Jessica Rothe

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Jessica Rothe
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Rothe in 2019
Jessica Anne Rothenberg

(1987-05-28) May 28, 1987 (age 33)
Alma materBoston University
Years active2010–present

Jessica Ann Rothenberg (born May 28, 1987),[1][2] known professionally as Jessica Rothe (/rɒθ/),[3] is an American actress. She is known for her role in the 2016 Academy Award-winning film La La Land, her lead role in the 2016 MTV television series Mary + Jane, and her starring role as Tree Gelbman in the 2017 film Happy Death Day, as well as its 2019 sequel Happy Death Day 2U.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Rothe was born in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Susan and Steve Rothenberg.[6] Rothe's father is Jewish.[7][8] Her grandmother, Colleen Rothenberg, was a theatre actress who belonged to the Congregation Shomrei Torah synagogue in Santa Rosa, California.[9]

Rothe took ballet classes when she was age 8.[10] As a youth she attended summer theater camps in Kansas City.[11] Rothe graduated from Boston University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts,[11] and during that time she learned to play the violin, tap dance, and make pottery.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Promised Land Maya Short film
The Last Keepers Jessica Credited as Jessica Rothenberg
The Hot Flashes Millie Rash
Bastards of Young Samantha, the evil
Jack, Jules, Esther and Me Jules
2014 Dissocia Short film
2015 Lily & Kat Lily
Parallels Beatrix Carver
The Preppie Connection Laura
2016 Juveniles Amber
Trust Fund Reese Donahue
Wolves Lola
The Tribe Jenny
Summertime Jules
La La Land Alexis
Better Off Single Mary
2017 Tater Tot & Patton Andie
Happy Death Day Theresa "Tree" Gelbman Runner Up - New Mexico Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress[12]
Please Stand By Julie
2018 Forever My Girl Josie
2019 Happy Death Day 2U Theresa "Tree" Gelbman
2020 Valley Girl Julie Richman
2020 Body Brokers May Post-production
2020 All My Life Jenn Carter


Year Title Role Notes
2010 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Bojana Mitic Episode: "The Pink Panthers"
2011 The Onion News Network Katie Clements 2 episodes
Happy Endings Teenage Girl Episode: "Baby Steps"
2012 Gossip Girl Young Woman Episode: "The Backup Dan"
2013 Blue Bloods Sylvie Freeland Episode: "Protest Too Much"
Futurestates Maya Episode: "Promised Land"
High Maintenance Rachel Episode: "Elijah"
Next Time on Lonny Stephanie 6 episodes
2016 Chicago P.D. Madison Episode: "If We Were Normal"
Mary + Jane Paige Main role; 10 episodes
2020 Utopia Samantha Recurring role
Delilah Delilah Main role; Unsold HBO Max Pilot

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Whitney Avalon: This Song is Killer Theresa "Tree" Gelbman [13]


  1. ^ Dikkers, Jan-Willem. "Jessica Rothe's Biography". Issue Magazine. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Lauren (30 October 2017). "Happy Death Day's Jessica Rothe On What It Means To Be A Scream Queen in 2017". W Magazine. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Actress Jessica Rothe's Guide to Clear Skin | Beauty Secrets | Vogue" on YouTube
  4. ^ Lussier, Germain (15 June 2017). "Happy Death Day Looks Like Groundhog Day Meets Scream". Io9. Gizmodo Media Group. Archived from the original on 2017-07-13. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ Philip, Tom (October 18, 2017). "Happy Death Day Star Jessica Rothe Explains What It's Like to Die a Dozen Times in the Same Movie". GQ. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Kennedy, Lisa (10 July 2013). "Interview: "Hot Flashes' film producer Nina Henderson Moore and actress Jessica Rothenberg celebrate team effort". Denver Post. Digital First Media. Archived from the original on 2017-10-08. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  7. ^ O'Sullivan, Charlotte (20 October 2017). "Happy Death Day review: Scream queen Jessica Rothe kicks cliché's butt". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Celebrity Jews : Hollywood, Movies and more". Detroit Jewish News. 25 October 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Coleen ROTHENBERG". Press Democrat. 22 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 28 November 2018 – via
  10. ^ Shanahan, Christina (1 December 2016). "Meet La La Land Star Jessica Rothe". Meredith Beauty Group. Archived from the original on 2017-07-14. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b Nordstrom, Leigh (9 December 2016). "Jessica Rothe Talks 'La La Land' and Empowerment". Women's Wear Daily. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  12. ^ "2017 New Mexico Film Critics Awards Winners". 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-12-13. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
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