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Short Info

Net Worth$3 million dollars
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1971
DiedSeptember 23, 2004, Austin, Texas, United States
SpouseRon Livingston, Chris Messina, Cécile DeWitt-Morette
FactGraduated from Whippany Park High School in Whippany, New Jersey, in 1989.

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”.

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.

Rosemarie DeWitt

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.

General Info

Full NameRosemarie DeWitt
Net Worth$3 million dollars
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1971
DiedSeptember 23, 2004, Austin, Texas, United States
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Physicist
EducationWhippany Park High School, Hofstra University, Harvard University
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseRon Livingston, Chris Messina, Cécile DeWitt-Morette
ChildrenGracie James Livingston
ParentsRosemarie Braddock, Kenny DeWitt


AwardsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Obie Award for Performance, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
NominationsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
MoviesPoltergeist, Rachel Getting Married, Your Sister's Sister, Men, Women & Children, Touchy Feely, Digging for Fire, Kill the Messenger, Promised Land, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, La La Land, The Company Men, Nobody Walks, Cinderella Man, A Little Bit of Heaven, Off the Black, How I Got Lost, Margar...
TV ShowsUnited States of Tara, Standoff

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1I know that every actor that I know, when Daniel Day-Lewis does a film, and he doesn't work that often, but we run to the theater to see what he's up to, and with such delicious excitement. The same goes for Meryl Streep.
2I'm always studying something or trying to learn something, keep myself creatively occupied, because I think that energy can get kind of destructive if it doesn't have somewhere to go.
3I grew up in the suburbs.
4I kind of moved out of the town I grew up in as quick as I could. I left right after high school.
5I think actors always have that fear of unemployment so when the opportunities are there, you just jump on them.
6I feel lucky to be an actor because you always learn something from each part you play.
7And I think a lot of us have fantasies of going back to where we're from, or when we do go back we're so nostalgic about it.
8I don't want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I'm really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.
9I like exploring both the light parts and the dark parts of a single person. And all of those shades tend to come out most acutely in stories about families.
10In real life, I don't fall in love with the guy who wines and dines me, I fall in love with the flaws and the humanity.


1Has 2 adopted daughters with her husband Ron Livingston - Gracie James Livingston (b.April 29, 2013) and Esperanza Mae Livingston (b.December 2015).
2(November 2, 2009) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Ron Livingston. This is her second marriage.
3She has Irish, and 1/8th German, ancestry. Her German-American paternal great-grandfather was born under the surname "Witt", and the family surname later became "DeWitt".
4She has eight half-siblings from her father's previous marriage.
5Sister-in-law of John Livingston, Jennifer Livingston, Nick Livingston and Jenni Blong.
6Met husband Ron Livingston on the set of Standoff (2006).
7Was a member of Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University.
8Won an OBIE for Small Tragedy at Playwright's Horizons.
9Graduated from Whippany Park High School in Whippany, New Jersey, in 1989.
10Graduate of New College of Hofstra University with a degree in creative studies. Additional training at the Actors Center in New York.
11Is the granddaughter of Jimmy Braddock, the fighter, by Jimmy's daughter, Rosemarie. Rosemarie DeWitt had a supporting role in the film based on Jimmy's life, Cinderella Man (2005).




Song of Back and Neck2017post-production
Sweet Virginia2017post-productionBernadette
Magic Bullet2017ShortLia
The Last Tycoon2016-2017TV SeriesRose Brady
La La Land2016/ILaura
The Week2015Claire Romans
Poltergeist2015Amy Bowen
The Dramatics: A Comedy2015Jacqueline
Digging for Fire2015Lee
Kill the Messenger2014Sue Webb
Men, Women & Children2014Helen Truby
Olive Kitteridge2014TV Mini-SeriesRachel Coulson
Touchy Feely2013Abby
Promised Land2012Alice
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012Brenda Best
The Watch2012/IAbby
Nobody Walks2012Julie
Margaret2011/IMrs. Maretti
Your Sister's Sister2011Hannah
United States of Tara2009-2011TV SeriesCharmaine Craine
A Little Bit of Heaven2011Renee Blair (as Rosemarie Dewitt)
Mad Men2007-2010TV SeriesMidge Daniels
The Company Men2010Maggie
The Thief2010ShortRosemarie
Wainy Days2009TV SeriesJune
How I Got Lost2009Leslie
Rachel Getting Married2008Rachel
Afterschool2008Ms. Vogel
Standoff2006-2007TV SeriesEmily Lehman
Purple Violets2007Murph's Hampton's Fling
Off the Black2006Debra
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesAbby Powell
Shut Up and Sing2006Dana
The Commuters2005TV MovieTrisha
Rescue Me2005TV SeriesHeather
Buy It Now2005ShortMom
Cinderella Man2005Sara
The Great New Wonderful2005Debbie (segment "David and Allison's Story")
Fresh Cut Grass2004Hanley's wife
Sex and the City2003TV SeriesFern
Queens Supreme2003TV SeriesRona Heller
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesGloria Palmera


Your Sister's Sister2011creative consultant


Anomalisa2015the filmmakers would like to thank
Friends with Kids2011thanks


The 89th Annual Academy Awards2017TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Kill the Messenger
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHerself
Made in Hollywood2010-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Kill the Messenger: The All-Star Cast2015Video documentary shortHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Men, Women & Children
Conan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself - Men, Women & Children
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2012TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Up Late with Alec Baldwin2013TV SeriesRachel Buchman in 'Rachel Getting Married'


Won Awards

2012Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceYour Sister's Sister (2011)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - FemaleRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Performance, FemaleRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)

Nominated Awards

2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesOlive Kitteridge (2014)
2013Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressYour Sister's Sister (2011)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleYour Sister's Sister (2011)
2012VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressYour Sister's Sister (2011)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2009IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)Rachel Getting Married (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest NewcomerRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearMad Men (2007)
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceRachel Getting Married (2008)

2nd Place Awards

2013ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressYour Sister's Sister (2011)

3rd Place Awards

2008NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)
2008VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressRachel Getting Married (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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