Jessica De Gouw
|Jessica De Gouw|
|Born||Jessica Elise De Gouw
15 February 1988
Perth, Western Australia
|Residence||Los Angeles, United States|
|Other names||Jess De Gouw|
|Alma mater||Curtin University|
|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.
Jessica grew up in Lesmurdie, an eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia where she attended Lesmurdie Senior High School. 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.
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 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.
|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||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||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||Zoe|
|2013-14||Dracula||Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray||Main (13 episodes)|
|2016||The Last Tycoon||Minna Davis||Television pilot|
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- Symonds, Kristy (20 October 2012). "Perth actor Jessica De Gouw aiming at sci-fi glory". Perth Now. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
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- "THERE'S clearly not enough garlic [...]". ebscohost.com.
- "The Ballad of Nick Chopper Short Film (2010)". Vimeo. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (18 January 2013). "Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead On NBC Drama Series 'Dracula'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Kay, Jeremy (28 January 2013). "XYZ acquires world rights to These Final Hours". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 March 2013.