The movie industry, especially Hollywood is a great lure for people of all ages who want to build a career in the entertainment industry and they come from all corners of the world to try and make their dreams come true. Although most of the time, when people get into the industry, they realize that things are not what they imagined. Also, as the industry is really difficult to break into, it often causes most of them to quit their pursuits in favor of more realistic dreams, but a select few end up persevering against the odds to make a name for themselves in the movie and television scene. Jessica Rothe is one actress who belongs to the latter category. She left her small town in Colorado to seek out fame and success in Los Angeles and she has managed to pull it off.
Jessica has scored dozens of credits on film and television where she has played a variety of characters both small and prominent. She is most famous for the characters she embodied in Happy Death Day, La La Land, Mary + Jane, and Utopia.
Who is Jessica Rothe and How Old is She?
Jessica Anne Rothenberg was born on May 28, 1987, in Denver. She became interested in performance at an early age and began taking dance classes when she was 8. Whenever she was on summer break, she would go to theatre camps around the city where she began honing her love for acting.
She graduated from Cherry Creek High School, located in Greenwood Village. After her high school graduation, she enrolled at Boston University, where she studied Fine Arts. While she was in college, Jessica Rothe explored many aspects of the arts from pottery making to tap dancing, and playing the violin.
Her career in acting began in 2009, shortly after she completed her studied at Boston University. She relocated to California and began auditioning for roles and after many months of doing so, she got her first break with a minor role on the show America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back. This was followed by a series of minor roles in The Onion News Network as Katie Clements and Happy Ending, where she played a Teen girl.
The soul that she puts into her characters soon gained the attention of key players in the industry who informed her about auditions and cast her in the movies and television series that they were shooting.
Movies & TV Shows
Jessica Rothe got her first movie feature in a short film titled Promised Land. This was followed by the full-length picture, The Last Keepers, in which she bagged a minor role. Her portfolio was buttressed by roles in Hot Flashes, Jack Jules Esther and Me, Lily & Kat, Bastards of Young, Dissocia, Parallels, Juveniles, and The Preppie Connection.
Jessica was able to land more roles as the years progressed, each one more complex and career-defining than the last. She starred in Wolves, Trust Fund, Tater Tot & Patton, Summertime, Better Off Single, The Tribe, and the Academy Award-winning La La Land, where she portrayed the character, Alexis. Her other movie appearances include roles in Happy Death Day, Forever My Girl, Please Stand By, Valley Girl, and Happy Death Day 2U.
The Colorado town girl did not abandon the small screen while pursuing her career on the silver screen. She was lucky enough to land parts in series such as Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl, Happy Endings, High Maintenance, Futurestates, and Next Time on Lonny. Jessica Rothe has been kept busy with parts in various other television series including Chicago P.D, Mary + Jane, and Utopia.
Jessica Rothe’s Height
Although she has a big personality, Jessica Rothe is not a very tall person in real life. She stands at 5 feet 4 inches in height and she weighs around 55 kg. The actress possesses a slender figure which fills out any outfit she wears in the right places. Her body measurements are 32-24-34 inches for her bust, waist, and hips respectively.
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Family Facts About The Actress
1. Her parents are named Steve and Susan Rothenberg.
2. Jessica’s father is Polish and Jewish and her mother is Scottish, so this means the actress has mixed roots.
3. Although her family is not exceptionally artistic, she inherited her love for acting from her mother’s side. Her maternal grandmother was a popular actress during her time while Jessica’s mother was also a theater actress.
4. Jessica Rothe has a sister named Cate Rothenberg.
5. The actress is not married but she got engaged to Eric Clem who is also an actor on Valentine’s Day of 2019.