Sophia Bush Biography
Sophia Bush is an American actress, producer, activist, and director. She starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–2012), and as Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. (2014–2017). In addition to that, she was a producer for and starred in the lead role of Dr. Samantha “Sam” Griffith in the medical drama Good Sam (2022).
Sophia Bush Age
Bush is 40 years old as of 2023. She was born (Sophia Anna Bush) on July 8, 1982, in Pasadena, California, United States. Bush celebrates her birthday on the 8th of July every year.
Sophia Bush Height
Bush stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Sophia Bush Family/Parents
Bush was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She is the only child of Maureen Searson her mother, and Charles William Bush her father. Her mother runs a photography studio while her father on the other side is an advertising and beauty photographer.
Sophia Bush Husband/ Sophia Bush Chad Michael Murray/ Dating/Relationships
Bush was previously married to Chad Michael Murray, her One Tree Hill co-star. In May 2004, they became engaged and married on April 16, 2005, in Santa Monica, California. Unfortunately, after five months of marriage, they announced their separation in September 2005. Bush filed papers for an annulment, citing fraud in February 2006. Her petition was denied and they were instead granted a divorce in December 2006.
After her divorce from Murray, she dated her Stay Alive co-star Jon Foster from 2006 to 2007. The two remained friends after the split, citing that the breakup had taught her a valuable lesson about the difference between love and being in love. She then dated her One Tree Hill co-star James Lafferty from 2008 to 2009. From there, she dated actor Austin Nichols and in May 2010 they confirmed they had been dating on and off for four years. Nichols took the role of Julian Baker on One Tree Hill to be with Bush and she ended their relationship in 2012.
In January 2013, Bush began dating Dan Fredinburg, a program manager for Google, and in February 2014, their relationship ended, citing the strains of their long-distance relationship as the cause of separation. The two remained friends afterward, noting that Fredinburg’s death in 2015 significantly impacted her. From 2014 to 2016, she dated her Chicago P.D. co-star Jesse Lee Soffer.
Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes
Bush kept on trying her luck, and in May 2020, she began dating businessman Grant Hughes. In August 2021, they announced their engagement via Instagram. On June 11, 2022, the couple married at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Sophia Bush’s Second Cousin
In 2011, during the Tucson shooting rampage, her second cousin nine-year-old Christina Green was among those who were killed. The shooting left then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded. Bush later revealed they had never met but were planning on it as Bush had attended Green’s parents’ wedding.
Sophia Bush Net Worth
Bush has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as an actress, producer, and director.
Sophia Bush Education
After graduating from high school and earning her Diploma, she had to further her education. She joined Westridge School for Girls and in 2000, she graduated. During her time there, she was a member of the volleyball team. She was also required to participate in the theater arts program.
Bush stated: “Part of my school’s requirement was to do a play. I was really irritated because I wanted to play volleyball and I had to go and do this play. But there was a moment after the performance when I realized I had gone and been somebody else. I thought, ‘If I could do this for the rest of my life, I am set.’ It was like love at first sight.” At the age of 17 years, Bush was named the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen. She also attended the University of Southern California but she dropped out.
Sophia Bush Career
Bush is a celebrated actor, she has displayed her acting skills in films as well as TV series. Her performances in films like ‘John Tucker Must Die,’ ‘The Hitcher,’ ‘The Narrows,’ and ‘Chalet Girl’ brought her worldwide fame while her portrayal of ‘Brooke Davis in ‘One Tree Hill’ made her a household name. She is a go-getter and never sticks in her comfort zone.
Bush has often moved out to play various kinds of characters and has played prominent roles in films of various genres including romance, comedy, and horror. In 2014, she started playing ‘Detective Erin Lindsay’ in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. She has reprised her role as ‘Lindsay’ in other ‘Chicago’ series, including ‘Chicago Med’ and ‘Chicago Justice.’
She starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–2012), and as Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. (2014–2017). Bush was a producer for and starred in the lead role of Dr. Samantha “Sam” Griffith in the medical drama Good Sam (2022).
She has also appeared in films, including Incredibles 2 (2018), Acts of Violence (2018), Marshall (2017), Chalet Girl (2011), Chalet Girl (2011), The Narrows (2008), and The Hitcher (2007). Bush is also known for her philanthropy work and social activism, including her work for the Time’s Up movement and DoSomething organization.
Sophia Bush Awards
Bush has received several awards and nominations throughout her career. These awards include Teen Choice Awards, VH1 Do Something Awards, Annual Young Hollywood Awards, and Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award. She was also nominated for the People’s Choice Award as a Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress.
Sophia Bush in One Tree Hill
Bush starred as Brooke Davis in One Tree Hill, The WB/CW drama series. She co-starred opposite James Lafferty as
Nathan Scott, Hilarie Burton as Peyton Sawyer, Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott, and Bethany Joy Lenz as Haley James Scott among other casts.
Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton
Burton and Bush, former stars of One Tree Hill, are opening up about the drama behind the scenes on the racy Maxim magazine cover. In 2021, Bush started a podcast with Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz, titled Drama Queens. In the newest episode of their Drama Queens podcast, Burton and Bush talked about the episode where the latter’s character Brooke takes photos of Danneel Ackles’ Rachel for Maxim.
Sophia Bush Activism
Bush uses Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and her blog to raise awareness of world events and fundraisers in which she takes part. Bush is a part of fundraisers such as Fuck Cancer, Run for the Gulf, and Global Green Gulf Relief. She has also been involved in political issues including her support for Barack Obama’s candidacy for president in the 2008 election. In February 2008, she made several appearances in Texas in support of the Obama campaign in the Democratic presidential primary election.
Is Sophia Bush Related to George Bush?
Bush is not related to George Walker Bush, the 43rd President of the United States despite rumors to the contrary.
Sophia Bush Instagram
Sophia Bush Movies and TV Shows
Bush has appeared in many cultural programs including;
- Point of Origin as Carrie Orr
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Fate Mackenzie
- Phineas and Ferb as Sara
- Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice as Detective Erin Lindsay
- Jane the Virgin as Julie
- Drunk History as Bonnie Raines
- Love, Victor as Veronica
- Good Sam as Dr. Samantha “Sam” Griffith
- National Lampoon’s Van Wilderas as Sally
- Learning Curves as Beth
- Stay Alive October as Bantum
- John Tucker Must Die as Beth McIntyre
- The Narrows as Kathy Popovich
- Marshall as Jen at the Bar
- Acts of Violence as Detective Brooke Baker
- Hard Luck Love Song as Carla