Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, entrepreneur, and global education access advocate.
Bush is a member of the Directors Guild of America and has starred in various independent projects, shows and movies such as the hit comedy John Tucker Must Die, Incredibles 2, The CW’s hit drama One Tree Hill, and starred as Detective Erin Lindsay for 4 seasons on Dick Wolf’s Chicago PD. Sophia recently appeared in NBC’s drama This is Us and the Hulu show, Love, Victor.
Bush has earned multiple Teen Choice Awards in the categories of “Choice Movie Actress: Comedy,” “Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller” and “Choice Movie: Breakout Female.”
Named one of the most charitable celebrities by CNN, Sophia devotes her free time to bettering girl’s education and the environment. She inspires millions as she uses her personal platform and social media influence to raise awareness and funds for great causes. Since taking to social media to share her passion for change, Bush has inspired young people to join her in raising nearly half a million dollars for charity, built three primary schools in Guatemala and Laos, and now serves as a global ambassador for Glamour’s The Girl Project. Her focus, with The Girl Project, is to break down the barriers the girls face to secondary school education. They are currently working in 96 countries around the world.
Sophia also co-founded and sits on the board for “I am a voter” where she campaigns and promotes awareness of registration tools while also encouraging all to use their resources to participate in the voting process.
In 2019, Sophia launched her podcast, Work in Progress. She features frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire Sophia about how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they think they’re still going. These discussions stem from her “aha” moment of realizing you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.