|Jessica Szohr Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 31, 1985|
Jessica Szohr is an American actor who is known for having been cast as Vanessa Abrams in The CW teen drama series Gossip Girl, Talla Keyali in the sci-fi comedy-drama television series The Orville, Gretchen Polk in the television drama series Complications, Nessa in the Showtime comedy-drama series Shameless, Laura in the ABC comedy-drama series What About Brian, and Laura Melvin in the television drama series Kingdom. In addition to that, she has also appeared in movies like I Don’t Know How She Does It, Brightest Star, The Internship, House at the End of the Drive, All-Star Weekend, Piranha 3D, Uncle Nino, Art Machine, Fired Up!, Two Night Stand, 10 Cent Pistol, and Love, Wedding, Marriage.
Jessica Karen Szohr
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jessica attended Menomonee Falls High School in Wisconsin and graduated 1 semester early to focus on her modeling career.
To study interior designing, she started going to Columbia College Chicago but left it for acting.
- Mother – Karen Roach
- Siblings – Megan Szohr (Younger Sister), Danielle Szohr (Younger Sister), Nick Szohr (Younger Brother), Sadie Szohr (Younger Sister)
- Others – Ronald Szohr (Maternal Grandfather), Karen Bishop (Maternal Grandmother)
Jessica Szohr has been signed with –
- Atlas Artists
- Imprint PR, Public Relations Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth had been $4 Million.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
56 kg or 123.5 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jessica Szohr has dated –
- Marco Minuto – Philanthropist Marco Minuto and Jessica Szohr were RUMORed to be an item in the past.
- Rafi Gavron (2007) – British-American actor Rafi Gavron and Jessica hooked up in December 2007.
- Jason Lewis (2008) – In November 2008, Jessica dated briefly actor and former model Jason Lewis.
- Ed Westwick (2008-2013) – In December 2008, she started dating English actor and musician Ed Westwick. They dated ON and OFF for many years. In August 2013, they were spotted together buying groceries together.
- Aaron Rodgers (2011, 2014) – American Football player Aaron Rodgers and Jessica dated briefly in 2011 and separated. They again connected in 2014 but for a short time.
- Luke Pasqualino (2011-2012) – From 2011 to 2012, actors Jessica and Luke Pasqualino dated each other. They started dating after meeting on the set of the 2012 film Love Bite.
- Ricky Whittle (2012) – English actor Ricky Whittle and Jessica dated for a short time in August 2012.
- Daniel Grunwald (2012) – In November 2012, she hooked up with a person named Daniel Grunwald.
- Scotty McKnight (2014-2018) – Former American football wide receiver Scotty McKnight and Szohr started dating in December 2014. They remained together for more than 3 years and called off their relationship in the summer of 2018.
- Brad Richardson (2019-Present) – In March 2019, she started dating Canadian ice-hockey player, Brad Richardson. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Bowie Ella Richardson on January 11, 2021. They got engaged in May 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
Jessica has African-American and European ancestry on her dad’s side while she is of Hungarian, German, Irish, and English descent on her mom’s side.
- Black hair and light-colored eyes
- About two dozen tattoos on her body
35-25-34 in or 89-63.5-86 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
8 (US) or 5.5 (UK) or 38.5 (EU)
At 10, she appeared in a Quaker Oats ad.
She has appeared in print ads for –
- Crate & Barrel
- Mountain Dew
- Unilever’s Dove Ultimate antiperspirant
Best Known For
Playing Vanessa Abrams in The CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl from 2007 to 2012.
In 2003, she appeared in Uncle Nino for her role as The MC.
First TV Show
In 2003, Jessica guest appeared as Dee-Jay in the ABC sitcom My Wife & Kids.
Jessica is a foodie and is difficult for her to resist food like pizza, French fries, and sauces. But, she tries to eat healthy during the weekdays and indulges in her favorite cookies and French fries on the weekends.
To compensate for what she eats on Saturdays and Sundays, she does yoga, runs a mile or two, and does hiking.
Jessica Szohr Favorite Things
- Food – Pizza, French fries
- Shopping Store – Target
- Favorite Gossip Girl Season – Season 1
- All-time Favorite Video Game – Mario
Source – PopSugar, Reddit AMA
Jessica Szohr Facts
- Jessica was a cheerleader in school.
- She was on the student council in her school.
- When in school, she, along with a friend, started a cleaning business where she used to clean the teachers’ houses.
- At 6 (in 1991), she started modeling. In 2003, she commenced acting.
- Before modeling, she was aspiring to become an interior designer.
- Her last name is pronounced as “Sawr.”
- Alongside the likes of Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell, Ving Rhames, Steven R. McQueen, Kelly Brook, and Christopher Lloyd, she co-starred as Kelly Driscoll in 2010 comedy-horror film named Piranha 3D. This role got her nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the “Best Scared-As-S**t Performance” category.
- Jessica likes to snowboard, hike, do yoga, and play soccer.
- She is an avid fan of the American Football team Green Bay Packers.
- She is friends with Dianna Agron, Taylor Swift, Jessica Stam, and Nina Dobrev.
- Over the years, she has also appeared in music videos for songs like Where’s the Love? by The Black Eyed Peas (ft. The World), 22 by Taylor Swift, Best Days by Matt White, Over You by Daughtry, and Already Home by A Great Big World.
- In 2019, she started appearing as Lieutenant Talla Keyali, the ship’s second Xelayan Chief of Security who replaces Alara Kitan after her resignation in season 2, in the science fiction comedy-drama television series, The Orville.