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Stroup in April 2009
|Born||Jessica Leigh Stroup
October 23, 1986
Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
Jessica Leigh Stroup (born October 23, 1986) is an American actress and comedienne, best known for her role as Erin Silver on 90210. She is regarded as a scream queen for starring in the horror movies Prom Night, Vampire Bats, Left in Darkness, and The Hills Have Eyes 2.
Early life 
Stroup was born in Anderson, South Carolina to Judith and Don Stroup, a senior vice president at Wachovia. She spent her childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from Providence High School in 2004. Stroup attended the University of Georgia, but dropped out to pursue an acting career.
Stroup's first acting role was a guest appearance on Unfabulous. Stroup has since appeared in a number of TV shows, such as Grey's Anatomy, October Road, and True Blood. In 2007, Stroup appeared in 4 episodes of Reaper, in which she played the protagonist's ex-girlfriend. She appeared in a number of small independent movie productions, such as Left in Darkness, Pray for Morning, Vampire Bats, and Southern Discomfort.
In March 2007, Stroup starred as the female lead in The Hills Have Eyes 2. Stroup played the role of a national guard named Amber whom fight for survival with her peers against a group of mutant people. The film was a fast-forward sequel to The Hills Have Eyes a remake of the 1977 movie of the same name. Despite negative reviews from critics the film went on to gross over $67 million worldwide. That same year Jessica had a supporting role in This Christmas.
In April 2008, Stroup was cast as a series regular on 90210. The show is a reboot of the Golden Globe nominated series Beverly Hills 90210. Stroup played the role of High School student Erin Silver, the younger sister of David Silver and Kelly Taylor from Beverly Hills 90210. The pilot premiered on September 2, 2008 to a high 4.65 million viewers despite mixed reviews from critics. In 2010 Stroup was awarded the "Sparkling Performance" award at the Young Hollywood Awards. On May 3, 2012 The CW renewed the series for a fifth season.
Also in April 2008, Stroup played the role of Claire in Screen Gems remake Prom Night. In December 2007, MTV.com announced that Stroup was cast in another horror movie called Homecoming. The movie follows a young woman being kidnapped by her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. Despite the movie completing production in February 2008, it wasn't released until July 2009 for a limited release in selected cinemas. That same year, Stroup came out in The Informers.
In 2011, Stroup guest-appeared on Family Guy, in which she voiced a number of characters over the course of two episodes. Stroup reunited with Seth MacFarlane in his directional debut Ted, in which she played Tracy, Lori (played by Mila Kunis)'s friend at work.
Personal life 
|2005||Unfabulous||Fredericka||Episode: "The Road Trip"|
|School for Scoundrels||Eli's Wife|
|Left in Darkness||Justine|
|Pray for Morning||Ashley|
|Zoey 101||Girl||Episode: "Lola Likes Chase"|
|Girlfriends||Riley||Episode: "Oh, Hell Yes: The Seminar"|
|2007||This Christmas||Sandi Whitfield|
|The Hills Have Eyes 2||Amber Johnson|
|October Road||Taylor||Episode: "Once Around The Block"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Jillian Miller||Episode 3x13: "Great Expectations"|
|2008||True Blood||Sorority Girl Kelly||Episode: "Strange Love"|
|2008–2013||90210||Erin Silver||Main Role|
|2011||Family Guy||Crowd member
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