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Jessica Szohr

Szohr in November, 2007
Born Jessica Karen Szohr
March 31, 1985 (1985-03-31) (age 24)
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Jessica Karen Szohr (pronounced "Zoar"; born March 31, 1985)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for playing Vanessa Abrams on the CW series Gossip Girl.


Early life

Szohr was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin as the oldest of five children.[2] She is of half Hungarian and one quarter African American descent.[3] She started modeling at age six and her first national campaign was for Quaker Oats at age ten,[4] and tapped to do print ads for Kohl's department store.[citation needed] She later graduated from Menomonee Falls High School,[5] and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[6]


Szohr earned her laurels as a frequent presence on U.S. television during the 2000s. Szohr appeared in numerous guest stints in television series such as That's So Raven, My Wife and Kids, What I Like About You and Joan of Arcadia.

In 2007, she appeared in a major recurring role as Laura for six episodes in the now cancelled ABC Dramedy television series What About Brian. She also appeared in three episodes of CSI: Miami as Samantha Barrish.

In the same year, she was cast as Vanessa Abrams in The CW Teen Drama television series Gossip Girl. She became an additional series regular in the series first season after the fourteenth episode The Blair Bitch Project. The series is currently in its third season and has been renewed for a fourth.

She has appeared in small roles in films such as Somebody Help Me, The Reading Room and Fired Up.

Szohr signed on for Dimension Films Piranha 3-D as Kelly in May, 2009.[7] The film which began filming in June 2009 is set to be released in August 2010.[8]

Personal life

In 2008, she began to be seen publicly with fellow Gossip Girl Star Ed Westwick. Szohr enjoys reading poetry and writing down memorable quotes.[citation needed] She currently resides in New York.[9]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 The Reading Room Dayva Hallmark Channel Original Movie
2006 House at the End of the Drive Krista
2007 Somebody Help Me Nicole Straight-to-DVD
2009 Fired Up Kara
2010 Piranha 3-D Kelly Post-Production
Year Title Role Notes
2007-Present Gossip Girl Vanessa Abrams Series Regular
2007 CSI: Miami Samantha Barrish Appeared In 3 Episodes
2007 What About Brian Laura Appeared In 6 Episodes
Music Videos
Year Title Artist Notes
2007 Best Days Matt White
2007 Over You Daughtry Played "Sarah"


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