Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, entrepreneur, and investor. Sophia 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. In 2020, Sophia appeared in NBC’s drama This is Us and joined the cast of Hulu’s, Love, Victor, playing Veronica. Sophia can currently be seen starring in the CBS drama, Good Sam, as Dr. Sam Griffith.
As an investor, Sophia was an early angel in companies such as Uber, Seed, Dirty Lemon, CrowdRise, StyleSeat, Better Battery Co., AllVoices, Detroit Blows, Bev and Genexa. She is also an investor and co-owner of LA-based women’s soccer club, Angel City FC. And in 2021 joined Union Heritage Venture Partners as a General Partner.
Sophia, alongside Nia Batts and Billie Jean King, serves as a Strategic Advisor to First Women’s Bank; a first-of-its-kind, purpose-driven bank with a mission to grow the economy and advance the role of women within it. The Bank is the only women-founded, women-owned and women-led commercial bank in the country with a strategic focus on serving the women’s economy.
In 2019, Sophia launched her podcast, Work in Progress. She features in-depth conversations with culture makers — from creatives to elected officials, entrepreneurs to journalists — who inspire Sophia. These discussions span from career lessons to personal triumphs, and encapsulate one of Sophia’s most popular pieces of writing: “you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”
Named one of the most charitable celebrities by CNN, Sophia devotes her free time to advocating for women and girls, the environment, and gender and racial equity.
Sophia also co-founded and sits on the board of I am a voter®, a nonpartisan movement that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement by unifying around a central truth: our democracy works best when we all participate.
Sophia Bush Hughes is an accomplished American actress, activist, entrepreneur, and investor, having left an indelible mark on both the entertainment industry and the world of business.
From her iconic roles in hit shows and movies to her strategic investments and passionate advocacy for women’s empowerment and social justice, Sophia’s multifaceted career embodies a commitment to making a positive impact on society.
Sectors of Interest
Consumer Clean Energy / Climate Tech Media, Sports & Entertainment