Theo Rossi is an American actor, producer, and philanthropist. His character Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz in the fx crime drama television series Sons of Anarchy endeared him to many. The actor has featured in several television shows as well as films. At present, he portrays the character of Hernan Shades Alvarez, one of the villains in Marvels television series for Netflix known as Luke Cage. Here’s everything you need to know about the New York native.
Theo Rossi: Biography (Age, Ethnicity)
Theo Rossi was born John Theodore Rossi on June 4, 1975, in Staten Island, New York City, New York. Rossi attended the Monsignor Farrell High School as well as the State University New York otherwise known as SUNY Albany. He also studied acting at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.
Theo Rossi is an American by nationality. The issue of diversity and equal racial representation by Hollywood is one which is very close to Rossi’s heart. He is very vocal about his multi-ethnic background and describes himself as a mix of many things. He has been quoted as saying that he probably has seven different ethnicities inside of him. These ethnicities include Syrian, Italian, Spanish and North African. A great-grandmother of his is from North Africa.
Rossi has featured in several television shows as well as movies to date. They include Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Hawaii Five-O, NYPD Blue, Lost, Greys Anatomy etc. His movie credits include Bad Hurt, Clover Field, Lowriders, kill Theory, When The Bough Breaks, Red Sands, The Informers, The Challenge etc. The diversity of these projects is a testament to Rossi’s ability to morph into any role. He also has his own production company, Dos Dudes, based in New York. In 2016, The company released a feature film titled Bad Hurt which Rossi starred in and also produced. The film received favourable reviews from critics and also won awards at various film festivals.
Rossi is also a philanthropist and spends a good amount of his time promoting causes that are close to his heart. He is an ambassador for the Boot Campaign which works to help raise funds for wounded soldiers as well as those suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He also supports the humane society of the United States in their campaign to protect street dogs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which devasted the Staten Island in 2012, Rossi set up Staten Strong, a program which helped to provide emergency care and financial help to residents of the Island. The program also rebuilt three homes which had been destroyed by the hurricane.
Apart from his production company, Rossi has also co-founded two other companies with his wife. They are GoGetLife.com which is an online community that promotes healthy living. It was founded in 2014. The second is a premium bottled water company Ounce Water established in 2016. The company encourages people to meet the target of minimum daily water consumption through the signature size of their water bottles.
Family: Parents, Wife
Theo Rossi was mostly raised by his mother, Mary Jane Tomasino. Not much is known about his father who reportedly left them when Rossi was just 9 years old.
Theo Rossi is married to Meghan Rossi (nee McDermott ), a native of Texas. The pair got married on the 17th of November 2014 after reportedly dating for a year. They most likely got to know each other through the Boot Campaign which Rossi supports in a big way. Meghan worked as a director for the campaign up until 2015. Currently, she works with the two wellness and healthy lifestyle organizations which she co-founded with her husband. She also works as a production assistant at her husband’s Dos Dudes Pictures.
Theo Rossi has 2 children. He and his wife became parents for the 1st time when his wife gave birth to their son named Kane Alexander Rossi on the 8th of June, 2015. The couple became parents for the second time with the birth of their 2nd son named Arlo Benjamin Rossi on the 3rd of August 2017.