You may know her from One Tree Hill as the sassy in-your-face cheerleader Brooke Davis who also has a heart of gold.
Sophia Bush was a Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Southern California. She attended USC until her junior year.
This beauty, having Scottish and Italian roots, is best known for her role in One Tree Hill. She co-starred in the 2006 movie John Tucker Must Die. She is currently a main character on NBC’s Chicago P.D., and the third season will be premiering at the end of this month.
Bush has inspired girls everywhere through her acting and her philanthropy. She has teamed up with multiple non-profit organizations, including Do Something to raise awareness about environmental issues. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Bush set up a fundraiser online to help the victims living in the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition, she won the Mozilla Firefox Challenge one-month fundraising contest in 2012 to put $25,000 toward her favorite cause.
One of the issues that she feels passionate about is girls’ body image.
“As a woman, I know you’re young, but you gotta hear it now: the most valuable part about you is your brain. Get an education; don’t let anybody tell you that your body or the size that you wear or any of that BS matters, because it doesn’t. Your brain matters, so be the smart girl in the room. Because, to be funny, you have to be smart, because you have to get the joke.”
Bush is an avid Twitter user, often times using her social media presence to do some good. She was voted “Fan Favorite” by Facebook users on DoSomething.org, and also won the Do Something Twitter award for promoting her fundraisers.
Fun Facts about Sophia
She was the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen in 2000.
Was married to co-star Chad Michael Murray for almost 2 years.
She was named after Sophia Loren.
She loves rescuing dogs; at one point she had 13 living with her.
Has ranked on multiple “Hot” lists, including Maxim and Much Music.
Her father, Charles William Bush, is a celebrity photographer.
“I believe in the joyous power of an unscheduled dance break.” (Us Weekly, 2012)
Sources: IMDB, Wikipedia