Jessica Szohr is an American actress best known for playing Vanessa, Dan’s BFF from Brooklyn, on Gossip Girl. Most recently, one can catch her as the series regular ‘Talla Keyali’ on Fox’s science fiction and drama-comedy The Orville. And, right before, she did an impeccable job playing Nessa on Shameless.
Originally, Jessica had started her screen career with TV shows My Wife and Kids (2003), Joan of Arcadia (2004), What About Brian (2007), and CSI: Miami (2007).
Further, here’s everything that you need to know — especially when Jessica Szohr is not portraying one of her on-screen characters — about her parents, net worth, and married life!
Jessica Szohr Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
She was born as Jessica Karen Szohr in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, in the United States to her parents. Jessica is an Aries as she grew up celebrating her birthday every year on March 31. Plus, she turned 35 years of age in 2020.
Regarding her measurements, she stands tall to a height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65 meters). Most lately, her weight was listed as 56Kgs or 123.5 lbs and she had 35-25-34 (inches) measurements. She wore a dress and shoes sized 6 (US) and 8 (US), respectively.
About the family, Jessica Szohr acquired a mixed ethnicity from her parents. Her father is of African-American and European descent, and her mother, whose maiden name is Szohr, is of Hungarian, German, English, and Irish descent.
Jessica’s last name ‘Szohr’ is a Hungarian name that she got from her mother, Karen Roach. Karen played an important role in her daughter’s successful career today.
Jessica, at the age of 17, after graduating from Menomonee Falls High School a semester early had moved to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue an acting career. It all began there.
Further, Jessica, the Art Machine actress, is blessed with a bunch of siblings – younger sisters Megan (Meg) Szohr, Danielle (Dan) Szohr, Sadie Szohr, and a younger brother, with the name, Nick Szohr. (Meg and Dan are happily married.)
What Is Jessica Szohr Net Worth?
From her multiple endeavors, Jessica Szohr reportedly pulled in over $5 million net worth.
Initially, Jessica aspired to become an interior designer and had enrolled in Columbia College Chicago. But her agent, with much effort, convinced her to try pilot season auditions. So, she made her debut as an actress in 2003 in an episode of the third season of My Wife and Kids, titled “My Wife and Kids: Not So Hostile Takeover”. The same year, she did her first film Uncle Nino playing a minor role as The MC.
Then, she landed numerous guest appearances on TV shows including That’s So Raven, Drake & Josh, What I Like About You, and Joan of Arcadia. Jessica has appeared in small roles in the movies Somebody Help Me, The Reading Room, and Fired Up!.
She played Kelly in the horror film Piranha 3D. was seen in a Funny or Die video promoting the film alongside its star cast. In April 2010, she joined the cast of the romantic comedy Love, Wedding, Marriage, along with Mandy Moore and Kellan Lutz.
In 2012 she landed the part of Orange in the independent post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Hirokin: The Last Samurai. Her portrayal was later described as a “cunning temptress”.
In 2013, Jessica was featured in Taylor Swift’s 2013 music video for the song 22.
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Is Jessica Szohr Married Yet?
Jessica Szohr was not married, anytime before, the time of this writing. But, she has surely been linked romantically to several different men over the last couple of years.
But by 2020, there are far important things happening to her. She was set to experience motherhood for the very first time!
Jessica revealed on 23rd September in 2020, that she is pregnant and expecting her first baby with professional hockey player Brad Richardson. “Full of joy!”, she captioned a black-and-white photo on Instagram that showed her grinning with Brad. She showed off her growing baby bump in an Aerie waffle swimsuit as the gonna-be father bent down to kiss her bump.
The Love Bite star had teased her announcement earlier on her Instagram Stories, sharing a photo of herself in the same outfit, with her midriff obscured by a jacket. “Let life surprise you”–she had written alongside.
At the start of 2021, Jessica gave birth to their first daughter Bowie Ella Richardson. Via Instagram, she announced the baby news. In an accompanying caption, the actress raved about Bowie and her journey with Brad.
A source previously confirmed to Us Weekly that Jessica Szohr started dating her husband prospect Brad Richardson before the Super Bowl in February 2019.
A month later, Jessica had gone public with their romance, celebrating the Arizona Coyotes player’s impressive on-ice performance. “When your man gets 4 goals…nbd!” she had captioned a Story that showed them hugging.
Szohr previously dated her Gossip Girl costar Ed Westwick and had a pre-eminent on-off relationship with NFL star Aaron Rodgers. She briefly dated Aaron in 2011 before briefly rekindling their romance in 2014. Later, she dated New York Jets wide receiver Scotty McKnight from 2015 to June 2018.
Meanwhile, her current love-interest Brad who is a Canadian native was previously married to Lauren Hunt. The pair married in 2014 and shortly called it quits before his relationship with Jessica went public. He shares a daughter with Lauren.
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Last modified: January 14, 2021