There is nothing as great as having parents that supports you in your choice of career. It gives you an added confidence and determination to succeed no matter the challenges you encouter. This can be said to be the lot of Jessica Stroup who had the support of her family, in her sojourn into the showbiz industry, more specifically to become a model. This heightened her interest in the the entertainment industry generally and she went into acting after having started off as a model in her teenage years.
The American actress is a huge fan of horror movies and her favorites were The Shinning and Pet Sematara, she didn’t just watch them but she also has featured in so many of them thereby earning her the nickname ‘Scream Queen’. This gorgeous actress believes in eating healthy and working out so as to keep fit, and looking at her we can tell she is quite conscious of her looks and general well being. Though she started off as a model, she has turned out to be an exquisite actress who knows what she is doing and putting in all her efforts into doing it.
Jessica Stroup’s Biography
Jessica Leigh Stroup was born on October 23, 1986, in Anderson, South Carolina. She was raised with her brother in Charlotte, North Carolina by their parents Don and Judith Stroup. She attended the Providence High School and graduated in 2004, before earning a full scholarship to University of Georgia which she declined in order to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She is an American actress, model and comedian who is best friends with fellow actress Brittany Snow. She loves sports especially volleyball which she played actively during her high school days.
The teenage talent made her choice of career when she was advised by her mother to go into modeling which led her to start her modeling career at the age of fifteen before she delved into acting. Her first appearance as an actress was in the Nickelodeon teen series Unfabulous in the year 2005. In 2006, she was in several films and television series such as; Pray for Morning, Broken, Girlfriends, Zoe 101, and so many others.
She is referred to as Scream Queen, having been in several horror movies such as Vampire Bats (2005), Left in Darkness (2006), Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007), Prom Night (2008), and others. She played the character Amber, the female lead in the film Hills Have Eyes 2, and her performance there earned her more recognition in the industry. Amnd even though she was blonde in the movie, she is a natural brunette. Despite the negative reviews the movie got, it went ahead to become a hit and grossed over $67 million worldwide.
In 2008, Jessica Stroup played the role of Erin Silver, David Silver’s younger sister in the American series 90210. Due to her performance in this series, she won the Sparkling Award at the Young Hollywood Awards in 2010. She voiced some characters in two episodes of the animated sitcom Family Guy in 2011. The actress played the role of Tracy in the film Ted in 2012. She starred as Max, an NYPD cop in the second season of The Following. She also joined Iron Fist starting from 2017.
This smart actress knew what she wanted and went right ahead for it. Having been in the industry for a while now, she is getting better every day and is still surprising us with her talent on the screen. This has really benefitted her a lot financially and although we can’t find a record of what she is being paid per role or annually, her estimated net worth is calculated to be about $3 million. However, with her speed and dexterity, we are sure she is still ahead of her game.
Family Life – Parents, Brother
Much isn’t known about the actress’ family life other than the fact that she was raised by her parents Don and Judy Stroup, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and that she has an elder brother, Dave Stroup, who is a film director. Her father is a senior vice president at MUFG Union Bank while her mother Judith Stroup was a former beauty queen (Miss North Carolina). Little wonder why she advised Jessica to go into modeling, and this eventually helped her in her choice of career.
Personal Life – Boyfriend
A peek into the personal life of Jessica Stroup reveals that she was romantically involved with Dustin Milligan, a Canadian actor, producer and writer. Milligan was born on July 28, 1985, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, Canada. He is mostly known for his role as Ethan Ward in the Teen series 90210. It was on the set of this series that he met Jessica Stroup and they started dating in 2008.
The duo were having an awesome relationship as they were always seen hanging out and appearing in events together, in as much as we would have wanted this relationship to last and probably lead to something better, because they were so good together, but it didn’t go as expected because two years later it was heard that they had broken up, and Dustin confirmed it when he admitted being single on his Instagram page.
After her breakup with Dustin in 2010, there hasn’t been any news of her involvement with another person, but the actress is having fun and great times with her friends and crew members. Apart from that, the Vampire Bats actress is single at the moment.