Jessica De Gouw

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Jessica De Gouw
Born Jessica Elise De Gouw
1987/1988 (age 30–31)[1]
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

Jessica Elise De Gouw (born circa 1987-1988), 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.[2] 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.[3]


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[3] and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. The series lasted only 10 episodes, and NBC announced on May 9, 2014 that the show would not be renewed for another season. In 2016, De Gouw was cast as fictional abolitionist Elizabeth Hawkes in the WGN series, Underground. She played the lead role Ren Amari in the 2017 feature film OtherLife based on the novel Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jessica De Gouw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen started dating in 2013 after starring on Dracula together.[5][6]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Sleepover Club Amanda Hart/Shandi 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[7]
2011 Works Well with Others Andrea Short film; credited as "Jess De Gouw"
2011 Underbelly: Razor Constable Edie McElroy 3 episodes
2011 Crownies Melody Kingston Episode 1.20
2012 Tricky Business Yvette Bell Episode: "Opportunity Knocks"
2012 Kath & Kimderella Isabella Film
2012 The Dinner Meeting Natalie Short film; credited as "Jess De Gouw"[8]
2012 The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Madge Television movie
2012–2014 Arrow Helena Bertinelli Recurring role (seasons 1–2); 4 episodes
2014 These Final Hours Zoe Film[9]
2013–2014 Dracula Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray Main role; 10 episodes
2014 Cut Snake Paula Film
2015 Deadline Gallipoli Vera Grant Television miniseries
2015 The Rezort Melanie Film
2016 Underground Elizabeth Hawkes Main role
2016 The Last Tycoon Minna Davis Recurring role
2017 OtherLife Ren Amari Film


  1. ^ "Actress Jess De Gouw relishing strong female lead role". The Daily Telegraph. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "De Gouw set to wow in US". Yahoo! New Zealand News. 14 January 2012. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Symonds, Kristy (20 October 2012). "Perth actor Jessica De Gouw aiming at sci-fi glory". Perth Now. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  4. ^ "OtherLife world premiere". Kelley Eskridge. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Cara Delevingne's lesbian lover Michelle Rodriguez 'pursues' Evan Rachel Wood - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online.
  6. ^ "THERE'S clearly not enough garlic [...]".
  7. ^ "The Ballad of Nick Chopper Short Film (2010)". Vimeo. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (18 January 2013). "Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead On NBC Drama Series 'Dracula'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  9. ^ Kay, Jeremy (28 January 2013). "XYZ acquires world rights to These Final Hours". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 March 2013.

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