Who is Rosemarie DeWitt? Wiki Bio

Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt was born in Flushing, New York City, on 26 October 1971, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, best known for portraying Emily in the TV series “Standoff”, as well as for starring in the comedy series “United States of Tara”.

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Early life and education

Rosemarie was raised an only child in Hanover Township in New Jersey, by her father Kenny DeWitt who is a lawyer, and her mother Rosemarie Braddock who is a nurse. She became interested in acting while attending elementary school, but didn’t start appearing in plays until she enrolled at Whippany Park High School.

She was a member of the school’s drama club, and was encouraged by her drama teacher to pursue a career in acting. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at Hofstra University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative studies, while she was a member of the Alpha Phi International Women’s Fraternity, which is actually a sorority counting over 170 active chapters and more than a quarter of a million members.

She further worked on her education by studying acting at the Actors Center located in New York.

TV series roles

Rosemarie launched her acting career in 2001 when she appeared in a single episode of the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, while the year 2003 saw her guest star as Fern in an episode of “Sex and the City”. She appeared in “Rescue Me” in 2005 and “Love Monkey” in 2006, before being invited to portray the main character Emily Lehman in the crime romance TV series “Standoff”, which also stars Ron Livingston and Gina Torres, and follows two hostage negotiators who are attracted to one another.

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She went on to play the recurring character Midge Daniels in the series “Mad Men” in 2007, and in 2009 she appeared in a single episode of “Wainy Days”. Her next lead role was in the comedy drama series “United States of Tara” portraying Charmaine Craine, while the series stars Toni Collette and John Corbett, following a girl who is struggling with dissociative identity disorder.

Some of Rosemarie’s latest roles in TV series have been in “The Last Tycoon” in 2016, “Black Mirror” in 2017, and in “Little Fires Everywhere” in which she is portraying the lead character, Linda McCullough.

Roles in films

Rosemarie made her debut film appearance in “Fresh Cut Grass” in 2004, while 2005 saw her in three movies – “The Great New Wonderful”, “Cinderella Man”, and “Buy It Now”. She appeared in several movies in the following three years, including “Buy It Now”, “Off the Black”, and “Purple Violets” before winning the audition and portraying the supporting character Rachel in the dramatic romantic movie “Rachel Getting Married”, released in 2008. The movie also stars Anne Hathaway and Debra Winger, and follows a girl who, after spending years at rehabilitation centers, goes back home for her sister’s wedding.

Rosemarie and the rest of the film crew were nominated for over 10 awards in 2008, while Rosemarie won six including a Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Virtuoso Award, a Satellite Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, and a Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She went on to appear in movies “Tenure” and “How I Got Lost” in 2009, and “The Company Men” in 2010, while she won her next notable role in 2011 portraying Hannah in “Your Sister’s Sister”. Rosemarie was praised for her performance and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for the Best Supporting Female Actress, and an International Cinephile Society Award for the Best Supporting Actress while she won a Gotham Independent Film Award for the Best Ensemble Performance.

She continued her career by appearing in movies, with some of the most notable being “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” in 2012, “Men, Women & Children” in 2014, and “La La Land” in 2016. Some of Rosemarie’s latest appearances in films have been in “Arizona”, “Song of Back and Neck”, and “The Professor” all released in 2018.

Love life and husband

Rosemarie met her first husband Chris Messina, an actor, in 1992 while the two were shooting for the same film. Chris is mostly famous for appearing in movies such as “You’ve Got Mail”, “The Giant Mechanical Man”, and “Julie & Julia”, while he’s also directed several films.


He asked Rosemarie to marry him in 1994, and the wedding took place in 1995 with over 300 people attending. However, after being together for 11 years, and without children, the two divorced citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

Chris went on to date Jennifer Todd who is a film producer, and who gave birth to two of his children, while Rosemarie met Ron Livingston in 2006 and she married him on 2 November 2009. Ron is an actor who gained recognition after portraying Peter Gibbons in the movie “Office Space”, and became somewhat famous after appearing in movies “Adaptation” and “Conjuring”.

Rosemarie gave birth to their son Gracie James Livingston on 29 April 2013 while they adopted their daughter, Esperanza Mae in December 2015.

Hobbies and other interests

Rosemarie is interested in philosophy and likes getting older as she believes she becomes smarter and wiser with each year that passes. She enjoys learning about and experiencing new things, and today knows how to sing, how to play the guitar, and how to ski among other things, while summer is still her favorite season as she is keen on laying at the beach and swimming in the ocean.

Rosemarie enjoys watching movies in her spare time – some of her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, while her favorite actor is Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis; as she has stated in an interview, whenever he stars in a movie or a play, she and many other famous actors and actresses are rushing to cinemas (or the theatre) to watch it. Rosemarie likes to listen to music, with two of her favorite singers being Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury, and their songs “Love Me Tender” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” respectively.

Appearance and net worth

Rosemarie is 48 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million, while her husband reputedly has over $5 million.

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