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Overview (4)

Born in Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameJessica Leigh Stroup
Nickname Jess
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jessica Stroup was born October 23rd 1986, in Anderson, South Carolina, USA. At the age of 17, she received a scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, but turned it down to pursue acting. At only 17, she moved to Los Angeles and immediately took acting classes and received both modeling and acting offers. Since then, Jessica has starred in several hit horror movies including Prom Night (2008) and The Hills Have Eyes II (2007), and is booked a lead role in the brand new spin-off 90210 (2008) as one of the lead characters, "Erin Silver". In her spare time, Jessica enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, playing volleyball and listening to music.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Unknown

Trade Mark (1)

Dazzling blue eyes

Trivia (14)

Was originally going to play Zoe in I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Is a natural brunette, despite being blonde in The Hills Have Eyes II (2007).
Started modeling when she was 15 years old, which sparked an interest in her choice of career.
Loves volleyball.
Resides in Los Angeles.
Has an old brother, Dave Stroup.
Auditioned for a role in April Fool's Day (2008).
As well as starring in horror movies, she is a huge horror movie fan. Some of her favorites include The Shining (1980), Poltergeist (1982) and Pet Sematary (1989).
Her mother is a former, "Miss North Carolina", and suggested to Jessica that she should take up modeling.
Best friends with actress Brittany Snow. The two frequently audition together, and both starred in Prom Night (2008).
Is a fan of the Clemson Tigers.
She originally auditioned for the role of "Annie" in 90210 (2008), but believes she wasn't Midwestern enough. Jessica was driving home from the grocery store, when she found out she got the part of "Silver". She was so excited that she almost got pulled over.
Is best friends with Shenae Grimes-Beech.
She is of English and some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry, with more distant German (the origin of her surname) and Welsh roots.

Personal Quotes (17)

I was a part of that Beanie Babies generation. I had, like, 400 of them... OK, maybe not that many, but I had a lot of little stuffed animals that I liked to make talk. I was a big dork, and I still am.
Hair on a guy is something that attracts me first; if you've got a good head of hair, and you're able to style yourself in a way that's presentable, I think that's really important.
I was raised by boys. I can hold my own, I can fight, and I love horror movies - simply for the scare factor and the surrealism.
If you watch 90210 (2008), you see my hair changing every episode - I've chopped it off, and I've kept it long. I've done it all to my hair on that show.
I'm just a huge fan of smells, first of all. I have a bit of an obsession with smells.
I was in, like, nine schools by ninth grade, so I moved a ton of times when I was younger.
Women rule men's lives - every decision a man makes is based on a woman.
I love Gossip Girl (2007). I used to hang out with Blake Lively and Jessica Szohr. I'm also addicted to Bravo and reality shows like Top Chef (2006).
When you don't feel healthy, stop the excuses and do something. Just go outside, walk, breathe. Life's too short to fall into a rut. You are in charge of you - treat yourself well, and it'll show.
For meals, I'm big into quinoa or rocket salad with a protein like shrimp of chicken added to it.
I'm Southern, but I need to be out making my own money, and impacting the world outside of my house.
On set, I have a lot of coffee... so I try to chug water before going for that next cup.
I was raised in a strict Southern household in Lexington, South Carolina, and I remember sneaking off to watch Pet Sematary (1989) as a kid. After seeing those animals reincarnate, I screamed and couldn't sleep for weeks, but watched it again and again.
Circuit training is a great way to go. Keeping the reps high and the weight low, you'll tone your muscles without bulking up.
When I was 15, I got a job at the first Hollister that opened up.
I love getting to work with the stunt coordinator. It's like choreography, like a dance.
I'm such a tomboy - I was raised in the South - and I also really wanted to work in New York, being so different from California, though it was a freezing-cold winter.

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