Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capshaw
Actor Information
Name Jessica Brooke Capshaw
Date of Birth August 9, 1976
Birthplace Columbia, Missouri, USA
Character Information
Character Name Arizona Robbins
Seasons Active 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Jessica Capshaw plays Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy.

Biography Edit

Jessica is the daughter of actress Kate Capshaw and salesman Bob Capshaw. She is also the stepdaughter of Steven Spielberg. She was born in Columbia, Missouri, where both parents were students at the University of Missouri. The family moved to New York then to pursue Kate's modeling career. Her parents divorced when she was 3 and Jessica got drawn along in her mother's new world. Kate married Spielberg when Jessica was 15. Among her three parents, she is one of 9 biological and adopted siblings. Jessica graduated from Brown University in 1998 with an English degree.She then attended acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. From there, she got her first acting role on TV's "Odd Man Out" (1999).

Jessica married Christopher Gavigan in May 2004. The couple have 3 children. 

Career Edit

Filmography Edit

  • The Hero of Color City (2014)
  • One Angry Juror (2010)
  • Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project (2007)
  • Blind Trust (2007)
  • The Groomsmen (2006)
  • View from the Top (2003)
  • Romeo Fire (2002)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • The Mesmerist (2002)
  • Valentine (2001)
  • The Back Page (2001)
  • Big Time (short) (2000)
  • Killing Cinderella (2000)
  • The Love Letter (1999)
  • Denial (1998)
  • The Locusts (1997)

Television Edit

  • Grey's Anatomy (2009-present)
  • Head Case (2009)
  • The L Word (2007)
  • Bones (2006)
  • Thick and Thin (2006)
  • Into the West (mini-series) (2005)
  • The Practice (2002-2004)
  • Odd Man Out (1999-2000)
  • ER (1999)

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Jessica was a fan of the show before joining it.
  • Jessica originally auditioned for the role of Rose and the role of Sadie Harris before being cast as Arizona