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JESSICA ROTHE (Tree) has quickly established herself as a leading actress in
both film and television. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Rothe grew up
studying theater and dance. She went on to receive her bachelor of fine arts in
acting at Boston University. Shortly after graduating, Rothe made her way to New
York, where she joined the Roundabout Theatre and began appearing on television
shows that include Happy Endings, the CBS Emmy-nominated series Blue Bloods and
The CW hit-show Gossip Girl.
Rothe appeared as the lead in Happy Death Day, which was released on October 13,
2017, and topped the opening-weekend box office, grossing more than $120 million
She will next topline MGM's musical adaptation of the 1983 romantic comedy
Valley Girl as the female lead, Julie. Directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg, the
film also stars Judy Greer and Josh Whitehouse, who will play the role of Randy,
which was originated by Nicolas Cage.
In January 2018, Rothe starred opposite Alex Roe in the romantic feature Forever
My Girl. The story follows a country music star (Roe), who returns home after
being gone for a decade to win the girl (Rothe) he left behind. Mickey Liddell
and LD Entertainment served as producers, and Roadside Attractions released the
film in theaters on January 19, 2018.
In December 2016, Rothe appeared in a supporting role in Lionsgate's Oscar-
nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning musical La La Land, which starred Emma
Stone and Ryan Gosling. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the film opened the 2016
Venice Film Festival, as well as premiered at the 2016 Toronto International
Film Festival and AFI Fest. The film went on to gross $446 million worldwide.
In September 2016, Rothe starred alongside Scout Durwood in MTV's television
comedy Mary + Jane. Helmed by the creators of Can't Hardly Wait, Deborah Kaplan
and Harry Elfont, the story followed two best friends who ran an all-female
weed-delivery service app in Los Angeles. The series was executive produced by
Rothe's other film credits include the 2015 independent comedy Lily & Kat; IFC's
The Preppie Connection; Summertime, for Gabriele Muccino, which premiered at the
2016 Venice Film Festival; a supporting role alongside Michael Shannon in Bart
Freundlich's Wolves, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival; and Nico
Sabenorio's drama Juveniles. Additionally, Rothe appeared in Please Stand By,
with Dakota Fanning and Toni Collette, and in the indie feature Tater Tot &
Rothe currently resides in Los Angeles.
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