition, he stressed.

With The Shield currently filming its seventh and finalseason, Autumn will soon be done with acting for the time being asMichael wishes for her to experience as much of her adolescence as possible. If and when she does want to pursue acting in the future, hewill fully support her.

Speaking of heartbreak, the actor says he knows exactly whathe’s going to do when boys are lined up at his door to ask Autumn out.

Michael and his wife Michelle have another daughter, Odessa, 8.