Jessica Brooke Capshaw (born August 9, 1976) is an actress from the United States of America. She is best known for her roles as Jamie Stringer in “The Practice” and as Arizona Robbins on “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC. Moreover, she made her debut as an attending surgeon and the new head of pediatric surgery in Grey’s Anatomy’s fifth season. Capshaw’s contract was originally only for three episodes. But later it was extended for the rest of the fifth season. After that, she became a series regular in the sixth.
Quick facts about Kate Capshaw
- Her parents are Kate Capshaw, who is an actress as well as producer and Robert Capshaw.
- Her father, Robert Capshaw is a sales manager, business executive, marketing director and high school principal.
- Though her mother has converted to Judaism, Jessica remains Christian.
How did Jessica build her career?
At the age of nineteen, Capshaw had a minor part in the drama “The Locusts” (1997), which also starred her mother. After that, she appeared in Adam Rifkin’s independent film “Denial” (1998). Subsequently, Capshaw played Dorothy Wheeler in the 2001 slasher film “Valentine”. After that, she had minor roles in “Minority Report” and “The Groomsmen”.
She joined the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy as a regular in 2009. Capshaw was first announced as a guest star on Grey’s Anatomy in December 2008. She played a pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins for a multi-episode series.
Capshaw was fired from Grey’s Anatomy in March 2018, citing artistic reasons. Capshaw made a statement on Twitter, emphasizing the importance of her role: “She was one of the first members of the LGBTQ community to appear on network television in a series regular role. Her influence on the world is irreversible.”
How was Jessica’s personal life?
Capshaw earned her bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. She then went to Brown University. There she performed in Arcadia and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof productions. She earned her B.A. in English in 1998. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London during the summers. There she played Puck in a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
On May 22, 2004, Capshaw married Christopher Gavigan at her family’s East Hampton estate. The couple has four kids- Luke Hudson, Eve Augusta, Poppy James, and Josephine Kate.
Jessica Capshaw’s Net Worth
According to the sources, this American actress has a net worth of $20 million.