Worked for Annenberg TV News, a student news organization, in her spare time, as an Assignment Editor
Was the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen in 2000
Was cast as Kate Brewster in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and even worked on-set for several days, but was replaced with Claire Danes when director Jonathan Mostow deemed her “too young” to play the role.
She attended an all-girls high school in Pasadena, California called Westridge.
She is an alumna of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of South California. She attended USC for three years before getting the role of “Brooke Davis” on “One Tree Hill” (2003).
Her dad, Charles William Bush, is a celebrity photographer and her mom, Maureen Bush, is a photography studio manager.
Her favorite TV show is “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999).
26 September 2005: Announced she has separated from her husband Chad Michael Murray.
Special Skills: Photography, horseback riding, boxing.
Sophia was #3 on Femme Fatales The 50 Sexiest Women of 2004.
Named #15 on Much Music’s 20 Hottest Women of 2004.
Wore a Vera Wang Gown in her April 2005 wedding to Chad Michael Murray.
Is an only child.
Named #90 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2007.
Ranked #24 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Good friends with Bevin Prince, James Lafferty and Brittany Snow.
She and Milo Ventimiglia are very close friends. They are members of charity for children.
Has French-Canadian and Italian ancestry.
Her favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Chloe and Ya-Ya.
There are many designers who send items to the costume department of “One Tree Hill” (2003) specifically for her to wear.
Is good friends with Danneel Ackles.
Ranked as having one of the “Most Beautiful Faces” by “The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World.” She was ranked #22 in 2010, #4 in 2009, #20 in 2008, and #38 in 2007.
She attended USC for 3 years as a Journalism major.
Sophia has a fear of sharks.
Sophia has a Concealed Weapons license.
In a 2008 issue of Seventeen Magazine, actress Brittany Snow–who co-starred with Sophia in the 2007 film John Tucker Must Die and is close friends with her–said that Sophia is one of the only people she knows who is truly satisfied with her body. “I admire that, and I like to be around that,” Snow stated in the article.
In a recent issue of Seventeen, Sophia said that the two people she counts on most are James Lafferty and Brittany Snow.
Sophia claims to be more interested in the developing of a video game rather than actually playing it.
While Sophia was taking the stage for her acceptance speech for the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie Actress – Comedy” it was announced that she also won two other awards, including “Choice Movie Actress – Horror/Thriller” for her work in The Hitcher. However, the announcer slipped up and said that the award was for Dystopia.
In 2007, Sophia received a Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award.
Sophia’s 25 birthday party was hosted by Light Nightclub on Friday July 6, 2007.
Sophia shares a girl-on-girl kiss with Brittany Snow in John Tucker Must Die. She also kisses Hilarie Burton on One Tree Hill during the episode I Will Dare and with Kate Mara on Nip/Tuck during the episode Megan O’Hara.
Sophia still has a habit of underlining and writing things in the margins of her books
When Sophia first started acting she would get in trouble with her agent and manager because she treated acting as an extra-curricular activity.
Sophia enjoyed watching the show Deadliest Catch with ex-boyfriend Jon Foster.
Sophia developed pneumonia from a drastic weather change in North Carolina and did the shoot for Ocean Drive Magazine while she was still sick.
Classmates used to call Sophia a drama queen because she loved the stage so much.
Sophia hates when people compliment her smile or her dimples seeing as they are a birth defect.
On TRL James Lafferty and Chad Michael Murray voted Sophia the most likely to appear in an Enrique Iglasias music video.
Sophia did almost all of her own stunts for The Hitcher, including the full spin.
Sophia has one of the homiest trailers on the One Tree Hill set, but she admits that it is also one of the messiest.
Sophia has a love for fashion. She says that is one thing she has in common with her One Tree Hill character Brooke.
In the One Tree Hill episode “Things I Forgot at Birth”, Brooke had a scrapbook. Inside and on the cover were real photos of Sophia as a child. Hilarie Burton was photoshopped into a few.
Sophia did not appear in One Tree Hill until the second episode. Her character, Brooke, was introduced as the comic relief. Brooke has been a regular ever since.
Sophia is constantly rescuing dogs and at one point, she had thirteen living in her house. She has a dog named Annie and another named Patch. She also has one dog with a missing eye.
Sophia often signs her name with a heart on the “S”.
Sophia’s nicknames are Soph and Sophie.
Sophia has a dent in the back of her head. This happened during the first moments after she was born, when the doctor or nurse put too much pressure on her head.
Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton were born a week apart. Hilarie’s birthday is July 1st 1982 and Sophia’s is July 8th 1982.
Sophia Bush says she has no problem shooting intimate scenes with her co-star Chad Michael Murray, despite the fact they are divorced.
Sophia considers herself a really big bag person.
Sophia collects makeup. Makeup is like shoes for her.
When Sophia was younger, she wanted to become a doctor.
People often think that Sophia is related to the president, however, she is not.
One of Sophia’s pet peeves is when people leave their blinkers on after they’ve changed lanes.