Who is Jesse Lee Soffer?
Born in North Tarrytown, this actor's dream was to become a famous athlete. As a kid, Jesse also showed interest in acting. This lovely blue-eyed kid began his career in a cereal commercial at the age of 6. Although he had started his big screen career at an early age, Jesse Lee Soffer was more dedicated to sports. He was a successful football player on his school's team, and he was selected for the all-star team in the prep school category after graduating. Having a good technique and proper height, Jesse got a sports scholarship. After that, he moved to New York where he continued his education at the prestigious New York University. Today, this actor is mostly recognized for his role as the detective Jay Halstad in the police series "Chicago P.D.," and for his relationship with Sophia Bush, one of the series' co-stars. An interesting fact is that they played love interests until Bush was written off the set after the fourth season. They broke up off screen, but they kept playing lovers on screen.
Jesse Lee Soffer's movie and TV career
After appearing in a TV commercial for "Kix," Jesse Lee Soffer started his acting career. In the following years, he had a role in the comedy "Matinee" alongside John Goodman and in the "The Brady Bunch" movie and its sequel, "A Very Brady Sequel," based on the 70's TV show. His first Hollywood gig happened in 1993. For the next few years, he appeared in lesser-known roles, as he was dedicated to his studies and sports career while the acting fell into the background. After the break, Jesse decided to turn to TV projects. After his highly appraised role as a problematic youngster in the drama "As The World Turn," he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for three years in a row. Jesse briefly turned back to movie acting in 2007 and in 2011. However, Sophia Bush's ex-boyfriend has admitted on several occasions that he is more interested in TV projects, such as "CSI: Miami," "The Mentalist," and so on. Before he started enforcing the law in "Chicago P.D." as one of the main roles, his character, Jay Halstad, showed up in the second season of "Chicago Fire."
Jesse is known as Sophia Bush's ex-boyfriend
This Hollywood beauty is not known for his love life. Although he might be with every girl he wants, the public only knew about the fact that he gave his heart to his series' co-star, Sophia Bush. They were together for a year, and since their breakup, Jesse really knows how to keep himself busy and stay away from dating. There were some rumors about their relationship from the very beginning. Considering that they acted a couple, the media presumption was that they were boyfriend and girlfriend in a real life, too. Although there were many sneaky suspicions, the couple were not photographed together until September 2015. Their relationship was hidden from the public for months, but after going public, these two became the focus of the media. Although many cheered for their love, this relationship did not last, as they broke up in 2015, but to the joy of many fans, this did not affect their on-screen connection. Jesse Lee Soffer remained Sophia Bush's TV boyfriend until she left the set in August this year. Bush is known as Hollywood femme fatale, and the list of co-stars she has been with is quite long. Besides Jesse, she also dated Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, and Austin Nichols, with whom she was shortly married.
Soffer's shirtless photos will leave you speechless
In one of his interviews, Sophia Bush's ex-boyfriend told to the public what his training looks like and how he got those amazing muscles. This actor does all his stunts, so he needs to be in good shape. Take a look at these pictures and you'll see why this actor, with his height of 5'3", is considered one of Hollywood's hottest dudes.
“I’ve been doing a lot of deadlifting and squatting for overall strength. And then I push a sled on a huge turf track at the end of the workouts. It’s brutal!”
According to Jesse Lee Bush's Instagram account, he spends a lot of time in the gym and doing outdoor activities like hiking or yachting. As a former sportsman, he sure knows how to keep his body fit and how to take our breath away with his shirtless photos.
Are Jesse and Sophia getting back together?
Judging by their Instagram profiles after their breakup, Bush and Soffer stayed good friends. Afterall, they were spending a lot of time together while shooting, so there was no need for fighting. They split up in peace, but is it over? This year, Sophia Bush announced she was leaving "Chicago P.D." and that she wanted to focus on her movie career. She's currently shooting with Bruce Willis. Earlier this year, Soffer and Bush were spotted together and that was enough to spark rumors about their reconciliation. Paparazzi took a photo of them holding hands while walking in N.Y, and according to them, these two actors looked so in love that is a shame they aren't together anymore. Speculations about them rekindling their romance set the public on fire. Will they get back together? Stay tuned.