Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist from Pasadena, California.
Bush made her first big screen appearance in the 2002 film National Lampoon's Van Wilder opposite Ryan Reynolds. Following this, she made appearances in several television shows, such as Nip/Tuck, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, MythBusters, and Punk'd. In 2003, Bush was cast as Kate Brewster in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines but was replaced by Claire Danes after a week of filming. Jonathan Mostow, the director of the film, stated that he had replaced her as he felt she was too young for the role, though he praised her talent as an actress.
In 2003, Bush landed the role of Brooke Davis in the CW television series One Tree Hill. Her character, Brooke Davis, evolved from a trouble-making vixen to a fiercely loyal friend. After Bush gained mainstream fame, she became a spokesperson for high-profile brands. She posed on the cover of several mainstream magazines such as Entertainment Weekly, Lucky, Maxim, Glamour, InStyle and Zooey Magazine. She has had several endorsement deals, one of her latest being for Ocean Pacific's fall campaign OPen Campus. Bush and her One Tree Hill co-stars were endorsers for MasterCard, Kmart, Chevy Cobalt and Cingular Wireless. She directed three episodes of the series including the penultimate episode of the ninth and final season.
In July 2006, Bush starred in the 20th Century Fox feature film John Tucker Must Die, a comedy by director Betty Thomas alongside Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Snow. The film was a commercial success grossing over 60 million worldwide. The same year, she also starred in Buena Vista Pictures' thriller film, Stay Alive alongside Frankie Muniz and Adam Goldberg. The film opened at number 3 in the U.S. box office. She played Grace Andrews in the remake of the classic horror film, The Hitcher opposite Sean Bean. In 2008, Bush starred in François Velle's independent film The Narrows with Kevin Zegers, Eddie Cahill, and Vincent D'Onofrio. She played the beautiful, intelligent, and self-assured Kathy Popovich. The film is based on Tim McLoughlin's novel Heart of the Old Country and it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008. Her most recently released role is in the 2011 film Chalet Girl. In February 2012, it was reported Bush had joined the cast of CBS's comedy Partners. The series ran for a season of 13 episodes from September to November 2012 when it was cancelled.
She starred in Passion Pit's "Carried Away" music video, which debuted on February 14, 2013. In August 2013, it was announced Bush had joined the cast of NBC's Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago P.D. as Detective Erin Lindsay.