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Born: July 8, 1982
Birthplace: Pasadena, Calif.
Sophia Bush is an American actress, director and spokesperson for human rights. Most recently known for her role as Erin in the NBC show, Chicago P.D. , acting was not a passion for Bush at the beginning. While attending Westridge School for Girls, Bush performed in a play for her school's theater program.
"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," said Bush.
Bush was named the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen at 17. She also attended the University of Southern California where she studied journalism until she was a junior and subsequently left USC after she landed the role of Brooke Davis on the show One Tree Hill.
Bush was a part of the leading cast of One Tree Hill all its nine seasons and even directed four episodes. While the show ran from 2003 until 2012, Bush also starred in the films John Tucker Must Die, The Hitcher and The Narrows.
In 2013, Bush joined the cast of Chicago P.D., which premiered in January of 2014.
Bush married her One Tree Hill co-star Chad Michael Murray in April 2005, however the two separated five months later and officially divorced in December the following year. Bush also went on to date other One Tree Hill co-stars James Lafferty and Austin Nichols. Bush is currently dating Dan Fredinburg.
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