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Jessica Szohr Biography
Jessica Szohr (Jessica Karen Szohr) is an American actress. Szohr started her screen career appearing on television shows such as My Wife and Kids (2003), Joan of Arcadia (2004), What About Brian (2007) and also CSI: Miami (2007).
She then gained recognition in 2007 with her breakthrough role as Vanessa Abrams on The CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12).
Szohr has appeared in feature films including the horror film Piranha 3D (2010), the comedy film I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011), the comedy film The Internship (2013) and also the comedy film Ted 2 (2015).
Jessica has had recent television credits which include Complications (2015), Kingdom (2015), Twin Peaks (2017) and also Shameless (2017–18). She also starred in the second season of the science fiction series The Orville (2018).
She has appeared in small roles in films such as Somebody Help Me, The Reading Room and also Fired Up. Szohr signed on to Dimension Films’ horror Piranha 3D, in the role of Kelly. Her role required her to be underwater; she later told the New York Daily News filming was difficult because she was “not the best swimmer.”
The filming began in June 2009, and the film was then pushed back from its original release date in March to August 2010. Szohr also appeared in a Funny or Die video promoting the film alongside Kelly Brook and others.
She was awarded the Breakthrough Actress in Film award at the 2010 Breakthrough of the Year awards for her work in Piranha 3D. She joined the cast of the romantic comedy Love, Wedding, Marriage, along with Mandy Moore and Kellan Lutz in April 2010.
The film began principal photography in April 2010 and was then filmed in New Orleans. Jessica has a role in the 2012 independent post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Hirokin. Her role as Orange has since been described as a “cunning temptress”.
She stars in the indie drama Art Machine as an outlaw hipster and also a pyrotechnic artist. Szohr finished filming a horror comedy film in East Lothian, Scotland titled Love Bite with co-star Ed Speleers in October 2011. She filmed the drama Light Years in Los Angeles in November 2011. Jessica helped Hayden Panettiere punk Glee actress Dianna Agron in 2012.
She appeared in Taylor Swift’s 2013 music video for the song “22”. She was also cast as the female lead in the Fox drama pilot The List, playing FBI agent Natalie Voss in March 2013.
However, it was then reported on May 8, 2013, that Fox had passed on the pilot. She was cast as Gretchen in USA Network’s medical drama pilot Complications in November 2013.
Jessica was set as a recurring on the upcoming second season of DirecTV’s MMA drama Kingdom in June 2015. She will also play Laura Melvin, an artist/photographer who has “read everything, been everywhere,” and immediately intrigued by Jay (Jonathan Tucker) whom she wants to hire for a Photoshoot.
Jessica Szohr Age
Szohr was born Jessica Karen Szohr on March 31, 1985, in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, U.S. She is 37 years
Jessica Szohr Nationality | Jessica Szohr Ethnicity
Szohr is an American citizen of Hungarian and African-American ancestry.
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Szohr was born to Karen Roach, an actress known for Paternity Leave (2015) and What’s the Matter with Gerald? (2016). She has described her birthplace as a “family-oriented small town”. Szohr is of Hungarian and African-American ancestry.
Jessica Szohr Siblings | Jessica Szohr Sister
Szohr was born the oldest of five children, her siblings being Megan, Danielle, Nick, and Sadie. She played soccer, served on the student council, and was also part of the cheerleading squad while in school. Szohr started a cleaning company with a friend, cleaning their teachers’ houses.
One of Jessica’s sisters is an artist while another plays guitar and piano. Her brother is a talented drummer. According to some sources, Jessica and her siblings get their artistic skills from their mother.
Jessica Szohr Dating History | Jessica Szohr Dating | Jessica Szohr Partner
Szohr has previously dated top celebrities such as English actor Raji Garvin and Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. She has also dated her Gossip Girl co-star, Ed Westwick.
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Jessica dated her fellow Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick from 2008 to 2010. Despite their split, she revealed that she was left taken aback after he was accused of sexual misconduct by three women, Rachel Eck, Kristina Cohen, and Aurélie Wynn.
She also admitted that she found the accusations ‘shocking’, adding that she’s ‘praying’ that the allegations are ‘untrue’.
Jessica Szohr Scotty McKnight Split
Jessica is reportedly dating former American football wide receiver, Scotty McKnight. Despite rumors of their split, the couple has not confirmed it yet.
Jessica Szohr Husband
Szohr is not yet married. There is no current information on her getting married.
Jessica Szohr My Wife And Kids
She made her debut as an actress in 2003 in an episode of the third season of My Wife and Kids, titled “Not So Hostile Takeover”. Her first film role was in Uncle Nino (2003), playing a minor role as the MC.
She also appeared in numerous guest teens television series such as That’s So Raven, Drake & Josh, What I Like About You, and Joan of Arcadia. Szohr then appeared in three episodes of CSI: Miami as Samantha Barrish.
Jessica appeared in a major recurring role as Laura for six episodes in the ABC dramedy series What About Brian in 2007. Alongside Stacy Keibler, she also played a neighbor to the leading role, Brian O’Hara (Barry Watson).
She then appeared in the music videos for “Best Days” by Matt White and “Over You” by Daughter, in which she then played Sarah.
Jessica Szohr Gossip Girl
She earned her breakthrough role on the hit CW teen drama series Gossip Girl in the same year where she plays Vanessa Abrams. Jessica described her character to Ocean Drive magazine, “Vanessa doesn’t change for other people. She says what she thinks. […] she’s just a badass girl from Brooklyn”.
Her portrayal of Vanessa has drawn criticism from Ziegesar. Initially cast as a recurring role, she was promoted to series regular after the season one episode “The Blair Bitch Project” in April 2008.
It was then confirmed Szohr would not be returning for the fifth season in May 2011. Szohr returned in for a cameo appearance on the series finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO”, on December 17, 2012.
Jessica Szohr Orville
Szohr was a regular cast for the second season of the science fiction comedy-drama series The Orville on February 12, 2018.
Jessica Szohr Net Worth
The Gossip Girl star has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Jessica Szohr Movies and TV Shows
Jessica Szohr Movies
- 2019 – All-Star Weekend
Clover as Angie
- 2015 – Club Life Tanya
Ted 2 Allison
- 2014 – House at the End of the Drive Krista
10 Cent Pistol Chelsea
Two Night Stand Faiza
- 2013 – Pawn Bonnie
The Internship Marielena
Brightest Star Lita Markovic
- 2012 – Hirokin Orange
Art Machine Cassandra Moon
Love Bite Juliana
- 2011 – Love, Wedding, Marriage Shelby
I Don’t Know How She Does It Paula
Tower Heist Sasha Gibbs
- 2010 – Piranha 3D Kelly Driscoll
- 2009 – Fired Up! Kara
- 2003 – Uncle Nino The MC
Jessica Szohr TV Shows
- 2019–present – The Orville Talla Keyali
- 2017 – Twin Peaks Renee
- 2017–2018 – Shameless Nessa
- 2015 – Complications Gretchen Polk
Kingdom Laura Melvin
CSI: Cyber Carmen Lopez / Blaze / Det. April Castilla
- 2014 – Lucky in Love Mira Simon
- 2013 – Men at Work Jenny Episode: “Long Distance Tyler”
- 2012 – Punk’d Herself Episode: “Hayden Panettiere”
- 2010 – The City Herself Episode: “The Belle of Elle”
What About Brian Laura
CSI: Miami Samantha Barrish
- 2007–2012 – Gossip Girl Vanessa Abrams
- 2007 – Somebody Help Me Nicole
- 2005 – That’s So Raven Jordache Hilltopper
The Reading Room Dayva
- 2004 – What I Like About You Liz
Drake & Josh N/A
Joan of Arcadia Nikki
- 2003 – My Wife and Kids Dee-Jay
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