Born and and raised in Pasadena, California, Sophia Bush
attended Westridge School for Girls (Pasadena) and the
University of Southern California and was a member of the Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority, where she served as Social Chair. She
attended USC for three years before getting the role of Brooke
Davis on One Tree Hill (2003). In 2000 she was the Tournament of
Roses Parade Queen.
An only child, Sophia Bush's father is Charles William Bush, one of the top advertising and celebrity photographers working in the United States today, while her mother, Maureen Bush, is a photography studio manager.
Sophia Bush made her first big screen appearance in the comedy Van Wilder as Sally. Since then, she has made appearances in several television shows including Nip/Tuck, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Punk'd after being tricked by her friend Brittany Snow. She was cast as Kate Brewster in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines but was replaced by Claire Danes as the director thought she was too young.
On April 16, 2005, Bush married her One Tree Hill co-star Chad Michael Murray, but the couple announced their separation on September 26 after only five months of marriage. Bush sought an annulment (citing "fraud") in February 2006.
Sophia spoke of the breakup in the February 2006 issue of the teen magazine CosmoGIRL!, stating "I can't say there are no hard feelings... I feel hurt, humiliated and broken hearted." She did not go into details about the break-up, but stated that she was shocked at the accuracy of some of the reports about the reasons for the split (reports which include allegations that Murray cheated on her with Paris Hilton and his school sweetheart Brittney Boynton). Sophia Bush is also friends with actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Austin Nichols.
Sophia Bush currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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