La La Land was one of the major films making the headlines in 2016 and that was partly thanks to contributions from Jessica Rothe who played the part of Alexis. The role no doubt brought her to a wider recognition but Ms. Rothe had been active in the industry 6 years prior to the film’s release and was best known for her portrayal of Paige, one of the lead roles in the marijuana-themed comedy series Mary + Jane. Read on for more about her and her exploits in the entertainment scene.
Who Is Jessica Rothe?
Jessica Rothenberg was born on May 28, 1987, in Denver, Colorado, USA. Rothe attended Cheery Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Upon graduating from high school, she gained admission into the Boston University where she studied for a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Her wide interest in the performing arts and the world of art, in general, led her to learn tap dancing, how to make pottery and how to play the violin while she completed her studies at Boston University.
She graduated from Boston University in 2009 and almost immediately. she began her career as a professional actress. Jessica Rother got her start on the small screen, making her debut in a small role in a 2010 episode of America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back titled The Pink Panthers.
Her next small-screen role was that of Katie Clements in two episodes of The Onion News Network – a parody TV news show that aired on the Independent Film Channel.
And then came 2013, the year that Jessica Rothe would make her film debut in The Last Keepers. Earlier that year, she had a part in the short film, Promised Land. She beefed up her filmography more in 2013, adding the films; The Last Keepers, where she portrayed Jessica; The Hot Flashes, where she played Millie Rash, Bastards of Young and Jack, Jules, Esther and Me. For all of these roles, Jessica was credited with her full name as Jessica Rothenberg.
Rother didn’t ignore the TV, despite her increased activity in films – she booked parts in ace shows like Blue Bloods, Future Estates and High Maintenance. 2014 sort of flew by for Rothe as she managed to book only a couple of gigs – maybe she was taking a break from a busy year? OR she was just being careful about roles to jump on… It can be tricky for these actors!
The years to come did prove very successful for Rothe. In 2015 several of her projects were released – coming-of-age drama film, Lily & Kat, science fiction film, Parallels and American-French crime drama film, The Preppie Connection.
The following year, 2016, would turn out to be a remarkable one in Rothe’s career. In a string of about 7 films released with credits to her name, La La Land was the biggest. The film was a critical and commercial hit, making close to half a billion dollars from a mere budget of $30 million. What a HIT that was!
Jessica Rothe has since been very busy as the roles keep pouring her way. Some of her 2017 credits include; Happy Death Day (she reprised her role in the 2018 sequel) and Please Stand By.
Is She Married To A Husband or Dating A Boyfriend?
Jessica Rothe is single and has never been married… Well, that is as far as the media knows. Rothe is one of those private ones who would rather shroud her romantic life in secrecy away from our ever prying eyes. If you ask us, we would say it won’t be long before some interviewer carefully talks her into spilling some info about her love life.
Who Are Jessica Rothe’s Parents?
Ms. Rothe was born to Susan and Steve Rothenberg. Her father, Steve Rothenberg is of Polish and Jewish descent while her mother has Scottish roots.
Rothe’s parents immediately supported her upon noticing her acting traits which can be traced to her own mother who was a theater actress, as well as her paternal grandmother, Colleen Rothenberg – a successful actress in her own right.
Rothe’s parents helped her embark on a program of exposure through ballet classes and summer theatre camps in the Kansas City area right from a young age.
Her Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Jessica Rothe is not the tallest lady you’d find, she is barely 5 feet 4 inches (1. 63 m) in height. Her weight measures in at 55kg. The beautiful actress has a lovely body figure with her vital statistics recorded as 32B-24-34 in inches.