Jessica De Gouw
Jessica Elise De Gouw
15 February 1988[a]
|Other names||Jess De Gouw|
|Alma mater||Curtin University|
Jessica Elise De Gouw (born 15 February 1988) 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 lasted only 10 episodes, and NBC announced on 9 May 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.
|2006||The Sleepover Club||Amanda Hart/Shandi||Episode: "Fallen Star"; credited as "Jess De Gouw"|
|2011||Underbelly: Razor||Constable Edie McElroy||3 episodes|
|Crownies||Melody Kingston||Episode 1.20|
|2012||Tricky Business||Yvette Bell||Episode: "Opportunity Knocks"|
|Kath & Kimderella||Isabella||Film|
|The Dinner Meeting||Natalie||Short film; credited as "Jess De Gouw"|
|The Mystery of a Hansom Cab||Madge||Television movie|
|2012–2014||Arrow||Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress||Recurring role (seasons 1–2)|
|2013–2014||Dracula||Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray||Main role|
|2014||These Final Hours||Zoe||Film|
|2015||Deadline Gallipoli||Vera Grant||Television miniseries|
|2016||Underground||Elizabeth Hawkes||Main role|
|The Last Tycoon||Minna Davis||Recurring role|
|2018||Riot||Robyn Plaister||Television movie|
|2019||The Hunting||Eliza||Television miniseries|
|The Crown||Lucy Lindsay-Hogg||Episode: "Cri de Coeur"|
|Vienna Blood||Amelia Lydgate||Main role|
|2020||Gretel & Hansel||Young Holda||Film|
|The Secrets She Keeps||Meghan||Main role|
|Operation Buffalo||Dr Eva Lloyd-George||Main role|
- "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.
- Symonds, Kristy (20 October 2012). "Perth actor Jessica De Gouw aiming at sci-fi glory". Perth Now. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "OtherLife world premiere". Kelley Eskridge. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (18 January 2013). "Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead On NBC Drama Series 'Dracula'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Kay, Jeremy (28 January 2013). "XYZ acquires world rights to These Final Hours". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- De Gouw, Jessica [@jessdegouw] (15 February 2015). "Thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 31 October 2018 – via Twitter.