elcome to Dear Sophia, an exclusive and in-depth fansite dedicated the talented actress Sophia Bush. Through her career, Sophia has captured film and television audiences alike, with her strong performances and diverse characters. She’s probably most known for her roles as Brooke Davies in the long running television series “One Tree Hill”, as Beth in the iconic “John Tucker Must Die” and as Erin Lindsay on “Chicago P.D.”.

We aim to bring you all the latest news and images relating to Sophia’s acting career, and strive to remain 100% gossip-and-paparazzi-free. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. – The Staff

Please note: this page is still in progress! It will be updated with a lot more fun facts about Sophia and her career soon.


  • Works 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.
  • She attended an all-girls high school in Pasadena, California called Westridge and graduated in the class of 2000.
  • Is an alumna of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Southern California. She attended USC for three years before getting the role of Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill (2003).
  • Her father, Charles William Bush, is a celebrity photographer (who has done several of Sophia’s photoshoots!) and her mother, Maureen Bush, is a photography studio manager.
  • Her ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
  • She attended the University of Southern California for three years as a Journalism major.
  • Sophia married Chad Michael Murray on April 16, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. In September 2005, after five months of marriage, they announced their separation. Sophia filed papers seeking an annulment on the grounds of fraud in February 2006. The divorce court denied her petition, and granted her and Murray a divorce, in December 2006, instead.
  • She has a Concealed Weapons license.
  • She is constantly rescuing dogs and, at one point, she had 13 living in her house. She has 3 dogs named Patch, Penny and Griffin.
  • Sophia’s parents named her after famed international movie star Sophia Loren, who posed for her father Charles William Bush’s camera many times. She was even included in some advertising shots with Ms. Loren.


  • 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.
  • Special skills: Photography, horseback riding, boxing.
  • Ranked #3 on Femme Fatales: The 50 Sexiest Women of 2004.
  • Named #15 on Much Music’s 20 Hottest Women of 2004.
  • 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 did almost all of her own stunts for The Hitcher (2007), including the full spin.

Fashion & Style

  • Wore a Vera Wang gown for her wedding to Chad Michael Murray.
  • Her favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Chloe and Ya-Ya.