July 8, 1982 (41)
Sophia Bush is an esteemed American actress and activist, recognized globally for her distinctive roles in popular television series and films. Known initially for her portrayal of the headstrong and charismatic Brooke Davis in the television drama “One Tree Hill,” Bush’s acting prowess quickly established her as a key figure in the entertainment industry.
After leaving an indelible mark on audiences with “One Tree Hill,” Sophia Bush transitioned smoothly into films, starring in teen comedy “John Tucker Must Die” and the horror flick “The Hitcher.” Her performance as Erin Lindsay in the television series “Chicago P.D.” underlined her versatility, bringing to life the challenging realities of law enforcement. In 2019, she starred in “False Positive,” a medical drama exploring the murky corners of healthcare.
Sophia’s journey through the entertainment industry led her to collaborate with a variety of artists, each bringing something unique to their shared endeavors. On “One Tree Hill,” her rapport with co-stars Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, and Hilarie Burton was a significant contributor to the show’s success. Later, she teamed up with Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Snow for “John Tucker Must Die,” and Jason Beghe in “Chicago P.D.” In “False Positive,” Bush worked closely with Kate Walsh and Derek Luke, and later reunited with former “One Tree Hill” co-stars Shantel VanSanten and Robert Buckley for a nostalgic reunion in 2022.
Recognition for Bush’s stellar performances came in the form of numerous awards and distinctions. In 2005 and 2006, she won the Teen Choice Award for her roles in “One Tree Hill” and “John Tucker Must Die” respectively. A nomination for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress in 2017 for “Chicago P.D.” further solidified her standing in the industry. Beyond her acting prowess, Bush’s dedication to activism and philanthropy was honored with the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award in 2018. Moreover, her part in “False Positive” earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020, while the “One Tree Hill” reunion bagged the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Cast Reunion in 2022.