Jessica Rothe is a well-known American actress for her performance in the Oscar-winning film “La La Land.” The part of Tree Gelbman in the horror-thriller “Happy Death Day” catapulted her to fame. Rothe is particularly well-known for her portrayal in the comedy-drama ‘Lily and Kat,’ in which she portrayed the title character. She has also earned a reputation for herself in the television sector, in addition to the film industry. Her significant television works include ‘The Onion News Network,’ ‘The Gossip Girl,’ and ‘Mary + Jane.’ She comes from a theatrical background and has ballet training. Rothe has performed a variety of characters, including an insecure narcissist and a bubbly girl next door. The beautiful actress can flawlessly portray any character.
Childhood and Instruction
Rothe was born Jessica Rothenberg in Denver, Colorado, the United States on May 28, 1987. She is the daughter of Steve and Susan Rothenberg. Rothe attended Cheery Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado for high school. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University. Colleen Rothenberg, her grandmother, was a noted theater artist. Rothe was inspired to become an actress by her love and enthusiasm for performing and theater.
At the age of 8, Rothe began taking ballet lessons. In addition, she joined a theater company. As soon as she had mastered the fundamentals of theater-style acting, she began attending acting workshops. The first workshop of this type she attended was in Kansas. During her college years, she mastered the violin and tap dancing. Her interest in the arts extended beyond stage performance. She also mastered clay and ceramic pottery throughout her senior year.
After receiving her diploma, Rothe began to focus on her acting career. Her theatre training assisted her in landing jobs in films and on television, but she soon understood that stage acting and film acting are very different. Her theatrical acting techniques and participation in a few professional acting classes helped her develop into a complete artist.
Rothe began’s Career
Rothe began her career as an actress in the theater. She performed in “The Cherry Orchard,” a Nicholas Martin and Kate Burton production at the Huntington Theatre. Later, she portrayed a character in the Hangar Theatre Company’s production of “Kevin Moriatry’s Hair.”
Rothe’s acting abilities were recognized in her first film, ‘The Art of Loving’ Her role in the film was nonetheless minor. Soon after, she received numerous offers to act on television.
Rothe made her television debut as Bojana Mitic in the episode The Pink Panthers of America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back, the longest-running reality crime show on the Fox Network. She subsequently appeared in two episodes of The Onion Network. Following this, Rothe appeared in one or two episodes of other television series, including ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘The Blue Blood,’ and ‘The Gossip Girl.’
In 2013, Rothe portrayed Maya in the short film ‘Promised Land,’ in which she made her film debut. This short film appeared on the television program Future States, a compilation of short films. Throughout 2013, Rothe made cameo appearances in a number of films and television programs. 2015 offered her the necessary recognition. Her performance as Lily in the teen romantic comedy “Lily and Kat” was praised by both the public and the reviewers.
This was her first film starring role. In the same year, she reprised her role as Beatrix Carver in the science fiction film Parallels. This role cemented her reputation as a thriller and crime actor. Few of her subsequent works fell into the same category. She portrayed Laura in “The Preppie Connection” and Lola in “Wolves.” 2016 also marked the premiere of the latter at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The film that shattered her image was “La La Land,” a loving musical that won an Academy Award. This film represents a turning point in Rothe’s career. She portrayed Alexis, the roommate of the character portrayed by Emma Stone.
This film had a profound impact on Rothe’s life. Her theater arts and dancing skills greatly aided her in becoming the role. On August 31, 2016, the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and it was officially released on December 9, 2016.
In the 2016 comedy-drama ‘Mary + Jane,’ Rothe once again delivered a well-received performance. 2016 was a fortunate year for Rothe. In the 2017 suspense-horror film ‘Happy Death Day,’ she continued to provide awe-inspiring performances.
This film provided Rothe with an entirely new experience. In this film, she portrayed Tree Gelbman, a self-obsessed and professional cruel girl whose life is turned upside down when she is constantly stalked by a masked man and then killed. Rothe recalls her experience in the film as terrifying because she played the role of a corpse multiple times.
She had numerous obstacles while working on the film, particularly during the scene where Tree arrives at college completely naked! Because her character relived the same day over and over, witnessing the same sequence of events, Rothe frequently found the time between filming to be tedious. According to her, it is the most difficult role she has ever portrayed.
Rothe will next be featured in the 2018 remake of the 1980 film Valley Girl, titled “Valley Girl.” This will be her second musical production. On January 26, 2018, the love film “Forever My Girl,” in which Rothe plays the lead role of Josie, will be released.
Rothe’s Personal Life
Rothe is an extremely private person who rarely discusses her romantic life. She is allegedly single and marriage does not appear to be on the horizon. Her interests include hiking and traveling. She is an avid eater who adores avocados.
Estimated Net Worth
Jessica Rothe is one of the wealthiest and most popular actresses in Hollywood. According to our research, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Jessica Rothe has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.