Jessica Rothe is an American actress who is known for playing the lead character of Tree Gelbman in the movie Happy Death Day and also in its consequent sequel.
The La La Land actress has appeared in over 34 movies and TV shows during the course of her professional career. Let get to know more about Jessica Rothe and the movies that she's been cast on during the eight years of her career.
Who Is Jessica Rothe?
Jessica Rothe was born as Jessica Rothenberg on the 28th of May in 1987, in Colorado. She is the daughter of father Steve Rothenberg and mother Susan Rothenberg.
Talking more about her family, Jessica is the granddaughter of Colleen Rothenberg, who was herself a theatre actress.
Coming from a family of actors, Jessica Rothe developed a keen interested in acting and dancing at a very young age. By the time she was 8, Jessica had started attending ballet classes.
Furthermore, Jessica Rothe also attended theatrical classes during her summer vacations in Kansas City. She was enrolled at Boston University, from where Rothe graduated with a degree in fine arts. During her time in the University, she taught herself to play the violin and tap dance.
Jessica Rothe career and movies
Actress Jessica Rothe started her profession as a theatre artist. She made her stage debut with the play The Cherry Orchard, produced by Kate Burton and Nicholas Martin.
Her next acting project was with the play, Kevin Moriatry's Hair. Jessica Rothe has performed with many reputed theatre productions like Hangar Theatre Company and Huntington Theatre.
Jessica Rothe's performance in the stage shows was well received by critics and movie producers, and she was quickly recruited to work in the big screens.
Jessica Rothe's TV shows and movies
After a couple of appearance in plays and dramas, actress Jessica Rothe's career took a major leap and she was offered a minor role of Bojana Mitic in the TV documentary America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back in the year 2010.
Jessica's hard work in her debut series fortified her stay within the entertainment business and she soon landed roles in TV shows like The Onion News Network, Happy Endings, Gossip Girl, featuring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, and many more.
She made her debut in movies with the role of Maya in the short film Promised Land. Some of the movies in which Jessica Rothe has been cast on are given below.
- The Last Keepers (2013): Jessica
- The Hot Flashes (2013): Millie Rash
- Jack, Jules, Esther and Me (2013): Jules
- Lily & Kat (2015): Lily
- The Preppie Connection (2015): Laura
- Wolves (2016): Lola
- Please Stand By (2017): Julie
- Forever My Girl (2018): Josie
Besides the above-mentioned movies, Jessica Rothe's most notable performances can be found in the film La La Land, where she had the chance to work with popular artists like Eva Mendes' husband Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
She plays the lead character of Tree Gelbman in the horror film Happy Death Day (2017) and will also be appearing in its sequel Happy Death Day 2U, which is set to be released this year.
Quick facts about Jessica Rothe:
When did Jessica Rothe start her professional career?
Jessica started acting in the year 2010 and was cast on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back.
Has Jessica Rothe played any lead characters?
Her most notable performance can be found in the film Happy Death Day, where she plays the lead role of Tree Gelbman.