Jessica De Gouw

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 De Gouw
Jessica Elise De Gouw

(1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 33)[a]
Other namesJess De Gouw
Alma materCurtin University
Years active2006–present

Early lifeEdit

Jessica grew up in Lesmurdie, an eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, where she attended Lesmurdie Senior High School.[1] 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.[2]


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[2] 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.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Jessica De Gouw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen started dating in 2013 after starring in the short lived NBC Dracula series together.[4]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
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"[5]
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[6]
Cut Snake Paula Film
2015 Deadline Gallipoli Vera Grant Television miniseries
The Rezort Melanie Film
2016 Underground Elizabeth Hawkes Main role
The Last Tycoon Minna Davis Recurring role
2017 OtherLife Ren Amari Film
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


  1. ^ De Gouw's birthday is 15 February.[7] She was 23 years old on 14 January 2012.[1] Her full birth date, 15 February 1988, is calculated from these two facts.


  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ a b Symonds, Kristy (20 October 2012). "Perth actor Jessica De Gouw aiming at sci-fi glory". Perth Now. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  3. ^ "OtherLife world premiere". Kelley Eskridge. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. ^ "THERE'S clearly not enough garlic [...]". Archived from the original on 6 September 2014.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (18 January 2013). "Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead On NBC Drama Series 'Dracula'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  6. ^ Kay, Jeremy (28 January 2013). "XYZ acquires world rights to These Final Hours". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  7. ^ 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.

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