Jessica De Gouw

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Jessica De Gouw
Born Jessica Elise De Gouw
(1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 29)
Perth, Western Australia
Residence Los Angeles, United States
Nationality Australian
Other names Jess De Gouw
Alma mater Curtin University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Jessica Elise De Gouw (born 15 February 1988), sometimes credited as Jess De Gouw, is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress in the television series Arrow, as Mina Murray in the NBC TV series, Dracula and as Elizabeth Hawkes in the WGN series, Underground.

Early life[edit]

Jessica grew up in Lesmurdie, an eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia where she attended Lesmurdie Senior High School.[1] She appeared in an episode of The Sleepover Club, as well as a short film. In 2010, she graduated from Curtin University at the age of 22, majoring in performance studies. She also appeared in another short film the same year.[2]

Career[edit]

Jessica De Gouw as Helena Bertinelli in Arrow.

De Gouw moved to Sydney in order to have a greater opportunity for acting roles. She appeared in a number of TV series, mostly in guest starring roles. In 2012, she debuted in the film Kath & Kimderella as Isabella, Kath and Kim's maid. She moved to Los Angeles later that year and landed the recurring role of the Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress in the action-adventure series, Arrow. In 2013, De Gouw was cast in the NBC series, Dracula, as Mina Murray, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers[2] and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. The series only lasted 10 episodes, and NBC announced on May 9, 2014 that the show will not be renewed for another season. In 2016, De Gouw was cast as fictional abolitionist Elizabeth Hawkes in the WGN series, Underground.

Personal life[edit]

Jessica De Gouw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen started dating in 2013 after starring on Dracula together.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Sleepover Club Amanda Hart/Shandi TV series (Episode: "Fallen Star"); credited as "Jess De Gouw"
2009 Bedtime Stories Mother Short film; credited as "Jess De Gouw"
2010 The Ballad of Nick Chopper[5] Iva Short film
2011 Works Well with Others Andrea Short film; credited as "Jess De Gouw"
2011 Underbelly: Razor Constable Edie McElroy TV series (3 episodes)
2011 Crownies Melody Kingston TV series (Episode 1.20)
2012 Tricky Business Yvette Bell TV series (Episode: "Opportunity Knocks")
2012 Kath & Kimderella Isabella
2012 The Dinner Meeting[6] Natalie Short film; credited as "Jess De Gouw"
2012 The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Madge TV movie
2012–14 Arrow Helena Bertinelli / Huntress Recurring (Seasons 1-2; 4 episodes)
2014 These Final Hours[7] Zoe
2013-14 Dracula Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray Main (13 episodes)
2014 Cut Snake Paula
2015 Deadline Gallipoli
2015 The Rezort Melanie
2016 Underground Elizabeth Hawkes
2016 The Last Tycoon Minna Davis Television pilot

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Gouw set to wow in US". Yahoo! New Zealand News. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Symonds, Kristy (20 October 2012). "Perth actor Jessica De Gouw aiming at sci-fi glory". Perth Now. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cara Delevingne's lesbian lover Michelle Rodriguez 'pursues' Evan Rachel Wood - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. 
  4. ^ "THERE'S clearly not enough garlic [...]". ebscohost.com. 
  5. ^ "The Ballad of Nick Chopper Short Film (2010)". Vimeo. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (18 January 2013). "Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead On NBC Drama Series 'Dracula'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Kay, Jeremy (28 January 2013). "XYZ acquires world rights to These Final Hours". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 

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