Actress Sophia Bush has captured film and television audiences alike with her range of roles and diverse characters. Now in its 7th season, Bush portrays ’Brooke Davis’ on The CW’s hit drama "One Tree Hill." Her character has evolved from a trouble-making vixen to a fiercely loyal friend, and is a huge fan favorite.
Currently, she stars in Serenade Films’ "The Narrows," a movie based on Tim McLoughlin’s novel Heart of the Old Country. Bush plays "Kathy Popovich," an NYU student who attracts the attention of Mike Manadoro (Keven Zegers), a fellow student with some shady connections. "The Narrows" was directed by Francois Velle. Bush can simultaneously be seen in "Table for Three," an independent comedy that takes a look at the tangled relationships between couples and roommates. The film co-stars Brandon Routh and Jesse Bradford.
Sophia has also starred opposite Sean Bean in the remake of the classic horror film, "The Hitcher," produced by Michael Bay for Focus Features. In July 2006, Bush starred in 20th Century Fox’s hit comedy "John Tucker Must Die" co-starring Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Snow. She also starred in Buena Vista Pictures’ thriller "Stay Alive" opposite Frankie Muniz and Adam Goldberg. She landed her first movie role in the comedy "Van Wilder," with Ryan Reynolds. She was also featured in a three-episode arc on the provocative FX drama, "Nip/Tuck."
Bush garnered the most individual Teen Choice Awards in 2007 taking home awards in the categories of "Choice Movie Actress: Comedy," "Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller" and "Choice Movie: Breakout Female." In addition, she was a recipient of the "Rising Star" Award at the 2007 Vail Film Festival as well as the "New Hollywood Style Icon" Award at the 2008 Hollywood Style Awards.
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Sophia developed a passion for performing while in high school. When she is not in front of the camera, Sophia is a passionate philanthropist whose causes focus on the celebration of arts as well as the environment. Bush is an advocate of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a foundation committed to the preservation of biodiversity within the Maasai tribal lands of East Africa. Funds support conservation, education and health services within the Maasai community as well as a host of programs designed to conserve Africa's legendary wildlife. She also contributes her time and talents to the Art of Elysium, a non profit that enriches the lives of children battling serious medical conditions by bringing together artists to share their time and talent.
Currently living in Wilmington, North Carolina, where One Tree Hill films, Bush enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her friends.