After a series of acclaimed turns in film, television and theatre, ROSEMARIE
DEWITT’s grace, style and charm are at the heart of several highly-anticipated projects, where she collaborates with some of the industry’s most honored talent.
In October 2008, DeWitt will star as the title character in Rachel Getting Married. The drama follows Rachel as she prepares for her wedding day—and watches
as her plans get thrown off course by her estranged sister’s re-emergence. The film, directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Jenny Lumet, co-stars Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger and Bill Irwin.
DeWitt is currently in production on Showtime Network’s new comedy series, The United States of Tara. Toni Collette stars as a wife and mother that struggles to strike a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising her dysfunctional family. DeWitt plays Tara’s sister who, along with Tara’s husband (played by John Corbett) must cope with the varied identities that may range in age, temperament and even gender. The show is from Executive Producers Steven Spielberg and Diablo Cody, who is also penning.
She will next be seen in Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret, the story of a young woman who witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, alongside Anna Paquin, Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo; and in Mike Million’s Tenure, starring opposite Luke Wilson and Gretchen Mol, a comedy about a college professor who is competing for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.
Previous television credits include a recurring role on the critically acclaimed AMC original series Mad Men; a starring role on the FOX crime drama Standoff; as well as Rescue Me, Sex and the City, Law and Order and Queens Supreme.
Additional film credits include DeWitt also had roles in Cinderella Man with Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti, the film that depicted the life of her real-life grandfather, James J. Braddock; and The Great New Wonderful with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olympia Dukakis and Tony Shalhoub.
For all her roles on television and in film, DeWitt has maintained a connection to theatre, having starred as Masha in Chekov's Three Sisters (Williamstown), the revival of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (2nd Stage), Swimming in the Shallows (2nd Stage), originated the role of Fanny in Craig Lucas' Small Tragedy (Playwright's Horizons, for which the cast won an Obie Award), The Butter and Eggman (Atlantic Theatre Co), Dream Girl (Zipper Theater), St. Scarlet (Ontological Theater), Dead Reckoning (Cherry Lane Theater), Frame 312 (O'Neill Theatre Ctr).
DeWitt is a graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in Creative Studies and she also studied at the Actors Center in New York.