A Teen Vogue Cover Girl

Jessica Szohr plays Vanessa Abrams on Gossip Girl. Despite the fan hatred for that character, she seems awesome. She is of Hungarian and African-American descent.

Szohr was discovered at age 17, when she began working as a Kohl's Department Store model. She has modeled for Crate and Barrel, Mountain Dew, Sears, Quaker Oats, Jockey, JanSport and Seventeen magazine, where she received a full-page ad for Claire's Boutique.

Jessica Szohr has had appearances in many TV shows including: Somebody Help Me, CSI: Miami, House at the End of the Drive, The Reading Room, That's So Raven, Joan of Arcadia, Drake & Josh, What I Like About You, Uncle Nino and My Wife And Kids.