Jessica Karen Szohr is an American actress. Szohr began her screen career starring on television shows such as CSI: Miami and What About Brian. In 2007, she earned her breakthrough role as Vanessa Abrams on The CW series Gossip Girl. Szohr has been in a relationship with her Gossip Girl co-star, Ed Westwick from late 2008. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Szohr admitted the two were "just friends" for a year but decided to give a relationship a go when they found themselves single.
Szohr has an affinity for snowboarding, hiking, yoga and soccer. She describes her hobbies as a result of her being "from Wisconsin". Szohr has also said that she is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. She also told Parade magazine that, in order to avoid real-life gossip, she doesn’t "read blogs, I don't have MySpace, I don't have Facebook or Twitter -- none of that."