As the biggest film industry in the world, Hollywood has been a preferred destination for many actors and actresses all over the globe who wish to pursue a career in acting. Many of these aspirants come down to Los Angeles and find that the industry is not what it seems from the outside. The disillusionment causes many to leave, while several tough ones like Jessica Rothe stay and fight against the odds to make out something for themselves.
Some of these people end up succeeding, living the dream of having their names on posters and billboards in some of America’s major cities. Jessica Rothe, who made the move from Colorado to California to become an actress is mostly known for the film, Happy Death Day but many of her fans have no idea how the journey started for her.
Jessica Rothe Has Always Had A Finger In Every Pie
Named Jessica Rothenberg at birth, the actress was born to Susan and Steve Rothenberg on the 28th of May, 1987 in Denver, Colorado, into a Jewish family. Though she wasn’t exactly born into a family of artistic people, acting ran in Jessica’s blood through her grandmother Colleen Rothenberg who was a theatre actress when she was alive. Her parents didn’t catch the bug but they made sure to guard their daughter on the right part quite early in life.
Jessica did not waste time before she began to train as a future entertainer. At the age of eight, she started taking ballet classes and attended summer theatre camps as a teenager. To further hone her skills, she incorporated her passion and desire for the acting profession into her formal education as she studied Fine Arts at Boston University after graduating from Cherry Creek High School. She graduated from college in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree. By the time she was graduating, Jessica was a skilled violin player, tap dancer, and had an accomplished knowledge of pottery. She is simply well grounded in different parts of the entertainment industry but acting took the lead when it was time to focus majorly on one.
She Hit The Ground Running When She Became A Professional Actress
After graduation, Jessica did not have to wait very long before she got her first role onscreen. She made her screen debut in a television show, America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back, guest-starring in an episode titled “The Pink Panthers” as Bojana Mitic. The following year, she starred in two episodes of The Onion News Network as Katie Clements followed by another starring in an episode of Happy Endings as a nameless teenage girl. The trend continued in 2012 with Gossip Girl where she starred in a single episode as another nameless character. Though they are mostly insignificant, getting constant roles in hit shows helped her establish her brand in the industry and soon, the recognition became real.
2013 proved to be a better and busier year for Jessica Rothe who starred in multiple projects, specifically on the big screen. She started with a short film, Promised Land before appearing in four films – The Last Keepers, The Hot Flashes, Bastards of Young, and Jack, Jules, Esther and Me. She also starred in four television shows, Blue Bloods, Futurestates, High Maintenance, and a 6-episode appearance on Next Time on Lonny as Stephanie. However, things got a little lean in 2014, with just a short film appearance, Dissocia.
Jessica Rothe’s Career Breakthrough Came With Her Role in Happy Death Day
From 2015 to date, Rothe has starred in 14 films, which include notable ones like La La Land and Happy Death Day, for which she got an award nomination from the New Mexico Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in recognition for her amazing performance as the female lead. On television, she starred in Chicago P.D and in Mary + Jane, an MTV show where she played the lead character Paige in the main role for 10 episodes. She reprised her role for the sequel of the slasher film, Happy Death Day titled Happy Death Day 2U. So far, her most significant work has been in the Happy Death Day franchise which has earned the actress notable fame.
However, she is slated to star in Valley Girl (2020), a remake of the 1980s film of the same title.
She Has Accumulated A Lot Of Wealth From Her Acting Career
Jessica Rothe started her career early and that’s the first step to making it; although, it doesn’t always work out that way for most. Howbeit, she has succeeded in delivering a good performance every time she’s on-screen, making a good amount of money while at it. Her latest estimated net worth is $3 million and with works in the pipeline, the figure will definitely increase in the coming years.
She is also a philanthropist who has dedicated her time and resources to the foundation, Save The Children.
All About Jessica Rothe’s Spotlight-Shy Family
Jessica Rothe is one of two children born to Susan and Steve Rothenberg. Her father is an Ashkenazi Jew while her mother is of German and Scottish descent. Her only sibling is her sister, Cate Rothenberg. Considering their lack of presence in the showbiz industry, nothing much is known about her family.
As mentioned earlier, Jessica’s acting passion was borne out of the influence of her grandmother, Colleen Rothenberg, who was a theatre actress. Apart from Colleen and Jessica, no other member of the Rothenberg family has been in the spotlight. No doubt, her parents must be very proud of the work she is doing as an actress.
Rothe Has Managed To Keep Most Of Her Personal Life Away From The Media
Jessica Rothe is certainly a beautiful actress with an athletic body. She stands tall at 5 feet 4 inches with a bodyweight of 55kg to match her stature. Her notable physical features include her blonde hair and green eyes. The actress, who makes the effort to stay in shape, sports an hourglass figure. This simply implies she doesn’t lack attention, however her love life has not been as busy as her career.
The Colorado native is on the long list of actors who have kept their personal life private. Although she was presumed to be single, her account on Instagram suggested that she might be in a relationship. On Valentine’s Day of 2019, the actress later revealed that she is engaged to Eric Clem. At the moment, they are yet to tie the knot.