Jessica De Gouw
- Jessica Elise De Gouw
February 15, 1988 (age 33)
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, and as Mina Murray in the NBC TV series, Dracula.
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.
Jessica De Gouw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen started dating in 2013 after starring on Dracula together.