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Rothe in 2019
Jessica Ann Rothenberg

(1987-05-28) May 28, 1987 (age 35)
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Known for Happy Death Day
Eric Flem
(m. 2020)

Jessica Ann Rothenberg (born May 28, 1987), better known as Jessica Rothe (/rɒθ/), is an American actress. She is known for her role in the MTV comedy series Mary + Jane (2016) and her lead role as Tree Gelbman in the comedy slasher film Happy Death Day (2017) and its 2019 sequel. She has also appeared in La La Land (2016), Forever My Girl (2018), and Valley Girl (2020). In 2020, Rothe appeared in the Amazon Prime Video science fiction drama series Utopia.

Early life

Rothe was born in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Susan and Steve Rothenberg. Rothe's father is Jewish. Her paternal grandmother Colleen Rothenberg was a theatre actress who belonged to the Congregation Shomrei Torah synagogue in Santa Rosa, California.

Rothe took ballet classes when she was age 8. As a youth, she attended summer theater camps in Kansas City. Rothe attended Cherry Creek High School and then Boston University, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, and during that time she learned to play the violin, tap dance, and make pottery.

Personal life

On September 12, 2020, Rothe married actor Eric Flem in Morrison, Colorado.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Promised Land Maya Short film
The Last Keepers Jessica Credited as Jessica Rothenberg
The Hot Flashes Millie Rash
Bastards of Young Samantha the Devil
Jack, Jules, Esther and Me Jules
2014 Dissocia Short film
2015 Lily & Kat Lily
Parallels Beatrix Carver
The Preppie Connection Laura
2016 Juveniles Amber
Trust Fund Reese Donahue
Wolves Lola
The Tribe Jenny
Summertime Jules
La La Land Alexis
Better Off Single Mary
2017 Tater Tot & Patton Andie
Happy Death Day Theresa "Tree" Gelbman Runner-up - New Mexico Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Fright Meter Award for Best Actress
Please Stand By Julie
2018 Forever My Girl Josie
2019 Happy Death Day 2U Theresa "Tree" Gelbman Nominated - Fright Meter Award for Best Actress
2020 Valley Girl Julie Richman
All My Life Jenn Carter
2021 Body Brokers May
TBA Boy Kills World June 27


Year Title Role Notes
2010 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Bojana Mitic Episode: "The Pink Panthers"
2011 The Onion News Network Katie Clements 2 episodes
Happy Endings Teenage Girl Episode: "Baby Steps"
2012 Gossip Girl Young Woman Episode: "The Backup Dan"
2013 Blue Bloods Sylvie Freeland Episode: "Protest Too Much"
Futurestates Maya Episode: "Promised Land"
High Maintenance Rachel Episode: "Elijah"
Next Time on Lonny Stephanie 6 episodes
2016 Chicago P.D. Madison Episode: "If We Were Normal"
Mary + Jane Paige Main role; 10 episodes
2020 Utopia Samantha Recurring role
Delilah Delilah Main role; unsold HBO Max pilot
2021 Eli Roth's History of Horror Herself Episode: "Holiday Horror"

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Whitney Avalon: This Song is Killer Theresa "Tree" Gelbman
Women's History Month on Kiddle
Women Scientists of Antiquity
Mary the Jewess
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