Date of Birth8 July 1982, Pasadena, California, USA
Birth NameSophia Anna Bush
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
|Chad Michael Murray||(16 April 2005 - 29 September 2005) (annulled)|
Mini BiographyActress Sophia Bush has captured film and television audiences alike with her range of roles and diverse characters. Now in it's 7th season, Bush portrays "Brooke Davis" on The CW's hit drama "One Tree Hill" (2003). Her character has evolved from a trouble-making vixen to a fiercely loyal friend, and is huge fan favorite. Currently, she stars in Serenade Films' The Narrows (2008), a movie based on Tim McLoughlin's novel "Heart of the Old Country". Bush plays "Kathy Popovich", an NYU student who attracts the attention of "Mike Manadoro" (Kevin Zegers), a fellow student with some shady connections. "The Narrows" was directed by 'Francois Velle'. Bush can simultaneously be seen in Table for Three (2009), an independent comedy that takes a look at the tangled relationships between couples and roommates. The film co-stars Brandon Routh and Jesse Bradford. Sophia has also starred opposite Sean Bean in the remake of the classic horror film, The Hitcher (2007), produced by Michael Bay for Focus Features. In July 2006, Bush starred in 20th Century Fox's hit comedy John Tucker Must Die (2006) co-starring Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Snow. She also starred in Buena Vista Pictures' thriller Stay Alive (2006) opposite Frankie Muniz and Adam Goldberg. She landed her first movie role in the comedy Van Wilder (2002), with Ryan Reynolds. She was also featured in a three-episode arc on the provocative FX drama, "Nip/Tuck" (2003). Bush garnered the most individual Teen Choice Awards in 2007, taking home awards in the categories of "Choice Movie Actress: Comedy", "Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller" and "Choice Movie: Breakout Female". In addition, she was also a recipient of the "Rising Star" Award at the 2007 Vail Film Festival as well as the "New Hollywood Style Icon" Award at the 2008 Hollywood Style Awards. Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Sophia developed a passion for performing while in high school. When she is not in front of the camera, Sophia is a passionate philanthropist whose causes focus on the celebration of arts as well as the environment. Bush is an advocate of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a foundation committed to the preservation of biodiversity within the Maasai tribal lands of East Africa. Funds support conservation, education and health services within the Maasai community as well as a host of programs designed to conserve Africa's legendary wildlife. She also contributes her time and talents to the Art of Elysium, a non-profit that enriches the lives of children battling serious medical conditions by bringing together artists to share their time and talent. Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina, where "One Tree Hill" (2003) films, Bush enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her friends.
Trade MarkDeep, raspy voice
TriviaWorks for Annenberg TV News, a student news organization, in her spare time, as an Assignment Editor.
Was the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen in 2000.
Was cast as Kate Brewster in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and even worked on-set for several days, but was replaced with Claire Danes when director Jonathan Mostow deemed her "too young" to play the role.
She attended an all-girls high school in Pasadena, California called Westridge and graduated in the class of 2000.
She is an alumna of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Southern California. She attended USC for three years before getting the role of "Brooke Davis" on "One Tree Hill" (2003).
Her dad, Charles William Bush, is a celebrity photographer and her mom, Maureen Bush, is a photography studio manager.
Her favorite TV show is "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999).
26 September 2005: Announced she has separated from her husband Chad Michael Murray.
Special Skills: Photography, horseback riding, boxing.
Sophia was #3 on Femme Fatales The 50 Sexiest Women of 2004.
Named #15 on Much Music's 20 Hottest Women of 2004.
Wore a Vera Wang Gown in her April 2005 wedding to Chad Michael Murray.
Is an only child.
Named #90 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2007.
Ranked #24 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Good friends with Bevin Prince, James Lafferty and Brittany Snow.
She and Milo Ventimiglia are very close friends. They both are members of charity for children.
Has French-Canadian and Italian ancestry.
Her favorite color is orange.
Her favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Chloe and Ya-Ya.
There are many designers who send items to the costume department of "One Tree Hill" (2003) specifically for her to wear.
Is good friends with Danneel Ackles.
Personal Quotes(On starring with her husband on "One Tree Hill" (2003)) "People say 'Oh, it must be so nice being able to kiss your own husband on the show', but really, it's not. It's so awkward being intimate with your husband with hundreds of people watching and a camera present".
I love boxing. There's something fierce about using your body's force that way.
I've turned into a total insomniac. Chad will wake up for a 4 a.m. snack, and I will have completely redecorated a room in our house!
I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character so that's really fun for me. It's like getting to paint a new canvas everyday.
I want to play everything. I really want to do it all.
"Samaire (Armstrong) and I spent a lot of time shopping together and just running around town. She's such a great girl. She's an artist and has a really creative mind. I loved it when they sent me the Stay Alive (2006) script. Mc G called and said `listen, read this role and tell me what you think'. She's so different from anybody I've gotten to play which was what drew me to it. Aside from the fact that the script is great, original and creepy as hell, the character is very, very cool. She's such a bad ass. She's a rough around the edge girl and fits into this sect that is of New Orleans".
I think what's exceptional about that is typically in the sociology of our culture, we're so used to those gender roles of the women being supported and it's wonderful when you see that that's really not how it is. Because sorry to say, women run the house. They run the family. They hold things up. I mean, it's like you don't ever see your mom get sick because she handles everything. And it's kind of amazing I think to show people just how strong women are. And people enjoy it. And I think people want to see women that reflect women in their lives that they know now. [In reference to the portrayal of strong women in cinema]
People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog!
Getting wasted is only OK when you're young enough to not know better.
Working with ex-husband, Chad Michael Murray: my job is my job, and my personal life is my personal life, and I keep them separate. It's my job. It's not always easy, but it's my work - it's what I love and take pride in, and I won't let that slack because of personal circumstances.
I've always been the long-term relationship, go-home-and-meet-mom girl.
Whether it lasts forever or ends tomorrow, it will have taught you something if you've paid attention. [on relationships]
Because I'm 5'4" and athletically built, if I gain five pounds it looks like a lot.
Where Are They Now(October 2003) Starring on the WB's "One Tree Hill" (2003) as Brooke Davis Wednesdays at 8:00pm.
(July 2004) Heading back to Wilmington, North Carolina to film the second season of the WB show, "One Tree Hill" (2003).
(June 2006) Is now filming scenes for the upcoming remake of The Hitcher (2007).
(October 2006) Back in Wilmington, NC filming the fourth season of "One Tree Hill" (2003).
(August 2007) In Wilmington, North Carolina, filming the fifth season of "One Tree Hill" (2003).
(June 2008) Filming 6th season of "One Tree Hill" (2003).
(May 2008) Filming Table for Three (2009) in Los Angeles.
(August 2009) Filming "One Tree Hill" (2003), Season 7.
(April 2010) In Austria filming a new movie
(March 2010) Completed season 7 of "One Tree Hill" (2003).
(March 2010) Filming Chalet Girl (2011) in Austria and Germany.
(April 2010) Filming Southern Discomfort (2010) (TV) in Los Angeles, CA.