Check Out These Throwback Pics of Former Maxim Cover Girl Sophia Bush

The "One Tree Hill" actress turns 36 today.
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During her run on One Tree Hill, Sophia Bush seemed like the ideal gal to bring home to Mom. She was sweet, wholesome, and yeah, sure, drop-dead gorgeous, too. 

But to play Windy City copper Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D., the SoCal native put the sweetness in the slammer.

She stepped off the set and into movies and social activism in 2017, and has recently voiced Voyd in Pixar's Incredibles 2 and played a new detective role as Brooke Baker in Acts of Violence

The politically and socially active actress has also used every social platform—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter—to give a voice to charitable causes fighting cancer and the environmental effects of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 

Today is Sophia Bush's 36th birthday. Celebrate by clicking on the gallery above. Then drop your weapons, step away from the car, and prepare for an arresting encounter.