Jessica Capshaw

TV Actress

Jessica Capshaw was born on August 9th, 1976 in Columbia, Missouri, United States and is the TV Actress from United States. Discover Jessica Capshaw's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 46 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Jessica Brooke Capshaw, Jess
Date of Birth
August 9, 1976
United States
Place of Birth
Columbia, Missouri, United States
46 years old
Zodiac Sign
$20 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Television Actor
Social Media
Jessica Capshaw Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 46 years old, Jessica Capshaw has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Blonde
Eye Color
35-25-36" or 89-63.5-91.5 cm
Jessica Capshaw Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Harvard-Westlake School, Brown University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)
Jessica Capshaw Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Christopher Gavigan ​(m. 2004)​
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Robert Capshaw, Kate Capshaw
Sasha Spielberg (Younger Half-Sister), Theo Spielberg (Younger Adopted Brother), Max Spielberg (Younger Stepbrother), Mikaela Spielberg (Younger Half-Sister), Destry Spielberg (Younger Half-Sister), Sawyer Spielberg (Younger Half-Brother)
Other Family
Steven Spielberg (Stepfather) (Film director)
About Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Brooke Capshaw (born August 9, 1976) is an American actress.

She is known for her role as Jamie Stringer in The Practice and Arizona Robbins on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

She was introduced in Grey's Anatomy's fifth season as an attending surgeon and the new head of pediatric surgery.

Originally contracted to appear in three episodes, Capshaw's contract was extended to the remainder of the fifth season, with her becoming a series regular in the sixth season.

Early life

Capshaw was born August 9, 1976 in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of actress and producer Kate Capshaw, and Robert Capshaw, a sales manager, marketing director, business executive and high school principal. She is the stepdaughter of director Steven Spielberg, whom her mother married when Capshaw was 15.

She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1994, then attended Brown University, where she was in productions of Arcadia and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in English. During summers, she attended classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, where she appeared as Puck in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Capshaw had a minor role in the drama The Locusts (1997), co-starring her mother, at age nineteen, then appeared in Adam Rifkin's independent film Denial (1998). She played Dorothy Wheeler in the slasher film Valentine (2001), had a minor role in Minority Report (2002), then a lead role in Edward Burns's The Groomsmen (2006).

In 2009, she became a regular on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. It was announced in December 2008 that she would join the cast as pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins, for a multi-episode arc. Initially scheduled to appear in only three episodes of the show's fifth season, series creator Shonda Rhimes extended her contract to appear in all of the season's remaining episodes, and she became a series regular in the sixth season.

She was established as a love interest for orthopedic surgery resident Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez). Rhimes was pleased with the chemistry between them, saying that the addition of Capshaw to the cast was an element of the season of which she was most proud: "I love Jessica Capshaw, and when I say love I mean love. She couldn't be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch." Initial media reaction was positive. Matt Mitovich of TV Guide described Capshaw as a "fan favorite", and Chris Monfette of IGN praised the addition of "fresh, new characters" such as Robbins over the course of the season.

In March 2018 Capshaw left Grey’s Anatomy, with the producers citing creative reasons. She posted a statement on Twitter highlighting her character's significance: "She was one of the first members of the LGBTQ community to be represented in a series regular role on network television. Her impact on the world is permanent and forever."

Personal life

Capshaw married Christopher Gavigan. They have four children: Luke, Eve, Poppy, and Josephine.

In 2010, she posed nude for the May issue of Allure magazine.


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