• Jessica Leigh Stroup was born in 1986 and is the daughter of a former Miss North Carolina
• She started her modeling career at 15 and moved to LA at 18 to pursue her passion for acting
• She has starred in 13 films and 14 TV series, and has appeared in commercials for Honda, Velveeta, Target and Dentyne Ice
• She was in a relationship with Dustin Milligan from 2008-2010 and was speculated to be dating Paul James in 2019
• As of 2021, her estimated net worth is close to $3 million
Who is Jessica Leigh Stroup?
Early life and family background
Jessica Leigh Stroup was born on 23 October 1986, in Anderson, South Carolina, USA. She’s the daughter of a former Miss North Carolina, Judith Stroup, and Don Stroup, who is the senior vice president of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Union Bank. She was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina alongside her older brother Dave Stroup, who is currently in the film industry.
Stroup matriculated from Providence High School In 2004, and received a full scholarship to the University of Georgia, however, due to her passion for acting, she declined the said offer and later moved to another state to chase her dreams.
With the encouragement of her former beauty queen mother, Jessica started her modeling career at 15 years of age. This achievement at an early age really helped with her composure and confidence when she finally decided to pursue her passion for acting.
At age 18, she finally made the big move to Los Angeles to pursue her goal of becoming a successful actress. She auditioned left and right, continually trying out for roles, and managed to book numerous acting gigs and television appearances.
In 2005, she debuted as “Fredericka” in a guest appearance of an episode of the hit Nickelodeon show entitled, “Unfabulous”, which garnered the attention of fans, and she later appeared in the episode ‘Lola Likes Chase’ of another teenage sitcom “Zoe 101”.
These short TV exposures opened doors to stardom, and she played characters in hit TV series such as “Grey’s Anatomy”, “90210”, “The Following”, and “Iron Fist”. With these roles, she was adored by viewers and gained a great following.
Stroup also expressed to fans her love for horror movies, to the point where she auditioned and successfully starred in several horror films namely: “Vampire Bats”, “Pray For Morning”, “Left In Darkness”, “Prom Night”, and “The Hills Have Eyes”, which was followed by the released of the sequel “The Hills Have Eyes 2”.
Jessica is well-known to be one of the most versatile actresses in the industry; she’s also grabbed voice-acting gigs, and landed the role as “Denise” in the comedy show “Family Guy”.
In the years 2005 to the present, she’s starred in a total of 13 films and 14 TV series, and has also appeared in several commercials for the brands Honda, Velveeta and Target, and she was famously known for “Dentyne Ice.”
In 2008, Stroup began dating her “90210” co-star, Dustin Milligan which lasted two years. Her relationship was really private, and they chose to stay quiet on their social media profiles, sharing few photos of their relationship; iIn August 2010, they ended their relationship for good.
In 2019, she was seen with actor Paul James, and fans already speculated that they were dating through a photo posted on their Instagram profiles. However, none of these claims were confirmed by Stroup or James.
She is known to be a private person, and limits her posts to avoid drawing attention to her personal life. Currently, she hasn’t been seen with anyone, and is believed to be living a single life and spending more time with family and friends.
According to sources, as of 2021, she has an estimated net worth of close to $3 million dollars.
Facts about the actress:
- She likes the colors red and white
- She loves traveling – her favorite travel destination is Beverly Hills, USA.
- Her favorite food is Chinese
- She loves watching horror films, because they force her adrenaline to spike to its top level – her all-time favorite is “The Shining.”
- She is best friends with co-actress Brittany Snow – theywould audition for parts together, In 2008, they landed in a horror movie together entitled “Prom Night.”
- She’s a big fan of volleyball and refers to it as ‘a very addicting sport.” She was an active player during her high school days.
- She follows the football team Clemson Tigers.
- She loves exercising, and getting the proper nutrients. If you are a fan of Stroup, she is known to be very health-conscious and is strongly against processed foods such as chips and sodas.
Jessica Stroup’s height, weight, and body measurements
Stroup is 5ft 8 ins (173 cm) tall and weighs about 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-24-35.
She is known to be very slim but healthy. She likes to take care of herself, making her the perfect role model when it comes to proper diet and fitness.
During this modern-day of technology, unofficial websites and fake stories emerged. It can be about politics, events, and even our celebrity favorites are deeply affected—in this case, Stroup wasn’t spared.
On 19 June 2022, a thread circulated on Facebook that eventually went viral, posting about Stroup’s alleged death, reading:
“At about 11 a.m ET on Sunday (June 19, 2022), our beloved actress Jessica Stroup passed away. Jessica Stroup was born October 23, 1986, in Anderson. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
This garnered angry comments about the insensitive post. A day after the posting, Stroup’s team denied the rumors, stating that she’s well and healthy and the news was a hoax, then dismissed the topic completely. Her followers sparked tension online and expressed their dismay through their social media handles.
The spread of malicious content
There’s no denying that Stroup possesses great acting skills, a pretty face, and a stunning slim figure.
With this, she has been a subject of a lot of sexy and seductive content on the internet. She has become a victim of numerous accounts and websites claiming that the actress participated in sexual activity and content. However, most of these accounts were edited, and some were pictures and screen captures of her characters in films and TV series.
What is the naked truth about Jessica Stroup?
Jessica Stroup really worked her way up to where she is now, her versatility in acting and modeling really captivated audiences from all around the world. However, setting all of this aside, she really loves her private life with her family and friends and sets boundaries of her own from all sorts of media attention to her own personal space.