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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 (2)

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

Jessica Leigh Stroup (born October 23, 1986) is an American actress, best known for her role as Erin Silver on 90210, Max Hardy on The Following, and Joy Meachum in Iron Fist. 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.

Stroup was born in Anderson, South Carolina, the daughter of Judith and Don Stroup, a senior vice president at MUFG Union Bank. She spent her childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from Providence High School in 2004[citation needed]. Stroup received a full scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, but declined in order to pursue an 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. 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 Comfort.

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

Also in April 2008, Stroup played the role of Claire in Screen Gems remake Prom Night. 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 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 directorial 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's an NYPD cop, working in the Intel Division. Max reconnects with Ryan and she becomes a valuable ally."

In April 2016, Stroup was cast in Marvel's Iron Fist as Joy Meachum - the daughter of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Danny Rand's, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with her brother Ward is threatened to be undone with Rand's return.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trade Mark (1)

Dazzling blue eyes

Trivia (19)

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.
Born on the same date as Emilia Clarke.
She played a small role in the 2012 comedy film Ted.
She co-starred with Rob Estes on 90210.
She made her acting debut in a guest-starring role on Nickelodeon's Unfabulous in 2005.
She grew up with a brother named Dave. She dated her 90210 co-star, Dustin Milligan for two years before the couple ended their relationship in August 2010.

Personal Quotes (18)

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.
I remember being at my cousin's house and taking the cushions off the couches and just watching Luke Perry on TV and falling in love. The rebel, the rebel...

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