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Jessica Stroup

Jessica Stroup

Quick Facts

Date of Birth October 23, 1986 (age 27)
Nationality American
Profession Actress and Comedian
Working for TV Series
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Unmarried
Qualification Bachelor Degree
Education at University of Georgia
Net Worth(s) $3 Million
Name on Birth Jessica Leigh Stroup
Height 1.72 m
Weight 55 kg

INTRODUCTION

Her full name is Jessica Leigh Stroup. Jessica Leigh Stroup is an American actress and comedian, best known for her role as Erin Silver on 90210. She is regarded as a scream queen for starring in the horror films Prom Night, Vampire Bats, Left in Darkness, and The Hills Have Eyes 2.

BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

She was born on October 23 in 1986 A.D. in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. She is 27 years old. She is 5'8" (1.72m) in height. She is the daughter of Judith and Don Stroup, a senior vice president at Wachovia. She spent her childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from Providence High School in 2004. Stroup received a full scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, but declined in order to pursue an acting career.At only 17, she moved to Los Angeles and immediately took acting classes and received both modeling and acting offers.She started modeling when she was 15 years old, which sparked an interest in her choice of career.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Her mother is a former, "Miss North Carolina". She has an old brother, Dave Stroup. She is best friends with actress Brittany Snow and Shenae Grimes. Brittany and Jessica frequently audition together, and both starred in Prom Night (2008). She is a fan of the Clemson Tigers.

ACTING CAREER

Stroup's first acting role was a guest appearance on "Unfabulous". Stroup has since appeared in a number of TV shows, such as "Grey's Anatomy", "October Road", and "True Blood". Stroup has appeared in numerous commercials, including spots for Honda, Velveeta and Target. Her most recognizable commercial appearance was as "the Dentyne Girl" in an advertisement for Dentyne Ice.

In 2007, Stroup appeared in 4 episodes of Reaper, in which she played the protagonist's ex-girlfriend. She appeared in a number of small independent movie productions, such as "Left in Darkness", "Pray for Morning", "Vampire Bats", and "Southern Discomfort".

In March 2007, Stroup starred as the female lead in The Hills Have Eyes 2. Stroup played the role of a national guard named Amber whom fights for survival with her peers against a group of mutant people. The film was a fast-forward sequel to The Hills Have Eyes a remake of the 1977 movie of the same name. Despite negative reviews from critics the film went on to gross over $67 million worldwide. That same year Jessica had a supporting role in This Christmas. In December 2007, MTV.com announced that Stroup was cast in another horror film titled Homecoming, which follows a young woman being kidnapped by her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. Despite the film completing production in February 2008, it was not released until July 2009 for a limited release in selected cinemas.

 

In April 2008, Stroup was cast as a series regular on 90210, a reboot of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series Beverly Hills, 90210. Stroup played the role of high school student Erin Silver, the younger sister of David Silver and Kelly Taylor from Beverly Hills, 90210. The pilot premiered on September 2, 2008 to a high 4.65 million viewers despite mixed reviews from critics. Also in April 2008, Stroup played the role of Claire in Screen Gems remake Prom Night. In 2008, Stroup played Rachel in the ensemble film "The Informers".


In 2011, Stroup guest-appeared on Family Guy, in which she voiced a number of characters over the course of two episodes. Stroup reunited with Seth MacFarlane in his directional debut Ted, in which she played Tracy, Lori's (played by Mila Kunis) friend at work. On August 20, 2013 it was announced that Stroup would join The Following in season 2 as a series regular. Her character, Max, is "the niece of Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). She is a New York City Police Department cop, currently working in the Intel Division. Max reconnects with Ryan and she becomes a valuable ally."

BOYFRIEND AND PERSONAL LIFE

Stroup dated her 90210 co-star Dustin Milligan for almost two years before breaking up in August 2010. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, playing volleyball and listening to music.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

In 2010 Stroup was awarded the "Sparkling Performance" award at the Young Hollywood Awards.

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