Sophia Bush made a name for herself as the seductive vixen Brooke Davis on the long-running teen drama series,One Tree Hill.She sparked a press frenzy with her real-life marriage to "Tree" co-star Chad Michael Murray - and their subsequent divorce only five months later.
Though often cast as the flirtatious bad girl, Bush's down-to-earth persona and intelligence grounded her on the big and small screens, adding a deeper layer to many of her characters and hinting at a potential which fans believed she would fulfill.
As a freshman, she developed a penchant for acting and became involved in school theater productions. In 2000, the senior was crowned Queen of the Tournament of Roses Parade. After graduation, she attended the University of Southern California for three years with a journalism major and theater minor.
Film director, Jonathan Mostow changed his mind and deemed her too young for the role of Stahl's love interest, replacing her with the more experienced Claire Danes.By this time, wounds had healed and Bush and ex-husband and co-star Murray could spoke publicly about how they were able to move beyond the past.