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Jessica Szohr

Jessica Karen Szohr (pronounced zorr; born March 31, 1985) is an American actress. Szohr began her screen career starring on television shows such as CSI: Miami and What About Brian. She gained recognition in 2007 with her breakthrough role as Vanessa Abrams on The CW series Gossip Girl. She most recently appeared in the 2010 horror film Piranha 3D and in 2011 comedy I Don't Know How She Does It. Szohr is of Hungarian and one quarter African-American descent. She was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a place she describes as a "family-oriented small town". The oldest of five children, Szohr played soccer, served on the student council, and was part of the cheerleading squad while in school. She started a cleaning company with a friend, cleaning their teachers’ houses. Szohr started modeling at age six. Her first national campaign was for Quaker Oats at age ten, and she also appeared in print ads for Kohl's department store. Subsequent modelling gigs followed, including prints for Crate & Barrel, Mountain Dew, Sears, Jockey and JanSport. Szohr graduated from Menomonee Falls High School a semester early and moved to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 17 to pursue an acting

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Anna vs. Jessica vs. Michelle: Who'd You Rather?

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"Twilight" chick Anna Kendrick, 25, and "Gossip Girls" Jessica Szohr, 25, and Michelle Trachtenberg, 25, all behaved appropriately enough at the same event in L.A. on Thursday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

Jessica vs. Elisabeth vs. Kelly: Who'd You Rather?

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"Piranha 3D" babes Jessica Szohr, Elisabeth Shue and Kelly Brook all showed up to the film's premiere in L.A. last night.Question is ... READ MORE >

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Jessica vs. Alexis vs. Emmy: Who'd You Rather?

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"Gossip Girl" star Jessica Szohr, former "Gilmore Girls" chick Alexis Bledel and "Poseidon" actress Emmy Rossum posed together at the same event in NYC on Tuesday.Question is ... READ MORE >

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