She captured the hearts of television audiences with her role as Brook Davis in the drama series One Tree Hill which lasted from 2003–2012 but who would have thought that all Sophia Bush wanted to do back in the days was to play volleyball. In fact, her high school at the time made it compulsory to participate in a play at the theatre which she didn’t like, she went ahead to take part in the play and got hooked for life
Subsequently, Sophia ditched volleyball for a career in the arts and apparently, she chose the right path. Active since 2001, she has entertained different audiences in film and television.
Sophia Bush – Bio
The beautiful Hollywood star was born as an only child to parents Maureen and Charles William Bush who are both into photography. She joined the family on July 8, 1982.
For her education, Sophia attended Westridge Girls School where she discovered her inclination to the arts. She furthered her education at the University of Southern California (USC), studying journalism.
Her big-screen debut came in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder in 2002, she starred opposite Ryan Reynolds after which she took up roles in films and television shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the HBO film Point of Origin. After making the cast of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sophia Bush lost her role as Kate Brewster to Claire Danes just after filming for one week. Nonetheless, she didn’t lose the role because of her lack of talent but because she was too young to handle it at the time.
Notwithstanding, she hit a career milestone in 2003, after joining the WB television series One Tree Hill, starring Brooke Davis. The role introduced her to a wider audience and got her mainstream fame. She subsequently started working with top brands, appearing on the cover of big magazines like Entertainment Weekly, Lucky, Maxim, Glamour, InStyle, and Zooey Magazine. Endorsement deals were also streaming in from big shots like Ocean Pacific clothing in addition to MasterCard, Kmart, Chevy Cobalt, Cingular Wireless which she did with her One Tree Hill co-stars.
In-between her One Tree Hill success, Sophia Bush co-starred in the 20th Century Fox comedy film John Tucker Must Die in 2006 to rave reviews. Supernatural thriller Stay Alive was another blockbuster she starred in the same year alongside Jon Foster, Frankie Muniz, and Adam Goldberg. In 2007, she appeared in the remake of the classic horror film The Hitcher, and in 2008, she graced the cast of The Narrows as Kathy Popovich.
After co-starring in the rom-com film Chalet Girl, released in February 2011, she joined the cast of the CBS sitcom Partners in 2012; the series only aired six episodes before its cancellation.
She remained active in the industry and in 2018, she gave voice to the character of Voyd in Pixar’s film, Incredibles 2, a sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles.
She is not just active across all social media platforms, Sophia Bush uses them, coupled with her star power to raise awareness about important world events and takes part in fundraisers. She has contributed to fundraisers like Fuck Cancer, Run For the Gulf, and Global Green Gulf Relief. She is also an ardent supporter of gay rights.
The pretty actress has been active in the very lucrative industry that is Hollywood for close to two decades, taking part in blockbusters and top-grossing movies and series. She also has several awards tagged to her name, some of which she won in her right as an actress as well as part of a group. Little wonder she has an estimated net worth of $9 million.
Boyfriend Or Husband – Chad Michael Murray
Sophia Bush has been around a lot on the relationship front but the one that took center stage is her smoldering hot romance with her One Tree Hill co-star Chad Michael Murray. They took the attraction they shared on-set to the real world and got engaged in May 2004, got married on April 16, 2005, in Santa Monica, California, but hey, Hollywood syndrome kicked in sooner than we expected. Just five months after their wedding, Bush and Murray revealed they are separated.
Bush filed papers for an annulment of their union in February 2006, citing fraud. She got a divorce instead and the petition was denied. To date, she regrets ever getting down with Chad and describes them as two stupid kids who shouldn’t have fallen in love in the first place.
Aside from Chad, Sophia Bush has had romantic entanglements with actors James Lafferty and Austin Nichols. She also dated Dan Fredinburg, a program manager for Google.